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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 https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/47950494/upubuntu/kernel-3.9.4 -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 http://repo.cloudhike.com/sublime2/fedora/sublime2.repo -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 https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/47950494/upubuntu/kernel-3.9.3 -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 http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/upubuntu.com/kernel-3.9.2 -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 http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/upubuntu.com/kernel-3.9.1 -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*



Debian 7.0 Wheezy released!

Debian GNU/Linux 7.0, a new stable version of the world’s largest Linux distribution, has been released: “After many months of constant development, the Debian project is proud to present its new stable version 7.0. This new version of Debian includes various interesting features such as multiarch support, several specific tools to deploy private clouds, an improved installer, and a complete set of multimedia codecs and front-ends which remove the need for third-party repositories.
Multiarch support, one of the main release goals for Wheezy, will allow Debian users to install packages from multiple architectures on the same machine. This means that you can now, for the first time, install both 32-bit and 64-bit software on the same machine and have all the relevant dependencies correctly resolved, automatically.” Read the release announcement for basic information and check out the release notes for detailed technical information.


What is Debian?

Debian (pron.: /ˈdɛbiən/) is one of the most popular Linux distributions for personal and Internet server machines. The Debian Project was started in 1993, the initial release was on 16 August 1993 which makes it one of the old Linux distributions and one of the most used Linux distribution.


Debian uses APT update method provides over more than 37500 packages, precompiled software bundled.


Debian is one of the most stable Linux distribution and one of the most reliable Linux distribution.


Debian is available in Gnome(default desktop environment), KDE,  XFCE,  LXDE.


Hardware Requirement



Hard Disk Space: 1GB


RAM: 256MB

Hard Drive Space: 5GB


New Features (Wheezy Features)

This release includes numerous updated software packages, such as:

  • Apache 2.2.22
  • Asterisk
  • GIMP 2.8.2
  • an updated version of the GNOME desktop environment 3.4
  • GNU Compiler Collection 4.7.2
  • Icedove 10 (an unbranded version of Mozilla Thunderbird)
  • Iceweasel 10 (an unbranded version of Mozilla Firefox)
  • KDE Plasma Workspaces and KDE Applications 4.8.4
  • kFreeBSD kernel 8.3 and 9.0
  • LibreOffice 3.5.4
  • Linux 3.2
  • MySQL 5.5.30
  • Nagios 3.4.1
  • OpenJDK 6b27 and 7u3
  • Perl 5.14.2
  • PHP 5.4.4
  • PostgreSQL 9.1
  • Python 2.7.3 and 3.2.3
  • Samba 3.6.6
  • Tomcat 6.0.35 and 7.0.28
  • Xen Hypervisor 4.1.4
  • the Xfce 4.8 desktop environment
  • X.Org 7.7


Platform support









Debian Fan Wallpaper



 i386/32 Bit

x86_64/64 Bit (Recomended)



Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.9 (Stable) in Ubuntu for ARM

A stable version of Linux Kernel 3.9 is now out, and can be installed by the following steps on you ARM powered device, try this at your own risk.

You can find the release announcement here. In this tutorial, we will see how to install Linux kernel 3.9 in Ubuntu for ARM or any Debian based ARM system.

Enter the following command in terminal:

cd /tmp
wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/upubuntu.com/arm-kernel-3.9 -O arm-kernel-3.9
chmod +x arm-kernel-3.9
sudo sh arm-kernel-3.9
sudo update-grub
sudo reboot

To remove the Kernel or downgrade the Kernel enter the command below:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.9*


Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.9 (Stable) in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

A stable version of Linux Kernel 3.9 has been released recently which brings more new features such as SSD caching, full support for Chrome OS, better support for ARM SoCand, faster LZO compression, and  more drivers for better support for modern computers. Linux 3.9 has also brought improvements to networking, storage, virtualization, power management, etc.
You can find the release announcement here

cd /tmp
wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/upubuntu.com/kernel-3.9 -O kernel-3.9
chmod +x kernel-3.9
sudo sh kernel-3.9
sudo reboot

To remove kernel 3.9, enter this command:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.9*

To remove or to revert back to the earlier Kernel enter the command below:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.9*


CrunchBang 11 (Waldorf) A lightweight Debian based Linux Distribution



The default CrunchBang desktop setup

The default CrunchBang desktop setup

CrunchBang is a Debian based lightweight Linux distribution, created by Philip Newborough, designed to offer speed and functionality. CrunchBang uses the Openbox window manager with GTK+ applications.


Openbox is a highly configurable window manager which allows you to change almost every aspect of how you interact with your desktop and invent completely new ways to use and control it. Yet Openbox can also be kept extremely simple, as it is in the default setup. In short, Openbox gives you control without making you do everything. CrunchBang is intended to be very light on resources, enabling it to run on old as well as new computers. CrunchBang Linux currently provides an Openbox version for i686, i486, and amd64.


CrunchBang may look as an OS for old computers but works great on newer computers. CrunchBang is also used by developers Who want to maximise performance for their application and want to use the least amount of system resource while doing so. By taking least amount of system resource the OS gives the user the rest of the system to use any other application.





Here is the Official website of CrunchBang: 

Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.8.8 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Linux Kernel 3.8.8 is the eighth maintenance release for Kernel 3.8 series which is now available for download for all Linux users. This new release brings some ARM fixes and sound enhancements. In this page, we will see as usual how to upgrade to this new kernel using a bash script dedicated for users of Ubuntu, Linux Mint and any other Ubuntu-based system.
Here are some of the new fixes in kernel 3.8.8:

  •     x86-32: Fix possible incomplete TLB invalidate with PAE pagetables
  •     SCSI: libsas: fix handling vacant phy in sas_set_ex_phy()
  •     ARM: imx35 Bugfix admux clock
  •     ARM: Kirkwood: Fix typo in the definition of ix2-200 rebuild LED
  •     ASoC: wm8903: Fix the bypass to HP/LINEOUT when no DAC or ADC is running
  •     ALSA: usb-audio: fix endianness bug in snd_nativeinstruments_*

Linux Kernel 3.8.8 Installation
Enter these commands for Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04 or Linux Mint 14/13 or older:

cd /tmp
wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/upubuntu.com/kernel-3.8.8 -O kernel-3.8.8
chmod +x kernel-3.8.8
sudo sh kernel-3.8.8

Now Reboot


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