[How To] Install kernel 3.16 in Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

[How To] Install kernel 3.16 in Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

ubuntu_14x_kenelUbuntu 14.04.2 LTS, the second point release for the LTS version, was released last week. This release includes kernel 3.16, which contains improved and new features which includes support for new Kepler GPU support, many fixes to Btrfs file system, and many more. For detailed changelog and full list of changes made between Ubuntu 14.04.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.2 visit here.
Many of you, like me, would like to upgrade your kernel. If you’re running Ubuntu 14.04 or 14.04.1 with the current versions of Xorg and the Linux kernel, you will not get the upgrade automatically. You will need to run the following command  in a terminal :

Kernel Installation

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-lts-utopic xserver-xorg-lts-utopic libgl1-mesa-glx-lts-utopic libegl1-mesa-drivers-lts-utopic
Once the installation is complete, restart to use the latest kernel.
Please note: installation of a new kernel and new video driver may result in issues with your display driver. Please be careful . The author claims no responsibility if such incidents occur. 

Sayantan Das

Sayantan is a DevOps Consultant by the day and works mainly with Ansible and Linux . He is a AWS - SA and RedHat Certified Engineer . He loves to tinker with Linux systems .

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