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!!!

Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.8.6 in Ubuntu for ARM

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 and any other Ubuntu-based distro for ARM.

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 ARM-based systems, you can install kernel 3.8.6 with these commands at your own risk:

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

chmod +x arm-kernel-3.8.6

sudo sh arm-kernel-3.8.6``sudo update-grub

sudo reboot

** Please try this at your own risk. I am not responsible for any damage caused by this article to your system/arm device.**

Enjoy!!

Install Linux Kernel 3.8.5 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

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 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*

Fedora 18 Mate Desktop Spin

A lot of people were asking for Fedora 18 (Spherical Cow) with Mate Desktop Environment pre-installed cd-image. The cd-image comes pre-installed with MATE desktop 1.5.5 version.

What is MATE?

MATE (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmate]) is a desktop environment forked from the now-unmaintained code base of GNOME 2. The name derives from yerba mate, a species of holly native to subtropical South America used to prepare a beverage called mate.The renaming is necessary to avoid conflicts with GNOME 3 components. Several GNOME applications have been forked and renamed:

Application :

The cd-image is only available in x86_64/amd64. If you want to install Mate Desktop Environment on 32-Bit/i386 system. enter the command given below in Terminal:

su

yum install @mate-desktop

Application :

Download (only direct download is available):

alternative link

You can visit the project homepage: Project homepage

If you have any question leave a comment below

Enjoy!!!

Linux Mint Debian Edition 201303 released!

The team is proud to announce the release of LMDE 201303.

Screenshots

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*LMDE 201303 Cinnamon Edition*
[![thumb_mate](http://www.revryl.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/thumb_mate.png)](http://blog-darryldias.rhcloud.com/linux-mint-debian-edition-201303-released/thumb_mate/#main) 
*LMDE 201303 MATE Edition*
 **Highlights**

  • Update Pack 6
  • MATE 1.4
  • Cinnamon 1.6
  • Installer improvements (graphical timezone and keyboard selection, support for installation on multiple HDD, slideshow, webcam and face picture support)
  • Device Driver Manager
  • Plymouth splash screen

If you’re new to LMDE, welcome to Linux Mint Debian!

LMDE in brief

  • Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) is a semi-rolling distribution based on Debian Testing.
  • It’s available in both 32 and 64-bit as a live DVD with MATE or Cinnamon.
  • The purpose of LMDE is to look identical to the main edition and to provide the same functionality while using Debian as a base.

FAQ

1. Is LMDE compatible with Ubuntu-based Linux Mint editions?

No, it is not. LMDE is compatible with Debian, which isn’t compatible with Ubuntu.

2. Is LMDE fully compatible with Debian?

Yes, 100%. LMDE is compatible with repositories designed for Debian Testing.

3. What is a semi-rolling distribution?

Updates are constantly fed to Debian Testing, where users experience frequent regressions but also frequent bug fixes and improvements. LMDE receives “Update Packs” which are tested snapshots of Debian Testing. Users can experience a more stable system thanks to update packs, or switch their sources to follow Testing, or even Unstable, directly to get more frequent updates.

4. How does LMDE compare to the Ubuntu-based editions?

Pros:

  • You don’t need to ever re-install the system. New versions of software and updates are continuously brought to you.
  • It’s faster and more responsive than Ubuntu-based editions.

Cons:

  • LMDE requires a deeper knowledge and experience with Linux, dpkg and APT.
  • Debian is a less user-friendly/desktop-ready base than Ubuntu. Expect some rough edges.
  • No EFI, GPT or secureBoot support.

Additional notes:

  • About the installer: The live installer is developed from scratch with Debian in mind. It’s configurable and it can be re-used by other Debian-based distributions. We noticed a lack in live technologies and in live Debian installers, so we’re happy to take the lead on this. If you’re a developer and you’re interested in using it, have a look at its source repository and don’t hesitate to contact us so we can help you fork it and merge upcoming changes between our two projects.
  • About bugs: Please use this blog to report bugs.
  • Dedicated chat room: #linuxmint-debian is open to LMDE users on irc.spotchat.org.

Download links:

Torrents:

MD5 sums:

  • Cinnamon 32-bit: b82ad03d022c7ad56ef8195642494f41
  • Cinnamon 64-bit: 559d2f78c8f209eff56300d92d86458f
  • MATE 32-bit: 06ae51a79afb8cf71ebc21e78fb630b0
  • MATE 64-bit: 6f35b278e027ce6c26456f41346faf76

Please report if any link turns invalid!

Enjoy!!!

Install Linux Kernel 3.8.4 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

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**

** **

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!!!

OpenSUSE 12.3: Now available for download

**snapshot1openSUSE ** is a general purpose operating system built on top of the Linux kernel, developed by the community-supported openSUSE Project and sponsored by SUSE and a number of other companies. After Novell acquired SUSE Linux in January 2004, Novell decided to release the SUSE Linux Professional product as a 100% open source project. In 2011 The Attachmate Group acquired Novell and split Novell and SUSE into two autonomous subsidiary companies. SUSE offers products and services around SUSE Linux Enterprise — their commercial offering that is based on openSUSE Linux.

The initial release of the community project was a beta version of SUSE Linux 10.0, and as of March 13, 2013 the current stable release is openSUSE 12.3.

[edit] The following requirements should be met to ensure smooth operation of openSUSE 12.3

Pentium* III 500 MHz or higher processor (Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or higher or any AMD64 or Intel64 processor recommended)

  • Main memory: 1 GB physical RAM (2 GB recommended)
  • Hard disk: 3 GB available disk space for a minimal install, 5 GB available for a graphical desktop (more recommended)
  • Sound and graphics cards: supports most modern sound and graphics cards, 800 x 600 display resolution (1024 x 768 or higher recommended)
  • Booting from CD/DVD drive or USB-Stick for installation, or support for booting over network (you need to setup PXE by yourself, look also at Network install) or an existing installation of openSUSE, more information at Installation without CD

The GRUB bootloader co-operates with other operating systems on the same machine. openSUSE can be installed on one free harddisk partition, while preserving existing installations on other partitions

Click the button below to download openSUSE

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Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.8.3 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

**Linux Kernel 3.8.3 **has been released recently bringing more changes and bug fixes. In this article, we will see how to install this new kernel in Ubuntu/Linux Mint. For users preferring to install the kernel manually, please go here.

Here are some fixes in kernel 3.8.3:

  • **    ALSA: vmaster: Fix slave change notification**

  • **    w1-gpio: fix section mismatch**

  • **    USB: Fix connected device switch to Inactive state**

  • **    vfs: fix pipe counter breakage**

  • **    usbnet: smsc95xx: fix suspend failure**

  • **    crypto: user – fix info leaks in report API**

  • **    x86/kvm: Fix pvclock vsyscall fixmap**

  • **    CIFS: Fix missing of oplock_read value in smb30_values structure**

  • **    drm/i915: Fix Haswell/CRW PCI IDs**

  • **    ARM: 7663/1: perf: fix ARMv7 EVTYPE_MASK to include NSH bit**

  • **    md/raid1,raid10: fix deadlock with freeze_array()**

  • **    ath9k_htc: fix signal strength handling issues**

Linux Kernel 3.8.3 Installation (Main)

Open the terminal and enter these commands:

cd /tmp

wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/upubuntu.com/kernel-3.8.3 -O kernel-3.8.3

chmod +x kernel-3.8.3

sudo sh kernel-3.8.3

sudo reboot

if you are encountering unexpected troubles while upgrading to this new kernel you can revert back to the stock kernel with the commands below.

Linux Kernel 3.8.3 Removal (Uninstall)

For complete removal of this kernel from your system, enter this command:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.8.3*

Enjoy!!!

Twitter official Windows 8 app is out

Twitter today released its official Twitter app for Windows 8.

Here the Official Twitter press release:

With Twitter, you can watch the world unfold like never before.

*** Get real-time stories, pictures, videos, conversations, ideas, and inspiration all in your timeline.     ** Follow people and your interests to get unfiltered access and unique behind-the-scenes perspectives.     ** Express yourself with photos, videos and comments.*

Twitter for Windows 8 brings you all the design, features and functionality of Twitter combined with the fast and fluid technology of Windows 8:

– The Discover (#) icon shows you new topics from people in your network and other information like Trends and Who to Follow suggestions. But nowhere else can you scroll through Discover stories horizontally. Smoothly move through a collage of Tweets, pictures, links and article previews that make the most of your device.

– The Share charm makes it easier to tweet links, pictures and opinions to your followers from anywhere in Windows 8. Reading an article in Internet Explorer about Hawaii? Swipe in from the right edge of the device, tap the Share charm, add your comments in the Tweet and hit send.

– Create the ultimate screen with Snap view on Windows 8. Drag Twitter into the narrow side of the screen and slide in another favorite app. You can stream a live video while you watch the conversation about it unfold on Twitter. Then use the Share charm to join the discussion.

With many thanks to our over 200 million users!

Twitter Official app for Windows 8 :

Full review coming soon…

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Kali Linux: Now available for download

Kali Linux is an advanced Penetration Testing and Security Auditing Linux distribution based on Debian and comes with packed with Gnome as stock (DE Desktop Environment). Kali Linux is developed by Offensive Security, The same people who developed BackTrack.

Features

  • More than 300 penetration testing tools: After reviewing every tool that was included in BackTrack, we eliminated a great number of tools that either did not work or had other tools available that provided similar functionality.
  • Free and always will be: Kali Linux, like its predecessor, is completely free and always will be. You will never, ever have to pay for Kali Linux.
  • Open source Git tree: We are huge proponents of open source software and our development tree is available for all to see and all sources are available for those who wish to tweak and rebuild packages.
  • FHS compliant: Kali has been developed to adhere to the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard, allowing all Linux users to easily locate binaries, support files, libraries, etc.
  • Vast wireless device support: We have built Kali Linux to support as many wireless devices as we possibly can, allowing it to run properly on a wide variety of hardware and making it compatible with numerous USB and other wireless devices.
  • Custom kernel patched for injection: As penetration testers, the development team often needs to do wireless assessments so our kernel has the latest injection patches included.
  • Secure development environment: The Kali Linux team is made up of a small group of trusted individuals who can only commit packages and interact with the repositories while using multiple secure protocols.
  • GPG signed packages and repos: All Kali packages are signed by each individual developer when they are built and committed and the repositories subsequently sign the packages as well.
  • Multi-language: Although pentesting tools tend to be written in English, we have ensured that Kali has true multilingual support, allowing more users to operate in their native language and locate the tools they need for the job.
  • Completely customizable: We completely understand that not everyone will agree with our design decisions so we have made it as easy as possible for our more adventurous users to customize Kali Linux to their liking, all the way down to the kernel.
  • ARMEL and ARMHF support: Since ARM-based systems are becoming more and more prevalent and inexpensive, we knew that Kali’s ARM support would need to be as robust as we could manage, resulting in working installations for both ARMEL and ARMHF systems. Kali Linux has ARM repositories integrated with the mainline distribution so tools for ARM will be updated in conjunction with the rest of the distribution. Kali is currently available for the following ARM devices:

Custom version of Kali Linux is also available for ARM powered devices and system:

Download

Kali Linux can be downloaded from here :

If the download from the official website fails try the alternative link the alternative link contains all the builds of Kali Linux.

Alternative Kali Linux download:
Enjoy!!!

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