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Install Linux Kernel 3.8.4 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

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Linux Kernel 3.8.4 brings various changes and bug fixes, you can have a look at them here. As usual, we will upgrade to this new kernel using a simple bash script, but the kernel files can be downloaded from here.

Here are some fixes in this latest Kernel:

  • **    ALSA: seq: Fix missing error handling in snd_seq_timer_open()**

  • **    tty: serial: fix typo “SERIAL_S3C2412”**

  • **    ext3: Fix format string issues**

  • **    USB: storage: fix Huawei mode switching regression**

  • **    USB: cdc-wdm: fix buffer overflow**

  • **    dcbnl: fix various netlink info leaks**

  • **    rtnl: fix info leak on RTM_GETLINK request for VF devices**

  • **    vxlan: fix oops when delete netns containing vxlan**

  • **    tcp: fix double-counted receiver RTT when leaving receiver fast path**

  • **    ARM: davinci: edma: fix dmaengine induced null pointer dereference on da830**

  • **    ARM: w1-gpio: fix erroneous gpio requests**

  • **    powerpc: Fix cputable entry for 970MP rev 1.0**

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Linux Kernel 3.8.4 Installation (Main)

Enter these commands from the terminal under Ubuntu/Linux Mint :

cd /tmp

wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/upubuntu.com/kernel-3.8.4 -O kernel-3.8.4

chmod +x kernel-3.8.4

sudo sh kernel-3.8.4

sudo reboot

Removing  Linux Kernel 3.8.4 (Uninstall)

To remove kernel 3.8.4 from your system, enter this command:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.8.4*

Enjoy!!!