Linus Torvalds today announced the Linux kernel 5.18 and it comes with new features and improvements in hardware support.
This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install Linux kernel 5.18 on Ubuntu 22.04, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, and Linux Mint 20.3.
What’s New in Kernel 5.18?
Below are the new features in kernel 5.18
- New Razer Driver & Tablet improvements
- SiGma Micro Keyboard control ICs Support
- AMD HSMP Driver
- Intel Alder Lake N graphics and Alder Lake “PS” audio support
How to Install Linux Kernel 5.18 on Ubuntu / Linux Mint?
Step 1: Update the system before proceeding to install kernel 5.18
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
Step 2: Download the mainline kernel packages for Kernel 5.18 from the Ubuntu kernel Mainline page or use the below commands to download the packages
Install Linux Kernel 5.18
sudo dpkg -i *.deb
Step 3: Reboot and Validate the Kernel version
Reboot the system once the installation is completed and verify the newly installed Linux Kernel Version by using the below command.
From this tutorial, you have learned how to download and install Linux kernel 5.18 on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, Ubuntu 20.04, and LinuxMint 20.3.
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