How to install 3.9 kernel on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Tom H tomh0665 at
Thu Jul 11 15:58:15 UTC 2013

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 11:20 AM, Liam Proven <lproven at> wrote:
> On 9 July 2013 18:29, Nataraj <incoming-ubuntu at> wrote:
>> I need to install the audio bugfixes that are in the 3.9 kernel.  I am
>> currently running 12.04 LTS.  I see that the mainline kernel directory
>> does not contain a 3.9 kernel for the precise release.  Is it possible
>> to install a mainline kernel for 13.04 or 13.10 on 12.04, or is there
>> another way to get a 3.9 kernel for 12.04?
> I know this is not a direct answer, but have you already tried the
> quantal and precise backport kernels?
> The snag is that, AFAIK, no released version of Ubuntu contains 3.9
> yet, so there is nothing to backport it /from/ IYSWIM.
> You could compile your own, of course. Or wait 3 months until 13.10
> comes out, when there should be a saucy backport kernel available,
> which will be version 3.10 or 3.11.

The kernels are here:

but 3.9 has been removed.

You can still get the last 3.9 Ubuntu sources - you'd have to compile
a deb yourself - from:

but it's based on 3.9.7 rather than 3.9.9 (so it might or might not
have what you're looking for).

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