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Sunday, 11 May 2014

How To : Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.15-RC5 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint Systems


   The Linux Kernel 3.15-RC5 is now available for the users, announced Linus Torvalds. This Linux Kernel version comes with plenty of fixes and improvements. This article will guide you to install or upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.15-RC5 in your Ubuntu or Linux Mint system.

Installation

For 32-Bit Systems

Download the .deb packages.

$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15-rc5-utopic/linux-headers-3.15.0-031500rc5_3.15.0-031500rc5.201405091635_all.deb

$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15-rc5-utopic/linux-headers-3.15.0-031500rc5-generic_3.15.0-031500rc5.201405091635_i386.deb

$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15-rc5-utopic/linux-image-3.15.0-031500rc5-generic_3.15.0-031500rc5.201405091635_i386.deb
Install them.

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.15*.deb linux-image-3.15*.deb
Reboot the system.

sudo reboot

For 64-Bit Systems

Download the .deb packages.

$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15-rc5-utopic/linux-headers-3.15.0-031500rc5_3.15.0-031500rc5.201405091635_all.deb

$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15-rc5-utopic/linux-headers-3.15.0-031500rc5-generic_3.15.0-031500rc5.201405091635_amd64.deb

$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15-rc5-utopic/linux-image-3.15.0-031500rc5-generic_3.15.0-031500rc5.201405091635_amd64.deb
Install them.

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.15*.deb linux-image-3.15*.deb
Reboot the system.

sudo reboot

To uninstall,

sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-3.15* linux-image-3.15*

3 comments:

  1. Can i direct upgrade from 3.11.0-20-lowlatency to 3.15 ?

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    1. Yes.
      But, generally, people prefer upgrading to a stable version of linux kernel. Currently, latest stable version is 3.14.3, so you can think upgrading to 3.14.3 and you are advised to do so.
      Of course you can upgrade to 3.15.x, but ON YOUR OWN RISK.

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  2. i have the latest NVIDIA beta drivers 337.19 installed on LM16 with cinnamon they work great on 3.14.3 but not on any of the 3.15 releases I see others have gotten them to work and they appear to compile/load when upgrading/installing kernel 3.15 rcx the only error they throw is related to bbsswitch which is an optional package anyway any ideas as to why they aren't working?

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