The stable version of Linux Kernel 3.5 has finally been released which comes with many features and bug fixes. This kernel has known improvements in support for Android and file systems (ext4).  Here are some other new features:

  • An improved support for hybrid graphics
  • FireWire Target Disk Mode Support
  • Adding support for Xonar DGX and Creative Sound Core3D
  • EXT4 supports now CRC32 Meta-Data
  • Improved support for graphics cards especially nVidia and AMD GPUs
In this tutorial, we will help you install Kernel 3.5 on Ubuntu 12.04/11.10 or older and any Ubuntu-based system like Linux Mint 13.

Linux Kernel 3.5 Installation

Open the terminal and run the following commands to install Kernel 3.5.0 at your own risk for 32-bit/i386 systems:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/kernel-i386
sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

or

sudo apt-get install linux

For 64-bit/amd64 systems, you can install with these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/kernel-amd64
sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

or

sudo apt-get install linux

Restart now your system to finish the installation. Then, check your current kernel version with this command:

uname -r

To remove Linux Kernel 3.5 and restore the previous kernel, run this command:



sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.5.0-030500-generic



Good luck!

 
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