Linux Kernel 4.0 Codenamed ‘Hurr durr I’m a sheep’ Released, Install/Upgrade In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Linux kernel 4.0 release hurr durr i'm a sheep

Linux Kernel 4.0 codenamed ‘Hurr Durr I’m a sheep’ (it’s not a joke 🙂 has been announced by Linus Torvalds on the mailing list. 4.0 is not with some big changes but some small hardware support, driver improvements, and bug fixes. There are more changes being given in this article below. If you want to upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.0 then you can follow this tutorial.

Hurr Durr I'm a sheep linux kernel 4.0 released

Linux Kernel 4.0 with a unique name ‘Hurr Durr I’m a sheep’ was announced and the release as told above is not with some big changes. Linux Torvalds says in release post –

Linux 4.0 was a pretty small release both in linux-next and in final size, although obviously “small” is all relative. It’s still over 10k non-merge commits.

Feature-wise, 4.0 doesn’t have all that much special. Much have been made of the new kernel patching infrastructure, but realistically, that not only wasn’t the reason for the version number change,…

But he further says the next release will be a bigger release with some major changes and improvements.

…But we’ve definitely had bigger releases (and judging by linux-next v4.1 is going to be one of the bigger ones).

we’ve had much bigger changes in other versions. So this is very much a “solid code progress” release.

What’s New In Linux Kernel 4.0?

Here is what we have new in ‘Hurr Durr I’m a sheep’ 🙂

  • Live Kernel Patching, ability to install security kernel updates WITHOUT REBOOT.
  • DisplayPort Audio, and better fan control support for the Radeon DRM driver.
  • Graphics and power-management support for Intel’s Skylake processors
  • Intel Quark SoC support
  • PlayStation PS 3 support.
  • new ARM hardware support, IBM z13 support, better Toshiba laptop support, improved Logitech HID support and more.

Installation Linux kernel 4.0

For Linux system 32-bit: Download kernel files

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.0-vivid/linux-headers-4.0.0-040000_4.0.0-040000.201504121935_all.debwget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.0-vivid/linux-headers-4.0.0-040000-generic_4.0.0-040000.201504121935_i386.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.0-vivid/linux-image-4.0.0-040000-generic_4.0.0-040000.201504121935_i386.deb

Install downloaded .deb files –

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.0.0-*.deb linux-image-4.0.0-*.deb

After installs complete, update grub :

$ sudo update-grub

For Linux system 64-bit :

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.0-vivid/linux-headers-4.0.0-040000_4.0.0-040000.201504121935_all.debwget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.0-vivid/linux-headers-4.0.0-040000-generic_4.0.0-040000.201504121935_amd64.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.0-vivid/linux-image-4.0.0-040000-generic_4.0.0-040000.201504121935_amd64.deb

Install downloaded .deb files –

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.0.0-*.deb linux-image-4.0.0-*.deb

After install complete, update grub :

$ sudo update-grub

Uninstall/Downgrade Linux Kernel 4.0 ‘Hurr Durr I’m a sheep’

sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-3.14.1-* linux-image-3.14.1-*

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