LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian
User Name
Password
Debian This forum is for the discussion of Debian Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 01-22-2010, 09:56 PM   #1
michalng
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Distribution: Debian KDE / Fluxbox
Posts: 216

Rep: Reputation: 36
What is 2.6.32-trunk-amd64 ?


Running Squeeze 64bit and did a dist-upgrade out of curiosity

The next time I started this computer, noticed that I had a new 2.6.32-trunk-amd64 item in the grub menu. Boot into it and Debian drops into a console login instead of the normal KDM.

Somehow it cannot detect my screen. Anyway, I booted into my usual 2.6.30-2-amd64 and googled and doesn't seem to quite understand what had happened.

So just curious, what is this new 2.6.32-trunk-amd64 about?
 
Old 01-23-2010, 01:43 AM   #2
jim_p
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2009
Distribution: Debian testing
Posts: 481

Rep: Reputation: 108Reputation: 108
Unless you are on intel vga or something that has opensource vga drivers, upgrading the kernel means you have to rebuild the relevant module with module assistant.
 
Old 01-23-2010, 04:47 AM   #3
jim_p
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2009
Distribution: Debian testing
Posts: 481

Rep: Reputation: 108Reputation: 108
I just noticed that after today's dist-upgrade I also get the 2.6.32-trunk kernel?
What is that "trunk" there? I guess there should be a sub-version number.
 
Old 01-23-2010, 05:24 AM   #4
craigevil
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: OZ
Distribution: Debian Sid
Posts: 4,732
Blog Entries: 12

Rep: Reputation: 455Reputation: 455Reputation: 455Reputation: 455Reputation: 455
It has "trunk" because the 2.6.32 kernel at least in sid has been keeping up with kernel.org's kernel releases. At least within a few days after the upstream kernel is released Debian has the same version along with all the nifty Debian patches.

Debian 2.6.32-5 kernel.org stable: 2.6.32.5 2010-01-22

Which to say the least is very unusual for Debian.
 
Old 01-23-2010, 06:55 AM   #5
jim_p
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2009
Distribution: Debian testing
Posts: 481

Rep: Reputation: 108Reputation: 108
I don't mind the naming of the package, but won't this be a problem when eg 2.6.32.6 will be out?
It will also be named as "trunk", thus replace the older package but use the same entry in grub.
 
Old 02-03-2010, 08:56 AM   #6
squiz
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2009
Posts: 15

Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by jim_p View Post
I don't mind the naming of the package, but won't this be a problem when eg 2.6.32.6 will be out?
It will also be named as "trunk", thus replace the older package but use the same entry in grub.
There is now a linux-image-2.6.32-1-amd64 which contains version 2.6.32-6. For some reason, though, this wasn't automatically installed on my system, which has linux-image-2.6.32-trunk-amd64 installed.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Locking a sub directory in Trunk of SVN Guptarulz Linux - Desktop 1 11-25-2009 11:16 AM
VLAN trunk and loop ashan Linux - Networking 3 03-31-2009 03:15 AM
Asterisk@home - setting up a Trunk Mithrilhall Linux - Software 0 03-24-2006 12:37 PM
Linux VLAN Trunk? teamchachi Linux - Networking 1 07-28-2005 11:50 AM
trunk port in switch czezz Linux - Hardware 1 07-21-2005 02:34 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:39 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration