3 months ago I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 with kernel 3.19.My current kernel version is 3.19.0-49-generic As I have a new DELL Precision 5510 laptop with Intel skylake technology some features work only with the new kernel 4 Therefore I've been waiting for Ubuntu 14.04.4 with kernel 4.2 which should be released in February 2016: https://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/LTS_Enablement_Stacks/ I've read that it was release some days ago: 11.
If you want to update Linux kernel you have to do it manually.
After two months of continues development, Linux Kernel 4.7 final version is made available for download for all GNU/Linux operating systems.
Yesterday, July 24, 2016, Linux Torvalds wrote in the release notes, In this brief tutorial, We will see how to install Linux Kernel 4.7 version in Cent OS 7 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
I Have successfully installed and tested Kernel 4.7 on Cent OS 7 64 bit edition.
Although, It might work on other RPM versions such as RHEL 7, Scientific Linux 7 and Fedora etc.
To install the latest kernel, we need to add ELRepo repository.
First, add ELRepo GPG key: ================================================================================ Package Arch Version Repository Size ================================================================================ Updating: yum-plugin-fastestmirror noarch 1.1.31-34.el7 base 30 k Transaction Summary ================================================================================ Upgrade 1 Package Total download size: 30 k Is this ok [y/d/N]: y Downloading packages: Delta RPMs disabled because /usr/bin/applydeltarpm not installed.
The 'apt-get dist-upgrade' command will update most things, but not necessarily the kernel.
A 'uname -a' after the upgrade (and subsequent reboot) will tell you.