Linux Kernel 4.3 Stable Released With Improvements, Install/upgrade in Ubuntu/Linux Mint Or Other Derivatives


Linus Torvalds announced the stable release of Linux Kernel 4.3, the kernel includes some unique things including 20.6 million lines of code. It’s an amazing development. A million lines of code was contributed by several companies including, Red Hat and Intel. Linux Kernel 4.3 has some impressive changes and improvements and to be seen in coming distros releases.

The millions of lines of code mostly provide the Linux kernel 4.3 more driver support and support for Intel’s latest 6th Generation Skylake processors. Look at the entireBut one thing that all of us are waiting is the Linux Kernel 4.4, recently announced that Linux kernel 4.4 would be an LTS (Long Term Support) release. The first time any kernel has been announced LTS before its release and also there will be more changes and improvements in the Linux Kernel 4.4 LTS.

How To Install/Upgrade To Linux Kernel 4.3 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint Or Derivatives?

Installing or upgrading to any latest kernel is total up to your risk. Until you don’t know what you are doing and what effects of the thing can be that should not. As all the relevant distros will be notified to upgrade their Kernel through the repository, but if you can’t wait then you can upgrade manually using the commands below. Compiling Kernel for a normal user can be the irons’ ball but for Ubuntu users, the process becomes a lot easier. Canonical provides the .deb file after some time of the new kernel release, so anyone can upgrade easily using the .deb files.

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.3-unstable/linux-headers-4.3.0-040300_4.3.0-040300.201511012034_all.deb$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.3-unstable/linux-headers-4.3.0-040300-generic_4.3.0-040300.201511012034_i386.deb

$ wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.3-unstable/linux-image-4.3.0-040300-generic_4.3.0-040300.201511012034_i386.deb
  • Install the downloaded kernel files –
$ sudo dpkg -i *.debUpdate the grub

$ sudo update-grub
$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.3-wily/linux-headers-4.3.0-040300-generic_4.3.0-040300.201511020949_amd64.deb$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.3-wily/linux-headers-4.3.0-040300_4.3.0-040300.201511020949_all.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.3-wily/linux-image-4.3.0-040300-generic_4.3.0-040300.201511020949_amd64.deb
  • Install downloaded .deb kernel files –
$ sudo dpkg -i *.debUpdate the grub

$ sudo update-grub

Congratulation! You’ve successfully upgraded to Linux Kernel 4.3 LTS.

  • You’ve upgraded to Linux Kernel 4.3, in case you want to uninstall due to any reasons then use the following command –
$ sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-4.3* linux-image-4.3*

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