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Install Linux Kernel 4.3 (Stable) on Linux Mint

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Install Linux Kernel (Stable) on Linux Mint

After two months of development, Linus Torvalds announced the release of Linux kernel 4.3. In the new version made about 11 thousand corrections from more than 1,500 developers, the size of the patch is 42 MB (the changes affected 10388 files, added 643628 lines of code, deleted lines -333888). About 48% of all presented in 4.3 of the changes associated with device drivers, approximately 18% of changes relate to updating the code for specific hardware architectures, 11% is related to network stack, 3% - file systems and 4% c internal kernel subsystems.


Warning. The Linux kernel is a critical element of the system. To do the upgrade costs when one of your hardware devices is not working properly, and the new kernel may fix this problem. But at the same time installing a new kernel unnecessarily can lead to undesirable regressions, such as: no network connection, no sound or even the inability to boot the system, so install a new kernel on your own risk.


You can download the relevant deb packages from HERE and install them. Or just follow the instructions given below that will help you to install a new kernel multiple commands in terminal.

Suitable for Linux Mint 13/14/15/16/17/17.1/17.2 Elementary OS 0.2/0.3 PinguyOS 14/12 Deepin 2014.3

Installing the Linux Kernel 4.3 into Linux Mint or others Ubuntu distrs:
1. Open a terminal, copy and run one of the commands according to the architecture of your system/computer, at your own risk:
For 32-bit (single command):
cd /tmp; wget; sudo dpkg -i *.deb

For 64-bit (single command):
cd /tmp; wget; sudo dpkg -i *.deb
2. Update GRUB (GRUB need to upgrade the Linux system where it is installed, if you have more than one)

sudo update-grub

Note If you have a boot loader installed BURG, and it should be updated:

sudo update-burg

3. At the end of the installation, close all applications and restart the computer the following command:

sudo reboot

Once logged in, check the version of the current kernel with the command:

uname -r

If you decide to delete the kernel 4.3,
1. When the computer bootsthe GRUB menu, select your old kernelAfter booting the system, remove the new kernel by command below

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-4.3-*

3. And again update GRUB or BURG
To return to the previous kernel when booting Grub select Previous Linux versions
Good Luck!!!

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Edited by: Shekin - 26-01-2016, 00:04
Reason: New information added

Tags: kernel
  1. Gary Nimmo
    Gary Nimmo 4 November 2015 09:44
    I tried it on my Alienware x18 Laptop
    With Linux Mint 17.2

    But didn't work had to install it So Linux Kernel 4.3 (Stable) not so good for my Rig
    also tried 4.2.5 also didn't work

    But Linux Kernel 4.2.3 works a treat

    So I hope the final version works or I will have to stay with 4.2.3
    • +1
  2. gerrit
    gerrit 4 November 2015 15:33
    Thank You, it works excellent......
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  3. thomasloldk
    thomasloldk 4 November 2015 23:08
    My Vmware 12 does not work with this kernel currently - its missing kernel modules

    But Nvidia 352.55

    But my laptop runs much better with this kernel then 4.1.10 stable and 4.2.5 stable

    Zenbook pro ux501jw
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  4. Pen Nim
    Pen Nim 6 November 2015 10:40
    The Link doesn't seem to work for the 32 bit version
    • +1
  5. Shekin 6 November 2015 12:57
    PenВ Nim,
    fixed, thx
    x64 Linux Mint 18.3 cinnamon
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  6. ano
    ano 8 November 2015 09:11
    i use a J1900 mini-itx board.

    4.3 didn't work,

    4.2.5 is working but the cpu-governor "ondemand" is not useable, only "performance" and "powersave"
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  7. vic
    vic 17 November 2015 16:08
    With this kernel my fan is always on a laptop i915 i core 2 duo
    any ideas how to solve it?
    • +1
  8. Shekin 18 November 2015 09:05
    try this
    sudo apt-get remove laptop-mode-tools
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install tlp tlp-rdw
    sudo tlp start

    and reboot system
    x64 Linux Mint 18.3 cinnamon
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  9. Jason Muller
    Jason Muller 30 November 2015 18:07
    During step #2, I just get a series of errors:

    "Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 4.3.0-040300-generic (x86_64)"

    I'm running Cinnamon 17.2, 64-bit.

    JasonВ Muller,

    Oops, I mean Step #1.
    • +1
  10. Shekin 30 November 2015 19:14
    JasonВ Muller,
    Have an idea, doesn't prevent VirtualBox by chance?
    x64 Linux Mint 18.3 cinnamon
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  11. Jason Muller
    Jason Muller 1 December 2015 20:12

    Thanks for the response, I am not sure what you're asking, I have never used VirtualBox before.
    • 0
  12. John Beidl
    John Beidl 8 December 2015 20:05
    I have installed Linux Mint 17.3 on a new HP ENVY 17t that has an Intel i7-6700HQ processor and an Intel 802.11ac WLAN & Bluetooth.

    I could not get the wireless to work (looks like hardware not being detected) so I installed 4.3 kernel. That fixed the wireless issue, however it cause a new problem.

    I notice at time when I switch windows the entire screen gets trashed and then is returned to normal. It looks like the display buffer is get over written and then instantly restored. This does not seem to cause any other problems, just annoying.

    Anyone else have this problem with the 4.3 kernel?

    I an a novice Linux user. Is there a place to search for reported Linux 4.3 kernel issues?
    • 0
  13. Shekin 8 December 2015 20:08
    JohnВ Beidl,
    try here
    x64 Linux Mint 18.3 cinnamon
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  14. John Beidl
    John Beidl 9 December 2015 18:52
    Shekin, thank you.

    I did not find my problem listed there and I am not sure if this is a kernel bug or GUI issue so I reported on the Linux Mint Bug list.

    A short video demonstrating the problem can be found at
    • +2
  15. Evagelos
    Evagelos 26 December 2015 10:15
    JasonВ Muller,
    I was getting the same. Cause of many lines terminal was adding \ (i think it adds it when the command continues and needs more lines)..Anyway try to do the commands one by one like:
    cd /tmp
    wget htttp...deb
    wget http...deb
    wget http..deb
    sudo dpkg -i *.deb

    It doesnt show the wifi icon in order to connect to my network!
    I have dell inspiron 1548

    (went back to previous kernel)
    • +2
  16. terra43110
    terra43110 31 December 2015 09:36
    JohnВ Beidl,

    Make sure you have the new Nvidia-358 drivers installed.

    You can check your machine by opening up the terminal, and typing in

    inxi -Fxzr

    In the Graphics section, under "GLX Version", it should say "Nvidia 358.16"
    • +1
  17. James Duggins
    James Duggins 13 February 2016 18:02
    What the hell is wrong with this page? Copy and paste is a nightmare here. After typing all of that by had it still didn't work.

    I find most of the how to guides on this site don't work. Basically a useless site.
    • 0
  18. Shekin 15 February 2016 11:56
    JamesВ Duggins,
    right click=>copy
    x64 Linux Mint 18.3 cinnamon
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  19. Dan
    Dan 6 April 2016 23:27
    May i ask why 4.3.3 unstable is being used instead of the stable release?
    • 0
    1. Shekin 7 April 2016 14:27
      This is a stable release, it says so on the official website.
      x64 Linux Mint 18.3 cinnamon
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