A seventh maintenance release has been made available recently for users having the Linux 3.4 kernel series. In this tutorial, we will help you upgrade to kernel 3.4.7 using a simple bash script that will install for you all needed packages. If you want to upgrade to kernel 3.5, you can find here a tutorial explaining this.

Linux 3.4.7 brings some core patches, improvements in filesystem, ARM fixes, and some updated drivers. You can find the full changelog here.

Linux Kernel 3.4.7 Installation

Open the terminal and install Linux Kernel 3.4.7 on Ubuntu 12.04/Linux Mint 13 or older with the following commands:

cd /tmp && wget -O linux-kernel-3.4.7 http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/upubuntu.com/linux-kernel-3.4.7

chmod +x linux-kernel-3.4.7

sudo sh linux-kernel-3.4.7

Restart now your computer and check your current kernel version with this command:

uname -r

Outputs returned:


To restore the previous kernel and remove Linux 3.4.7, issue this command, then reboot:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.4.7-030407-generic

Good luck!

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