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Sunday, 11 October 2015

How To: Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.2.3 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint Systems

The Linux Kernel 4.2.3 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 4.2.3 in your Ubuntu or Linux Mint system.


Installation

For 32-Bit Systems

Download the .deb packages.

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.2.3-unstable/linux-headers-4.2.3-040203_4.2.3-040203.201510030832_all.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.2.3-unstable/linux-headers-4.2.3-040203-generic_4.2.3-040203.201510030832_i386.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.2.3-unstable/linux-image-4.2.3-040203-generic_4.2.3-040203.201510030832_i386.deb
Install them.

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.2.3*.deb linux-image-4.2.3*.deb
Reboot the system.

sudo reboot

For 64-Bit Systems

Download the .deb packages.

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.2.3-unstable/linux-headers-4.2.3-040203_4.2.3-040203.201510030832_all.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.2.3-unstable/linux-headers-4.2.3-040203-generic_4.2.3-040203.201510030832_amd64.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.2.3-unstable/linux-image-4.2.3-040203-generic_4.2.3-040203.201510030832_amd64.deb
Install them.

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.2.3*.deb linux-image-4.2.3*.deb
Reboot the system.

sudo reboot

To uninstall,

sudo apt-get remove 'linux-headers-4.2.3*' 'linux-image-4.2.3*'

4 comments:

  1. Run perfectly with Ubuntu 15.10

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  2. V 2.4.3 64bits Run perfectly on Ubuntu 15.10

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  3. The wifi was not working (Intel 3165), so I upgraded the Linux kernel to 4.2.3 as per instructions above.I got:
    Loading new oem-audio-hda-daily-0.201509251532~ubuntu14.04.1 DKMS files...
    First Installation: checking all kernels...
    Building only for 4.2.3-040203-generic
    Building for architecture x86_64
    Building initial module for 4.2.3-040203-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.
    Done.

    I presume that this means that I need an updated dkms package. Where can I get it.
    PS uname -r shows kernel is now 4.2.3-040203-generic and wifi working OK.

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