Step-by-step – Kernel 5.8 Lubuntu 20.04 Installation Guide

August 5, 2020 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

GNU/Linux Lubuntu 20.04 Installing Kernel 5.8 – Quick-Start Guide

You Are Welcome! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Download and Install a New Complete Kernel 5.8.x Release in Lubuntu 20.04 Focal Amd64 GNU/Linux.

And Linux 5.8 Kernel is one of the biggest Releases of all time as pointed out by Linus Torvalds.

Furthermore, some Linux 5.8 New Features are:

  • New AMD energy driver for Zen/Zen2 energy sensors
  • AMD Renoir CPU temperature monitoring
  • AMD Renoir ACP audio support
  • AMDGPU Trusted Memory Zone Support
  • Kernel Concurrency Sanitizer
  • Boost support in the CPPC CPUFreq driver
  • Open Source Adreno 405 / 640 / 650 GPU support
  • Shadow Call Stack and Branch Target Identification for ARM64
  • More exFAT driver improvements
  • Thunderbolt ARM (i.e. USB 4.0) support
  • Intel Atom camera driver
  • Ability to swap fn and ctrl keys on Apple keyboards

Finally, the Guide include also instructions about How to Install the Linux Kernel 5.8 Headers for Lubuntu Focal.

Step-by-step Kernel 5.8 Lubuntu 20.04 Installation Guide - Featured
  1. 1. Launching Terminal

    Open a Terminal window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Step-by-step Kernel 5.8 Lubuntu 20.04 Installation Guide - Open Terminal Shell Emulator
  2. 2. Checking System

    Then Check System GCC
    The Lubuntu Kernel 5.8 may require a GCC 10.2+ to properly building some Module:

    gcc -v

    Eventually follow instructions on How to Install GCC 10.2 on Lubuntu 20.04

    Installing GCC 10.2 on Lubuntu
    This Tutorial include also instructions on How to Switch the System GCC to 10.x.
    Or else try Setting the Env Var:
    export IGNORE_CC_MISMATCH=1

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