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No version of Ubuntu can be installed with any Skylake 6th generation Intel processor
November 24, 2016
Edited: April 13, 2017
November 24, 2022
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New kernel version 4.8.10 (November 23, 2016)
Steps everyone can take are to ensure Intel microcode is up to date. See the answer here: (Ubuntu 16.04 Skylake overheating)
Instead of kernel
4.4.2 in the other answers here you should upgrade to kernel
4.8.10 which has good reviews / improvments:
cd /tmp wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.8.10/linux-headers-4.8.10-040810_4.8.10-040810.201611210531_all.deb wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.8.10/linux-headers-4.8.10-040810-generic_4.8.10-040810.201611210531_amd64.deb wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.8.10/linux-image-4.8.10-040810-generic_4.8.10-040810.201611210531_amd64.deb sudo dpkg -i *.deb sudo reboot
After installing the new kernel you can try to roll out grub command line changes for
i915.preliminary_hw_support=1, etc. you fudged to make earlier kernels and drivers work.
Please note kernel version 4.9 LTS will be out soon. We all hope Intel fixes the pstate / cstate / thermald issues plaguing many of us in the LTS kernel release.