Linux Kernel 3.8.7 is the seventh maintenance release for the kernel 3.8 series bringing more updates and various bugfixes. In this guide, we will help you install this kernel in Ubuntu/Linux Mint using a bash script. The kernel files can be obtained from  here.

Here are some fixes in kernel 3.8.7:

  •     NFSv4: Doh! Typo in the fix to nfs41_walk_client_list
  •     r8169: fix auto speed down issue
  •     ARM: EXYNOS: Fix crash on soft reset on EXYNOS5440
  •     msi-wmi: Fix memory leak
  •     x86: Fix rebuild with EFI_STUB enabled
  •     EISA/PCI: Fix bus res reference
  •     drm/nouveau: fix handling empty channel list in ioctl's
  •     ALSA: hda - fix typo in proc output
  •     ALSA: hda - bug fix on return value when getting HDMI ELD info
Linux Kernel 3.8.7 Installation

Enter these commands:

cd /tmp 
wget -O kernel-3.8.7 
chmod +x kernel-3.8.7 
sudo sh kernel-3.8.7 
sudo reboot

For Ubuntu/Linux Mint running on ARM CPUs, you can upgrade to kernel 3.8.7 with the following commands:

cd /tmp 
wget -O arm-kernel-3.8.7 
chmod +x arm-kernel-3.8.7 
sudo sh arm-kernel-3.8.7 
sudo update-grub 
sudo reboot