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Wednesday, 11 June 2014

How To : Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.14.6 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint Systems

     "The Linux Kernel 3.14.6 is now available for the users and all the users of 3.14 kernel series must upgrade", announced Greg Kroah-Hartman.This Linux Kernel version comes with plenty of fixes and improvements. This article will guide you to install or upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.14.6 in your Ubuntu or Linux Mint system.

Fixes

  • futex: Make lookup_pi_state more robust
  • futex: Always cleanup owner tid in unlock_pi
  • futex: Validate atomic acquisition in futex_lock_pi_atomic()
  • arm64: use cpu_online_mask when using forced irq_set_affinity
  • media: V4L2: fix VIDIOC_CREATE_BUFS in 64- / 32-bit compatibility mode
  • media: V4L2: ov7670: fix a wrong index, potentially Oopsing the kernel from user-space
  • iwlwifi: mvm: rs: clear per rate stats when aggregation changes
  • iwlwifi: add rs_rate_scale_clear_tbl_windows helper function
  • media: fc2580: fix tuning failure on 32-bit arch
  • iommu/amd: Fix interrupt remapping for aliased devices
  • libceph: fix corruption when using page_count 0 page in rbd
  • spi: core: Ignore unsupported Dual/Quad Transfer Mode bits
  • powerpc, kexec: Fix "Processor X is stuck" issue during kexec from ST mode
  • powerpc: Fix 64 bit builds with binutils 2.24 and many more.

Installation

For 32-Bit Systems

Download the .deb packages.

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.14.6-utopic/linux-headers-3.14.6-031406_3.14.6-031406.201406071635_all.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.14.6-utopic/linux-headers-3.14.6-031406-generic_3.14.6-031406.201406071635_i386.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.14.6-utopic/linux-image-3.14.6-031406-generic_3.14.6-031406.201406071635_i386.deb
Install them.

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.14.6-*.deb linux-image-3.14.6-*.deb
Reboot the system.

sudo reboot

For 64-Bit Systems

Download the .deb packages.

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.14.6-utopic/linux-headers-3.14.6-031406_3.14.6-031406.201406071635_all.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.14.6-utopic/linux-headers-3.14.6-031406-generic_3.14.6-031406.201406071635_amd64.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.14.6-utopic/linux-image-3.14.6-031406-generic_3.14.6-031406.201406071635_amd64.deb
Install them.

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.14.6-*.deb linux-image-3.14.6-*.deb
Reboot the system.

sudo reboot

To uninstall,

sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-3.14.6-* linux-image-3.14.6-*

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