Is using Linux kernel 4.10.0-37 or 4.10.0-38.42 good idea in ubuntu 16.04.3 (xenial) ? If yes please guide me with procedure of installing kernel 4.10.0. 38.42. Because kernel 4.10.037 is not working in my system.

Asked by Aravind R on 2017-10-25

I want to solve my system issue. Please guide me as I am not able to install the tar.gz

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https://askubuntu.com/questions/968741/startx-not-working

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Sure, go for it. If you need the features in the newer kernel then by all means install it

The link is just an explanation of sudo vs gksudo. I don't think a later kernel will resolve that issue

There is a handy tool here:
https://www.linuxbabe.com/ubuntu/install-linux-kernel-4-10-ubuntu-16-04-ukuu

Here is a video explaining it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOU8bRmrMco

Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #2

If you look at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-hwe you can see that there is the 4.10.0-38.42 version of the kernel in the xenial-proposed repository. If you need the -38 version urgently, then you should add the xenial-proposed source to your list of repositories. Or you can wait until it is published, and then a package upgrade should install it anyhow.

There is also https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-hwe-edge available which offers the 4.11.0 (soon 4.13.0) version of the kernel. Depending on your needs also this package might be an option for you.

Aravind R (araviaravi) said : #3

Thanks Manfred Hampl, that solved my question.