Ubuntu – Which kernel version to use if the latest has problems and what’s next


I had problems when I installed the latest updates on Ubuntu 12.04 a few days ago. My computer didn't boot correctly.

I read many questions here and I got to work with an older kernel version: 3.2.0-31-generic

The thing is that I know I can work selecting this version each time I turn on the computer, but how can I really fix the problem with the newer kernel? I don't want to select the older version each time.

Where can I report that? How long am I going to have to use the older version? I believe there is a lack of information in these cases.

Besides, sometimes I have another problems when I boot… it occurs maybe 1 out of 4 times, but I'll post that in a different question. Thanks!

Best Answer

  • Run sudo apt-get purge linux-image-X linux-headers-X where X is the version that is giving you issues. Then run sudo update-grub and reboot. You may want to try installing 3.2.0-32-generic which is the latest version for 12.04.