Linux Kernel 3.8.5 is the fifth maintenance release for kernel 3.8 series. We will see how to install this new kernel in Ubuntu/Linux Mint using a bash script, you can download the deb packages from here for manual installation.

Here are some of the key changes in kernel 3.8.5:

  •     drm/radeon: fix backend map setup on 1 RB trinity boards
  •     drm/radeon: fix S/R on VM systems (cayman/TN/SI)
  •     ARM: tegra: fix register address of slink controller
  •     target/iscsi: Fix mutual CHAP auth on big-endian arches
  •     rtlwifi: rtl8192cu: Fix problem that prevents reassociation
  •     rtlwifi: rtl8192cu: Fix schedule while atomic bug splat
  •     ALSA: hda - Fix typo in checking IEC958 emphasis bit
  •     ALSA: hda/cirrus - Fix the digital beep registration
  •     vhost/net: fix heads usage of ubuf_info
  •     tcp: fix skb_availroom()
  •     ipv4: fix definition of FIB_TABLE_HASHSZ
  •     USB: EHCI: fix regression in QH unlinking
  •     udf: Fix bitmap overflow on large filesystems with small block size
  •     x86-64: Fix the failure case in copy_user_handle_tail()
  •     nfsd: fix bad offset use
  •     MD RAID5:  Fix kernel oops when RAID4/5/6 is used via device-mapper
  •     IPoIB: Fix send lockup due to missed TX completion
  •     ext4: fix data=journal fast mount/umount hang
Linux Kernel 3.8.5 Installation

To install Linux Kernel 3.8.5 in Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04 and Linux Mint 14/13/12 or older, enter these commands:

cd /tmp 
wget -O kernel-3.8.5 
chmod +x kernel-3.8.5 
sudo sh kernel-3.8.5 
sudo reboot

Removing  Linux Kernel 3.8.5

To uninstall Linux kernel 3.8.5 completely from your system, run this command:

    sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.8.5*