How to install Linux kernel 5.8 on Ubuntu

Linus Torvalds Announced The release of Linux kernel 5.8 two days ago on Sunday. Here’s how to install it on Ubuntu or Linux Mint.

The new features of Linux Kernel 5.8 are:

  • Qualcomm Adreno 405/640/650 open source support.
  • AMD GPU TMZ support.
  • Supports Intel Tiger Lake SAGV.
  • Support for new Arm SoCs and platforms.
  • AMD Energy Driver.
  • Initial support for booting POWER10 processors.
  • Support for Intel Gateway SoC by Intel Tiger Lake Thunderbolt.
  • And many other new features and improvements.

How to install Linux kernel 5.8 on Ubuntu:
of Mainline kernel Do not include drivers or patches provided by Ubuntu. These are not supported and are not suitable for production use

The mainline kernel package for Linux 5.8 (64 bit) can be downloaded from the link below.

Download kernel 5.8

select generic For a typical system lowlatency For low latency systems (such as recording audio):

  1. linux-headers-5.8.0-xxxxxx_all.deb
  2. linux-headers-5.8.0-xxx-generic (/ lowlatency)_xxx_amd64.deb
  3. linux-modules-5.8.0-xxx-generic (/ lowlatency)_xxx_amd64.deb
  4. linux-image-xxx-5.8.0-xxx-generic (/ lowlatency)_xxx_amd64.deb

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

cd /tmp/

wget -c https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.8/amd64/linux-headers-5.8.0-050800_5.8.0-050800.202008022230_all.deb

wget -c https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.8/amd64/linux-headers-5.8.0-050800-generic_5.8.0-050800.202008022230_amd64.deb

wget -c https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.8/amd64/linux-image-unsigned-5.8.0-050800-generic_5.8.0-050800.202008022230_amd64.deb

wget -c https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.8/amd64/linux-modules-5.8.0-050800-generic_5.8.0-050800.202008022230_amd64.deb

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Once installed, restart your computer and enjoy!

Uninstall Linux Kernel 5.8.

Reboot the machine and select boot with the previous kernel in the boot menu “Grub2-> Advanced Option for Ubuntu”. Then run the command to remove Linux kernel 5.8.

sudo dpkg --purge linux-image-unsigned-5.8.0-050800-generic

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