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Old 05-08-2008, 03:39 AM   #1
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kernel question


i am using Ubuntu 8.04
What is the difference between the following 2 folders?
Which is the main one?
1. linux-headers-2.6.24-16
2. linux-headers-2.6.24-16-generic

these 2 folders are found in Computer/Filesystem/usr/src

thank you
 
Old 05-08-2008, 04:18 AM   #2
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Those directories are in /usr/src and they contain two sets of headers. You accessed them in Gnome by going Places > Computer > Filesystem > /usr/src or by accessing the "Computer" icon on your desktop. (See why we prefer to use the commandline?)

The first one is pretty much the vanilla kernel headers. -generic has the modifications for the ubuntu generic kernel (IIRC - it's been a while), you'll see it's mostly links to the other one. You can learn a lot by comparing these two.

Which is the "main" one depends on what you want to do.
 
  


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