How to upgrade the kernel in ArchLinux?

To upgrade the kernel in ArchLinux, you can follow these steps:

  1. Update system: First, make sure the system is up to date, and use the following command to update the system:
sudo pacman -Syu
  1. Install new kernel: Use the following command to install the latest kernel version:
sudo pacman -S linux
  1. Update bootloader: Update the bootloader to use the new kernel when the system boots. If using the GRUB bootloader manager, you can use the following command to update the bootloader:
sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
  1. Reboot the system: After installing the new kernel and updating the bootloader, restart the system to apply the changes.
sudo reboot
  1. Verify the kernel version: After restarting, you can use the following command to verify the kernel version being used by the system:
uname -r

By following the above steps, you can successfully upgrade the kernel in ArchLinux. Please note that kernel upgrades may cause certain hardware or software to be incompatible, so be sure to back up important data before upgrading.

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