Upgrading Ubuntu 16.04 to Linux Kernel 4.4.12

2016-06-04 Linux Andrew B. Collier

I’ve had a few minor hardware issues with the default kernel in Ubuntu 16.04. For example, hibernate does not work on my laptop. So, in an effort to resolve these problems, I upgraded from the 4.4.0 version of the kernel to 4.4.12. Nothing tricky involved, but here’s the process.

Grab the headers and image.

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.4.12-xenial/linux-headers-4.4.12-040412-generic_4.4.12-040412.201606011712_amd64.deb  
$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.4.12-xenial/linux-headers-4.4.12-040412_4.4.12-040412.201606011712_all.deb  
$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.4.12-xenial/linux-image-4.4.12-040412-generic_4.4.12-040412.201606011712_amd64.deb

Then, become root and install the kernel.

# dpkg -i linux-headers-4.4\*.deb linux-image-4.4\*.deb

All hardware snags resolved. Enjoy!

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