[SOLVED] The existence of a mysterious kernel 4.4.0.130

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[SOLVED] The existence of a mysterious kernel 4.4.0.130

Post by ineuw » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:19 pm

My latest LM 18.3 installation came with linux-headers-4.10.0-38-generic kernel. In one the first updates (and there were many), I installed linux-headers-4.15.0-23-generic. Now, looked at the installed kernels, and found a third kernel linux-headers-4.4.0-130-generic, which I didn't install. Also, this kernel is not listed in grub. Where did this come from, and why?

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linux-headers-4.10.0-38-generic
linux-headers-4.4.0-130-generic       <-----------------
linux-headers-4.15.0-23-generic
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Re: The existence of a mysterious kernel 4.4.0.130

Post by gm10 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:06 pm

Check your /var/log/apt/history.log

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Re: The existence of a mysterious kernel 4.4.0.130

Post by Pjotr » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:10 pm

Note that it's not the kernel, but the kernel *headers*.
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Re: The existence of a mysterious kernel 4.4.0.130

Post by karlchen » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:12 pm

Hello, ineuw.

The package linux-headers-4.4.0-130-generic is not the kernel itself. Check in Synaptic what it is if you wish to know.
In case you have installed linux-headers-4.4.0-130-generic at some time by accident, Grub will not know and not care about it.

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Re: The existence of a mysterious kernel 4.4.0.130

Post by JeremyB » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:14 pm

Check in terminal

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apt rdepends linux-headers-4.4.0-130-generic
It is likely a dependency of an installed package

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Re: The existence of a mysterious kernel 4.4.0.130

Post by ineuw » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:41 pm

Thanks for the enlghtenment

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ineuw@lm183dt64b ~ $ sudo apt rdepends linux-headers-4.4.0-130-generic
[sudo] password for ineuw: 
linux-headers-4.4.0-130-generic
Reverse Depends:
  linux-headers-generic
  linux-image-4.4.0-130-generic
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Re: The existence of a mysterious kernel 4.4.0.130

Post by JeremyB » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:37 am

I was expecting to see linux-libc-dev in the list as I think that was why the old kernel headers were installed in Mint 18

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Re: The existence of a mysterious kernel 4.4.0.130

Post by ineuw » Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:22 pm

When it comes to kernels I am a troglodyte. As such, what confuses me most is the numbering system. That is why I asked.
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