which Linux kernel

Asked by Morgan Keating on 2016-12-16

3.13.0-105.152 or 3.19.0-32-generic
I updated from 3.16 to 3.19... and now Update Manager is recommending 3.13...
I've read in the past recommendations to go from 3.16... to 3.13...
2 questions: should I update to 3.13...?
and
why does this update use a lower number?

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If the update is offered then update. Grub will always boot the latest version of the kernel unless you configure it otherwise.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #2

Going from 3.16.* or 3.19.* to 3.13.* would not be an upgrade, but a downgrade, and that is not normal behavior of the update manager.

Have you installed kernels manually, or just used the standard Ubuntu installation and upgrade procedures?

What is the output of the commands
uname -a
lsb_release -crid
dpkg -l | grep ' linux-'

Morgan Keating (jmpkeating) said : #3

No manual installs

morgan@Mint-iMac ~ $ uname -a
Linux Mint-iMac 3.19.0-32-generic #37~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Oct 22 09:41:40 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
morgan@Mint-iMac ~ $ lsb_release -crid
Distributor ID: LinuxMint
Description: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa
Release: 17.3
Codename: rosa
morgan@Mint-iMac ~ $ dpkg -l | grep ' linux-'
ii linux-firmware 1.127.22 all Firmware for Linux kernel drivers
ii linux-headers-3.16.0-38 3.16.0-38.52~14.04.1 all Header files related to Linux kernel version 3.16.0
ii linux-headers-3.16.0-38-generic 3.16.0-38.52~14.04.1 amd64 Linux kernel headers for version 3.16.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
ii linux-headers-3.19.0-32 3.19.0-32.37~14.04.1 all Header files related to Linux kernel version 3.19.0
ii linux-headers-3.19.0-32-generic 3.19.0-32.37~14.04.1 amd64 Linux kernel headers for version 3.19.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
ii linux-image-3.16.0-38-generic 3.16.0-38.52~14.04.1 amd64 Linux kernel image for version 3.16.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
ii linux-image-3.19.0-32-generic 3.19.0-32.37~14.04.1 amd64 Linux kernel image for version 3.19.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
ii linux-image-extra-3.16.0-38-generic 3.16.0-38.52~14.04.1 amd64 Linux kernel extra modules for version 3.16.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
ii linux-image-extra-3.19.0-32-generic 3.19.0-32.37~14.04.1 amd64 Linux kernel extra modules for version 3.19.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
ii linux-kernel-generic 3.16.0-38 all The Linux kernel.
ii linux-libc-dev:amd64 3.13.0-101.148 amd64 Linux Kernel Headers for development
ii linux-sound-base 1.0.25+dfsg-0ubuntu4 all base package for ALSA and OSS sound systems
morgan@Mint-iMac ~ $

Morgan Keating (jmpkeating) said : #4

I did the "update" of kernel 3.19... to 3.13... but the system info states that I still have kernel 3.19...
History of updates from Update Manager states the following:

Package: linux-libc-dev
old version: 3.13.0-101.148
new version: 3.13.0-105.152

Please post Mint questions on the Mint forum. Mint has entirely separate support channels from Ubuntu. Here is where your distribution is supported:

https://forums.linuxmint.com

None of the "Ubuntu based" distributions are supported here.

Similarly, Ubuntu is based on Debian. If you ask for Ubuntu support in Debian forums you will be pointed here

Morgan Keating (jmpkeating) said : #6

Will do, thank you.