Ksplice Desktop

Ksplice provides members of the Linux community free security updates for their desktop Linux installation. Ksplice currently supports Ubuntu and Fedora distributions. No registration is necessary, but providing Ksplice with an email address allows us to communicate with you should any issues arise.

Ubuntu Installation Instructions

After you click the download button, a dialog box will appear:

Screenshot: downloading ksplice-uptrack.deb

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Select Save File and double-click on ksplice-uptrack.deb file in your Downloads folder. Ubuntu Software Center will launch.

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Make sure Open with Ubuntu Software Center is selected, as above, and click OK.

Ubuntu Software Center will bring up the ksplice-uptrack package information. Click Install, and the installation will begin. You will be prompted for your password:

Screenshot: installing package with Ubuntu Software Center

Enter your password and click OK. You will next be prompted to agree to the terms of service:

Screenshot: reading and accepting Ksplice terms of service/images/install/uptrack-manager-new-updates.png

Read the terms, check the box and click Forward. The installation process will continue. When Ksplice Uptrack is fully installed, the Ksplice Uptrack Manager will appear:

Screenshot: loading updates available in Ksplice Uptrack Manager

Ksplice Uptrack is now installed on your system and ready to apply the latest fixes to Linux, all without rebooting. Click “Install all updates” to bring your kernel up to date:

Screenshot: Viewing installed updates in Ksplice Uptrack Manager

For more information on how to use Ksplice Uptrack, see the User's Guide.

Fedora Installation Instructions

When you click the download button, a dialog box will appear:

Screenshot: downloading ksplice-uptrack.rpm

Make sure Open with Package Installer is selected, as above, and click OK. The installer will appear:

Screenshot: installing Ksplice Uptrack package

Click Install, and the installation will begin. You will be asked to confirm installation of the Ksplice Uptrack package. Click Continue:

Screenshot: confirming package installation

You will then be prompted for the root password:

Screenshot: prompting for root password

Enter the password, and click Authenticate. When installation is complete, you will again be prompted again for the root password:

Screenshot: prompting again for the root password

You will then be asked to read and accept the Ksplice terms of service. After you do accept the terms, the Ksplice Uptrack Manager will appear:

Screenshot: viewing available Ksplice kernel updates

For more information on how to use Ksplice Uptrack, see the User's Guide.

Ksplice for Linux Desktops is provided free of charge with no warranties, express or implied. No support is provided.