Hello readers! Today I'd like to share the download links of Linux Kernel 3.8.6 DEB packages for Ubuntu. This sixth maintenance release of Linux Kernel 3.8 series brings many changes and improvements especially network and connectivity such as IPV6, bluetooth, wireless connection, USB connection, etc.

Linux Kernel 3.8.6 changes and improvements:
  • net: ethernet: cpsw: fix erroneous condition in error check
  • ipv6: don't accept node local multicast traffic from the wire
  • ipv6: don't accept multicast traffic with scope 0
  • ipv6: fix bad free of addrconf_init_net
  • DM9000B: driver initialization upgrade
  • tcp: undo spurious timeout after SACK reneging
  • sky2: Threshold for Pause Packet is set wrong
  • sky2: Receive Overflows not counted
  • iwlwifi: dvm: don't send HCMD in restart flow
  • ARM: OMAP: clocks: Delay clk inits atleast until slab is initialized
  • USB: quatech2: fix use-after-free in TIOCMIWAIT
  • usb: xhci: Fix TRB transfer length macro used for Event TRB.
  • And more!

For a complete list of Linux Kernel 3.8.6 changes and improvements, please click here.

Install Linux Kernel 3.8.6 on Ubuntu
Please take a note that this release of Linux Kernel might broke your system, so don't install them on a production system, install at your own risk! Download all deb files that are suitable for your system architecture (32bit or 64bit) and put them in the same folder.



Once downloaded, please make sure you put them in the same folder and execute the following command to install:
  • sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Good luck!