The Linux Kernel has just been updated to a stable version 3.8.2 of the 3.8 mainline. This version is a maintenance release that fixes some issues or bugs and added enhancements in other areas. These fixes include, a validation feature (efivarfs) that performs a couple of steps before agreeing to create a new file, adds device ID for Intel Wellsburg PCH IDE-mode SATA devices, Adds DMI entry for Sony VGN-FW41E_H to suspend/resume properly and more.

Please click here to view a complete changelog on Kernel 3.8.2.

Below are some of the changes that were added.

  • ab8500-chargalg: Only root should have write permission on sysfs file
  • bq27x00_battery: Fix bugs introduced with BQ27425 support
  • pstore: Avoid deadlock in panic and emergency-restart path
  • workqueue: consider work function when searching for busy work items
  • HID: clean up quirk for Sony RF receivers
  • media: v4l: Reset subdev v4l2_dev field to NULL if registration fails
  • fs: Fix possible use-after-free with AIO

To get started, first change into the Download Folder of your home directory by running the commands below

cd ~/Downloads


To install or upgrade Linux Kernel 3.8.2 in Ubuntu, copy and paste the link below to download the 32-bit version of it.





For 64-bit systems, use the link below



After downloading the Kernel, run the commands below to install or upgrade your current kernel.

sudo dpkg -i *.deb




Finally, run the commands below to update grub


sudo update-grub2


Restart your computer and you’re done.






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