**Linux Kernel 3.8.5** We will see how to install this new kernel in Ubuntu/Linux Mint using a bash script, you can download the deb packages from [here](http://goo.gl/UesIl) for manual installation.

Here are some of the key changes in kernel 3.8.5:

  • **    drm/radeon: fix backend map setup on 1 RB trinity boards**
  • **    drm/radeon: fix S/R on VM systems (cayman/TN/SI)**
  • **    ARM: tegra: fix register address of slink controller**
  • **    target/iscsi: Fix mutual CHAP auth on big-endian arches**
  • **    rtlwifi: rtl8192cu: Fix problem that prevents reassociation**
  • **    rtlwifi: rtl8192cu: Fix schedule while atomic bug splat**
  • **    ALSA: hda – Fix typo in checking IEC958 emphasis bit**
  • **    ALSA: hda/cirrus – Fix the digital beep registration**
  • **    vhost/net: fix heads usage of ubuf_info**
  • **    tcp: fix skb_availroom()**
  • **    ipv4: fix definition of FIB_TABLE_HASHSZ**
  • **    USB: EHCI: fix regression in QH unlinking**
  • **    udf: Fix bitmap overflow on large filesystems with small block size**
  • **    x86-64: Fix the failure case in copy_user_handle_tail()**
  • **    nfsd: fix bad offset use**
  • **    MD RAID5:  Fix kernel oops when RAID4/5/6 is used via device-mapper**
  • **    IPoIB: Fix send lockup due to missed TX completion**
  • **    ext4: fix data=journal fast mount/umount hang**

Linux Kernel 3.8.5 Installation (Main)

To install Linux Kernel 3.8.5 in Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04 and Linux Mint 14/13/12 or older, enter these commands:

cd /tmp

wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/upubuntu.com/kernel-3.8.5 -O kernel-3.8.5

chmod +x kernel-3.8.5

sudo sh kernel-3.8.5

sudo reboot

Removing Linux Kernel 3.8.5 (Uninstall)

To uninstall Linux kernel 3.8.5 completely from your system, run this command:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.8.5*

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