How to Upgrade Kernel to Kernel 4.9.2 Stable on Ubuntu, Linux Mint etc...

How to Upgrade Kernel to Kernel 4.9.2 Stable on Ubuntu, Linux Mint etc…

Linux kernel 4.9.2 Stable is coming with networking improvements. Improvements of better support for AMD AMD/Intel GPUs. There are 141 in total files changed in the Linux 4.9.2 stable.

Better support for AMDGPU, Intel i915, Nouveau, InfiniBand, DVB, MMC, SCSI (s390 too), thermal, wireless (many Atheros and Realtek fixes), staging, and TTY drivers.

You can read the Changelog from here.

How to Upgrade Linux Kernel 4.9.2 Stable on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Ubuntu Derivative System via .deb Packages

It is always recommended that back up your important data before you start.

To Upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.9.2 Stable on Ubuntu, Linux Mint and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

For 64bit Ubuntu and Ubuntu based Systems :

First; launch a terminal window (ctrl+alt+t) and type the code (you can copy – paste the code):

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.9.2/linux-headers-4.9.2-040902_4.9.2-040902.201701090331_all.deb

Then type or copy-paste the code:

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.9.2/linux-headers-4.9.2-040902-generic_4.9.2-040902.201701090331_amd64.deb

Then type or copy-paste the code:

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.9.2/linux-image-4.9.2-040902-generic_4.9.2-040902.201701090331_amd64.deb

After downloads are finished, type in terminal this command :

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Wait for the installation is finished, then type the code in terminal to reboot your system :

sudo reboot


For 32bit Ubuntu and Ubuntu based Systems :

Then type the following codes (copy – paste the code) in terminal step by step:

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.9.2/linux-headers-4.9.2-040902_4.9.2-040902.201701090331_all.deb

Then type or copy-paste the code:

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.9.2/linux-headers-4.9.2-040902-generic_4.9.2-040902.201701090331_i386.deb

Then type or copy-paste the code:

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.9.2/linux-image-4.9.2-040902-generic_4.9.2-040902.201701090331_i386.deb

After downloads are finished, type in terminal this command :

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Wait for the installation is finished, then type the code in terminal to reboot your system :

sudo reboot

 

You you want to check your kernel version, open terminal and type the code:

uname -a

PS: Don’t forget installing kernel might your system cause to be unstable. It is always recommended that back up your important data.

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