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Install Linux Kernel 4.15 (Stable) on Linux Mint

Warning. The Linux kernel is a critical element of the system. To do the upgrade costs when one of your hardware devices is not working properly, and the new kernel may fix this problem. But at the same time installing a new kernel unnecessarily can lead to undesirable regressions, such as: no network connection, no sound or even the inability to boot the system, so install a new kernel on your own risk.


Linux Kernel 4.15. The new version made about 15 thousand corrections from 1600 developers, the size of the patch 46 MB (changes 13177 files, added 611097 lines of code, deleted lines 287446). About 51% of all represented in 4.15 of the changes associated with device drivers, about 16% of changes are related to updating the code for specific hardware architectures, 12% related to the network stack, 4% - file systems and 3% c internal kernel subsystems. 11.3% of changes made by the employees of Intel, 10.7% of changes prepared by staff of AMD, while 6.7% Red Hat 5.2% - Google, 3.4% - Linaro, 3.2% IBM, 2.7% - Oracle, 2.2% - ARM, 2.1% - SUSE.

The easiest way to install any kernel - program UKUU

Install UKUU on Linux Mint.
sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa 
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ukuu
Reminder to users of computers with Nvidia/AMD. Before installing the kernel, it is advisable to switch to the free driver.

If you decide to delete the kernel 4.15,
1. When the computer boots, the GRUB menu, select your old kernel. After booting the system, remove the new kernel by command below
2. Use program UKUU or command:
sudo apt purge linux-image-4.15-*
3. And update GRUB or BURG
sudo update-grub
To return to the previous kernel when booting Grub select Previous Linux versions
Good Luck!!!
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29-01-2018, 06:45
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