What version of kernel should be available for running Ubuntu 14.04.3? I have 3 machines with different kernel versions. Would like to know how an upgrade would be performed

  • i am running 3.19.0-49-generic. Update happens via software center – Ashu Feb 14 '16 at 8:21
  • I have version 3.16.0-60-generic Feb-14-2016 – Cam Feb 14 '16 at 18:04

When Ubuntu 14.04 was first released, it came with the 3.13.X kernel version. Then came the point releases. Point releases are versions of LTS systems that come with some newer software in the repositories, such as the kernel, but do not sacrifice stability.

  • Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.04.1 both had the 3.13.X kernel.
  • Ubuntu 14.04.2 brought the 3.16.X kernel.
  • Ubuntu 14.04.3 brought the 3.19.X kernel.

When you're in a point release and another one is released you won't get an automatic kernel upgrade, even though you can get it, as explained in How do I upgrade from 14.04 to 14.04.2?.

That's probably the reason why you have different 14.04 machines with different kernel versions.


Quite a few kernel versions are available for 14.04: 3.13, 3.16, 3.19 and 4.2. Of these, a default installation of 14.04.3 comes with 3.19.

  • have version 3.16.0-60-generic on the date Feb-14-2016 – Cam Feb 14 '16 at 18:05
  • If all works OK, there is no need to change anything. – Pilot6 Feb 14 '16 at 18:19

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