Kernel 4.0.9 Is The Latest Release From Its Series. Upgrade To Kernel 4.1 Now

Kernel 4.0.9 has been released, being the latest version from the kernel 4.0.x system.

Kernel 4.0.9 has been released, bringing updated drivers and support for new GPUs.

As a reminder, Kernel 4.0 brought the long awaited Life Patching feature, which permits 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 4.0.8 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 4.0.9 on 32 bit on Ubuntu and derivative systems:

Download the needed packages:

$ cd /tmp
$ wget \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.0.9-wily/linux-headers-4.0.9-040009_4.0.9-040009.201507212131_all.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.0.9-wily/linux-headers-4.0.9-040009-generic_4.0.9-040009.201507212131_i386.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.0.9-wily/linux-image-4.0.9-040009-generic_4.0.9-040009.201507212131_i386.deb

Install Kernel 4.0.9:

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.0*.deb linux-image-4.0*.deb

Optional, remove the kernel:

$ sudo apt-get remove linux-header-4.0* linux-image-4.0*

How to install Kernel 4.0.9 on 64 bit on Ubuntu and derivative systems:

Download the needed packages:

$ cd /tmp
$ wget \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.0.9-wily/linux-headers-4.0.9-040009_4.0.9-040009.201507212131_all.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.0.9-wily/linux-headers-4.0.9-040009-generic_4.0.9-040009.201507212131_amd64.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.0.9-wily/linux-image-4.0.9-040009-generic_4.0.9-040009.201507212131_amd64.deb

Install Kernel 4.0.9:

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.0*.deb linux-image-4.0*.deb

Optional, remove the kernel:

$ sudo apt-get remove linux-header-4.0* linux-image-4.0*

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One comment on “Kernel 4.0.9 Is The Latest Release From Its Series. Upgrade To Kernel 4.1 Now
  1. tehcsg says:

    After installing new kernel one need to update grub as well. Please do add these lines

    Atfer install complete, update grub & reboot with these commands.

    $ sudo update-grub
    $ sudo reboot

    Then you can boot with new kernel.

    Thanks.

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