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Ukuu Kernel Upgrade Utility

Ukuu.md

Ubuntu Kernel Upgrade Utility

This is a tool for installing the latest mainline Linux kernel on Ubuntu-based distributions.

Features:

  • Fetches list of kernels from kernel.ubuntu.com
  • Displays notifications when a new kernel update is available.
  • Downloads and installs packages automatically

Installation

Ubuntu-based Distributions (Ubuntu, Linux Mint, etc)

Packages are available in the Launchpad PPA for supported Ubuntu releases. Run the following commands in a terminal window:

sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ukuu

For older Ubuntu releases which have reached end-of-life, you can install Aptik from the DEB files linked below.
ukuu-latest-i386.deb (32-bit)
ukuu-latest-amd64.deb (64-bit)

Debian

DEB files are available from following links:
ukuu-latest-i386.deb (32-bit)
ukuu-latest-amd64.deb (64-bit)

Other Linux Distributions

An installer is available from following links:
ukuu-latest-i386.run (32-bit)
ukuu-latest-amd64.run (64-bit)

Removal

Run the following commands in a terminal window:

sudo apt-get purge ukuu

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29 comments:

  1. Hello!

    Congratulations on your app. It is very nice and works like a charm. I did not find a source for it so i could build, contribute or just hack around. Is it closed? And i had a little problem. I unchecked the option which load every version below 4.0. It took 5 minutes to load(behaviour expected) but i could not cancel.

    Anyway, thanks for your application.

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    1. Code is available in launchpad
      https://launchpad.net/ukuu

      The initial load takes some time. This will be fixed soon along with an option to Cancel.

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  2. making icons for your app
    will try it out
    could you darken the UI
    http://i.imgur.com/hb7hIMt.jpg

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    1. This will be fixed in the next update

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  3. How to remove from startup applications?

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  4. You should never use kernels from kernel.ubuntu.com. They are for testing purposes and the lack ubuntu patches

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    1. Even the ones listed as stable?

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    2. There is no harm in installing kernels from kernel.ubuntu.com. In case of any issues, you can boot your system using a previous kernel and uninstall the new one. Ubuntu's boot menu has an entry for 'Advanced Boot Options'. Select this entry and select a previous kernel to boot from.

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    3. That said, there is no major advantage in moving to the latest kernel. There will be performance improvements and new features but they are not noticeable at the user level. Security fixes are back-ported by the Canonical team to the officially supported kernel, so you will have all the security fixes even if you stick with the older kernel.

      Install mainline kernels only if they fix any particular problems for you or if you want to try out the latest kernel. Be prepared to face issues, and make sure you are know how to boot to a previous kernel from the GRUB menu.

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  5. Muito Bom este app. Parabéns!
    Mas não estou conseguindo instalar. Adiciono o repositório normalmente, mas na instalação, aparece a mensagem que é impossível encontrar o pacote.

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  6. hi everybody,
    is it possible to fatch low latency versions of kernels?

    stembera.jan(@)gmail.com

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    1. Not supported by Ukuu. You can download and install manually from kernels.ubuntu.com

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  7. Latest version is quite annoying. I've installed kernel 4.8.12, from your app, and now, after each reboot - it says, that there is kernel 4.8.9 available. ?!? After clicking open button - is says, that kernel 4.8.12 is running, but instead, alerts me that 4.8.9 available. Can you fix this?
    Thank you.

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  8. I have installed ukuu in Ubuntu 14.04 with KDE environment, and it shows only command-line interface, no GUI. Maybe I must install some GTK libraries for enable GIU interface? Or use specific cli arguments?

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  9. I found the solution, ukuu is console version, we must use ukuu-gtk command to start GUI verson.

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  10. Thanks for making Ukuu - the newer kernels are great.

    Is there a convenient way for me to get the (prebuilt) Perf Tools for each of these kernels?

    Or, barring that, can I somehow obtain the exact source code used to build each of these kernels?

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    1. Canonical only provides the patched kernels on kernel.ubuntu.com. The perf tools are part of the "linux-tools" package which are not provided separately for each kernel.

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  11. Hey, congrats,

    Ukuu is a very nice tool, but is it possible to consider the lowlatency kernels as well?

    Thanks

    Thorsten Stettin

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  12. Hey, I've made a video that details what I believe to be either a bug or some other kind of issue with this otherwise great software.

    https://youtu.be/R98iCdnhl6k

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  13. Anyway or plans to extend this to also allow using xanmod or another repository's kernels?

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    1. No plans as of now.

      The source code is available on launchpad.net. If somebody can do the work and submit a patch for adding the functionality, I'll be happy to merge it.

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  14. links don't work anymore :o :o

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    1. He just has to update the links to the new GitHub ones.
      For now you can download it from here

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  15. hello, i have ubuntu 16.10 with Kernel 4.8, i need upgrade to 4.10 or 4.11. Any comments for this upgrade?

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  16. Hello, thanks for ukuu I like it very much, but can you please add warning for failed linux kernel build and indicate that it is not recommended to install yet.

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  17. for those of us who don't run X on our boxes, would splitting this into cli and gui packages be in the future?

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