I'm on 14.04 LTE and I just got a regular update. I ran "uname -r" and it seems the kernel is now "3.13.0-65-generic."

I'm very happy with this, because MTP now works with my Android phone (It didn't before the update.)

Was the kernel version for 14.04 LTE different before this update? What kernel version used to be in 14.04 LTE?

Edit: The MTP issue must have been caused by something else. Meh, forget this post, lol. I played with an old Clonezilla image of my system, and MTP even worked with that now. Maybe something with my Android phone.

  • Why do you ask if the kernel was downgraded? You don't know what the previous version was. – muru Oct 15 '15 at 5:17
  • Where in particular are they saying 3.17 is the kernel for 14.04? – muru Oct 15 '15 at 5:32
  • In this thread they are talking about the kernel being 3.17 for 14.04 LTE. bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gvfs/+bug/1314556 Knowing what kernel version caused the problem is interesting if one wants to try other distros that are based on Ubuntu. – Revetahw Oct 15 '15 at 5:32

You can track the current kernel version by looking at the version of linux-generic:

$ apt-cache policy linux-generic

The history of versions can be seen from the changelog for this package:

linux-meta ( trusty; urgency=medium

  * linux ABI 3.13.0-65

 -- Brad Figg <brad.figg@canonical.com>  Mon, 21 Sep 2015 11:46:15 -0700

linux-meta ( trusty; urgency=medium

  * linux ABI 3.13.0-64

 -- Luis Henriques <luis.henriques@canonical.com>  Wed, 09 Sep 2015 13:11:37 +0100

linux-meta ( trusty; urgency=low

  * Fix up dandling linux-*-hwe-* meta packages.  When we do not have a
    flavour default it back to the generic packages.  (LP: 1489487).

 -- Brad Figg <brad.figg@canonical.com>  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:12:14 -0700

linux-meta ( trusty; urgency=medium

  [ Brad Figg ]

  * ABI bump

 -- Brad Figg <brad.figg@canonical.com>  Fri, 14 Aug 2015 13:33:03 -0700

It doesn't look like the kernel has been downgraded recently.

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