How to install Linux kernel 5.10LTS on Ubuntu / Linux Mint

Linux Kernel 5.10 was released a day ago as the latest LTS (Long Term Support) release. Here’s how to install it on Ubuntu and Linux Mint:

Linus Torvalds Announced the release of kernel 5.10: “Okay. Here it is-tagged and pushed to 5.10. I always hope that last week was more calm than before, and that’s also true here. Pretty much here. There have been some amendments to the amount, including some last-minute returns that haven’t been amended, but I can’t say “I need another week”. Things look pretty normal. “

The features of kernel 5.10 are:

  • New hardware support for Intel Rocket Lake and Alder Lake
  • AMD Zen3 temperature monitoring support.
  • Support for Raspberry Pi VC4
  • Creative Labs SoundBlaster AE-7 sound card support.
  • Nintendo switch controller support
  • Initial support for NVIDIA Orin.
  • Support for AMD GPU DC displays on GCN 1.0 (Southern Islands) GPUs.
  • And much more other changes.

How to install Linux kernel 5.10 on Ubuntu: Mainline build kernel Do not include drivers or patches provided by Ubuntu. These are not supported and are not suitable for production use.

For a graphical tool to install the mainline kernel package, try the Ubuntu mainline kernel installer.

How to install Linux kernel 5.10LTS on Ubuntu / Linux Mint

The Linux 5.10 (64-bit) mainline kernel package is now available for download at the link below.

Download kernel 5.10

select generic For general systems, and lowlatency For low latency systems (such as audio recording):

  1. linux-headers-5.10.0-xxxxxx_all.deb
  2. linux-headers-5.10.0-xxx-generic (/ lowlatency) _xxx_amd64.deb
  3. linux-modules-5.10.0-xxx-generic (/ lowlatency) _xxx_amd64.deb
  4. linux-image-xxx-5.10.0-xxx-generic (/ lowlatency) _xxx_amd64.deb

Alternatively, you can use the terminal command (Ctrl + Alt + T to open a terminal) to download and install the kernel binaries.

cd /tmp/

wget -c https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.10/amd64/linux-headers-5.10.0-051000_5.10.0-051000.202012132330_all.deb

wget -c https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.10/amd64/linux-headers-5.10.0-051000-generic_5.10.0-051000.202012132330_amd64.deb

wget -c https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.10/amd64/linux-image-unsigned-5.10.0-051000-generic_5.10.0-051000.202012132330_amd64.deb

wget -c https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.10/amd64/linux-modules-5.10.0-051000-generic_5.10.0-051000.202012132330_amd64.deb

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Once installed, restart your computer and have fun!

Uninstall Linux kernel 5.10.

Reboot the machine and in the boot menu[Grub2-> Advanced Option forUbuntu]Select Boot in the previous kernel with. Then run the command to remove Linux kernel 5.10.

sudo dpkg --purge linux-image-unsigned-5.10.0-051000-generic
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