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Sunday, 29 June 2014

How To : Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.15.2 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint Systems

     "The Linux Kernel 3.15.2 is now available for the users and all the users of 3.15 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 3.15.2 in your Ubuntu or Linux Mint system.


Fixes

  • slab: fix oops when reading /proc/slab_allocators
  • tmpfs: ZERO_RANGE and COLLAPSE_RANGE not currently supported
  • ALSA: control: Make sure that id->index does not overflo
  • ALSA: control: Protect user controls against concurrent access
  • ALSA: hda/realtek - Add more entry for enable HP mute led
  • lz4: ensure length does not wrap
  • iio: Fix two mpl3115 issues in measurement conversion
  • iio: adc: at91: signedness bug in at91_adc_get_trigger_value_by_name()
  • staging: iio: tsl2x7x_core: fix proximity treshold
  • ASoC: tlv320aci3x: Fix custom snd_soc_dapm_put_volsw_aic3x() function and many more.

Installation

For 32-Bit Systems

Download the .deb packages.

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15.2-utopic/linux-headers-3.15.2-031502_3.15.2-031502.201406261639_all.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15.2-utopic/linux-headers-3.15.2-031502-generic_3.15.2-031502.201406261639_i386.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15.2-utopic/linux-image-3.15.2-031502-generic_3.15.2-031502.201406261639_i386.deb
Install them.

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.15.2-*.deb linux-image-3.15.2-*.deb
Reboot the system.

sudo reboot

For 64-Bit Systems

Download the .deb packages.

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15.2-utopic/linux-headers-3.15.2-031502_3.15.2-031502.201406261639_all.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15.2-utopic/linux-headers-3.15.2-031502-generic_3.15.2-031502.201406261639_amd64.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15.2-utopic/linux-image-3.15.2-031502-generic_3.15.2-031502.201406261639_amd64.deb
Install them.

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.15.2-*.deb linux-image-3.15.2-*.deb
Reboot the system.

sudo reboot

To uninstall,

sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-3.15.2-* linux-image-3.15.2-*

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