How To Install The Linux Kernel 3.11 RC3 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian And Derivates

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the third release candidate of the Linux Kernel 3.11 has been released a while ago. It brings some improvements to the previous version, Kernel 3.11 RC2.

The things are back to normal, Linus Torvalds is upset again, because Kernel 3.11 RC3 is bigger than expected (from the mailing lists):

“Please just forget about me telling you people to get back to work last week. You got. -rc3 has about 50% more commits than -rc2 did. Part of it is that a few people missed rc2, but part of it is that people just sent me more.”
“Please stop. It’s summer. It’s nice outside. Take the kids to the pool or something. Send me just regression fixes. Otherwise I’ll have to start shouting at people again,”

In this article I will shwo you how to install the Linux Kernel 3.11 RC3 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Debian Jessie, Debian Sid, Debian Wheezy, Debian Squeeze, Deepin, Crunchbang OS, Knoppix, elementaryOS and other Ubuntu and Debian derivates.

For a successful installation, follow the instructions for your system’s architecture.

How to install the Linux Kernel 3.11 RC3 on 32 bit Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint and derivates:

Download the packages:

$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.11-rc3-saucy/linux-headers-3.11.0-031100rc3_3.11.0-031100rc3.201307290035_all.deb
$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.11-rc3-saucy/linux-headers-3.11.0-031100rc3-generic_3.11.0-031100rc3.201307290035_i386.deb
$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.11-rc3-saucy/linux-image-3.11.0-031100rc3-generic_3.11.0-031100rc3.201307290035_i386.deb

Install Kernel 3.11 RC3:

$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

How to install the Linux Kernel 3.11 RC3 on 64 bit Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint and derivates:

Download the packages:

$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.11-rc3-saucy/linux-headers-3.11.0-031100rc3_3.11.0-031100rc3.201307290035_all.deb
$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.11-rc3-saucy/linux-headers-3.11.0-031100rc3-generic_3.11.0-031100rc3.201307290035_amd64.deb
$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.11-rc3-saucy/linux-image-3.11.0-031100rc3-generic_3.11.0-031100rc3.201307290035_amd64.deb

Install Kernel 3.11 RC3:

$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

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