Contrary to some answers here Ubuntu releases the new kernel within a day or two of the main kernel team.
I used to upgrade the hard way like some of the answers here suggest and all of them on the internet suggest but I found and easier way.
If not, search around and I'm sure you'll find a tutorial you can follow such as this one.
Your older kernel versions are still available under grub's Advanced Options menu.
After installing the newest kernel a dozen times you will ask the question " As you've seen, Ubuntu does provide versions of the Linux kernel, but not always as fast as they are released upstream, you can always compile the 3.3.1 kernel yourself, but that may be more effort than you were looking for.
It will download the .deb's for you, install the new kernel, and optionally remove the old one (not recommended) then optionally reboot.
Example output (copied from my terminal): [email protected]:~$ sudo Kernel Update Checker -no-rc -r utopic Run this command to install the new kernel /tmp/kernel-update [email protected]:~# /tmp/kernel-update Config Notes: Rejecting Release Candidates Accepting Latest Kernel Accepting kernels compiled for utopic Accepting kernels with a version higher than 3.15.0-031500-lowlatency Information: Origin: Kernel Version: 3.15.1-031501 Release Date: 2014/06/16 @ (YYYY/MM/DD @ HH: MM) Care to look at the change log? (y=Yes, n=No) (n): n Another option is to try customized and optimized builds, such as this i3/i5/i7 optimized 3.2.1 kernel for Ubuntu: Duo Petal Flower, My Experiments with Linux - 3.2.1 kernel He also has Intel atom optimized builds which can work quite well if you're trying to squeeze every last ounce of performance out of a netbook.
In particular, it would be cool to have a convenient, automated/automatable way to just install security updates, even when other updates are available and the software sources for them are enabled.
But why get the Software Center at all, if the goal is to install updates via the command line?
What the question author is referring to is No luck. It says in the bios there may be problems using advanced mode without a driver. Unfortunately, basic mode works terrible in windows! For completeness, in addition to @Bucic's steps -- (4) accept the new grub boot loader (1st option). In case you would like to see exactly what changes, do a comparison to check, but it'll probably just rewrite your Grub conf file with the new kernel info you want. Additionally, this is the much safer route, which will also upgrade your Linux version: mkdir kernel\ v3.3.1-precise && cd kernel\ v3.3.1-precise wget dpkg -i linux-*sudo update-grub sudo reboot now mkdir kernel\ v3.3.1-precise && cd kernel\ v3.3.1-precise wget dpkg -i linux-*sudo update-grub sudo reboot now sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install python-bs4 cd /tmp rm -rf medigeek-kmp* wget --no-check-certificate https://github.com/medigeek/kmp-downloader/tarball/master -O gz tar xzf gz cd medigeek-* python -d I was just thinking of this type of tool since I crashed because apt did not install dependencies for me.
I was coming from the 64-bit Utopic lowlatency kernel (3.16.0-31) in the standard repo. You would think that apt was all about dependencies. A script can be updated for the latest release or search for one and let the user choose.
My issue of a black screen when resuming from standby has also disappeared.