Linux Kernel 3.11.6 Released, How to upgrade in Ubuntu Linux Mint

Linux Kernel 3.11.6

The latest stable Linux Kernel 3.11.6 has been released. All users of kernel 3.11 seires are urged to upgrade as soon as possible. Here’s how to install or ugprade in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise and Linux Mint 13 / 14 / 15 / 16.

Linux Kernel 3.11.6 includes architecture updates, including arc, ARM, mips, parisc, PowerPC, s390, SPARC and x86, various Radeon and Intel i915 updates, some Btrfs and EXT4 filesystem fixes, and sound improvements. Read the official announcement.

Install / Upgrade Kernel 3.11.6:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. Follow the steps below by copying and pasting the commands into terminal and hit run.

1. Download the DEBs:

For 32-bit system, run:




For 64-bit system, run:




2. Both 32-bit & 64-bit run command below to install the kernel:

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.11.6-*.deb linux-image-3.11.6-*.deb

3. Restart your computer and done!

4. (Optional) If you have problem with this kernel, remove Linux Kernel 3.11.6 via:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.11.6-*

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  1. so I followed the similar instructions when they were released for 3.10. After which, I lost connection to the Internet and couldn’t figure out how to fix it.I attempted to use the uninstall feature that was listed but that didn’t work either. I ended up having to do a full reinstall of Linux Mint 15. just so that I am certain, Am I to type in all three instructions for 64 bit and then install?

  2. hi

    just tried to install on kubuntu 12.04 (wich is updated regularly) and got these erreo messages at the end of install (postinstall)

    root@portab:/home/iamme# dpkg -i linux-headers-3.11.6-*.deb linux-image-3.11.6-*.deb
    Sélection du paquet linux-headers-3.11.6-031106 précédemment désélectionné.
    (Lecture de la base de données... 832086 fichiers et répertoires déjà installés.)
    Dépaquetage de linux-headers-3.11.6-031106 (à partir de linux-headers-3.11.6-031106_3.11.6-031106.201310181453_all.deb) ...
    Sélection du paquet linux-headers-3.11.6-031106-generic précédemment désélectionné.
    Dépaquetage de linux-headers-3.11.6-031106-generic (à partir de linux-headers-3.11.6-031106-generic_3.11.6-031106.201310181453_amd64.deb) ...
    Sélection du paquet linux-image-3.11.6-031106-generic précédemment désélectionné.
    Dépaquetage de linux-image-3.11.6-031106-generic (à partir de linux-image-3.11.6-031106-generic_3.11.6-031106.201310181453_amd64.deb) ...
    Paramétrage de linux-headers-3.11.6-031106 (3.11.6-031106.201310181453) ...
    Paramétrage de linux-headers-3.11.6-031106-generic (3.11.6-031106.201310181453) ...
    Examining /etc/kernel/header_postinst.d.
    run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/header_postinst.d/dkms 3.11.6-031106-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.11.6-031106-generic
    Error!  The dkms.conf for this module includes a BUILD_EXCLUSIVE directive which
    does not match this kernel/arch.  This indicates that it should not be built.
    ERROR (dkms apport): kernel package linux-headers-3.11.6-031106-generic is not supported
    Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.11.6-031106-generic (x86_64)
    Consult /var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.960/build/make.log for more information.
    Paramétrage de linux-image-3.11.6-031106-generic (3.11.6-031106.201310181453) ...
    Running depmod.
    update-initramfs: deferring update (hook will be called later)
    Examining /etc/kernel/postinst.d.
    run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/apt-auto-removal 3.11.6-031106-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.11.6-031106-generic
    run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/dkms 3.11.6-031106-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.11.6-031106-generic
    ^CFailed to process /etc/kernel/postinst.d at /var/lib/dpkg/info/linux-image-3.11.6-031106-generic.postinst line 1010.
    dpkg : erreur de traitement de linux-image-3.11.6-031106-generic (--install) :
     le sous-processus script post-installation installé a retourné une erreur de sortie d'état 2
    Des erreurs ont été rencontrées pendant l'exécution :

    any suggestions please ?


      1. hello, thanks for your link, i actually have a laptop using the integrated radeon hd video chip (using the amd A6 quad core cpu) and not using any nvidia hardware.

        when using the 3.11 kernel laptop works fine but moving windows give jerky moves during the move and after stoppming the displacement, display is ok.


  3. i re-started the dpkg command wich gave me other and more detailed errors (related to postinst), bu as it looked to go through the whole install process i decided to give this kernel a trial and rebooted the laptop

    after restarting system looks functionnal
    uname -a gives :

    Linux portab 3.11.6-031106-generic #201310181453 SMP Fri Oct 18 18:54:15 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

    yes three times “x86_64 !

    hope to get more infos !


    1. I get three times x86_64 too on my Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit with the default Linux Kernel version.

  4. You can remove the kernel by using dpkg in this order:

    $ sudo dpkg -P linux-headers-3.11.6-031106-generic
    $ sudo dpkg -P linux-headers-3.11.6-031106
    $ sudo dpkg -P linux-image-3.11.6-031106-generic

    That’ll remove it, since aptitude seems to not like dealing with dependancies.

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