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I am developing a new debugging technique bc my ubuntu crashes. I had this idea of running with older kernels and see if they behave better/worse. I know how to find kernel version using a command. What I like to know if there is a message written in system logs showin g the kernel version. And if there is no version written in the logs, I would strongly suggest that it is put in. Namely after boot, the first line would say this is kernel 3.2.0-48-generic #74-Ubuntu SMP, or whatever. thank you for listening

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You mean like the fourth line in journalctl? – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Jul 1 '13 at 7:04

The kernel version is written to the file /var/log/dmesg.

The information is written into the third line.


[    0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpuset
[    0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpu
[    0.000000] Linux version 2.6.24-16-server (buildd@palmer) (gcc version 4.2.3 (Ubuntu 4.2.3-2ubuntu7)) #1 SMP Thu Apr 10 13:58:00 UTC 2008 (Ubuntu 2.6.24-16.30-server)
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BTW: for this to work you need sudo permissions. – Rinzwind Jul 1 '13 at 8:13

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