Install / Upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.12 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint

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Install / Upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.12 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint


Linux Torvalds announced the 4.12 kernel series after seven weeks and it is one of the bigger releases and he wants everyone to use theLinuxx kernel 4.12 on their operating systems.

Linux kernel 4.12 provides initial support for AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics cards, Initial Nvidia GeForce GTX1000 "pascal" accelerated support and storage I/O Schedulers, Support for Raspberry Pi's Broadcom BCM2835 thermal driver

In this tutorial, I will show you how to Install the Latest version of Kernel 4.12 On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and LinuxMint.

This stable version of Kernel 4.12 released on 2nd July 2017

For changelog refer this link

Note: Users are requested to stat test this kernel 4.12 on the unstable repos and push it to the stable repos for users to upgrade when the first point of release is out

Installation steps

The below commands will work on Debian-based systems.

Step 1: Download the deb files directly using wget , copy the below commands and paste it in terminal one by one according to your CPU architecture

For 32 bit systems

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.12/linux-headers-4.12.0-041200_4.12.0-041200.201707022031_all.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.12/linux-headers-4.12.0-041200-generic_4.12.0-041200.201707022031_i386.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.12/linux-image-4.12.0-041200-generic_4.12.0-041200.201707022031_i386.deb

For 64 bit systems

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.12/linux-headers-4.12.0-041200_4.12.0-041200.201707022031_all.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.12/linux-headers-4.12.0-041200-generic_4.12.0-041200.201707022031_amd64.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.12/linux-image-4.12.0-041200-generic_4.12.0-041200.201707022031_amd64.deb
Step 2: After successful downloading install it
sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.12* linux-image-4.12*
Step 3: Verify installed Version
After reboot, your new kernel will be installed and default, for checking use uname command
uname -r
Install / Upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.12 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint

Removing Kernel 4.12

For removing the Kernel 4.12 run the below command in terminal.
sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-4.12-* linux-image-4.12-*
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