I'm looking for a stable Linux distribution (preferably a well-known one) based on the 3.10 kernel. So far I have identified Gentoo as one such distribution. But I'm having trouble finding any others.

What other distributions currently offer a stable release based on the 3.10 series kernel?

  • Slackware 14.1 uses kernel 3.10.17 by default – brm Feb 17 '14 at 19:09
  • Debian stable has that kernel version in stable backports. – jordanm Feb 17 '14 at 19:43
  • almost every linux distro call themselves stable, take a look at DistroWatch – user55518 Feb 17 '14 at 19:49
  • @brm: Thanks. Any reason you decided against submitting that as an answer? ;) – Dan Moulding Feb 17 '14 at 20:56
  • I found that one sentence a bit short for an actual answer – brm Feb 17 '14 at 21:13

You can try Archlinux with Linux LTS 3.10.XX-X which is based on the Linux 3.10 LTS release from kernel.org.

Archlinux by default comes with the latest stable kernel wich currently is 3.12.9-2 but is quiet simple to install the LTS version because it's in the official Archlinux repositories.

To install it and generate the grub entry run:

$ pacman -S linux-lts
$ grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

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