Linux News Today: You Can Now Install Linux Kernel 4.3.3 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Black Lab Linux
Roberto J. Dohnert from Black Lab Software informs us today about the general availability of the Linux Kernel 4.3.3 Kernel Enablement Kit for Black Lab Linux, Ubuntu, and Linux Mint operating systems.
The Black Lab Software Linux Kernel 4.3.3 Kernel Enablement Kit is a small set of packages and scripts that make it easy for new Linux users to upgrade the Linux kernel packages in their GNU/Linux distributions to the most recent stable and most advanced kernel version available at the moment of writing this article.
The kit is currently supported in the Black Lab Linux 5.x, 6.x and 7.x series, Black Lab Enterprise Linux 6.x, Black Lab Server 7, Black Lab Core Server 7, Ubuntu 12.x and 14.x series, as well as Linux Mint 16.x and 17.x series. However, we’ve also managed to install it on recent versions of Ubuntu Linux, such as Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf).
“Today we are releasing the Kernel 4.3.3 Kernel Enablement Kit for Black Lab Linux. This pack brings the latest stable kernel to Black Lab Linux and other Ubuntu derivatives. Kernel 4.3.3 can be installed on the following systems,” said Roberto J. Dohnert.
Here’s how to install Linux kernel 4.3.3 in Ubuntu and Linux Mint
To update the Linux kernel packages in your GNU/Linux operating system (see supported distributions above) to Linux kernel 4.3.3, you must download the Black Lab Software Linux Kernel 4.3.3 Kernel Enablement Kit, save the file in your Home directory, extract it, open the Terminal app, and run the following commands.
chmod +x kernel-enablement-kit-4.3.3
Please note that you’ll need to uninstall any Nvidia or AMD proprietary drivers you might have installed before running the commands listed above, and recompile them once the installation is finished. Linux Kernel 4.3.3 Kernel Enablement Kit is will download the Linux kernel 4.3.3 packages from Canonical’s mainline kernel PPA for Ubuntu.