Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.8.6 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Linux Kernel 3.8.6 is the sixth maintenance release for kernel 3.8 series that has been made available recently. In this tutorial, we will help you install it in a system running Ubuntu/Linux Mint and any other Ubuntu-based distribution.

Here are some fixes in kernel 3.8.6:

  • **    ipv6: fix bad free of addrconf_init_net**
  • **    net: ethernet: cpsw: fix erroneous condition in error check**
  • **    net: fq_codel: Fix off-by-one error**
  • **    Btrfs: fix space leak when we fail to reserve metadata space**
  • **    Fix bug for DM9000 revision B which contain a DSP PHY**
  • **    drm/i915: Use the fixed pixel clock for eDP in intel_dp_set_m_n()**
  • **    ARM: kirkwood: Fix chip-delay for GoFlex Net**
  • **    NFSv4.1: Fix a race in pNFS layoutcommit**
  • **    iwlwifi: fix length check in multi-TB HCMD**
  • **    Bluetooth: Fix not closing SCO sockets in the BT_CONNECT2 state**
  • **    smsc75xx: fix jumbo frame support**

Linux Kernel 3.8.6 Installation (Main)

For i386/amd64 architectures, you can install Linux Kernel 3.8.6 with the following commands at your own risk:

cd /tmp

wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/upubuntu.com/kernel-3.8.6 -O kernel-3.8.6

chmod +x kernel-3.8.6

sudo sh kernel-3.8.6

sudo reboot

This process will upgrade the kernel not replace it. to remove earlier Linux kernel and make it a clean install use Synaptic Package Manager.

Enjoy!!!

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A visual effects artist and compositor, self learner, Linux enthusiast and Programmer and can write in Python and Rust. Contributor to open source projects.