[HOW TO] Update kernel on ZorinOS for better drivers support

So you ran into an issue that's hardware related but your hardware is newer and the issue could possibly be fixed after installing newer drivers and so you need to update your kernel?

Well, here's how easy it is to update your Kernel in ZorinOS:

  1. Open up terminal
  2. Type and enter these 3 commands one by one:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tuxinvader/lts-mainline

sudo apt update

sudo apt install linux-generic-5.16

Notice that I have written linux-generic-5.16 but you don't need to install 5.16. You'll have other options available and you can install any kernel version you want. Like 5.15 or 5.17 if available.
To check the available kernels, type sudo apt install linux-generic- and press Tab twice. This will list all the options available to you and you can install the latest kernel if you want.

I hope this can fix driver issues for you, happy hacking :slight_smile:


Thanks mate, I had major issues with an Intel Alder Lake motherboard. This worked like a charm and was able to get the NVIDIA card working so happy days!