As you remember, I got the Linux Mint Debian Edition 4 installed on my Dell XPS laptop.
Being Debian based, this setup is rather stable. But also, it means the latest available Linux Kernel is still 4.20.x branch, meaning you would miss out on the benefits and improvements of the Linux Kernel 5.x branch.
Backports in Linux Mint Debian Edition
I decided to upgrade Linux Kernel and realised that it’s much easier than I expected.
Turns out, LMDE4 already has backports repository activated by default in the /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list file (see the last line):
Searching for Available Linux Kernels with apt
All we do is list all the packages named linux-image, using the apt search:
To save you a bit of time, here’s the list of packages available for the latest and greated Linux Kernel 5.6:
Installing Linux Kernel 5.6 in LMDE4
Let’s install this latest kernel:
I also installed headers in case I want to compile something:
That’s it! All that’s left is to reboot now, and then check the kernel version: