Kernel 4.2.8 CKT8 Has Been Released

As you may know, Kernel 4.2.8 was the latest release in the Kernel 4.2 series, but Canonical picked up the development and continues to maintain and update the kernel, under the Kernel 4.2.8 CKT X name.

The latest version available (from the series) is Kernel 4.2.8 CKT 8.

Installation instructions:

Compiling a Linux kernel is a little difficult and takes some time, but the Ubuntu (and derivative) users do not have to worry about that, because Canonical provides deb packages for these systems, via its kernel.ubuntu.com repository.

The below commands are available for all the Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS, Deepin and other Ubuntu derivative systems like Peppermint, LXLE, Linux Lite, Voyager etc. Pay attention to download and install the Kernel patch for your system’s architecture (i386 debs for 32 bit systems and amd64 debs for 64 bit systems).

How to install Kernel 4.2.8 CKT X on 32 bit Ubuntu and derivative systems:

Download the needed packages:

$ cd /tmp
$ wget \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.2.8-ckt8-wily/linux-headers-4.2.8-040208ckt8_4.2.8-040208ckt8.201604240923_all.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.2.8-ckt8-wily/linux-headers-4.2.8-040208ckt8-generic_4.2.8-040208ckt8.201604240923_i386.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.2.8-ckt8-wily/linux-image-4.2.8-040208ckt8-generic_4.2.8-040208ckt8.201604240923_i386.deb

Install the Kernel:

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.2*.deb linux-image-4.2*.deb

Optional, remove the kernel:

$ sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-4.2* linux-image-4.2*

How to install Kernel 4.2.8 CKT X on 64 bit Ubuntu and derivative systems:

Download the needed packages:

$ cd /tmp
$ wget \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.2.8-ckt8-wily/linux-headers-4.2.8-040208ckt8_4.2.8-040208ckt8.201604240923_all.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.2.8-ckt8-wily/linux-headers-4.2.8-040208ckt8-generic_4.2.8-040208ckt8.201604240923_amd64.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.2.8-ckt8-wily/linux-image-4.2.8-040208ckt8-generic_4.2.8-040208ckt8.201604240923_amd64.deb

Install the Kernel:

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.2*.deb linux-image-4.2*.deb

Optional, remove the kernel:

$ sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-4.2* linux-image-4.2*

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7 comments on “Kernel 4.2.8 CKT8 Has Been Released
  1. AdamN says:

    There is an error in install kernel command. Should be:
    $ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.2*.deb linux-image-4.2*.deb

  2. AdamN says:

    Links to download are wrong:)

  3. Abdullah says:

    no kernel stable AS 3.16 for me

    but i will give this a test

  4. falcon says:

    There is an error in remove kernel command it should be
    sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-4.2* linux-image-4.2*

  5. Hako says:

    I installed 4.2.3 on my 14.04 64bit system with AMD A8-6600K, integrated GPU Radeon HD8570D.
    The system seems to run, uses the graphic driver “Gallium 0.4 on AMD ARUBA”. But, there are a couple of error messages at startup, too fast to write down,
    in dmesg:
    “radeon 0000:00:01.0: Direct firmware load for radeon/TAHITI_vce.bin failed with error -2”
    “radeon 0000:00:01.0: radeon_vce: Can’t load firmware”
    “radeon/TAHITI_vce.bin”
    “[drm:vce_v1_0_start [radeon]] *ERROR* VCE not responding, trying to reset the ECPU!!!”
    Aside of that, everything seems to work fine, any idea whether this is ok?

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