Update Linux Kernel to version 3.5 From PPA On Ubuntu 12.04.

The stable version of Linux Kernel 3.5 has been released and comes with many new features and bug fixes.

This kernel has known improvements in support for devices and file systems (ext4).

Here are some other new features:

  • FireWire Target Disk Mode Support.
  • EXT4 supports now CRC32 Meta-Data.
  • Improved support for graphics cards especially nVidia and AMD GPUs.


It is possible to install Kernel Version 3.5 on Ubuntu 12.04 (and 11.10 or older) with following steps:

For 32-bit/i386 systems:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/kernel-i386
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

For 64-bit/amd64 systems:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/kernel-amd64
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

After system upgrade and reboot, kernel version can be checked bu ysing the uname command.

To remove the freshly installed Linux Kernel 3.5 and restore the previous version (if not already purged from the system):

dpkg -l | grep "linux-image-3.5"
sudo apt-get purge [PACKAGE_NAME]

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