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Whenever I boot into this OS, Im encountering lot of bugs which are making the system unstable and stop functioning. I have frequently found this error

bug soft lockup - cpu#0 stuck for 22s [chrome:2566]

after this error pops .. system simply freezes.

Googled a lot to solve this problem, one of the fix being upgrading the kernel. To do this first I checked my current kernel version

$ uname -a
Linux vikram-Vostro1310 3.13.0-24-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Thu Apr 10 19:11:08 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

So my current version is 3.13.0-24, how do i upgrade to latest 'stable' kernel, does upgrading to kernel 3.14.1 solve all these problems as stated in this link?

Is there a better 'stable' kernel which avoids the above bugs or should i just go forward and upgrade to 3.14.1 kernel as instructed in this link

Kindly help me out, thanks in advance.

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What is your hardware configuration please ? – mveroone Jun 26 '14 at 9:24

If you are not expert, it is strongly recommended to use standard kernel from system repository.

Newest and/or custom-builded kernels may be unstable.

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I agree, 3.13 is pretty recent too, I think (but haven't verified) that your bug may not be kernel-version related. – mveroone Jun 26 '14 at 9:21

You can upgrade kernel to 3.16 by running

sudo apt-get install linux-generic-lts-utopic

or to 3.19 by

sudo apt-get install linux-generic-lts-vivid
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