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Why is the kernel still at version 2.x after upgrading from Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10? I read that 11.10 has 3.x.

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What program/utility/command are you using to check the kernel version? Also, does the newer version come up in the Update Manager after the upgrade? – Christopher Kyle Horton Nov 18 '11 at 6:37
i'm using uname -a – high-voltage Nov 18 '11 at 9:25
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Yes 11.10 have version 3. Just open synaptic (I still use it) and mark version linux-image-2xx for removal and 3xx for installation. Also install the headers for 3xx as in future you might need to compile something that needs it.

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Thanx. I removed the old kernel. But also had to do grub-mkconfig. to get the boot menu updated. – high-voltage Nov 18 '11 at 10:23
glad you solved it. pls accept the answer if it helped you resolve ;) – Stefano Mtangoo Nov 18 '11 at 10:51

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