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Well I am using a newer kernel on my Ubuntu 11.10 as the stable 3.0.0-14 version was causing laggy sound on my PC. After upgrading my kernel to the latest version for the 12.04 Alpha (3.2.0-8) the sound issue was solved. I upgraded by temporarily changing my sources to 12.04 ones, upgrading kernel, then switching back. I would like to know how to check which is the latest version of kernel for 12.04 so I can know when I should upgrade.

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up vote 3 down vote accepted enables you to get an overview of all supported operating systems. For instance, searching for Linux;, will show that 3.2.0-8 is the current version in Precise.

For a commandline tool, you can use rmadison from the devscripts package. It will present results like this (skipping most):

jo-erlend@dev:~/$ rmadison linux
     linux | |       oneiric | amd64, i386
     linux | | oneiric-security | amd64, i386
     linux | | oneiric-updates | amd64, i386
     linux | | oneiric-proposed | amd64, i386
     linux | 3.2.0-8.14 |       precise | source
     linux | |       precise | amd64, i386
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From those links, you can download the kernel .deb directly, and install it with dpkg , might be easier then updating your sources. – bodhi.zazen Jan 8 '12 at 20:00
Well will I get all the dependencies while installing with DPKG? – Shahe Tajiryan Jan 8 '12 at 20:04
yes, but you would need to download the headers separate. Other then the kernel headers , what dependencies ? – bodhi.zazen Jan 8 '12 at 20:18

You will have to monitor kernel updates yourself by occasionally checking the website.

For the precise linux-generic package the website URL is

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Thank you very much. You helped me out a lot :) – Shahe Tajiryan Jan 8 '12 at 20:02

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