Updating linux kernel headers
The following extra packages will be installed: binutils cpp-4.3 gcc-4.3 gcc-4.3-base libc-dev-bin libc6-dev libgmp3c2 libgomp1 libmpfr4 linux-headers-2.6.32-5-common linux-kbuild-2.6.32 linux-libc-dev manpages-dev Suggested packages: binutils-doc gcc-4.3-locales gcc-4.3-multilib libmudflap0-4.3-dev gcc-4.3-doc libgcc1-dbg libgomp1-dbg libmudflap0-dbg glibc-doc Recommended packages: gcc c-compiler The following NEW packages will be installed: binutils cpp-4.3 gcc-4.3 gcc-4.3-base libc-dev-bin libc6-dev libgmp3c2 libgomp1 libmpfr4 linux-headers-2.6.32-5-amd64 linux-headers-2.6.32-5-common linux-kbuild-2.6.32 linux-libc-dev manpages-dev 0 upgraded, 14 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. After this operation, 68.9 MB of additional disk space will be used. y The author is the creator of nix Craft and a seasoned sysadmin and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting.He has worked with global clients and in various industries, including IT, education, defense and space research, and the nonprofit sector. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux kernel is custom-built by the Red Hat Enterprise Linux kernel team to ensure its integrity and compatibility with supported hardware.
If your kernel is the default version that comes with the distribution, or you upgraded it using the default package manager (e.g., ) from base repositories, you can install matching kernel headers using the package manager as well.
Then check to see if the output says x86_64 or i686. This will tell you what the current stable version of the kernel is.
If it’s x86_64, then you’re running the 64-bit version; otherwise, you’re running the 32-bit version. You can try out release candidates if you’d like, but they are a lot less tested than the stable releases.
Any time Ubuntu wants to upgrade my kernel, it doesn't seem to upgrade the headers at the same time.
This results in certain drivers not being rebuilt such as wireless and virtualbox drivers.