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How To Install Linux Kernel 5.19 on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install Linux Kernel 5.19 on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Linux Kernel 5.19 on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Linux Kernel is a free and open-source, monolithic, modular, multitasking Unix-like operating system. It is the main component of a Linux operating system and is the core interface between the computer’s hardware and its processes. Linus Torvalds announced the Linux Kernel 5.19 which is available to download for general usage with new features, Major ARM updates, improvements, better hardware support, and other new updates.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Linux Kernel 5.19 on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Linux Kernel 5.19 on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Linux Kernel 5.19 on Ubuntu 22.04.

Before we can proceed let’s check the Linux kernel we are having with the following command:

uname -r



By default, Linux Kernel 5.19 is not available on the Ubuntu base repository. Now we add the Cappelikan PPA repository to your Ubuntu system:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cappelikan/ppa

Next, update your repository list and install the 5.19 generic Linux kernel drivers using the following command below:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install mainline

After that, you’ll find it in the applications menu. Open it and install Linux kernel 5.19 by selecting it from the list (it’s at the very top) and clicking on the “Install” button on the right side of the window.

Install Linux Kernel 5.19 on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Once the installation succeeded, reboot the system and verify the newly installed kernel by using the below commands:

uname -r

The output you will now get is like this:


If something goes wrong or you no longer want to use the newer kernel, you can always boot your Ubuntu installation with the standard kernel by pressing the Esc key repeatedly when your system starts booting to access the boot menu and select the default kernel.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Linux Kernel. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Linux Kernel on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Linux Kernel website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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