How To Install Linux Kernel 3.12.4 In Ubuntu

How To Install Linux Kernel 3.12.4 In Ubuntu

Linux Kernel 3.12.4 has been officially released with fixes for inet6_init() cleanup order, seqlock deadlock in ip6_finish_output2 and Report Descriptor for Logitech MOMO Force. In this short tutorial we will teach you how to install the latest Linux kernel in your Ubuntu machine, so open a new terminal and run each one of the following commands. The following screenshot shows the kernel release that is installed on my machine.

To open a new terminal in Ubuntu press CTRL+ALT+T.

wget -c
wget -c
wget -c

After the download, run the following commands in terminal and the kernel should be installed.

sudo dpkg -i linux-image-3.12.4*.deb

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.12.4*.deb

Hope it helps.

  • ra56

    I am running Ubuntu 13.10 upgraded to the 3.12.4 kernel.

    uname -r


    After running the sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.12.4*.deb command, I get the following messages and errors.

    Selecting previously unselected package linux-headers-3.12.4-031204.

    (Reading database … 259507 files and directories currently installed.)

    Unpacking linux-headers-3.12.4-031204 (from linux-headers-3.12.4-031204_3.12.4-031204.201312081207_all.deb) …

    Selecting previously unselected package linux-headers-3.12.4-031204-generic.

    Unpacking linux-headers-3.12.4-031204-generic (from linux-headers-3.12.4-031204-generic_3.12.4-031204.201312081207_i386.deb) …

    Setting up linux-headers-3.12.4-031204 (3.12.4-031204.201312081207) …

    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-headers-3.12.4-031204-generic:

    linux-headers-3.12.4-031204-generic depends on linux-headers-3.12.4-031204.

    linux-headers-3.12.4-031204-generic depends on libc6 (>= 2.11).

    dpkg: error processing linux-headers-3.12.4-031204-generic (–install):

    dependency problems – leaving unconfigured

    Errors were encountered while processing:


    Any suggestions?