I will keep updating this thread as new Kernels come out.
Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.18 in Ubuntu 14.04/14.10
Sun, 7 Dec 2014 16:10:58 -0800
Linux 3.18 released
Linus Torvalds <>
It's been a quiet week, and the patch from rc7 is tiny, so 3.18 is out.
I'd love to say that we've figured out the problem that plagues 3.17
for a couple of people, but we haven't. At the same time, there's
absolutely no point in having everybody else twiddling their thumbs
when a couple of people are actively trying to bisect an older issue,
so holding up the release just didn't make sense. Especially since
that would just have then held things up entirely over the holiday
So the merge window for 3.19 is open, and DaveJ will hopefully get his
bisection done (or at least narrow things down sufficiently that we
have that "Ahaa" moment) over the next week. But in solidarity with
Dave (and to make my life easier too ;) let's try to avoid introducing
any _new_ nasty issues, ok?
What’s New in the Linux Kernel 3.18:
The Linux 3.18 Kernel brings many great changes, here’s some of the highlights for end-users:
- Unified Video Decoder (UVD) support for old ATI/AMD GPUs of the Radeon HD 3000 series.
- Re-clocking improvements for AMD’s Radeon driver.
- Userptr support for AMD Radeon GPUs.
- Razer Sabertooth support and other hardware input devices improvements for gamers.
- Faster suspend and resume for large Linux servers.
- Btrfs and F2FS improvements.
- Para-virtualized SCSI (pvSCSI) support for Xen virtualization.
- DisplayPort audio support, fan control improvements and various other enhancements for open-source NVIDIA driver.
- OverlayFS was finally merged into Linux Kernel 3.18
Install / Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.18 in Ubuntu:
Download Kernel 3.18 (.deb)
First check out your OS type, 32-bit (i386) or 64-bit (amd64), then download and install the packages below in order:
For Ubuntu Servers without UI, run the commands below one by one to download & install the kernel debs.
64 Bit system.
cd /tmp/ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.0-031800-generic_3.18.0-031800.201412071935_amd64.deb wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.0-031800_3.18.0-031800.201412071935_all.deb wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18-vivid/linux-image-3.18.0-031800-generic_3.18.0-031800.201412071935_amd64.deb sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.18.0-*.deb linux-image-3.18.0-*.deb
32 Bit System.
cd /tmp/ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.0-031800-generic_3.18.0-031800.201412071935_i386.deb wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.0-031800_3.18.0-031800.201412071935_all.deb wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18-vivid/linux-image-3.18.0-031800-generic_3.18.0-031800.201412071935_i386.deb sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.18.0-*.deb linux-image-3.18.0-*.deb
When done, restart your computer.
NOTE: If you’re running with a proprietary video driver, either switch to open-source driver or reinstall the latest (For Nvidia, 343.36 >).
If for some reason, the new kernel is not working properly or you wish to remove it, reboot with the previous Kernel (Grub boot loader -> Advanced -> select previous kernel) and run below command to remove Linux Kernel 3.18:
sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-3.18.0-* linux-image-3.18.0-* && sudo update-grub
If you have questions, please do not reply here start a new post, This will be an ongoing thing and we don't want it cluttered up with questions or chit chat
Edited by NickAu, 08 December 2014 - 01:52 AM.