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Tuesday, 1 October 2013

How To : Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.11.2 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint Systems


"The Linux Kernel 3.11.2 is now available for the users and all the users of 3.11 kernel series must upgrade", announced Greg Kroah-Hartman. This Linux Kernel version comes with plenty of fixes and improvements. This article will guide you to install or upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.11.2 in your Ubuntu or Linux Mint system.

Fixes

  • SCSI: sd: Fix potential out-of-bounds access
  • USB: OHCI: Allow runtime PM without system sleep
  • USB: fix build error when CONFIG_PM_SLEEP isn't enabled
  • USB: handle LPM errors during device suspend correctlydrm/edid: add quirk for Medion MD30217PG
  • intel-iommu: Fix leaks in pagetable freeing
  • fuse: invalidate inode attributes on xattr modification
  • ALSA: hda - hdmi: Fallback to ALSA allocation when selecting CA
  • powerpc: Handle unaligned ldbrx/stdbrx
  • pci_ids: Add PCI device ID functions 3 and 4 for newer F15h models.
  • x86, amd_nb: Clarify F15h, model 30h GART and L3 support
  • media: exynos4-is: Fix fimc-lite bayer formats
  • media: exynos-gsc: Register v4l2 device
  • HID: kye: Add report fixup for Genius Gx Imperator Keyboard
  • media: siano: fix divide error on 0 counters
  • pinctrl: at91: fix get_pullup/down function return
  • amd64_edac: Fix single-channel setups
  • mtd: nand: fix NAND_BUSWIDTH_AUTO for x16 devices
  • ext4: move test whether extent to map can be extended to one place
  • ext4: fix ext4_writepages() in presence of truncate
  • ext4: simplify truncation code in ext4_setattr()
  • isofs: Refuse RW mount of the filesystem instead of making it RO, and many more..

Installation


For 32-Bit Systems:


Download the .deb files:

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.11.2-saucy/linux-headers-3.11.2-031102-generic_3.11.2-031102.201309262136_i386.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.11.2-saucy/linux-headers-3.11.2-031102_3.11.2-031102.201309262136_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.11.2-saucy/linux-image-3.11.2-031102-generic_3.11.2-031102.201309262136_i386.deb

Install them:

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.11.2*.deb linux-image-3.11.2*.deb

Now, reboot the system:

sudo reboot

For 64-Bit Systems:


Download the .deb files:

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.11.2-saucy/linux-headers-3.11.2-031102-generic_3.11.2-031102.201309262136_amd64.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.11.2-saucy/linux-headers-3.11.2-031102_3.11.2-031102.201309262136_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.11.2-saucy/linux-image-3.11.2-031102-generic_3.11.2-031102.201309262136_amd64.deb

Install them:

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.11.2*.deb linux-image-3.11.2*.deb

Now, reboot the system:

sudo reboot

To Uninstall,

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.11.2*


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