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    Kernel numbering

    Hi,I am completely confused with kernel numbering. I have read about the scheme how it is organised etc. The problem is different. I need to modify the usb audio driver for the machine with kernel (uname -r gives that) 3.2.0-58-generic. Ok, I found /lib/modules/3.2.0-58-generic but when I dig into build and look at the Makefile at the top I found:VERSION = 3PATCHLEVEL = 2SUBLEVEL = 53EXTRAVERSION =NAME = Saber-toothed SquirrelThe same I can find in the kernel sources - the kernel version tagged as Ubuntu-3.2.0-58.88 in git claims in the Makefile:VERSION = 3PATCHLEVEL = 2SUBLEVEL = 53EXTRAVERSION =NAME = Saber-toothed Squirrelso it is apparently consistent and I finally found the right kernel. But why it is organised like that?PS. The 'cat /proc/version_signature ' gives also:Ubuntu 3.2.0-58.88-generic 3.2.53

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    Re: Kernel numbering

    Last edited by Dave_L; February 24th, 2014 at 10:07 PM.

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    Re: Kernel numbering

    Quote Originally Posted by Mariusz_Grecki View Post
    Hi,I am completely confused with kernel numbering. I have read about the scheme how it is organised etc. The problem is different. I need to modify the usb audio driver for the machine with kernel (uname -r gives that) 3.2.0-58-generic. Ok, I found /lib/modules/3.2.0-58-generic but when I dig into build and look at the Makefile at the top I found:VERSION = 3PATCHLEVEL = 2SUBLEVEL = 53EXTRAVERSION =NAME = Saber-toothed SquirrelThe same I can find in the kernel sources - the kernel version tagged as Ubuntu-3.2.0-58.88 in git claims in the Makefile:VERSION = 3PATCHLEVEL = 2SUBLEVEL = 53EXTRAVERSION =NAME = Saber-toothed Squirrelso it is apparently consistent and I finally found the right kernel. But why it is organised like that?PS. The 'cat /proc/version_signature ' gives also:Ubuntu 3.2.0-58.88-generic 3.2.53
    If you are on 12.04 then instead of patching the 3.2 kernel you could try first upgrading to the latest LTS enablement stack, which will install the kernel (version 3.11) and X from Saucy, aka 13.10, and see if that will improve your situation.

    Just follow the instructions and then reboot.

    Hope that helps.

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    Re: Kernel numbering

    thanks Dave_L and kostkon for your help.

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