Linus Torvalds released the 3.5-rc3 and said that there's fewer commits. Below are some changes of Linux Kernel 3.5:

  • A fair amount of Intel graphics driver changes.
  • The AST KMS driver was merged for the ASpeed graphics hardware plus another KMS driver.
  • There's now QEMU KMS driver support for the virtual Cirrus hardware.
  • Many other open-source graphics driver changes.
  • DMA-BUF PRIME support was merged. DMA-BUF itself also received MMAP/VMAP support.
  • There's finally audio support for the Creative Sound Core3D sound cards that succeed the Sound Blaster X-Fi. There's also support for the Xonar DGX sound card and other audio updates.
  • Better input support for the kernel drivers.
  • A multitude of ARM device improvements.
  • CRC32 meta-data support for EXT4.
  • Some technical Btrfs file-system improvements.

Installing Linux Kernel 3.5RC on Ubuntu
Please note that this release is currently under development, so don't install it on a production system. Well, if you want to give it a try, simply open your Terminal and run:
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
If something goes wrong and you change your mind to revert it back to default Kernel version on Ubuntu, please run:
  • sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
  • sudo ppa-purge ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
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