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PinRojas 02-20-2005 12:19 AM

Changing debian to stable to testing
Hi Guys,

I just replaced in source.list the word "stable" to "testing", then I applied a "apt-get update" and "apt-get dist-upgrade". However, my kernel version is still the formelly version, but the strange thing is now I can use my Geforce4.

Could you guys explain me that?


TigerOC 02-20-2005 03:32 AM

Apt upgrade will not upgrade the kernel. Kernel upgrades are only done by request. The reason your geForce4 card is probably working now is because you you have an updated verion of XFree86.

PinRojas 02-20-2005 10:19 AM

Ok, and does upgrade the kernel version really important? What kind of advantages is there?

TigerOC 02-20-2005 10:46 AM

The newer kernels have support for a larger range of hardware and networking ability. If you are happy with the current kernel then there is no need to upgrade.

PinRojas 02-21-2005 06:57 PM

Ok, I think I want to upgrade my kernel
Could you tell How can do it in my Debian that it was just installed.


TigerOC 02-22-2005 01:33 AM

Do apt-cache search kernel-image and this will list the available kernels. Make a note of the details of the one you want and then do apt-get install kernel-image-the_one_you_want and it will download and install. You will be taken through the hardware support modules that you saw when you first installed. At the end it will want to either update grub or install lilo. Reboot into your new kernel. If you have a problem with the kernel booting you can reboot with your original cd.

PinRojas 02-22-2005 08:07 PM

Uff! there are lot of kernel-images. What do I have to use?
I have a ""AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1900+"


TigerOC 02-23-2005 01:22 AM

Look for the kernel images ending with k7.

PinRojas 02-28-2005 12:01 PM

Ok, but I want to go more forward
Could you ponit me any reference how to compile my own kernel.


harken 02-28-2005 12:17 PM

Look at these links:

TigerOC 02-28-2005 12:23 PM

Here is the first on kernels ;

I strongly advise using Debian kernel source and not a standard kernel source because they have been modded for the Debian compile process. Every time I have used a standard source file it has failed.

the second reference is on make kpkg because you are also wise t create your own header files for use with other packages.;

PinRojas 02-28-2005 05:39 PM


I am compiling my first kernel (the 2.6.8 kernel verion source)
I just installed libqt-dev through "apt-get install libqt-dev" and I ran "make xconfig" but I have the following error at the end of the output. Could you help me out!?

scripts/kconfig/qconf.o(.gnu.linkonce.r._ZTI6QGList+0x8): undefined reference to `typeinfo for QCollection'
scripts/kconfig/qconf.o(.gnu.linkonce.r._ZTI10ConfigView+0x8): undefined reference to `typeinfo for QVBox'
scripts/kconfig/qconf.o(.gnu.linkonce.r._ZTI10ConfigList+0x8): undefined reference to `typeinfo for QListView'
scripts/kconfig/qconf.o(.gnu.linkonce.r._ZTI10ConfigItem+0x8): undefined reference to `typeinfo for QListViewItem'
scripts/kconfig/qconf.o(.gnu.linkonce.r._ZTI14ConfigLineEdit+0x8): undefined reference to `typeinfo for QLineEdit'
scripts/kconfig/qconf.o(.gnu.linkonce.r._ZTI16ConfigMainWindow+0x8): undefined reference to `typeinfo for QMainWindow'
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[1]: *** [scripts/kconfig/qconf] Error 1
make: *** [xconfig] Error 2

here you have other info

Linux kanitro 2.2.20-idepci #1 Sat Apr 20 12:45:19 EST 2002 i686 GNU/Linux

Gnu C 3.3.5
Gnu make 3.80
binutils 2.15
util-linux 2.12
mount 2.12
module-init-tools 3.2-pre1
e2fsprogs 1.35
nfs-utils 1.0.6
Linux C Library 2.3.2
Dynamic linker (ldd) 2.3.2
Procps 3.2.1
Net-tools 1.60
Console-tools 0.2.3
Sh-utils 5.2.1
Modules Loaded nls_cp437 ntfs 8139too af_packet


BlackCell 03-01-2005 04:44 AM

make menuconfig
Hi, I ran across a similar issue when recompiling a kernel, and too be honest I gave up recompiling under X, I now open up a console and hit: make menuconfig. I know it is not a proper solution to your issues but at least it should allow you to compile. and also make sure you have the proper packages installed for compiling a kernel, which ones? Do a search on google, or otherwise have a look at the very verbose guide into compiling a kernel the debian way (or so...) Goodluck!

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