Archives For Ubuntu 20.04

The Ubuntu team announced the release of Ubuntu 20.04.4 last night, with hardware enablement stacks, many security updates and bug-fixes.

‘Like previous LTS series, 20.04.4 includes hardware enablement stacks for use on newer hardware. This support is offered on all architectures.’

Linux Kernel 5.15 is still in proposed repository at the moment of writing, while Kernel 5.13 has been distributed for a period of time. So I’m kinda confused about the ‘hardware enablement stacks’.

Perhaps they are the following updates:

  • Update hardware support for Dell XPS 13 9300.
  • Add support for Alder Lake P graphics (ADL-P).
  • Add support for AMD’s Yellow Carp.
  • Update hardware support for Lenovo ThinkStation P340 Tiny, Lenovo ThinkCentre M70q/M80q/M90q.
  • Update hardware support for HP Z8 G4 Workstation, HP Z2 Mini G5 Workstation, SFF G5 Workstation, TWR G5 Workstation.
  • Add support for AMD’s Beige Goby.
  • Support Foxconn SDX55 T99W175 5G sub6 PCIE and Quectel SDX24 EM160R-GL 4G LTE CAT16 PCIE wireless Modem

In the release, it also enabled native Wayland support for thunderbird package, and restored nautilus copying filenames functionality. See the change summary for more.

How to Get Ubuntu 20.04.4:

For Ubuntu 20.04.x, simply run regular system update via either ‘Software Updater‘ or the command below will bring you to the new release.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

To verify, either run cat /etc/issue or see the ‘About’ page in settings.

Or download Ubuntu 20.04.4 from the official website:

The Ubuntu Team announced the release of Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS today for its Desktop, Server, and Cloud products, as well as official flavors.

Ubuntu 20.04.3 includes hardware enablement stack for use on newer hardware. It’s Linux Kernel 5.11 provided via ‘linux-generic-hwe-20.04‘ package. If you have install the package previously, you should have been running on the Kernel for a period of time.

Besides that, the release includes mainly bug-fixes, installation media, security and stability updates, according to the announcement:

Like previous LTS series, 20.04.3 includes hardware enablement stacks for use on newer hardware. This support is offered on all architectures.

Ubuntu Server defaults to installing the GA kernel; however you may select the HWE kernel from the installer bootloader.

As usual, this point release includes many updates, and updated installation media has been provided so that fewer updates will need to be downloaded after installation. These include security updates and corrections for other high-impact bugs, with a focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

How to Get Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS:

If you’re running Ubuntu 20.04 now, simply open ‘terminal’ and run command to install all available system updates:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

Or install all updates via “Software Updater” will bring you to the new point release.

To verify your Ubuntu edition, run cat /etc/issue, lsb_release -d, or open Settings -> About page.

Alternatively, grab the Ubuntu 20.04.3 disc image from the link below:

Ubuntu 18.04

The Beta release of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is now available to download, and/or upgrade from an old Ubuntu edition.

Ubuntu 20.04 is a Long Term Support release with 5-year support. It’s scheduled to be officially released on April 23rd.

The new LTS features:

  • Linux 5.4 Kernel.
  • Gnome 3.36.
  • New dark mode setting.
  • Show computer’s vendor logo on startup.
  • WireGuard Support out of the box.
  • And WiFi (RTL8723DE) works out of the box in my HP laptop

Download / Upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04:

The 64-bit desktop and sever images are available to download at the link below:

Download Ubuntu 20.04

Though I would recommend to do a fresh install of the new LTS, you can now upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 beta (then upgrade to final from beta) directly from Ubuntu 18.04 and or Ubuntu 19.10.

The Beta release may contain bugs. Don’t Do This on product machine before Ubuntu 20.04 goes stable!

1.) First make backup of all your important data.

2.) Disable all third-party PPAs (Software & Updates -> Other Software)

3.) open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to install system updates.

sudo apt update

sudo apt upgrade

You may need to restart to apply the updates.

4.) Finally run command and click “Upgrade” to get started.

sudo update-manager -d

If you’re running on Ubuntu server without an UI, run sudo do-release-upgrade -d instead.