Linux Kernel 3.7.1 is the first maintenance release for the Kernel 3.7 series that has been made available recently for Ubuntu/Linux Mint systems. In this tutorial, we will see as usual how to upgrade to this new kernel using a simple bash script. If you want to install the deb files manually, click here.

Here are some of the changes and fixes in kernel 3.7.1 taken from the ChangeLog:

  • USB: EHCI: bugfix: urb->hcpriv should not be NULL
  • ring-buffer: Fix race between integrity check and readers
  • Partial fix for a hardware bug affecting OHCI controllers by NVIDIA
  • rcu: Fix batch-limit size problem
  • usb: ftdi_sio: fixup BeagleBone A5+ quirk
  • x86: hpet: Fix masking of MSI interrupts
  • clk: ux500: fix bit error
  • rcu: Fix batch-limit size problem
Linux Kernel 3.7.1 Installation

To install Linux Kernel 3.7.1 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint (12.10/12.04/11.10 or Mint 14/13 or older), open the terminal and run this sequence of commands at your own risk (backup your files if needed):

cd /tmp 
wget -O linux-kernel-3.7.1 
chmod +x linux-kernel-3.7.1 
sudo sh linux-kernel-3.7.1 
sudo reboot

Kernel 3.7.1 Removal

If you haven't removed the old kernel, you can purge Linux Kernel 3.7.1 with this command:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.7.1*