Linux kernel 3.6.3 has been released recently which brings more bugfixes and improvements. Here are some of the changes in this latest kernel:

• PCI INTx eventfd setting has been moved earlier;
• PCI INTx disable consistency has been repaired;
• Bad delegations during open recovery have been removed;
• Jack detection on internal speakers for Realtek has been improved;
• The GPE storm threshold is now a module parameter;
• CPU/DDR frequency calculation for SRIF PLLs has been fixed;
• Endless looping between cascade() and internal_add_timer() has been fixed;
• wthresh need to be changed to 1 in order to avoid possible Tx stalls;
• Assertion failure in commit code due to lacking transaction credits, has been fixed;
• CDC-ACM support for the CX93010-2x UCMxx USB Modem has been added;
• Explicit set of cache_dynamic_acls=1 for TPG demo-mode has been added;
• Truncation of mode data has been fixed and zero allocation length is now supported;
• per-net NSM client creation and destruction helpers has been introduced;
• User memory corruption (i386 userland on amd64 kernel) has been fixed;
• LPIB delay counting on broken hardware has been stopped;
• A useless BUG_ON which caused a regression in 3.5 has been repaired
For full changelog, click here. We will help you install Linux Kernel 3.6.3 in the following Linux distros:

  • Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10
  • Linux Mint 13/12
Linux Kernel 3.6.3 Installation

Open the terminal and install the kernel with these commands:

cd /tmp

wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/upubuntu.com/linux-kernel-3.6.3 -O linux-kernel-3.6.3

chmod +x linux-kernel-3.6.3

sudo sh linux-kernel-3.6.3

When you finish, restart your computer, then check the kernel with this command:

uname -r

In case this kernel is not compatible with your system hardware, you can revert back to the previous kernel by uninstalling version 3.6.3 with this command:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.6.3-030603

If you get system booting troubles after upgrading to this kernel, this article may be useful for you.

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