Linux Kernel 5.9 was released a day ago.Linus Torvalds Presentation It:
To be honest, I was hoping for a lot less changes last week, but at the same time, there seems to be nothing particularly scary here. It’s more commits and modified lines than I wanted.
Most of this is a network fix I’ve already mentioned in the rc8 release notes last weekend. In fact, about half of the patches (and probably many of the commits) come from network-related things (both drivers and elsewhere).
Linux 5.9 includes early Intel Rocket Lake graphics, NVMe Zone Namebox (ZNS) support, 32-bit x86 Clang build support, and initial support for the Radeon RX 6000 “RDNA2” graphics card.
For a graphical tool to install the updated kernel package, try Mainline.
The Linux 5.9 (64-bit) mainline kernel package is now available for download at the link below.
generic For general systems, and
lowlatency For low latency systems (such as audio recording):
- linux-headers-5.9.0-xxx-generic (/ lowlatency) _xxx_amd64.deb
- linux-modules-5.9.0-xxx-generic (/ lowlatency) _xxx_amd64.deb
- linux-image-xxx-5.9.0-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/v5.9/amd64/linux-headers-5.9.0-050900_5.9.0-050900.202010112230_all.deb wget -c https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.9/amd64/linux-headers-5.9.0-050900-generic_5.9.0-050900.202010112230_amd64.deb wget -c https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.9/amd64/linux-image-unsigned-5.9.0-050900-generic_5.9.0-050900.202010112230_amd64.deb wget -c https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.9/amd64/linux-modules-5.9.0-050900-generic_5.9.0-050900.202010112230_amd64.deb sudo dpkg -i *.deb
Once installed, restart your computer and have fun!
Uninstall Linux kernel 5.9.
Reboot the machine and in the boot menu[Grub2-> Advanced Option forUbuntu]Select Boot with the previous kernel in. Then run the command to remove Linux kernel 5.9.
sudo dpkg --purge linux-image-unsigned-5.9.0-050900-generic