Linux Kernel 3.6.7 has been released recently bringing more improvements and bug fixes. As usual, we will help Ubuntu/Linux Mint users to upgrade to this new kernel using our simple bash script as described below. If you want to download and install manually the kernel deb packages, click here. Here are some of the changes and fixes taken from the ChangeLog of kernel 3.6.7:

  •     ALSA: usb-audio: Fix mutex deadlock at disconnection
  •     ALSA: Fix card refcount unbalance
  •     ALSA: usb-audio: Fix races at disconnection
  •     DRM/Radeon: Fix Load Detection on legacy primary DAC.
  •     xfs: fix buffer shudown reference count mismatch
  •     xfs: fix reading of wrapped log data
  •     cfg80211: fix antenna gain handling
  •     drm/vmwgfx: Fix a case where the code would BUG when trying to pin GMR memory
  •     drm/vmwgfx: Fix hibernation device reset
  •     mmc: sdhci: fix NULL dereference in sdhci_request() tuning
  •     l2tp: fix oops in l2tp_eth_create() error path
  •     net: usb: Fix memory leak on Tx data path
  •     net: fix secpath kmemleak
  •     tcp: fix FIONREAD/SIOCINQ
  •     ipv4: Fix flushing of cached routing informations
  •     sctp: fix call to SCTP_CMD_PROCESS_SACK in sctp_cmd_interpreter()
  •     batman-adv: Fix broadcast packet CRC calculation
  •     NFS: fix bug in legacy DNS resolver.
  •     mac80211: fix SSID copy on IBSS JOIN
  •     drm/i915: fix overlay on i830M

Linux Kernel 3.6.7 Installation

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

cd /tmp 
wget -O linux-kernel-3.6.7 
chmod +x linux-kernel-3.6.7 
sudo sh linux-kernel-3.6.7 
sudo reboot

To uninstall Kernel 3.6.7, issue this command from the terminal:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.6.7*

If you have failed in installing this kernel, you may find this article helpful.