[lubuntu-devel] Lu 20.10 running 5.4 kernel . . . still???

Walter Lapchynski wxl at ubuntu.com
Mon Dec 14 23:26:59 UTC 2020

On Mon, Dec 14, 2020 at 02:43:28PM -0800, Fritz Hudnut wrote:
> Mint is also a stack on ubuntu, so wouldn't that also have snapd???

Nope. In fact, Mint is vehemently hostile towards Snaps. Another case
where, as I said, you can't assume that distros are the same just
because they have a common heritage. Debian is really, truly, the
closest thing to Ubuntu that isn't Ubuntu itself. They are not hostile
towards Snaps. But they also don't have them by default.

> There must be some other kind of "issues" with the installed 20.10 system,
> i.e., why is it still running 5.4 kernel?? 

I agree that there is some sort of issue, but it's a by-product of your
particular installation, not any installation. One thing I can tell you
is you can see which kernel images you have installed with something

 apt-cache policy linux-image-* | egrep -B 1 'Installed: [0-9]'

Perhaps in all of your messing with your `apt` sources you've broken

Or perhaps you're really confused and you're running 20.04 which *is* on
5.4? You can use `lsb_release -a` to see which version you're on.

> and it is running 5.8.0-25-generic . . . which is still "behind" the 5.9
> systems that are running OpenSUSE

But way ahead of released versions of Debian, not to mention Red Hat
which is ridiculously behind. The fact that this is the case is not in
and of itself problematic or relevant to your problem.

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