Sunday, 20 October 2013

How To : Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.11.6 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint Systems

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     The Linux Kernel 3.11.6 is now available for the users and all the users of 3.11 kernel series must upgrade.This Linux Kernel version comes with plenty of fixes and improvements. This article will guide you to install or upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.11.6 in your Ubuntu or Linux Mint system.

Fixes


  • drm/radeon: fix typo in CP DMA register headers
  • ALSA: hda - hdmi: Fix channel map switch not taking effect
  • drm/i915: Only apply DPMS to the encoder if enabled
  • ARC: Fix signal frame management for SA_SIGINFO
  • watchdog: ts72xx_wdt: locking bug in ioctl
  • drm/radeon/dpm/btc: off by one in btc_set_mc_special_registers()
  • drm/radeon/dpm: off by one in si_set_mc_special_registers()
  • drm/radeon: forever loop on error in radeon_do_test_moves()
  • ALSA: snd-usb-usx2y: remove bogus frame checks
  • ext4: fix memory leak in xattr
  • ALSA: hda - Fix microphone for Sony VAIO Pro 13 (Haswell model)
  • ALSA: hda - Fix mono speakers and headset mic on Dell Vostro 5470
  • ipc,shm: introduce lockless functions to obtain the ipc object
  • ipc,shm: shorten critical region in shmctl_down
  • ipc: drop ipcctl_pre_down
  • ipc,shm: introduce shmctl_nolock
  • ipc,shm: make shmctl_nolock lockless
  • ipc,shm: shorten critical region for shmctl
  • ipc,shm: cleanup do_shmat pasta
  • ipc,shm: shorten critical region for shmat
  • ipc: rename ids->rw_mutex
  • ipc,msg: drop msg_unlock
  • ipc: document general ipc locking scheme
  • ipc, shm: guard against non-existant vma in shmdt(2)
  • ipc: drop ipc_lock_by_ptr
  • ipc, shm: drop shm_lock_check
  • ipc: drop ipc_lock_check
  • drm/i915/hsw: Disable L3 caching of atomic memory operations.
  • parisc: fix interruption handler to respect pagefault_disable()
  • hwmon: (applesmc) Always read until end of data
  • drm/i915: fix rps.vlv_work initialization
  • compiler/gcc4: Add quirk for 'asm goto' miscompilation bug
  • MIPS: stack protector: Fix per-task canary switch and many more...


Installation


For 32-Bits System

Download the .deb files.

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.11.6-saucy/linux-headers-3.11.6-031106-generic_3.11.6-031106.201310181453_i386.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.11.6-saucy/linux-headers-3.11.6-031106_3.11.6-031106.201310181453_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.11.6-saucy/linux-image-3.11.6-031106-generic_3.11.6-031106.201310181453_i386.deb

Install them.

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.11.6-*.deb linux-image-3.11.6-*.deb

Reboot the System

sudo reboot

For 64-Bits System

Download the .deb files.

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.11.6-saucy/linux-headers-3.11.6-031106-generic_3.11.6-031106.201310181453_amd64.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.11.6-saucy/linux-headers-3.11.6-031106_3.11.6-031106.201310181453_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.11.6-saucy/linux-image-3.11.6-031106-generic_3.11.6-031106.201310181453_amd64.deb

Install them.

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.11.6-*.deb linux-image-3.11.6-*.deb

Reboot the system.

sudo reboot

To uninstall Linux kernel 3.11.6,

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.11.6-*


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