Linux Kernel 3.6.5 is the fifth maintenance release of the 3.6 kernel series which has just been released. To upgrade to this kernel, see the instructions below. But, here are first some of the changes and fixes in this latest release taken from the changelog:

  •     ARM: at91: fix external interrupts in non-DT case
  •     vhost: fix mergeable bufs on BE hosts
  •     USB: mos7840: fix port-device leak in error path
  •     USB: sierra: fix port-data memory leak
  •     ehci: fix Lucid nohandoff pci quirk to be more generic with BIOS versions
  •     staging: comedi: ni_daq_700: fix dio subdevice regression
  •     xhci: fix integer overflow
  •     LOCKD: fix races in nsm_client_get
  •     Bluetooth: SMP: Fix setting unknown auth_req bits
  •     b43: Fix oops on unload when firmware not found

Linux Kernel 3.6.5 Installation

To install Linux Kernel 3.6.5 in Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10/Linux Mint 13 or older, run these commands from the terminal at your own risk:

cd /tmp
wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/upubuntu.com/linux-kernel-3.6.5 -O linux-kernel-3.6.5
chmod +x linux-kernel-3.6.5 
sudo sh linux-kernel-3.6.5 
sudo reboot
To uninstall kernel 3.6.5 and revert back to the previous kernel, issue this command:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.6.5*

If the upgrade is not successful, you may fix your system as described here.

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