Linux Kernel 3.19 stable released, Install/Upgrade in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Linux kernel 3.19 released, install/upgrade Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Linux Kernel 3.19 has been released by Linus Torvalds. Linux Kernel is very important part of the operating system. Every Linux Kernel is released with new features and security updates. In this post we’ll know how to upgrade to Kernel 3.19 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint.

Install/Upgrade Linux Kernel 3.19 in Ubuntu Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (LTS) and Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana.

What is Linux Kernel?

Those who don’t know what is the Linux Kernel they should know it because Linux kernel is the essential part of any Linux operating system. It is responsible for resource allocation, low-level hardware interfaces, security, simple communications, basic file system management, and more. Written from scratch by Linus Torvalds (with help from various developers), Linux is a clone of the UNIX operating system. It is geared towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliances.

Latest Linux Kernel stable version 3.19

  • SI/CI SMC fan control support within the Radeon driver. Should reduce the fan noise on systems with a higher default fan profile.
  • Initial GM204 GPU support (NVIDIA GeForce 900 series) in Nouveau driver
  • RAID 5 and RAID 6 level support is better off in the Btrfs file-system
  • LZ4 Compression Support for SquashFS
  • multi-touch for more Logitech devices
  • New keyboard backlight support in DELL laptop. ThinkPad ACPI driver reworked to simplify sound muting. Toshiba ACPI driver improvements
  • The initial hardware enablement for Skylake, Intel’s successor to Broadwell
  • AMD HSA open-source support is closer to reality
  • and more ….

Install/Upgrade Linux Kernel 3.19

For 32-bit systems: Downlaod .deb files
$ cd /tmp/$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.19-vivid/linux-headers-3.19.0-031900-generic_3.19.0-031900.201502091451_i386.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.19-vivid/linux-headers-3.19.0-031900_3.19.0-031900.201502091451_all.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.19-vivid/linux-image-3.19.0-031900-generic_3.19.0-031900.201502091451_i386.deb

Install Linux Kernel 3.19
$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.19.0-*.deb linux-image-3.19.0-*.deb
Atfer install complete, update grub and reboot your computer and choose new kernel in grub :
$ sudo update-grub$ sudo reboot

For Linux system 64 bit :

$ cd /tmp/$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.19-vivid/linux-headers-3.19.0-031900-generic_3.19.0-031900.201502091451_amd64.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.19-vivid/linux-headers-3.19.0-031900_3.19.0-031900.201502091451_all.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.19-vivid/linux-image-3.19.0-031900-generic_3.19.0-031900.201502091451_amd64.deb

Install Linux Kernel 3.19
$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.19.0-*.deb linux-image-3.19.0-*.deb
Atfer install complete, update grub and reboot your computer and choose new kernel in grub :
$ sudo update-grub$ sudo reboot

 

How to UnInstall Linux Kernel 3.19

If something goes wrong after installing/upgrading to Linux Kernel 3.19, then you can easily uninstall kernel 3.19 by the following commands –
$ sudo apt-get remove linux-header-3.19* linux-image-3.19*
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