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:
If something goes wrong and you change your mind to revert it back to default Kernel version on Ubuntu, please run:
- sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
- sudo apt-get update
- sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
- sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
- sudo ppa-purge ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa