How to install the Linux Kernel 5 on OpenSUSE 15?

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The Kernel Linux is one of the most important elements of the system. Because it is in charge of the interaction with the hardware. Recently we were talking about the new version of the Linux Kernel which is version 5. For many people, it is important to have the kernel updated for hardware issues others will prefer the tranquility of a stable system. If you are one of the first and use OpenSUSE 15 is your lucky day. In this article, we will show you how to install the Linux Kernel 5 on OpenSUSE 15.

A new version of the Linux kernel was recently released. Although this new version is not a revolution at the program level, it has some interesting new features. These new features are better implemented in recent hardware.

So, let us start.

Install the Linux Kernel 5 on OpenSUSE 15

One of the great advantages of using OpenSUSE 15 is that it has a large list of repositories maintained by the community. These repositories make maintaining certain system components quite simple. For example, there is one for KDE Plasma or for web development.

So the first thing to do is to open a terminal emulator and add the Kernel repository in OpenSUSE.

:~$ sudo zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Kernel:/stable/standard kernel:stable
1.- Add the kernel repository
1.- Add the kernel repository

Then, we will be asked for the password of our user and then the confirmation of the operation. Being a repository sponsored by OpenSUSE is quite secure and will add the GPG key.

Now, it is necessary to tell the distribution that there is going to be an update of that single repository so that it does not affect the rest of the system. So to do this, run the following command:

:~$ sudo zypper dup -r kernel:stable
2.- Install the Linux Kernel 5 on OpenSUSE 15
2.- Install the Linux Kernel 5 on OpenSUSE 15

Note: in case you have any repository problems, just install the packages manually by running

:~$ sudo zypper in kernel-default-5.0.5-1.1.g0fb0b14

Now, you have to wait for the process to finish and then restart the system.

When the system has started, verify the new kernel using the following command:

:~$ uname -r
3.- The Linux Kernel 5 On OpenSUSE 15
3.- The Linux Kernel 5 On OpenSUSE 15

Conclusion

As we can see, installing Kernel 5 on OpenSUSE is not a complicated matter. However, it can help many users to make their very recent hardware benefit from the many new features of this new version.

You can also see our post on how to install the Linux Kernel 5 on Ubuntu 18.04.

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