A continuation of the free version of ukuu. (by bkw777)

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NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts. Hence, a higher number means a better mainline alternative or higher similarity.

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  • focus loss when typing quickly | 2021-07-20
    Hi there again, I can confirm that I was able to install a newer kernel with the mainline app I mentioned:
  • Is it easy to update the kernel in Elementary OS?
    This should work :
  • Pop!_OS 21.04 | The Best Ubuntu Based Distro | 2021-07-02
    I did some experimenting (backed up with Timeshift first) and using Mainline ( I installed Kernel 5.12.6-051206-generic. After reboot, everything seemed to be functioning correctly, so I took the hold off 5.11 and ran the pop-upgrade command to upgrade to 21.04. After reboot, its still running the 5.12 kernel and still everything appears to be functioning correctly. So... win?
  • 13% of new Linux users encounter hardware compatibility problems due to outdated kernels in Linux distributions
    Mainline provides a GUI for installing specifics kernels on Ubuntu-based distributions.
  • Ubuntu 20.04 or 21.04?
  • Dual Booted Linux and Lost All My Drivers | 2021-06-28
    use mainline to update to a newer kernel, 5.11 or newer.
  • 5.11 Kernel seems to have made a huge difference for me | 2021-06-19
    It was the way to go in the past, now I recommend the Ubuntu mainline kernel installer - ppa available.
  • Ubuntu 18.04 Thunderbolt 4 Support w/ Zen 3?
    You could always try to upgrade to a newer mainline kernel using mainline, if you need TB4 support on that board.
  • Why is EOS trailing so far behind the Ubuntu LTS release cycle?
    Yeah that’s definitely a good approach. FYI I usually use “mainline” instead of ukuu as newer ukuu releases is sadly no longer open source.
  • Is GalliumOS 4 still in development? | 2021-06-09
  • No Man's Sky on Ubuntu with integrated GPU \Intel® UHD Graphics 750
    If you install and run Mainline it'll make changing kernel easy.
  • Why was the color and appearance menu ever removed? Trying to do any sort of customization with regedit these days is like pulling teeth. | 2021-05-27
    So all you need to do is probably update the kernel to 5.11+ and updating the kernel is pretty easy too. All you need to do is download this:
  • Bluetooth not working | 2021-05-25
    Kernel is super easy to update with Mainline project
  • Linux on zephyrus g15
    The only solution that I know of is to build a custom kernel with the patches applied, but I don't really have the time or expertise to do so. I've been using bkw777/mainline for to test newer kernels on PopOS.
  • AMDGPU Issue | 2021-05-08


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bkw777/mainline is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 only which is an OSI approved license.