How To Install Kernel 3.15 RC 6 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint And Their Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Kernel 3.15 RC 6 has been released, coming with some important changes, including: the CPU clock rate setting has been fix, snd-hda has received a new GPU codec ID, a missing ALSA return statement has been added, the root port in firmware for powerpc has been reset, the clock driver (clk) fir kernel 3.15 has been fixed. For more information about this release, see the mailing lists.

 how to install Kernel 3.15 RC 6 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS and Elementary OS.

In this article I will show you how to install Kernel 3.15 RC 6 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS and Elementary OS.

Because it is not available via PPA, the needed deb packages of Kernel 3.15 RC 6 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 RC 6 on 32 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS and Elementary OS systems:

Download the needed packages:

$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15-rc6-utopic/linux-headers-3.15.0-031500rc6_3.15.0-031500rc6.201405211835_all.deb
$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15-rc6-utopic/linux-headers-3.15.0-031500rc6-generic_3.15.0-031500rc6.201405211835_i386.deb
$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15-rc6-utopic/linux-image-3.15.0-031500rc6-generic_3.15.0-031500rc6.201405211835_i386.deb

Install Kernel 3.15 RC :

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

Optional, remove the kernel:

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

How to install Kernel 3.15 RC 6 on 64 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS and Elementary OS systems:

Download the needed packages:

$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15-rc6-utopic/linux-headers-3.15.0-031500rc6_3.15.0-031500rc6.201405211835_all.deb
$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15-rc6-utopic/linux-headers-3.15.0-031500rc6-generic_3.15.0-031500rc6.201405211835_amd64.deb
$ wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15-rc6-utopic/linux-image-3.15.0-031500rc6-generic_3.15.0-031500rc6.201405211835_amd64.deb

Install Kernel 3.15 RC 6:

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

Optional, remove the kernel:

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

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