How to find kernel version in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

Note: This also works in other versions of Ubuntu, such as 11.10, 11.04, 10.10, 10.04 and earlier.


Sometimes you may wish to find out which kernel you’re  currently running; fortunately, this is quite easy to do with the uname command. If you’re running Ubuntu Desktop, open up a Terminal; if you’re using Ubuntu Server log in as per usual and then run:


uname -v

…for the kernel version, or:


uname -r

for the kernel release. You can combine the two and use:


uname -rv

to see both of those with the one command.