Linux Kernel 5.0 is released. Here is how to install Kernel in Ubuntu Linux Systems. Update Kernel 5.0 on Ubuntu Systems. The new Kernel brings various changes and improvements – new console font for HiDPI and retina screens and initial support for NVIDIA Turing GPUs. It also brings various secuirty and networking fixes and improvements.

Announcing the release of Kernel 5, Linus Torvalds write:

Ok, so the last week of the 5.0 release wasn’t entirely quiet, but it’s a lot smaller than rc8 was, and on the whole I’m happy that I delayed a week and did an rc8. It turns out that the actual patch that I talked about in the rc8 release wasn’t the worrisome bug I had thought: yes, we had an uninitialized variable, but the reason we hadn’t immediately noticed it due to a warning was that the way gcc works, the compiler had
basically initialized it for us to the right value. So the same thing that caused not the lack of warning, also effectively meant that the fix was a no-op in practice. But hey, we had other bug fixes come in that actually did matter, and the uninitialized variable _could_ have been a problem with another compiler.

Regardless – all is well that ends well. We have more than a handful of real fixes in the last week, but not enough to make me go “Hmm, things are really unstable”. In fact, at least two thirds of the patches are marked as being fixes for previous releases, so it’s not like 5.0 itself looks bad. Anyway, with this, the merge window for 5.1 is obviously open, and I’m happy to see that I already have several early pull requests. Which I’ll start processing tomorrow. And appended is – as usual – the shortlog just for the last week. The overall changes for all of the 5.0 release are much bigger. But I’d like to point out (yet again) that we don’t do feature-based releases, and that “5.0” doesn’t mean anything more than that the 4.x numbers started getting big enough that I ran out of fingers and toes.

Install Kernel 5 on 64 Bit Systems

Run the following commands in terminal to install Kernel 5 on 64 Bit Systems – Build for amd64 succeeded (see BUILD.LOG.amd64):

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
wget -c https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.0/linux-headers-5.0.0-050000_5.0.0-050000.201903032031_all.deb
wget -c https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.0/linux-headers-5.0.0-050000-generic_5.0.0-050000.201903032031_amd64.deb
wget -c https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.0/linux-headers-5.0.0-050000-lowlatency_5.0.0-050000.201903032031_amd64.deb
wget -c https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.0/linux-image-unsigned-5.0.0-050000-generic_5.0.0-050000.201903032031_amd64.deb
wget -c https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.0/linux-image-unsigned-5.0.0-050000-lowlatency_5.0.0-050000.201903032031_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Install Kernel 5 on 32 Bit Systems

Run the following commands in terminal to install Kernel 5 on 64 Bit Systems – Build for i386 succeeded (see BUILD.LOG.i386):

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
wget -c https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.0/linux-headers-5.0.0-050000_5.0.0-050000.201903032031_all.deb
wget -c https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.0/linux-headers-5.0.0-050000-generic_5.0.0-050000.201903032031_i386.deb
wget -c https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.0/linux-headers-5.0.0-050000-lowlatency_5.0.0-050000.201903032031_i386.deb
wget -c https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.0/linux-image-5.0.0-050000-generic_5.0.0-050000.201903032031_i386.deb
wget -c https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.0/linux-image-5.0.0-050000-lowlatency_5.0.0-050000.201903032031_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Please note to restart the system.

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