Linux Kernel 4.9.4

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Linux Kernel 4.9.4

Post by Lord Boltar » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:07 pm

Yet another update here is how to Install the Latest version of Kernel 4.9.4 for x64 Linux Mint

Open Terminal and copy/paste the following

Step 1: Download

wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.9.4/linux-headers-4.9.4-040904_4.9.4-040904.201701150831_all.deb

wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.9.4/linux-headers-4.9.4-040904-generic_4.9.4-040904.201701150831_amd64.deb

wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.9.4/linux-image-4.9.4-040904-generic_4.9.4-040904.201701150831_amd64.deb

Step 2: After successfull downloading install it

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.9.4* linux-image-4.9.4*

Step 3: Reboot your system type in

sudo reboot

After reboot check your kernel by opening terminal type in

uname -r

To uninstall

sudo apt-get remove 'linux-headers-4.9.3*' 'linux-image-4.9.3*'
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Re: Linux Kernel 4.9.4

Post by Laurent85 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:59 pm

Notice installing kernels from the ppa mainline branch is not recommended, these kernels are mainly aimed for debug purposes, from https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/MainlineBuilds:
By default, Ubuntu systems run with the Ubuntu kernels provided by the Ubuntu repositories. However it is handy to be able to test with unmodified upstream kernels to help locate problems in the Ubuntu kernel patches, or to confirm that upstream has fixed a specific issue. To this end we now offer select upstream kernel builds. These kernels are made from unmodified kernel source but using the Ubuntu kernel configuration files. These are then packaged as Ubuntu .deb files for simple installation.

These kernels are not supported and are not appropriate for production use.
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Re: Linux Kernel 4.9.4

Post by xenopeek » Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:47 pm

From this topic and the topic Linux Kernel 4.9.3 and post Re: Linux Kernel 4.9 is coming on the Dec 11 2016? it looks like the steps for installing an unsupported kernel are exactly the same each time, aside from version numbers. I'd suggest making a more generic tutorial for future kernel releases.
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