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I'm trying to find the kernel verion running on my system. I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 with the gnome desktop because a failed ati/amd driver install moofed my unity desktop and I haven't been able to get it back...even though I've removed the offending drivers and re-installed the generic version that came with the original install.

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To know kernel version you have to execute this command:

 uname -r

It would display something like:


You can also get the complete list by:

 uname -a

It would display something like:

 Linux saurav-P4I45Gx-PE 3.8.0-30-generic #44~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Aug 23 17:33:45 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

Another way to know the kernel version is to open Synaptic Package Manager and search for linux header. You have to check for the installed Kernel version.

Yet another way to find the kernel version is to run this command:

 sudo dpkg -l | grep linux-headers | grep ii


 sudo dpkg -l | grep linux-headers | awk '{print $3}'

That's it..

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