How To Install Kernel 3.15.7 On Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Kernel 3.15.7 has been released a while ago, coming support for new AMD and Intel GPUs, some fixes for xen and cpufreq, improved support for Realtek RTL 8152 wifi module, some bug-fixes for the Qualcomm AR3012 Bluetooth module, support for the Genius i-Look 317 USB webcam and bug-fixes, among other changes.

For more information about this release, see the changelog.

how to install Kernel 3.15.7 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusy Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, Linux Lite 2.0, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya

In this article I will show you how to install Kernel 3.15.7 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusy Tahr, 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.

Because it is not available via PPA, the needed deb packages of Kernel 3.15.7 are available via kernel.ubuntu.com. Follow the instructions for your system’s architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Kernel 3.15.7 on 32 bit Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems:

Download the needed packages:

$ cd /tmp
$ wget \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15.7-utopic/linux-headers-3.15.7-031507_3.15.7-031507.201407281235_all.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15.7-utopic/linux-headers-3.15.7-031507-generic_3.15.7-031507.201407281235_i386.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15.7-utopic/linux-image-3.15.7-031507-generic_3.15.7-031507.201407281235_i386.deb

Install Kernel 3.15.7:

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.15*.deb linux-image-3.15*.deb

After the kernel has been successfully installed, reboot and choose it at boot:

$ sudo reboot

Optional, remove the kernel:

$ sudo apt-get remove linux-header-3.15* linux-image-3.15*

How to install Kernel 3.15.7 on 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems:

Download the needed packages:

$ cd /tmp
$ wget \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15.7-utopic/linux-headers-3.15.7-031507_3.15.7-031507.201407281235_all.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15.7-utopic/linux-headers-3.15.7-031507-generic_3.15.7-031507.201407281235_amd64.deb \
wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15.7-utopic/linux-image-3.15.7-031507-generic_3.15.7-031507.201407281235_amd64.deb

Install Kernel 3.15.7:

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.15*.deb linux-image-3.15*.deb

After the kernel has been successfully installed, reboot and choose it at boot:

$ sudo reboot

Optional, remove the kernel:

$ sudo apt-get remove linux-header-3.15* linux-image-3.15*

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