Question

What is the message "New Kernel Available"?

Posted October 22, 2021 148 views
Ubuntu 20.04

When I install packages, a screen comes up in the terminal which says:

Newer kernel available │
│ The currently running kernel version is 5.11.0-18-generic which is not the expected kernel version 5.11.0-38-generic. │


│ Restarting the system to load the new kernel will not be handled automatically, so you should consider rebooting.

I press “enter” to select “ok”, and it shows a list of “services” with asterisks beside them, to select them, and this message:

Daemons using outdated libraries ├─────┐
│ Which services should be restarted?

I can scroll up and down, but I can’t get outside of that window to select “ok” in the enclosing window, so I just press “escape” a few times and it exits.

I am using a Droplet with an AMD processor, Ubuntu 21.04.

I assume I can reboot my droplet from the Digital Ocean website, but why did this happen? I created this droplet yesterday, so why would the kernel be out of date from the beginning?

Which services should I select to be restarted, and why?

Thanks very much.

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

×
Submit an Answer
1 answer

I’m having the same issue. How did you fix it?