How To Check Installed Linux Kernels

Check Installed Linux Kernels

4 Responses

  1. jymm says:

    I just use Hardinfo. A great system utility.

  2. Eddie O'Connor says:

    There’s also an alternative method. You can search for and install “Screenfetch” on your Linux machine. Then anytime you need immediate info on the current kernel…(and ONLY the current kernel!) You’d type in “screenfetch” in your Terminal and it will come back with the distro installed…..the crurrent kernel….what Windows Manager is in use….the number of packages installed, the available amount of RAM….and an “ASCII” version of the distro’s logo!
    There’s another version similar to this called “Neofetch”….either one does the job!!

  3. Julian Cardich says:

    On Linux Mint Cinnamon you just click the Update Manager and on the emerging window you click View and then Linux Kernels. From here you can view installed kernels, uninstall old kernels, browse kernel specific information etc.

  4. Wiesław Koźbiał says:

    Can somebody tell me please, what is the point of having many kernels? You boot from one of them, let’s say the latest (the most recent) and all is updated, working fine. My understanding is that the installed software on your linux may not work with the earlier kernels you hold. So even if you boot from the oldest kernel, what is the point?

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