Linux Kernel 5.11 was released a day ago on Valentine’s Day. Here’ how you can install it in Ubuntu and Linux Mint based systems.
Linus Torvalds announced the Kernel 5.11: “Nothing unexpected or particularly scary happened this week, so here we are – with 5.11 tagged and pushed out.
In fact, it’s a smaller-than-average set of commits from rc7 to final, which makes me happy. And I already have several pull requests lined up for tomorrow, so we’re all set for the merge window to start..”
New features in Linux Kernel 5.11 include:
- Intel Integer Scaling support
- Intel async page flipping support
- Initial support for AMD Green Sardine and Van Gogh APUs
- Intel WiFi 6GHz band support
- NVIDIA RTX 30 “Ampere” Support
- The OUYA game console and other new ARM hardware support
- Improved USB4 and Thunderbolt support
- Sound support for Intel Alder Lake
- Fixed the frequency invariance performance regression for AMD.
How to Install Linux Kernel 5.11:
The Ubuntu Mainline Kernel Archive provides the new kernel packages via DEB files.
[ac-box style=”alert”]The mainline build kernels do not include any Ubuntu-provided drivers or patches. They are not supported and are not appropriate for production use.[/ac-box]
For those prefer using a graphical tool, see this tool to install the latest Kernel.
To manually download the mainline kernel packages for Linux 5.11, go to the link button:
[ac-button style=”flat” color=”tan” size=”large” url=”https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.11/” target=”_blank”]Download Kernel 5.11[/ac-button]
generic for common system, and
lowlatency for a low latency system (e.g. for recording audio):
Alternatively you can download and install the kernel binaries via terminal commands ( open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T):
cd /tmp/ wget -c https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.11/amd64/linux-headers-5.11.0-051100_5.11.0-051100.202102142330_all.deb wget -c https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.11/amd64/linux-headers-5.11.0-051100-generic_5.11.0-051100.202102142330_amd64.deb wget -c https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.11/amd64/linux-image-unsigned-5.11.0-051100-generic_5.11.0-051100.202102142330_amd64.deb wget -c https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.11/amd64/linux-modules-5.11.0-051100-generic_5.11.0-051100.202102142330_amd64.deb sudo dpkg -i *.deb
Once installed, restart your computer and enjoy!
Uninstall Linux Kernel 5.11:
Restart your machine and select boot with the previous kernel in boot menu ‘Grub2 -> Advanced Option for Ubuntu’. Then run command to remove Linux Kernel 5.11:
sudo dpkg --purge linux-image-unsigned-5.11.0-051100-generic