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Discussion in 'Computers' started by GameTheory, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. GameTheory

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    The ubuntu family of distros finally gets the highly anticipated linux kernel 5.0. This new kernel brings performance improvements, bug fixes, and more hardware support. You also get an updated X.org and graphics drivers.

    The 18.04.3 point release was released 2 days ago on Aug 8th.

    I've been using the new kernel for an entire day now and does feel snappier though it can be a placebo effect. Also hard to discern running on a fast SSD.

    Very Important:
    If you installed iso 18.04 or 18.04.1 you will not get the new 5.0 kernel. If you installed 18.04.2 or 18.04.3 then you'll get the new kernel because these point releases have “hardware enablement” (HWE) enabled.

    How to get the kernel if you installed iso 18.04 or 18.04.1:
    Open your terminal and run the following command...
    Code (Bash):
    1. sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-hwe-18.04 xserver-xorg-hwe-18.04
    Upon completion, you must reboot.

    After rebooting open the terminal and confirm the 5.0 kernel is installed with the following command...
    Code (Bash):
    1. uname -r
    Enjoy kernel 5.0 and new X.org! :cool:

    Many thanks to OMG! Ubuntu! for the tips and early coverage. You guys rock! ;)
     

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    Well, one of these days, when I finally upgrade my newest laptop's Kubuntu 14.04 to 18.04, I'll get to see for myself! :D
     
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