I wonder when will linux-image-generic-lts-wily be available for Trusty? Are there any ETA?
The approved answer is wrong. The packages are available right now! Just
sudo apt-get install linux-generic-lts-wily
However note that they will not be officially supported until the 14.04.4 point release is out. Until then they are in the "early preview" phase.
1The answer was correct when it was written. Now it is true. Nov 10, 2015 at 21:43
Thank's for mentioning that lts-wily packages are already on mirrors!– aimNov 11, 2015 at 23:18
They're available for testing purposes only. The release schedule is clear in the Wiki. Be aware that installing them now will produces a lot of issues (I've already tested several kernels before the LTS Enablement Stack release, and ALWAYS rolled back due system freezes). Nov 17, 2015 at 15:15
1I'm using them right now and they are working fine.– GoddardJan 17, 2016 at 18:44
LTS Enablement Stack
Wily kernel+drivers are now available as stable since 2016, Feb, 18.
You should always wait until Canonical provides a stable backport, like this, of the kernel+drivers released in the edge/six-month releases for the LTS versions: the LTS Enablement Stack.
According instructions, install with:
sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-lts-wily xserver-xorg-core-lts-wily xserver-xorg-lts-wily xserver-xorg-video-all-lts-wily xserver-xorg-input-all-lts-wily libwayland-egl1-mesa-lts-wily libgl1-mesa-glx-lts-wily libgl1-mesa-glx-lts-wily:i386 libglapi-mesa-lts-wily:i386
There is a Canonical kernel team PPA to test the kernel, but you should not use it. The PPA description is clear about it:
This ppa is used for building pre-release and test kernels. It IS NOT RECOMMENDED that you subscribe to this PPA.
I.e., use it at your own risk. I tested in the past, and got several freezes.
1That is not correct. 4.2 will be available much earlier. It will be default in 14.04.4 in Feb, 2016. Oct 26, 2015 at 13:54
@Pilot6 As I stated. Oct 26, 2015 at 13:56
@RaelGugelminCunha No, you stated that it will be available as a stable point release in February 2016. The short answer is "It will be available when it's published to the trusty repositories, which will happen some time before the 14.04.4 point release in February 2016". Your answer is imprecise. Oct 26, 2015 at 14:15
No, it's clear in the Wiki. I've used this wiki for Enablement Stack since 12.04 and it's very precise. But you're free to disagree. Oct 26, 2015 at 14:18
1This is a much better answer than the accepted one: it lets the reader learn more by following the more general link, which will work even when Trusty reaches its EOL.– RuslanMay 16, 2016 at 5:23
Short answer: it will be available in main repository for trusty within a week or two.
It is already available in ppa. You can install it by:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:canonical-kernel-team/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install linux-generic-lts-wily
It will get to main repository when the maintainers decide to upload it there.
Update: The 4.2 kernels are NOW available in main repositories.
You mean when they bug-fix and bug-check it. It likely needs a good bit of work before releasing ;) Oct 26, 2015 at 13:30
Well, the Ubuntu kernel 4.2 has been released already. The packages for 14.04 are uploaded for early testing. It is optional anyway. Oct 26, 2015 at 13:33
right, but I meant that it needs testing/bugfixing probably before they release it as 'available' and optional (but not into -proposed). :P Oct 26, 2015 at 13:36
Actually I do not think anybody will do that ;-). The kernel is already being tested in 15.10. And users will test it and report bugs. Oct 26, 2015 at 13:39
1Just one friendly reminder: this PPA has the following mention
This ppa is used for building pre-release and test kernels. It IS NOT RECOMMENDED that you subscribe to this PPA.Oct 26, 2015 at 14:19