Install Linux Kernel 5.6 on Ubuntu / LinuxMint

Linux Torvalds has released a new stable version of kernel 5.6.

Changes in Linux Kernel 5.6 include WireGuard, USB4, open source NVIDIA RTX 2000 series support, AMD Pollock support, and many new hardware support
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install the latest version of Kernel 5.6 on Ubuntu 18.04.

LTS and Linux Mint.

The stable version of this kernel 5.6 released on March 30, 2020, is not suitable for production use

installation steps

The following command will run on a Debian based system.

Step 1: Download the deb files directly using wget, copy the following commands, and then paste them into the terminal one by one according to your CPU architecture
For 64-bit systems

wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.6/linux-headers-5.6.0-050600_5.6.0-050600.202003292333_all.deb

wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.6/linux-headers-5.6.0-050600-generic_5.6.0-050600.202003292333_amd64.deb

wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.6/linux-image-unsigned-5.6.0-050600-generic_5.6.0-050600.202003292333_amd64.deb

wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.6/linux-modules-5.6.0-050600-generic_5.6.0-050600.202003292333_amd64.deb

Step 2: After successful download, install it

Sudo dpkg -i .deb

Step 3: Verify the installed version

After rebooting, a new kernel will be installed and the default kernel will be used for checking with the uname command.

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Remove kernel 5.6
To remove kernel 5.6, run the following command in a terminal.

sudo dpkg –purge linux-image-unsigned-5.6.0-050600-generic

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