How to Install / Upgrade to Kernel 3.19.2 in Ubuntu

Upgrade Linux Kernel in Ubuntu

The latest Linux Kernel 3.19.2 was announced yesterday morning by Greg Kroah-Hartman. All users of Kernel 3.19 series are urged to upgrade as soon as possible.

According to the release note, Linux 3.19.2 mainly brings:

  • improvements for x86 and PowePC architectures
  • fixes and enhancements for the IPv6 and IPv4 network protocols
  • improvements for the GFS2, NILFS2, eCryptfs, and NFS file systems
  • updates Intel i915, Radeon, InfiniBand drives, and more.

See more changes at the release archive.

Install / Upgrade Linux Kernel 3.19.2:

Ubuntu Kernel team has made the binary packages for this kernel release, available for download at link below.

For Desktop users, depend on OS type (32-bit=i386 or 64-bit=amd64), select download and install below packages one by one:

  1. linux-headers-3.19.2-xxx_all.deb
  2. linux-headers-3.19.2-generic_xxx_i386/amd64.deb
  3. linux-image-3.19.2-generic_xxx_i386/amd64.deb

If you need a low latency system (e.g. for recording audio) then install below packages in turn:

  1. linux-headers-3.19.2-xxx_all.deb
  2. linux-headers-3.19.2-lowlatency_xxx_i386/amd64.deb
  3. linux-image-3.19.2-lowlatency_xxx_i386/amd64.deb

Once installed, you may run sudo update-grub in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) to refresh grub boot-loader.

Download Linux Kernel 3.19.2 DEBs

For Ubuntu Server, you may download the binary packages and install them via below commands in console:

For 64-bt system:

cd /tmp/




sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.19.2-*.deb linux-image-3.19.2-*.deb

For 32-bit system:

cd /tmp/




sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.19.2-*.deb linux-image-3.19.2-*.deb

After installation, restart your machine.

Uninstall / Remove Kernel 3.19.2:

To remove Linux Kernel 3.19.2, boot into a previous kernel from Grub Menu -> Advanced Options.

choose kernel in grub

After log in, run below command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-3.19.2-* linux-image-3.19.2-*

That’s it.

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