Linux Kernel 3.8.4 brings various changes and bug fixes, you can have a look at them here. As usual, we will upgrade to this new kernel using a simple bash script, but the kernel files can be downloaded from here.

Here are some fixes in this latest Kernel:

  •     ALSA: seq: Fix missing error handling in snd_seq_timer_open()

  •     tty: serial: fix typo “SERIAL_S3C2412”

  •     ext3: Fix format string issues

  •     USB: storage: fix Huawei mode switching regression

  •     USB: cdc-wdm: fix buffer overflow

  •     dcbnl: fix various netlink info leaks

  •     rtnl: fix info leak on RTM_GETLINK request for VF devices

  •     vxlan: fix oops when delete netns containing vxlan

  •     tcp: fix double-counted receiver RTT when leaving receiver fast path

  •     ARM: davinci: edma: fix dmaengine induced null pointer dereference on da830

  •     ARM: w1-gpio: fix erroneous gpio requests

  •     powerpc: Fix cputable entry for 970MP rev 1.0


Linux Kernel 3.8.4 Installation (Main)

Enter these commands from the terminal under Ubuntu/Linux Mint :

cd /tmp
wget -O kernel-3.8.4
chmod +x kernel-3.8.4
sudo sh kernel-3.8.4
sudo reboot


Removing  Linux Kernel 3.8.4 (Uninstall)

To remove kernel 3.8.4 from your system, enter this command:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.8.4*




Darryl Dias

I’m Darryl. I’m a 3D Generalist, Web Developer and Linux enthusiast. On RevRYL I share my insights, tips and tricks, tutorials, methods and best practices.

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