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Linux Kernel 3.6.6 is the sixth maintenance release of the kernel 3.6 series. In this guide, we will help you install it in a system running Ubuntu and its derivatives. Here are somes of the fixes in this latest release taken from the changelog:

    drm/nouveau: fix suspend/resume when in headless mode 
    HID: microsoft: fix invalid rdesc for 3k kbd 
    USB: iuu_phoenix: fix backported patches 
    USB: mos7840: fix port-data memory leak 
    ceph: fix dentry reference leak in encode_fh() 
    gpio-timberdale: fix a potential wrapping issue 
    ext4: fix unjournaled inode bitmap modification 
    md/raid1: Fix assembling of arrays containing Replacements. 
    blkcg: Fix use-after-free of q->root_blkg and q->root_rl.blkg

Linux kernel 3.6.6 Installation

Open the terminal under Ubuntu 12.10/12.04 or Linux Mint 13 or older and run this sequence of commands at your own risk:

cd /tmp
wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/upubuntu.com/linux-kernel-3.6.6 -O linux-kernel-3.6.6 
chmod +x linux-kernel-3.6.6 
sudo sh linux-kernel-3.6.6
sudo reboot

To uninstall kernel 3.6.6, run this command:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.6.6*

If you encounter any problem after upgrading to kernel 3.6.6, you may find this article helpful.

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