Tuesday, January 21, 2014

[HOW TO] Easily upgrade Xubuntu 12.04 kernel to 3.8

In this article we'll learn an easy way to upgrade the kernel of Xubuntu 12.04 to version 3.8.

Upgrade kernel to 3.8

Open a terminal window and run:

sudo apt-get install linux-generic-lts-raring -y


What is the best way to upgrade the kernel in 12.04.3?


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  2. thank you! works very good!

  3. sorry for the extreme noob here but what is the kernal exactly ?
    I switched over my laptop from windows to Ubuntu 12.04 and then switched to xubuntu, is this important?

    1. The kernel is the most important part of the operating system. Simply put, it's the program between the applications and the hardware. So, upgrading it improves hardware support, performance and stability.