Darryl Dias

Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.8.8 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

**Linux Kernel 3.8.8 **is the eighth maintenance release for Kernel 3.8 series which is now available for download for all Linux users. This new release brings some ARM fixes and sound enhancements. In this page, we will see as usual how to upgrade to this new kernel using a bash script dedicated for users of Ubuntu, Linux Mint and any other Ubuntu-based system.

Here are some of the new fixes in kernel 3.8.8:

  • **    x86-32: Fix possible incomplete TLB invalidate with PAE pagetables**
  • **    SCSI: libsas: fix handling vacant phy in sas_set_ex_phy()**
  • **    ARM: imx35 Bugfix admux clock**
  • **    ARM: Kirkwood: Fix typo in the definition of ix2-200 rebuild LED**
  • **    ASoC: wm8903: Fix the bypass to HP/LINEOUT when no DAC or ADC is running**
  • **    ALSA: usb-audio: fix endianness bug in snd_nativeinstruments_***

Linux Kernel 3.8.8 Installation
Enter these commands for Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04 or Linux Mint 14/13 or older:

cd /tmp

wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/upubuntu.com/kernel-3.8.8 -O kernel-3.8.8

chmod +x kernel-3.8.8

sudo sh kernel-3.8.8

Now Reboot

Enjoy!