Install/Upgrade to Kernel 3.14.3 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint

Linux Kernel 3.14.3 has been officially released with many changes and improvements, most of which are drivers related. This release fixes many issues such as lock migration crash, hang-up during booting, randconfig build errors and also inlcuding some improvements such as support for Intel Broadwell graphics, enhanced support for NVIDIA Tegra Prime and many more.

All users of Kernel 3.14 series are urged to upgrade as soon as possible. See change log for details

Step 1: Download Kernel Debs

32bit OS

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.14.3-utopic/linux-headers-3.14.3-031403_3.14.3-031403.201405061153_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.14.3-utopic/linux-headers-3.14.3-031403-generic_3.14.3-031403.201405061153_i386.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.14.3-utopic/linux-image-3.14.3-031403-generic_3.14.3-031403.201405061153_i386.deb

64bit OS

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.14.3-utopic/linux-headers-3.14.3-031403_3.14.3-031403.201405061153_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.14.3-utopic/linux-headers-3.14.3-031403-generic_3.14.3-031403.201405061153_amd64.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.14.3-utopic/linux-image-3.14.3-031403-generic_3.14.3-031403.201405061153_amd64.deb

Step 2: Install Downloaded Packages

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.14*.deb linux-image-3.14*.deb

Step 3: Reboot System

$ sudo reboot

Step 4: Check Kernel Version

$ uname -r

Uninstall Kernel 3.14.3 Update

– Reboot into previous kernel (Grub -> Advanced -> select previous kernel) and run the following command

sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-3.14.3-* linux-image-3.14.3-*

– reboot your machine

 
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