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How to switch to mainline kernel in Armbian 23.11 on Orange Pi 5 ?


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The release notes for Armbian 23.11 state, under Key Improvements in This Release, "Mainline Kernel for RK3588 with experimental HDMI support."


I am currently running the default 5.10.160-legacy-rk35xx kernel


If I wanted to switch to and try out the mainline kernel for RK3588 with experimental HDMI support, would I do something like this:

sudo apt install linux-image-collabora-rockchip-rk3588


After testing, If I want to rollback to the default legacy kernel, what are the steps involved?


Apologies if there are instructions elsewhere that cover this.


Thanks in advance for any guidance.


Edited by adr3nal1n27
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  • adr3nal1n27 changed the title to How to switch to mainline kernel in Armbian 23.11 on Orange Pi 5 ?

Just for the reference of others who are currently running the legacy 5.10.160 kernel and wanting to switch to kernel 6.7 (As this is not currently selectable in armbian-config >> System >> Other "Switch to other kernels"


Note that I tested this on a clean sd card install of Armbian Bookworm CLI with kernel 5.10


Here is what I did:

sudo apt install linux-image-edge-rockchip-rk3588 linux-dtb-edge-rockchip-rk3588 linux-u-boot-orangepi5-edge

sudo reboot


After reboot, uname -a now reports: 

Linux orangepi5 6.7.0-rc1-edge-rockchip-rk3588 #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Nov 13 00:19:07 UTC 2023 aarch64 GNU/Linux


Thanks very much armbian team for an excellent distribution.

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