How To Install XanMod Kernel on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install XanMod Kernel on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install XanMod Kernel on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, XanMod is a custom-built kernel for Debian and Ubuntu operating systems that comes with a couple of tweaks for optimizing the performance. The real-time version is recommended for critical runtime applications such as Linux gaming eSports, streaming, live productions, and ultra-low latency enthusiasts.

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 through the step-by-step installation of the XanMod Linux Kernel on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, 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 useror 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 XanMod Kernel on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

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 XanMod Kernel on Ubuntu 20.04.

By default, XanMod Kernel is not available on Ubuntu 20.04 base repository. Now run the following command to add XanMod repository to your Ubuntu system:

echo 'deb http://deb.xanmod.org releases main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/xanmod-kernel.list

Next, import the GPG key using the following command:

wget -qO - https://dl.xanmod.org/gpg.key | sudo apt-key --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/xanmod-kernel.gpg add -

After that, update your APT repository and install XanMod Linux Kernel using the following command below:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install linux-xanmod

Finally, you will need to reboot your system to complete the installation:

reboot

Step 3. Verify XanMod Linux Kernel.

Once successfully installed, you can verify the installation using the following command:

cat /proc/version

Congratulations! You have successfully installed XanMod Linux Kernel. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the XanMod Kernel on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official XanMod website.

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