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I'm running Ubuntu 18.04.3 on a Dell XPS13. When I did the upgrade from 18.04.2 to 18.04.3, I was led to believe system would be running a Linux 5 kernal. It appears that I'm still running a Linux 4 Kernel:

david@david-XPS-M1330:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS
Release:    18.04
Codename:   bionic
david@david-XPS-M1330:~$ uname -a
Linux david-XPS-M1330 4.15.0-58-generic #64-Ubuntu SMP Tue Aug 6 11:12:41 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Any idea's how I've screwed this up? I did a similar upgrade on Ubuntu MATE and that is running Linux 5. Any suggestions would be appreciated

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It is possible because of HardWare Enablement stack.

The search on https://packages.ubuntu.com gives the result:

Package linux-image-generic-hwe-18.04

  • bionic-updates (kernel): Generic Linux kernel image
    5.0.0.25.82: amd64 arm64 armhf i386 ppc64el s390x

You can install this kernel alone with:

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-hwe-18.04  

or with Xorg server:

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-hwe-18.04 xserver-xorg-hwe-18.04
  • david@david-XPS-M1330:~$ uname -a Linux david-XPS-M1330 5.0.0-25-generic #26~18.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Aug 1 13:51:02 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Suggestion worked, much appreciated, thank you. – David M Aug 18 at 19:19

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