Linux Kernel 3.18.11 LTS Released With Bug Fixes And Improvements Install/Update In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Linux Kernel 3.18.11 has been recently released with a number of bug fixes and improvements for ARM, ARM64, s390, PowerPC, x86, MicroBlaze, and SPARC architectures and Updates to the NILFS2 and FUSE file systems. All Linux Kernels 3.18 users are urged to upgrade to Kernel 3.18.11 as soon as possible. Here is how you can manually upgrade to Kernel 3.18.11.


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.

Linux Kernel 3.18.11

Here is a complete list of changes and improvements made in Linux Kernel 3.18.11 LTS release. Changelog

How To Install/Upgrade To Linux Kernel 3.18.11 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint?

how to install Kernel 3.18.11 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, Linux Lite 2.0, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya and other Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.

  • For 32-bit Systems –

Download .deb files –

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.11-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.11-031811_3.18.11-031811.201504041535_all.deb$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.11-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.11-031811-generic_3.18.11-031811.201504041535_i386.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.11-vivid/linux-image-3.18.11-031811-generic_3.18.11-031811.201504041535_i386.deb
  • Install downloaded .deb files –
$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.18.11*.deb linux-image-3.18.11*.deb
  • Atfer install complete, update grub and reboot your computer and choose new kernel in grub :
$ sudo update-grub$ sudo reboot
  • For 64-bit Systems –

Download .deb files –

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.11-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.11-031811_3.18.11-031811.201504041535_all.deb$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.11-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.11-031811-generic_3.18.11-031811.201504041535_amd64.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.11-vivid/linux-image-3.18.11-031811-generic_3.18.11-031811.201504041535_amd64.deb
  • Install downloaded .deb files
$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.18.11*.deb linux-image-3.18.11*.deb
  • After install complete, update-grub and reboot your computer and choose new kernel in grub :
$ sudo update-grub$ sudo reboot

How To Uninstall Linux Kernel 3.18.11?

If you face any problem with the upgraded kernel you can downgrade to your previously installed kernel. Use the below commands to remove Kernel 3.18.11 –
$ sudo apt-get remove 'linux-headers-3.18.11*' 'linux-image-3.18.11*'

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