You don’t have to deal with all the hassle to update your Linux kernel.By using Ukuu (Ubuntu Kernel Update Utility), a simple app with clean GUI, you can install d by Canonical.In the unlikely case that you ever get hit by a serious regression in a level 1-3 update, the motto is: just keep breathing, try to find a temporary workaround and wait for the new update that fixes it (usually within days). A golden rule in computing is: when in doubt, trust the defaults. But when you're getting a bit more experienced in Linux Mint, you might wish to change some default settings of Update Manager.The level system is good and sound, although Ubuntu (on which Mint is built) is less cautious with its updates. It might be worthwhile to make Mints Update Manager a little less cautious: that gives you the advantage of extra bug fixes and extra security updates.Very often, updating a kernel also fixes many issues, brings stability improvements, and updates the drivers.If you’re running a Ubuntu-based Linux distro, you’re in for a treat.
As you can see there are number of possible systems (and the above list is not even close to being all-inclusive).
Now, how do you upgrade the kernel to version 3.16 or whatever is the more recent that has been packaged for Ubuntu and its derivative distributions? Step 1 – Find a recent kernel version that’s available.
You do that by typing: for a higher kernel version, but at the time of this writing, the more recent version available is 3.16.
Simply run a couple of commands in the command line to install Ukuu and launch the utility.
After selecting the desired kernel, hit the install button to complete the task. But, one needs to do so on a regular basis to make sure that one’s system is secure from hacking attacks.