I have just downloaded 3 files to update my kernel. The files are as follows:


And I installed them using Ubuntu store but my kernel version is the same what should I do to update it ?
For what is it worth my kernel version is 4.4.0-72-generic (at least that what shows when I type uname -r in the terminal)

  • When you installed with Ubuntu store, did it update your grub too ? – Greg Apr 15 '17 at 9:58
  • No I don't think so...but I updated it manually using sudo update-grub. – Mahmood Darwish Apr 15 '17 at 10:00
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    when booting can you see if there is an entry for your new kernel in grub menu ? – Greg Apr 15 '17 at 10:02
  • Hmmm I didn't try that let me check it@Greg. – Mahmood Darwish Apr 15 '17 at 10:03
  • @Greg thank you very much I have solved my problem thanks to you(though now I have a problem with my new kernel) – Mahmood Darwish Apr 15 '17 at 10:10

Read here how to upgrade kernel in Ubuntu 16.04. That way you will get security updates. Currently the kernel is 4.8.0-46-generic.

  • To boot to that by default, you might want to purge the 4.9.22 kernel, when booted by other kernel (you chose in grub menu). – jarno Apr 15 '17 at 10:48
  • Okay I'm installing the Kernel but my internet connection is slow I will post back when I'm done with the results. – Mahmood Darwish Apr 15 '17 at 10:57
  • Sorry that didn't help Kernel 4.9.0-46-generic is giving problems as well – Mahmood Darwish Apr 15 '17 at 11:33
  • I suppose you meant kernel 4.8.0-46. What kind of problems? – jarno Apr 15 '17 at 11:53
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    sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-hwe-16.04 xserver-xorg-hwe-16.04 for 64 bit system it worked for me now i have Linux 4.10.0-38-generic – shareef Nov 9 '17 at 20:21

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