Monday, November 5, 2018

Update / Install Kernel 4.19.1 stable on Ubuntu (18.04/18.10) and Linux MInt

Linux kernel is the essential part of any Linux operating system. It is responsible for resource allocation, low-level hardware interfaces, security, simple communications, basic file system management, and more. Written from scratch by Linus Torvalds (with help from various developers), Linux is a clone of the UNIX operating system. It is geared towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliances.

Includes powerful features
Linux provides users with powerful features, such as true multitasking, multistack networking, shared copy-on-write executables, shared libraries, demand loading, virtual memory, and proper memory management.

Initially designed only for 386/486-based computers, now Linux supports a wide range of architectures, including 64-bit (IA64, AMD64), ARM, ARM64, DEC Alpha, MIPS, SUN Sparc, PowerPC, as well as Amiga and Atari machines.


Whats Change on Kernel 4.19.1 stable ?

Linux 4.19 remains in good shape as is evident by the 4.19.1 release. Linux 4.19.1 doesn't have any big fixes for fallout from 4.19 as there hasn't been any glaring problems. Linux 4.19.1 has just a handful of fixes including some SPARC64 work, broken Wake-On-LAN from S3 suspend in the Realtek r8169 network driver, a potential Spectre V1 vulnerability in the vhost driver, and other mostly mundane changes.

The 4.19.1 changes are outlined here. Greg KH also released Linux 4.18.17 and Linux 4.14.79 with similar maintenance changes.

Meanwhile later today Linus Torvalds is expected to release Linux 5.0-rc1, or Linux 4.20-rc1 should he change his mind over the kernel versioning decision. Stay tuned for that along with our feature overview of this next kernel feature release that will debut as stable around year's end.

How to Install & Update Linux Kernel 4.19.1 stable on Ubuntu / Linux Mint Derivative System :

To install/update Linux Kernel 4.19.1 stable on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Linux Mint 19.1, Elementary OS, Peppermint, Deepin 15.7, Linux Lite 4.2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems, open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:
wget \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\

Install Kernel 4.19.1 stable package ;
sudo dpkg -i *.deb

After installation is finished, reboot your ubuntu system :
sudo reboot
And Check linux kernel version :
uname -a

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

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