Linux Kernel 5.10.5 was released a few days ago by Greg Kroah-Hartman. All users of 5.10 kernel series are argued to upgrade as soon as possible.

I’m announcing the release of the 5.10.5 kernel. All users of the 5.10 kernel series must upgrade.

The new kernel release disabled accelerated scrolling (FBCON) since it’s not widely used and full of bugs.

Now the problem is that most modern-ish drivers really only treat fbcon as an dumb kernel console until userspace takes over, and Oops printer for some emergencies. Looking at drm drivers and the basic vesa/efi fbdev drivers shows that only 3 drivers support any kind of acceleration:

Other changes in Kernel 5.10.5 include:

  • Fix error paths in ethnl_set_channels()
  • Fix a race in the runtime power management code
  • Fix potential deadlock in send_sig{io, urg}()
  • Fix shift-out-of-bounds in sanity_check_raw_super()
  • Fix memleak in sun6i_rtc_clk_init
  • For more, read the announcement in lkml.

How to Install Linux Kernel 5.10.5:

For the source tarball get it from kernel.org.

For Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint based systems, the kernel mainline repository offers .deb binary packages available to download at the link below:

Download Kernel (.deb) Binary

For those prefer a graphical user interface, check Ubuntu Mainline Kernel Installer.