How to Install Linux Kernel 6.5 on Ubuntu 22.04 & Linux Mint 21: A Comprehensive Guide

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In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps on how to install Linux Kernel 6.5 on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and Linux Mint 21.

Introduction

Linux kernel is the core of the Linux operating system. It is responsible for managing the hardware, scheduling tasks, and providing a platform for running applications.

Linux Kernel 6.5 has been recently released, and it comes with a range of new features, improvements, and bug fixes.

As per Linus Torvalds

So nothing particularly odd or scary happened this last week, so there
is no excuse to delay the 6.5 release.

I still have this nagging feeling that a lot of people are on vacation
and that things have been quiet partly due to that. But this release
has been going smoothly, so that’s probably just me being paranoid.
The biggest patches this last week were literally just to our
selftests.

The shortlog below is obviously not the 6.5 release log, it’s purely
just the last week since rc7.

Anyway, this obviously means that the merge window for 6.6 starts
tomorrow. I already have ~20 pull requests pending and ready to go,
but before we start the next merge frenzy, please give this final
release one last round of testing, ok?

What’s New in Linux Kernel 6.5?

  • MIDI 2.0 support in ALSA
  • ACPI support for the RISC-V architecture
  • Landlock support for UML (User-Mode Linux)
  • Better support for AMD “Zen” systems
  • User-space support for the ARMv8.8 memcpu/memset instructions
  • Intel TPMI (Topology Aware Register and PM Capsule Interface) support for the power capping subsystem
  • A TPMI interface driver for Intel RAPL
  • The “runnable boosting” feature in the EAS balancer to improve CPU utilization for specific workloads
  • Improvements to SMP scheduling’s load balancer
  • Improvements to EXT4 file system’s journalling, block allocator subsystems, and performance for parallel DIO overwrites
  • Improved performance for the Btrfs file system
  • SGX/HPE Ultraviolet support for the Sub-NUMA clustering (SNC)
  • Hardware support for Lenovo Yoga Book yb1-x90f/l and Nextbook Ares 8A tablets, Dell Studio 1569 (ACPI backlight quirks), Lenovo ThinkPad X131e (3371 AMD version), and Apple iMac11,3 laptops
  • New and updated drivers for various devices, including the AHT20 temperature and humidity sensor, HP WMI sensors, and the ROG Crosshair X670E Hero motherboard
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How to Install Linux Kernel 6.5 On Ubuntu / Linux Mint?

Step 1: Update the system before proceeding to install kernel 6.5

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

Step 2: Download the mainline kernel packages for Kernel 6.5 using the below commands

wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v6.5/amd64/linux-headers-6.5.0-060500_6.5.0-060500.202308271831_all.deb
wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v6.5/amd64/linux-headers-6.5.0-060500-generic_6.5.0-060500.202308271831_amd64.deb
wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v6.5/amd64/linux-image-unsigned-6.5.0-060500-generic_6.5.0-060500.202308271831_amd64.deb
wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v6.5/amd64/linux-modules-6.5.0-060500-generic_6.5.0-060500.202308271831_amd64.deb

Step 3: Install the kernel deb files

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Step 4: Validate the kernel

Once installation is completed reboot the server and verify the newly installed kernel by running the below command or running the neofetch command will print the newer kernel.

uname -r

Install Linux Kernel 6.5 on ubuntu

Conclusion

From this tutorial, you have learned how to download and install Linux kernel 6.5 on Ubuntu 22.04 and Linux Mint.

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