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Monday, 4 November 2013

How To : Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.12 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint Systems

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     The Linux Kernel 3.12 is now available for the users, announced Linus Torvalds. This Linux Kernel version comes with plenty of fixes and improvements. This article will guide you to install or upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.12 in your Ubuntu or Linux Mint system.

Fixes

  • mm: memcg: use proper memcg in limit bypass
  • mm: memcg: lockdep annotation for memcg OOM lock
  • mm: memcg: fix test for child groups
  • uml: check length in exitcode_proc_write()
  • staging: ozwpan: prevent overflow in oz_cdev_write()
  • aacraid: missing capable() check in compat ioctl
  • staging: wlags49_h2: buffer overflow setting station name
  • Staging: bcm: info leak in ioctl
  • Staging: sb105x: info leak in mp_get_count()
  • drm/radeon: use sw CTS/N values for audio on DCE4+
  • drm/radeon: disable bapm on KB
  • drm/radeon/dpm: fix incompatible casting on big endian
  • ALSA: hda - Fix unbalanced runtime PM refcount after S3/S4
  • ALSA: hda - Add missing initial vmaster hook at build_controls callback
  • ALSA: hda - Fix silent headphone on Thinkpads with AD1984A codec
  • ASoC: dapm: Fix source list debugfs outputs
  • ASoC: dapm: Return -ENOMEM in snd_soc_dapm_new_dai_widgets()
  • ALSA: hda - Add a fixup for ASUS N76VZ
  • ASoC: wm_hubs: Add missing break in hp_supply_event() and many more...

Installation


For 32-Bits Systems


Download the .deb files.

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.12-saucy/linux-headers-3.12.0-031200-generic_3.12.0-031200.201311031935_i386.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.12-saucy/linux-headers-3.12.0-031200_3.12.0-031200.201311031935_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.12-saucy/linux-image-3.12.0-031200-generic_3.12.0-031200.201311031935_i386.deb

Install them.

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.12.0-*.deb linux-image-3.12.0-*.deb

Reboot the system.

sudo reboot

For 64-Bits Systems


Download the .deb files.

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.12-saucy/linux-headers-3.12.0-031200-generic_3.12.0-031200.201311031935_amd64.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.12-saucy/linux-headers-3.12.0-031200_3.12.0-031200.201311031935_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.12-saucy/linux-image-3.12.0-031200-generic_3.12.0-031200.201311031935_amd64.deb

Install them.

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.12.0-*.deb linux-image-3.12.0-*.deb

Reboot the system.

sudo reboot

To uninstall kernel 3.12,

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.12.0-* linux-headers-3.12.0-*


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