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Install Linux Kernel 4.4 (LTS) on Linux Mint

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Install Linux Kernel (Stable) on Linux Mint

The Linux Kernel 4.4 LTS (Long Term Support) is a kernel with long term support until February 2018. 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.

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.


Suitable for Linux Mint 13/14/15/16/17/17.1/17.2/17.3 Elementary OS 0.2/0.3 PinguyOS 14/12 Deepin 2014.3
Installing the Linux Kernel 4.4 into Linux Mint or others Ubuntu distrs:
Reminder to users of computers with Nvidia/AMD. Before installing the kernel, it is advisable to switch to the free driver.
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 4.4,
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-4.4-*

3. And again update GRUB or BURG

sudo update-grub

To return to the previous kernel when booting Grub select Previous Linux versions
Good Luck!!!

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  1. Gaztunnel
    Gaztunnel 17 January 2016 07:23
    Has anyone tried to install this Kernel that has had failures before because of the Nvidia Drivers
    My Alienware 18 will only accept up-to 4.2.3 Kernel
    anything above this kernel and I have a failure
    I have just installed the new Driver NVIDIA 361.16 for Linux
    has anyone had any success?
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  2. Gaztunnel
    Gaztunnel 18 January 2016 16:28
    I was the Guinea pig

    No it didn't take on my Alienware 18
    It started in Fallback mode
    I reverted back to 4.2.3
    It seems the Nvida drivers are at fault
    These laptops have 2 Video Cards too this one has two Nvidia 770's
    I hope someone out there in Computer land is onto this
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  3. Rod “SkOrPn” Gray
    Rod “SkOrPn” Gray 22 January 2016 21:18
    I don't know why but I had to do this TWICE on 17.3. The first attempt the kernel did not take for what ever reason. I deleted the 4.4 folders and decided to tempt fate a second time. It worked flawlessly the second time, as far as I can tell. Grub is not showing me multiple versions of Linux installed though, even after updating grub.
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