Saturday, December 08, 2012

Upgrading Linux Kernel 3.6.9 (Stable) release in Ubuntu 12.10

Linux kernel 3.6.9 has recently released on 04 December, 2012 with lots of bugfixes and improvements. Below mentioned are the some important changes.

*ALSA: hda - Fix missing beep on ASUS X43U notebook
*ALSA: ua101, usx2y: fix broken MIDI output
*iwlwifi: fix monitor mode FCS flag
*radeon: add AGPMode 1 quirk for RV250
*drm/radeon: add new SI pci id
*mmc: sdhci-s3c: fix the wrong number of max bus clocks
*mwifiex: fix system hang issue in cmd timeout error case
*x86, efi: Fix processor-specific memcpy() build error
*MPI: Fix compilation on MIPS with GCC 4.4 and newer
*NFC: Fix nfc_llcp_local chained list insertion
*get_dvb_firmware: fix download site for tda10046 firmware
*pstore/ram: Fix printk format warning
*bas_gigaset: fix pre_reset handling
*PM / QoS: fix wrong error-checking condition
*jbd: Fix lock ordering bug in journal_unmap_buffer()
*can: peak_usb: fix hwtstamp assignment

For a full changelog, click here.

We shall upgrade the default kernel version 3.5.0-17.28 shipped with Ubuntu 12.10 to 3.6.9-030609.

Download the script to perform an automated kernel upgrade process.

Now open the terminal and run the below command from the folder where script is downloaded to make it executable.
$ sudo chmod +x

$ sudo sh

After the completion, reboot the system for the changes to take effect and after reboot run the below command to confirm the version.

$ uname -r

In case if the kernel 3.6.9 is not compatible with your system hardware, then run the below command to remove the kernel 3.6.9 and switch back to previous kernel.

$ sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.6.8-030609

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