Install / upgrade to Linux Kernel 5.4 on Ubuntu / LinuxMint

Linux Torvalds has released a new stable kernel 5.4 release after eight release candidates.
Linux Kernel 5.4 brings some network updates (a mix of network drivers and core networks), some minor GPU driver updates, some network updates (a mix of network drivers and core networks), and some minor GPU driver updates.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to install the latest version of Kernel 5.4 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Linux Mint.

This stable version of Kernel 5.4 was released on November 25, 2019

For change logs, please refer to this link

installation steps

The following command will run on a Debian based system.

Step 1: Download the deb file directly using wget, copy the following commands, and paste them one by one into the terminal according to your CPU architecture

For 64-bit systems

wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.4/linux-headers-5.4.0-050400_5.4.0-050400.201911242031_all.deb

wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.4/linux-headers-5.4.0-050400-generic_5.4.0-050400.201911242031_amd64.deb

wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.4/linux-image-unsigned-5.4.0-050400-generic_5.4.0-050400.201911242031_amd64.deb

wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.4/linux-modules-5.4.0-050400-generic_5.4.0-050400.201911242031_amd64.deb

Step 2: After successful download, install it

Sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-5.4 * linux-image-5.4 *

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 5.4

To remove kernel 5.4, run the following command in a terminal.

sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-5.4- * linux-image-5.4- *

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