Install/Upgrade Linux Kernel 3.9.4 for Ubuntu/Linux Mint


Linux Kernel 3.9.4 If you successfully installed one of kernel 3.9 series in your system before, then you may upgrade to this new one.

Here are some known issues that has been fixed in kernel 3.9.4:

  •     x86, vm86: fix VM86 syscalls: use SYSCALL_DEFINEx(…)
  •     NTB: Multiple NTB client fix
  •     drm/radeon: Fix VRAM size calculation for VRAM >= 4GB
  •     drm/nouveau/bios: fix thinko in ZM_MASK_ADD opcode
  •     x86: Fix bit corruption at CPU resume time
  •     i2c: designware: fix RX FIFO overrun
  •     btrfs: don’t stop searching after encountering the wrong item
  •     arm64: mm: Fix operands of clz in __flush_dcache_all  


Linux 3.9.4 Setup    

Via the terminal, issue these commands under Ubuntu/Linux Mint at your own risk:

cd /tmp
wget -O kernel-3.9.4
chmod +x kernel-3.9.4
sudo sh kernel-3.9.4
sudo reboot

Linux 3.9.4 Removal

To remove kernel 3.9.4 from your system, enter this command:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.9.4*


Install Sublime Text on Fedora Using a YUM

Sublime Text is a cross-platform text and source code editor, with a Python API. Its functionality is also extendable with sublime-packages; Sublime Text is not open source software nor free software, but some of the extending packages have free-software licenses and are community-built and maintained.

Install Sublime Text Editor in Fedora Linux & Red Hat Linux


Step 1: Setup the Unofficial Sublime Text 2 repository:

wget -O /etc/yum.repos.d/sublime2.repo

Step 2: Install Sublime Text 2:

sudo yum -y install sublime-text


Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.9.3 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Linux Kernel 3.9.3 has been released bringing more updates and bug fixes. As usual, we will see how to install it under Ubuntu/Linux Mint using a simple a bash script, but if you want to install it manually, go here

Some in Kernel 3.9.3:

  •     iscsi-target: Fix processing of OOO commands
  •     cpufreq / intel_pstate: fix ffmpeg regression
  •     ARM: EXYNOS5: Fix kernel dump in AFTR idle mode
  •     mwifiex: fix setting of multicast filter
  •     SCSI: sd: fix array cache flushing bug causing performance problems
  •     xen/vcpu/pvhvm: Fix vcpu hotplugging hanging
  •     ALSA: hda – Fix 3.9 regression of EAPD init on Conexant codecs
  •     ALSA: HDA: Fix Oops caused by dereference NULL pointer

More changes can be seen here:


Linux 3.9.3 Installation

Open the terminal and run these commands at your own risk:

cd /tmp
wget -O kernel-3.9.3
chmod +x kernel-3.9.3
sudo sh kernel-3.9.3

sudo reboot

Linux 3.9.3 Removal

Enter this command:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.9.3*


Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” RC released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” RC.

Linux Mint 15 Olivia

Linux Mint 15 is the most ambitious release since the start of the project. MATE 1.6 is greatly improved and Cinnamon 1.8 offers a ton of new features, including a screensaver and a unified control center. The login screen can now be themed in HTML5 and two new tools, “Software Sources” and “Driver Manager”, make their first appearance in Linux Mint.

New features at a glance:

For a complete overview and to see screenshots of the new features, visit: “What’s new in Linux Mint 15“.

Important info:

  • MDM issues
  • PAE required for 32-bit ISOs
  • Mint4win
  • GnomePPP and local repository

Make sure to read the “Release Notes” to be aware of important info or known issues related to this release.

System requirements:

  • x86 processor (Linux Mint 64-bit requires a 64-bit processor. Linux Mint 32-bit works on both 32-bit and 64-bit processors).
  • 512 MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
  • 5 GB of disk space
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
  • CD/DVD drive or USB port

Bug reports:

Please report any bug you may find by leaving a comment on this blog.


Md5 sum:

  • Cinnamon 32-bit: 2a7c37ca1dd3d2b26924402d7018b5c1
  • Cinnamon 64-bit: 48ecdc03eaa6c497fa8bab3f937c4364
  • MATE 32-bit: 793d1a3e6e82938ff56fdc9fad225916
  • MATE 64-bit: 634f6476a6a62bdbc2d997bb196ea78a


HTTP Mirrors for the Cinnamon 32-bit DVD ISO:

HTTP Mirrors for the Cinnamon 64-bit DVD ISO:

HTTP Mirrors for the MATE 32-bit DVD ISO:

HTTP Mirrors for the MATE 64-bit DVD ISO:

How to disable auto suspend when laptop lid is closed in Fedora 18/17

I don’t prefer my laptop to switch to suspend state when my laptop lid is closed. So I found an easy way to disable suspend when lid is close. Here is how is it done:

  • Open Terminal
  • type in the command below (as root)
sudo gedit /etc/systemd/logind.conf
  • Now the logind.conf file will open in Gedit text editor
  • set the variable “HandleLidSwitch” to “ignore”, as in the example below:
  • Now reboot

With this change, reboot your system and feel free to close your laptop lid that it will no longer go to sleep. Now you are done!


Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.9.2 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Linux Kernel 3.9.2 this is the second release of the Linux Kernel 3.9 and here are some changes in this latest release taken from the changelog of Linux 3.9.2:

  • drm/gma500: fix backlight hotkeys behaviour on netbooks
  • PCI: Delay final fixups until resources are assigned
  • Btrfs: fix extent logging with O_DIRECT into prealloc
  • NFSv4.x: Fix handling of partially delegated locks
  • drm/radeon: fix handling of v6 power tables
  • drm/i915: Fixup Oops in the pipe config computation
  • RDMA/cxgb4: Fix SQ allocation when on-chip SQ is disabled
  • perf/x86/intel: Fix unintended variable name reuse

Linux Kernel 3.9.2 Installation

To install this new kernel in Ubuntu/Linux Mint, open the terminal and enter these commands:

cd /tmp
wget -O kernel-3.9.2
chmod +x kernel-3.9.2
sudo sh kernel-3.9.2
sudo reboot


Install/Upgrade to Linux 3.9.1 for Ubuntu/Linux Min

Linux Kernel 3.9.1 brings various bug fixes and improvements.  Here are some of them as shown in the changelog:


  •     ext4: fix Kconfig documentation for CONFIG_EXT4_DEBUG
  •     ext4: fix online resizing for ext3-compat file systems
  •     ixgbe: fix EICR write in ixgbe_msix_other
  •     wireless: regulatory: fix channel disabling race condition
  •     ACPI: Fix wrong parameter passed to memblock_reserve
  •     ASoC: max98088: Fix logging of hardware revision
  •     ALSA: hda – Fix aamix activation with loopback control on VIA codecs
  •     ALSA: usb-audio: Fix autopm error during probing
  •     ALSA: emu10k1: Fix dock firmware loading
  •     fs/fscache/stats.c: fix memory leak
  •     usb: chipidea: udc: fix memory leak in _ep_nuke
  •     ARM: at91/trivial: fix model name for SAM9G15-EK
  •     ARM: at91: Fix typo in restart code panic message



Linux Kernel 3.9.1 Installation

To install this new kernel in Ubuntu/Linux Mint, enter these commands from the terminal at your own risk:

cd /tmp
wget -O kernel-3.9.1
chmod +x kernel-3.9.1


sudo sh kernel-3.9.1


    sudo reboot

For kernel removal, enter this command:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.9.1*