Is it safe to update Os Loki, to the newest 4.8 kernel? I now have 4.4-generic kernel.

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Now that the Ubuntu 16.04.2 was released, you can safely update to the 4.8 kernel version. It's safe and works without issues. You can use this command:

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends xserver-xorg-hwe-16.04

  • so if it safe, why doesn't elemntary os give you the option to upgrade via AppCenter? Commented Feb 21, 2017 at 12:45

It is relatively safe, though problems can always manifest. I recommend using Ukuu to do the upgrade and follow the method listed here:


This allows you to easily roll back to 4.4 if you are experiencing issues.

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