Kernel 4.1.20 Has Been Released

Greg Kroah-Hartman has released Kernel 4.1.20 LTS, bringing updates, enhancements and optimizations.

Also worth mentioning: Starting with Kernel 4.0 the long awaited Life Patching feature has been implemented, permitting the users to update the kernel without having to reboot the system. While this is not important for regular users, this feature is very good for Linux servers.

Kernel 4.1.9 Is has been released

Installation instructions:

Compiling a Linux kernel is a little difficult and takes some time, but the Ubuntu (and derivative) users do not have to worry about that, because Canonical provides deb packages for these systems, via its kernel.ubuntu.com repository.

The below commands are available for all the Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS, Deepin and other Ubuntu derivative systems like Peppermint, LXLE, Linux Lite, Voyager etc. Pay attention to download and install the Kernel patch for your system’s architecture (i386 debs for 32 bit systems and amd64 debs for 64 bit systems).

How to install Kernel 4.1.x on 32 bit Ubuntu and derivative systems:

Download the needed packages:

$ cd /tmp
$ wget \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.1.20-wily/linux-headers-4.1.20-040120_4.1.20-040120.201603171731_all.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.1.20-wily/linux-headers-4.1.20-040120-generic_4.1.20-040120.201603171731_i386.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.1.20-wily/linux-image-4.1.20-040120-generic_4.1.20-040120.201603171731_i386.deb

Install the Kernel patch:

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.1*.deb linux-image-4.1*.deb

Optional, remove the kernel:

$ sudo apt-get remove linux-header-4.1* linux-image-4.1*

How to install Kernel 4.1.x on 64 bit Ubuntu and derivative systems:

Download the needed packages:

$ cd /tmp
$ wget \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.1.20-wily/linux-headers-4.1.20-040120_4.1.20-040120.201603171731_all.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.1.20-wily/linux-headers-4.1.20-040120-generic_4.1.20-040120.201603171731_amd64.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.1.20-wily/linux-image-4.1.20-040120-generic_4.1.20-040120.201603171731_amd64.deb

Install the Kernel patch:

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.1*.deb linux-image-4.1*.deb

Optional, remove the kernel:

$ sudo apt-get remove linux-header-4.1* linux-image-4.1*

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8 comments on “Kernel 4.1.20 Has Been Released
  1. Lazaro says:

    I see there is no need to reboot 🙂

  2. Dude says:

    I lost the ability to perform a mouse click in 4.1.0 🙁 back to 4.0.6 for me.

  3. AdamN says:

    Working fine for me (over 5 days). Is it really stable version? In repository this kernel is named as v4.1-unstable.

  4. Marx Hubert says:

    And how about Arch Linux OS and all its derivatives?

  5. Jorge says:

    Hi, it does not work, display problem, in which directory should I locate myself to uninstall. Thank you

  6. REY says:

    Same as what Dude Reported.

    I lalso lost the ability to perform a mouse click in 4.1.0 . Can’t click on anything. Crappie!

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