Install Linux Kernel 3.8.7 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

**Linux Kernel 3.8.7 **is the seventh maintenance release for the kernel 3.8 series bringing more updates and various bugfixes. In this guide, we will help you install this kernel in Ubuntu/Linux Mint using a bash script. The kernel files can be obtained from here.

Here are some fixes in kernel 3.8.7:

  • **    NFSv4: Doh! Typo in the fix to nfs41_walk_client_list**
  • **    r8169: fix auto speed down issue**
  • **    ARM: EXYNOS: Fix crash on soft reset on EXYNOS5440**
  • **    msi-wmi: Fix memory leak**
  • **    x86: Fix rebuild with EFI_STUB enabled**
  • **    EISA/PCI: Fix bus res reference**
  • **    drm/nouveau: fix handling empty channel list in ioctl’s**
  • **    ALSA: hda – fix typo in proc output**
  • **    ALSA: hda – bug fix on return value when getting HDMI ELD info**

Linux Kernel 3.8.7 Installation**(Main)**

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Enter these commands:

cd /tmp

wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/upubuntu.com/kernel-3.8.7 -O kernel-3.8.7

chmod +x kernel-3.8.7

sudo sh kernel-3.8.7

Now reboot

Enjoy!

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