Linux Kernel 3.6.1 is the first maintenance release for the stable Linux 3.6 kernel series that has been released recently, and users of the 3.6 kernel series must upgrade. This release brings more bugs fixes and improvements, you can check them here.

In this tutorial we will see how to install Kernel 3.6.1 in the following Linux distributions:

  • Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10 or older
  • Linux Mint 13/12 or older
Kernel 3.6.1 Installation

It's recommended that you backup your system to be in the safe side when unexpected troubles occur. Then, open the terminal and run the following commands to install Kernel 3.6.1 at your own risk for both 32-bit & 64-bit systems:

cd /tmp

wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/upubuntu.com/linux-kernel-3.6.1 -O linux-kernel-3.6.1

chmod +x linux-kernel-3.6.1

sudo sh linux-kernel-3.6.1

Restart now your computer to activate this new kernel. You can check the current Linux kernel version with this command:

uname -r

If you want to delete kernel 3.6.1 and revert back to the previous kernel, run this command from the terminal:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.6.1-030601

If you get boot troubles after upgrading to this kernel, you can fix your system as instructed here.

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