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When updating/upgrading I used to get kernel updates once in a while. Now I haven't got any kernel updates since December.
I only put 0ad 0.23 on hold ( since I have 0.25 as a snap, and they both have different mods so I want both versions ).
Does anyone have an idea what is causing apt/apt-get/aptitude not to get newer kernels? I had a problem with Plymouth that messed with installing new software, but that is solved now. enter link description hereI can update and (un)install software/drivers now, no problem. Only I'm still on the 5.11.0-41 kernel ( Kubuntu 20.04.2 ). It's not a very big deal ( since the newer kernels will not support my fingerprint reader either ), but since everything else is up to date ...
Any ideas please, what could be the cause.

I ran apt policy linux-image and sudo apt policy linux-image:

patrick@Lappy:~$ apt policy linux-image     
linux-image:           
  Geïnstalleerd: (geen)      
  Kandidaat:     (geen)     
  Versietabel:
patrick@Lappy:~$

( Installed: none Candidate: none Versiontable:- ) Although I put my systemsetting to English-American the output is in Dutch. Did sign out and sign in again, like it said. Sorry for that.
Took a screenshot of mainline. See pictureenter image description here.
I already looked at these posts:enter link description hereand enter link description here. The new kernel it wants to install is 5.4.0-99-generic. Seems odd to me, while I'm on 5.11.0-41right now to install a 5.4.0-99 kernel. This installation (Kubuntu 20.04.2) standard came with 5.8.0-27 if I remember it right. To me this raises more questions than answers.
Does the uninstall of kernel 5.11.0-43 have anything to do with it? (it kernelpaniced so I uninstalled this one , and if yes, where can I find this history/log?)

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patrick@Lappy:~$ dpkg -l | egrep linux-'[g|h|i|m]'
ii  binutils-x86-64-linux-gnu                         2.34-6ubuntu1.3                               amd64        GNU binary utilities, for x86-64-linux-gnu target
ii  linux-headers-5.11.0-40-generic                   5.11.0-40.44~20.04.2                          amd64        Linux kernel headers for version 5.11.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
ii  linux-headers-5.11.0-41-generic                   5.11.0-41.45~20.04.1                          amd64        Linux kernel headers for version 5.11.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
ii  linux-hwe-5.11-headers-5.11.0-40                  5.11.0-40.44~20.04.2                          all          Header files related to Linux kernel version 5.11.0
ii  linux-hwe-5.11-headers-5.11.0-41                  5.11.0-41.45~20.04.1                          all          Header files related to Linux kernel version 5.11.0
ii  linux-image-5.11.0-40-generic                     5.11.0-40.44~20.04.2                          amd64        Signed kernel image generic
ii  linux-image-5.11.0-41-generic                     5.11.0-41.45~20.04.1                          amd64        Signed kernel image generic
ii  linux-modules-5.11.0-40-generic                   5.11.0-40.44~20.04.2                          amd64        Linux kernel extra modules for version 5.11.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
ii  linux-modules-5.11.0-41-generic                   5.11.0-41.45~20.04.1                          amd64        Linux kernel extra modules for version 5.11.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
ii  linux-modules-extra-5.11.0-40-generic             5.11.0-40.44~20.04.2                          amd64        Linux kernel extra modules for version 5.11.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
ii  linux-modules-extra-5.11.0-41-generic             5.11.0-41.45~20.04.1                          amd64        Linux kernel extra modules for version 5.11.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
rc  linux-modules-nvidia-470-5.11.0-41-generic        5.11.0-41.45~20.04.1+1                        amd64        Linux kernel nvidia modules for version 5.11.0-41

patrick@Lappy:~$ LANG=ENG
patrick@Lappy:~$ sudo apt update
Hit:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal InRelease
Hit:2 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu focal InRelease
Hit:3 http://ppa.launchpad.net/cappelikan/ppa/ubuntu focal InRelease
Hit:4 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates InRelease           
Hit:5 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security InRelease          
Hit:6 http://ppa.launchpad.net/cubic-wizard/release/ubuntu focal InRelease
Hit:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/graphics-drivers/ppa/ubuntu focal InRelease
Hit:8 http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/backports/ubuntu focal InRelease
Hit:9 http://ppa.launchpad.net/oibaf/graphics-drivers/ubuntu focal InRelease
Hit:10 http://ppa.launchpad.net/oibaf/test/ubuntu focal InRelease
Hit:11 http://ppa.launchpad.net/xtradeb/play/ubuntu focal InRelease
Hit:12 http://ppa.launchpad.net/yannubuntu/boot-repair/ubuntu focal InRelease
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
All packages are up to date.
patrick@Lappy:~$ 

patrick@Lappy:~$ sudo apt install linux-generic-eol-hwe-5.11
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package linux-generic-eol-hwe-5.11
E: Couldn't find any package by glob 'linux-generic-eol-hwe-5.11'
patrick@Lappy:~$ 
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    please show the output of "apt policy linux-image"
    – leggewie
    Commented Feb 15, 2022 at 16:23
  • Run uname –sr to view Linux version. If it is version 5.8 (and if you are using Ubuntu 20.04.2) Ubuntu will only support up to 5.8. If it is just 20.04, it only supports 5.4. This is according to thomas-krenn.com/en/wiki/… Don't know how accurate this information is, so take my word as a grain of salt.
    – Logan
    Commented Feb 15, 2022 at 19:18
  • @Jeff It is kernel 5.11.0-41 which was automaticly updated in December.
    – Joepie Es
    Commented Feb 15, 2022 at 20:30
  • @JoepieEs Alright. My source sucks. Sorry about that.
    – Logan
    Commented Feb 15, 2022 at 20:41
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    Can we have the output of "apt policy linux-image" as previously requested? It would take the guesswork out of the situation.
    – leggewie
    Commented Feb 17, 2022 at 9:40

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Proper meta packages are not installed for some reason.

Run

sudo apt install linux-generic-hwe-20.04

and you'll get kernel upgrades.

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  • This worked. Thank you. Result:patrick@Lappy:~$ uname -r ---> 5.13.0-30-generic patrick@Lappy:~$
    – Joepie Es
    Commented Feb 20, 2022 at 20:32

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