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Question Can I upgrade PopOS kernel to 5.8?


New member
Sep 25, 2020
Hi, I recently bought a new HP laptop (Hardware info: `https://support.hp.com/ee-en/document/c06703649 `).
I testing installing a few distros and seeing how they work on my machine.
There is a particular problem with the Kernel version, as Kernel older than 5.8 doesn't have the drivers I need. I installed PopOS (without any modifications) and I couldn't regulate the brightness of my screen (altho everything else worked just fine). I also tried installing Manjaro GNOME and that one has some deep deep problems and upon booting `gdm` didn't want to work (altho I could restart it later, manually and that would get me into a working graphical environment).

My question is
Can I install PopOS and change my kernel to 5.8 so that I would have drivers that support my laptop?

Quick hardware:
Product name
HP ENVY x360 Laptop - 13-ay0001nw​
AMD Ryzen™ 7 4700U (2.0 GHz base clock, up to 4.1 GHz max boost clock, 8 MB L3 cache, 8 cores)​
AMD Integrated SoC​
Memory, standard
16 GB DDR4-3200 SDRAM (onboard)​
Video graphics
AMD Radeon™ Graphics​
Hard drive
512 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD​


New member
Dec 19, 2019
been doing it since the release w/ no problems on xanmod or liquorix kernels

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