Mainline-Another tool to install the latest kernel on Ubuntu / Linux Mint

Mainline is a graphical tool for installing the latest mainline kernel on Ubuntu , Linux Mint, and derivatives.

Main line (Ubuntu mainline kernel installer) is a paid ukuu open source fork. It provides a simple interface with an updated list of “mainline” kernels, which allows Ubuntu-based distributions to install, remove, or purge kernels with a single click.

Main line function:

  • Get the list of available kernels from Ubuntu mainline PPA
  • Optionally monitor and display notifications when new kernel updates are available
  • Automatically download and install packages
  • Convenient display of available and installed kernels
  • Install/remove kernel from GUI
  • For each kernel, related packages (headers and modules) will be installed or removed at the same time

How to install Mainline on Ubuntu:

Note: The mainline kernel is provided by the Ubuntu kernel team for testing and debugging purposes. These are not supported and are not suitable for production use. These should only be installed if they are likely to fix a serious issue with your current kernel.

In the software Official PPA So far, it contains packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.10, Ubuntu 20.04, and derivatives.

1.) To add PPA, open a terminal from the system application launcher and run the command.

                      sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cappelikan/ppa

2.) Then check for updates and use the command to install the tool.

                      sudo apt update

sudo apt install mainline


To remove the PPA, run the following command.

                      sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:cappelikan/ppa

To remove the Ubuntu Mainline Kernel Installer, run the following command.

                      sudo apt remove mainline

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