Ubuntu – Does Ubuntu need to reboot so often


Ubuntu seems to require a reboot after almost every apt update, even those that do not include a new kernel version. Why?

Best Answer

  • I guess you are referring to the latest update.

    It included a package called linux-firmware which is a package that provides firmware used by the Linux kernel drivers so it was a kernel related update.

    So to answer your question or better to correct that statement, Ubuntu doesn't need to be restarted on every update but just on updates which are related to kernel stuff.

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