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Old 08-27-2019, 09:27 AM   #1
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Xubuntu 18.04.x-32bit - What version do I have?


According to screenfetch, I have Ubuntu 18.04 bionic.

But
Code:
lsb_release -a
is telling me, I have Xubuntu 18.04.3 LTS

Now, what version do I have exactly?

The reason why I'm asking is this:
I have some issues with my wifi, and I wanted to use kernel 5.0.0.-050000-generic in order to install a new wifi driver for that kernel.
My previous kernel is 4.15.0-58-generic.

But even kernel 5.0.0-050000-generic is installed (I installed it by means of ukuu, already), screenfetch and ukuu keep telling me, the previous one is being used.

I'm confused now about what kernel and what version of Xubuntu is in use, actually?

2nd question:
In case, Xubuntu 18.04.2 LTS is running, how do I upgrade to Xubuntu 18.04.3 LTS without being forced to reinstall everything from scratch?
 
Old 08-27-2019, 10:15 AM   #2
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The difference between Ubuntu and Xubuntu is the just the desktop. Xubuntu uses Xfce and just Ubuntu is Gnome.

I would believe the output of lsb_release as to the exact version. 18.04.3 was just released 2019-08-08 so if you updated your system recently that should be correct. If you updated the kernel separately then uname -a should show what is actually running.

I am not familiar with screenfetch.
 
Old 08-27-2019, 12:17 PM   #3
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I know about the desktop difference between Ubuntu and Xubuntu.
My question is referring mostly to the version number.

If lsb_release -a is telling me the truth, I wonder, why the 5.x kernel doesn't get enabled.
I thought, the 5.x kernel was supposed to run on Xubuntu 18.04.3, doesn't it?
Or could it be, Xubuntu 18.04.3 or the 5.x kernel doesn't support 32bit anymore?

As for the update,... in case, I really did upgrade from 18.04.2 to 18.04.3, I don't know when or how,
because I didn't notice such a kind of procedure.
Did it happen sometime during the ordinary system-updates of Xubuntu?

Sorry, for these potentially silly questions, but I'm really confused currently about what's going on...

Note:
Screenfetch is providing some system data in the terminal, combined with a nice ASCII graphic of the system's logo.

Last edited by madmax25; 08-27-2019 at 12:26 PM.
 
Old 08-27-2019, 12:27 PM   #4
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18.04.03 does use a 5.x kernel but if you installed 18.04.2 or earlier the kernel is not automatically updated with a system update as far as I know.
 
Old 08-27-2019, 04:27 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by madmax25 View Post
I know about the desktop difference between Ubuntu and Xubuntu.
My question is referring mostly to the version number.

If lsb_release -a is telling me the truth, I wonder, why the 5.x kernel doesn't get enabled.
I thought, the 5.x kernel was supposed to run on Xubuntu 18.04.3, doesn't it?
Yeah, but it doesn't seem to be used automaticcally, I _believe_ normally kernel updates need extra action (AND a reboot). I think you need to change the grub config to add the new kernel TO it, but I'm not using grub myself (nor ubuntu), so cannot help you further.
 
Old 08-27-2019, 04:32 PM   #6
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Well, I did the reboot (in vain), next thing I'll try is the grub update.

I mean I don't understand why this update is necessary, because I never had to do it in this context so far, but ok, I will see what's going to happen.
 
Old 08-27-2019, 05:15 PM   #7
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The grub menu should show you a list of available kernels and the default should be 5. if it was installed correctly. Not familiar with Ukuu but it appears to update grub.

You can also look in your /boot directory to see what kernels images are installed.
 
Old 08-27-2019, 06:45 PM   #8
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My previous kernel is 4.15.0-58-generic.
4.15 is the original kernel version for Bionic. Point release (e.g. 18.04.3) numbers are automatically incremented even if no Hardware Enablement Stack (HWE or LTS Enablement Stack) is installed. This is very badly solved by Canonical.

If you need kernel 5.0 or better 5.2, you could install linux-meta-hwe (kernel 5.0) or linux-meta-hwe-edge (kernel 5.2, at this time via PPA).

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