Kernel 3.10.1 – Update your Linux kernel…


Linux Kernel 3.10 stable has been made available not more than a month ago and it has already reached it’s first update stage. Kernel 3.10 series has seen a bit of issues recently with its 3.10.2 release that supposedly interfered with a few previously-proper working nVIDIA graphics cards.

Kernel 3.10.1

We’ve tried it ourselves and not found any issues with it but we recommend you steer clear of 3.10.2. As of now Kernel 3.10.3 has not been extensively tested so we’re back to the latest stable release – Kernel 3.10.1. We’ve ourselves had 10 days to test it and you can rest assured it will work.

Issues Kernel 3.10.1 fixes

  1. cpufreq: Fixed CPU frequency regression after suspend/resume
  2. SCSI: sd: Fix parsing of ‘temporary ‘ cache mode prefix
  3. nfsd4: fix decoding of compounds across page boundaries
  4. libceph: Fix NULL pointer dereference in auth client code

The complete change-log for Kernel 3.10.1 can be found here, although why bother?

The tutorial here will help you install the latest working kernel, in our opinion, on your Debian based Linux systems including Ubuntu and Linux Mint. It will use a simple bash script that will facilitate the installation process, but if you want to install it manually and prefer to follow the entire procedure in manual steps you can go ahead here.

Installation of Kernel 3.10.1

  1. Open up the terminal. Do it however you like. We like [Ctrl][T].
  2. In the terminal enter the following commands one by one. Wait for each individual command to execute properly.

cd /tmp

wget -O kernel-3.10.1

chmod +x kernel-3.10.1

sudo sh kernel-3.10.1

  1. Of course, for all of it to take effect you’ll need to restart your PC. If you’ve closed the terminal already, that’s a shame; restart it in whichever way you prefer. If you’re one of the cool guys or gals enter the following.

sudo reboot

And that’s it! Play around with your system and find out if it fixed any of your issues.

Removing Linux Kernel 3.10.1

There’s a chance you might not like the latest working Linux Kernel. Of course, we wouldn’t share the installation process unless we were sure it was working. If you’re discontented due to any reason, you can revert to an earlier state using the following command.

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.10.1*

Do check out our dedicated page for kernels for the latest news on kernel upgrades and everything kernel.

Lets know if you have faced any problems and if the kernel update has solved it. Do leave us feedbacks, complaints, criticisms, whatever you like…

Yaourt – Installation of Yaourt on Arch Linux…


Yaourt is yet another user repository tool. It is, not co-incidentally, an acronym for Yet AnOther User Repository Tool. It is a community contributed repository for pacman, which is the package manager of Arch Linux and a few other minor Linux distributions. It adds seamless access to the Arch User Repository. It allows the user to automate package compilation and installation from the thousands of PKGBUILDs available in the AUR. It also completely supports the many thousands of Arch Linux binary packages.



Arch is better with Yaourt

Yaourt uses the exact same syntax as pacman. That is a great time-saver considering the unnecessary relearning of an entirely new method of system maintenance. However, it adds new options for the user; Yaourt expands the power and simplicity of pacman by adding even more useful features. It provides pleasing, colorized output, interactive search mode, and much more. Yaourt simplifies the job.

Installation of Yaourt

1. Addition of a repository

You will need to add a repository to the pacman configuration file.

You’ll find the file at /etc/pacman.conf. You’ll simply need to add a few lines of code and you can do it with your favourite text editor (nano, vi, gedit, kate; you name it).

Save the file with the new additions to **pacman.conf**. You can back-up the file just for the sake of safety.

2. Update repository database and install Yaourt

Open up the terminal. Enter the command given below to update the repository database and install Yaourt on your system.

sudo pacman -Sy yaourt

3. Test the install

Your installation is basically done here. You can test the install by searching for packages on the newly added repository.

Enter the following command below to search the packages you’d want.

yaourt <em>the-package-name</em>

Of course, you’ll have to replace “the-package-name” with the package you are searching for.

Installing packages via Yaourt

To install packages enter the command like the following.

yaourt -S <em>the-package-name</em>

That’s it!!!

For support and specific instructions, visit here.

If you face difficulties in this process, do let us know.

Problems, suggestions, criticisms? Feel free to comment below.

Kernel 3.10 Stable for Linux: Install it on your system…


Update: Kernel 3.10.1 is out and you can get it here by following the steps on the tutorial here.

Linux has been, for quite a long time, the base to most open-source consumer operating systems like Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, etc. The key is its kernel that like Linux itself is forever getting better. The Linux Kernel 3.10 has recently arrived, and this stable release has been made available, bringing more new features and improvements.

Kernel 3.10

Features of Kernel 3.10

  • The integration of BCache SSD/HDD caching framework
  • Native UVD video decoding support
  • Improved support for Intel Haswell micro-architecture for Linux
  • More improvements for power management, etc.

We’ve searched for an official change-log but didn’t find one. You could visit this link to see if a change-log arrives for kernel 3.10 if you feel skeptical of the process.

Here, we will see, as usual, how to upgrade to this new kernel using a simple bash script as shown below. The kernel is the official one and would work on every system based on Debian including Ubuntu and Linux Mint. Performance improvements may be seen depending on your system – it’ll get better if this update addresses any of your issues. However, we do need to remind you that installing a new kernel may render your operating system unusable, so install it at your own risk.

Linux Kernel 3.10 Installation

Make sure your system is either Ubuntu or Linux Mint or any distribution of Linux you’re sure that is based on Debian only.

1. Open up the terminal window.

You can do it any way you like. We like [Ctrl][T].

2. Enter the commands.

Enter these commands one after another, in the exact sequence. Wait for each of them to complete at their own pace. You’ll need a steady internet connection for this.

cd /tmp

wget -O kernel-3.10

chmod +x kernel-3.10

sudo sh kernel-3.10

3. Do a system reboot.

It can be simply done by restarting in the traditional way. OR you could enter the following in your terminal window if it’s still open.

sudo reboot

Removing Kernel 3.10

There are times you might not like to continue using this kernel. It might end up hurting your system more than it improves it. You can revert to your stock kernel if you wish so.

To remove kernel 3.10 from your system, enter this command:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.10*

That’s it for Kernel 3.10 Stable. Do let us know your experiences and tell us if you’ve managed to fix your issues if any. Ciao!