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Zodiac
July 27th, 2006, 02:14 PM
Is it worth it to install the 686 Kernel rather than the 386 one?

Is it difficult to do if it is worth it?

tribaal
July 27th, 2006, 02:17 PM
Yes, it is worth it, especially if you have a desktop computer (the 686 kernel tends to make laptops overheat). i686 is much faster than i386 on modern computers.

Installation is really easy. Just search for "linux-image" in synaptic, and you'll find a kernel package. Installing it is not more difficult than installing anything else, except that you'll have to reboot to use your new kernel...

- trib'

ComplexNumber
July 27th, 2006, 02:18 PM
Is it worth it to install the 686 Kernel rather than the 386 one?

Is it difficult to do if it is worth it?
if you have a pentium 4 or AMD 64, then you have to install a i686 kernel, i've led to believe.

Zodiac
July 27th, 2006, 02:22 PM
I do have a laptop, with a Pentium M processor...

I was thinking about installing it the other day... Do you simple select it and the restricted modules and hit apply?

Will it automatically uninstall my current kernel?

givré
July 27th, 2006, 02:24 PM
Be carefull, don't install only linux-image-686 but linux-686, otherwise you could have problem on upgrade.

EDIT: linux-686 will install for you linux-image & linux-restricted-module, and will take care of upgrade.

cstudent
July 27th, 2006, 02:30 PM
I do have a laptop, with a Pentium M processor...

I was thinking about installing it the other day... Do you simple select it and the restricted modules and hit apply?

Will it automatically uninstall my current kernel?

It won't uninstall your current kernel, but will chose i686 as the default. I would leave the i386 kernel installed for a little while to make sure you don't have problems with the i686 kernel. If all is well then you can safely uninstall the i386 kernel.

prizrak
July 27th, 2006, 02:30 PM
Yes, it is worth it, especially if you have a desktop computer (the 686 kernel tends to make laptops overheat). i686 is much faster than i386 on modern computers.

Installation is really easy. Just search for "linux-image" in synaptic, and you'll find a kernel package. Installing it is not more difficult than installing anything else, except that you'll have to reboot to use your new kernel...

- trib'

It is NOT much faster on modern computers. The Pentium M for instance works like crap with it. I installed it on mine and the system slowed down to a crawl. Booted into 386 and it was flying again.

Complex Number,
Whoever told you that was wrong, you can use the 386 kernel on a P4 and an AMD64 just fine. In fact I saw no difference in speed between the two on my P4 laptop. For AMD64 you need the 64 bit kernel (K8) but in Dapper it is no longer available in repos as there is a purely 64 bit version

General Info,
To install a new kernel do a sudo apt-get install linux-<archtype>. (i.e. linux-686 for the 686 kernel). That is a meta package that will install all of the 686 kernel modules as well as have the update manager update you with the 686 kernel instead of the 386. The old kernel will not be removed it will be kept alongside the new one but the new one will be set as default in GRUB.

Zodiac
July 27th, 2006, 02:42 PM
It is NOT much faster on modern computers. The Pentium M for instance works like crap with it. I installed it on mine and the system slowed down to a crawl. Booted into 386 and it was flying again.

I thought so, I had heard that same assertion from someone else, but I thought I would ask just to be sure I wasn't missing out on any hawt hawtness...

GuitarHero
July 27th, 2006, 02:51 PM
I have an AMD64 X2 dual core processor and Im using 32 bit right now. Would it be worth it with my processor to bump up to 64 bit? Will this affect any of my programs?

ComplexNumber
July 27th, 2006, 03:06 PM
Whoever told you that was wrong, you can use the 386 kernel on a P4 and an AMD64 just fine. it was from the suse(i think. or gentoo) forum about a year ago.

Miguel
July 27th, 2006, 04:32 PM
I have an AMD64 X2 dual core processor and Im using 32 bit right now. Would it be worth it with my processor to bump up to 64 bit? Will this affect any of my programs?

The main issue there is that going to the 64 bit kernel requires switching to a 64bit OS, AFAIK. Will this grant you an advantage? It depends. Most commercial and closed source programs are x86_32, so you have a hard time to make them work on a 64 bit system.

Things such as flash or w32 codecs will have you learn the subtleties of chroot environments. However, if you don't use proprietary stuff, your system will be faster. Especially if you do heavy double precision computing (call if DFT, CFD, whatever).

brentoboy
July 27th, 2006, 04:34 PM
I have an AMD64 X2 dual core processor and Im using 32 bit right now. Would it be worth it with my processor to bump up to 64 bit? Will this affect any of my programs?

unless you take the 64 bit plunge, and install ubuntu-amd64. you cant install the "correct" kernel.

I use the 686 SMP kernel as it supports using both cores of the processor.

I would take the 64 bit plunge if your pc is not primarily used as a desktop. binay codecs dont work in 64 bit mode, because they are generally built as 32 bit binaries.

there are lots of little apps that dont have good clean 64 bit support (more buggy than actual problems)

this is not true for serious server type software, like apache, mysql, samba, ... etc. those apps get a decent boost from going with the full blown 6 bit OS. And the maintainers of these packages care VERY MUCH about how well they run in 64 bit environments.

GuitarHero
July 27th, 2006, 05:09 PM
Well I'll stick with 32bit then from what it sounds. Dual core doesn't need any other sort of kernel to take full advantage of the dual cores does it?

brentoboy
July 27th, 2006, 08:29 PM
Well I'll stick with 32bit then from what it sounds. Dual core doesn't need any other sort of kernel to take full advantage of the dual cores does it?

it needs one that supports smp
(symetric multi processing)

use the description field in synaptic to help narrow down which kernels have it (you might have to enable description info in the settings area of synaptic)

teet
July 27th, 2006, 11:05 PM
Is it worth it to install the 686 Kernel rather than the 386 one?

Is it difficult to do if it is worth it?

It's not difficult to do as others have pointed out. It won't uninstall your current kernel. I've never seen much of a performance increase going to the 686 kernel though.

For whatever reason, my laptop started kind of spazzing out the other day. It has the speed-stepping thing. The applet on my toolbar said my laptop was kicking down properly, however 'cat /proc/cpuinfo' showed my processor was at full blast 100% of the time...very strange. I "downgraded" to the latest 386 kernel and everything seems to be jogging along smoothly now. I'll probably try the 686 kernel on it again later.

-teet

frodon
July 27th, 2006, 11:17 PM
BTW, for those who own an AMD64 with ubuntu 32 bit the suitable kernel is the k7 kernel so if you own an AMD64 with ubuntu 32 bit you would rather use the k7 kernel than the i686.

JoWilly
July 27th, 2006, 11:23 PM
Things such as flash or w32 codecs will have you learn the subtleties of chroot environments. However, if you don't use proprietary stuff, your system will be faster.

Nope, chroot is absolutely not need on dapper64.

32bit deb files install perfectly with dpkg -i --force-achitecture.

32bit flash also works very ealsiy if you install the 32bit firefox (it also works on firefox64 with easy tricks, check the 64bit section).

Miguel
July 28th, 2006, 09:35 AM
For whatever reason, my laptop started kind of spazzing out the other day. It has the speed-stepping thing. The applet on my toolbar said my laptop was kicking down properly, however 'cat /proc/cpuinfo' showed my processor was at full blast 100% of the time.


Thanks for the note. I have just checked and it happens the same for my system. Applet shows 600MHz while /proc/cpuinfo tells me it's at 1.7GHz. Installing i386 kernel right now. Is it just me or does this look like a bug?

EDIT It is a bug. Check this (https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/linux-source-2.6.15/+bug/36014)

brentoboy
July 28th, 2006, 06:06 PM
after hearing about the "snappier 386" kernel on your laptop, I installed it just to see if it took care of the slow animation that happens when a new application window is launched and the 386 kernel really does do that much much faster. I imagine that other things are working better to.

I'm guessing this is a laptop only issue (or a pentium-m issue)

I dont think p3s and p4s will have the same issues (that is 100% speculation)

brentoboy
July 28th, 2006, 06:09 PM
32bit deb files install perfectly with dpkg -i --force-achitecture.

32bit flash also works very ealsiy if you install the 32bit firefox (it also works on firefox64 with easy tricks, check the 64bit section).

Sounds like a perfect project for my upcomming weekend.
switch the main PC over to amd64 instead of i386 and install all the codecs to make sure it works.

if it works, then I can have finally have my amd64 chip doing what I bougt it to do rather than just being a really fast 686 processor.

-cool

if I have a chance, and I remember too, I will post my findings here.

NESFreak
July 28th, 2006, 06:43 PM
synaptic says.
686

Complete Linux kernel on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/PIV.
This package will always depend on the latest complete Linux kernel available
for Pentium Pro/Celeron/Pentium II/Pentium III/Pentium IV.

686 more than one processor

Complete Linux kernel on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/PIV SMP.
This package will always depend on the latest complete Linux kernel available
for Pentium Pro/Celeron/Pentium II/Pentium III/Pentium IV with SMP support.
SMP (symmetric multi-processing) is needed if you have multiple processors.

K7

Complete Linux kernel on AMD K7.
This package will always depend on the latest complete Linux kernel available
for AMD Duron/Athlon.

K7 more than one processor

Complete Linux kernel on AMD K7 SMP.
This package will always depend on the latest complete Linux kernel available
for AMD Duron/Athlon with SMP support.
SMP (symmetric multi-processing) is needed if you have multiple processors.

it provides you all kinds of optimizations like bigger ram and SSE and stuff.

prizrak
July 28th, 2006, 09:31 PM
after hearing about the "snappier 386" kernel on your laptop, I installed it just to see if it took care of the slow animation that happens when a new application window is launched and the 386 kernel really does do that much much faster. I imagine that other things are working better to.

I'm guessing this is a laptop only issue (or a pentium-m issue)

I dont think p3s and p4s will have the same issues (that is 100% speculation)

It is a Pentium M issue only. I have a P4 laptop along with a PM laptop and the P4 runs 686 just fine (no noticeable speedup tho).


it provides you all kinds of optimizations like bigger ram and SSE and stuff.

Not too sure about the RAM but I know that kernel never uses SSE :) In reality it's mostly up to applications to use stuff like that. For instance there is Mplayer 686 in the repos that is optimized for 686.

hotdoog
August 1st, 2006, 04:17 AM
Hi,
this seems to be the right topic.

So I guess i have the wrong ubuntu installed?

I discovered this trying to install the cube desktop thing: xgl/compiz. i used http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=133427 until i got to step #4 where it told me my dpkg amd64 didn't match my i386 system

however, uname -a said
Linux douglass 2.6.15-26-386 #1 PREEMPT Mon Jul 17 19:52:53 UTC 2006 i686 GNU/Li nux

which says 686?

and
rusl@douglass:~$ cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 15
model : 75
model name : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+
stepping : 2
cpu MHz : 2010.523
cache size : 512 KB
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 1
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt lm 3dnowext 3dnow pni cx16 lahf_lm cmp_legacy
bogomips : 4026.09

so i guess I need to install a K7 AMD kernel because it can do both? Or I need to upgrade to an entirely new ubuntu version, which I don't know how to do.

Umm, I'm a total linux newbie. I just knew those commands because my friend on IRC told me them.

is it worth it for me to change things? Maybe I should give up on the cube thing because it is extravagant? i don't know about 64bit, that seems complex

i just got this computer 2 weeks ago new as a present from my mom. And i installed the ubuntu CD my friend sent me. It's been a steep learning curve.

I do like it a lot better than M$. It is more stable. Though Cinelerra fsck'ed up my disk. I have some weird issue about not having the key for some package list. And of course the permissions are always wrong and confusing.

but i like it. It is a cool system. And it is so good to see this whole community. I feel like I'm learning a lot.

I just wish i got more sleep and spent more time outside.

Anyways, that's for being awesome linux geeks. The world needs more open sharing of ideas and this whole high tech project is inspiring.

~rusl

Stu09
August 1st, 2006, 12:59 PM
Mate, from what I've read in this thread, I think you should install the K7 SMP kernel. It's the 'optimised' 32-bit one for the Athlon X2.

EDIT: I just read THIS (http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=193551&highlight=k7+smp) and it turns out that SMP is built into the kernels these days. So you can just
sudo apt-get install linux-k7:D

kpurcell
August 2nd, 2006, 06:41 AM
I too have a Pentium M and when I installed the 686 it made my system slow.

How do I remove it ... in Synaptic?

givré
August 2nd, 2006, 01:47 PM
I too have a Pentium M and when I installed the 686 it made my system slow.

How do I remove it ... in Synaptic?


sudo apt-get install linux-386
sudo apt-get remove linux-686

orev
August 2nd, 2006, 05:21 PM
My 2C:

686 also seems to break Celeron M...at least in my experience.

I installed it for 3 days on a Acer TravelMate 2420 with 1.6Ghz Celeron M and suffered from several system crashes, a few broken packages (Gnome Panel Applets had issues), slow/questionable system response, and eventually (for whatever reason) broken WIFI.

I have used the 686 Breezy with P4 desktops, and had no issues, and the K7 with AMD desktops, again with no issues --but I certainly feel that if you are looking for system stability with an intel chip, stick with the 386...it certainly is the most tested (widely used for production and development).

orev
August 2nd, 2006, 05:22 PM
double post.... :)

please remove

prizrak
August 2nd, 2006, 05:35 PM
My 2C:

686 also seems to break Celeron M...at least in my experience.

I installed it for 3 days on a Acer TravelMate 2420 with 1.6Ghz Celeron M and suffered from several system crashes, a few broken packages (Gnome Panel Applets had issues), slow/questionable system response, and eventually (for whatever reason) broken WIFI.

I have used the 686 Breezy with P4 desktops, and had no issues, and the K7 with AMD desktops, again with no issues --but I certainly feel that if you are looking for system stability with an intel chip, stick with the 386...it certainly is the most tested (widely used for production and development).

Seems to be an M specific issue. Probably because M is pretty different from the rest of the Intel line and 386 is generic enough to just run on w/e :)

Christmas
August 2nd, 2006, 09:39 PM
I installed the linux-image-2.6.15-26-686 but I didn't noticed improvements. I mean I didn't do accurate tests about speed but it looks like it runs at the same speed as 386. I have 512 RAM and P4 2800 MHz. However if you decide installing the 686 image you also have to reinstall the video driver or reconfigure the xorg.conf file, at least this is what I had to do, and also install a package which i can't remember its name, something like nvidia kernel image for 686 or restricted modules for 686 (of course only if you use nvidia, for Ati I don't know).

givré
August 3rd, 2006, 12:17 AM
I installed the linux-image-2.6.15-26-686 but I didn't noticed improvements. I mean I didn't do accurate tests about speed but it looks like it runs at the same speed as 386. I have 512 RAM and P4 2800 MHz. However if you decide installing the 686 image you also have to reinstall the video driver or reconfigure the xorg.conf file, at least this is what I had to do, and also install a package which i can't remember its name, something like nvidia kernel image for 686 or restricted modules for 686 (of course only if you use nvidia, for Ati I don't know).
if you install linux-686, you will not have to think about this.
And i recommand to eveybody to install the appropriate metapackage when you change your kernel.

prizrak
August 3rd, 2006, 12:35 AM
if you install linux-686, you will not have to think about this.
And i recommand to eveybody to install the appropriate metapackage when you change your kernel.

Seconded, I had no problem with that.

mrancier
August 8th, 2006, 08:52 PM
Hello Everyone,

I have a Laptop witn a Pentium M 2.13 GHz and 2 GB or RAM. I Installed the 686 Kernel and experienced a 40% increase in overall performance.

Right now I am experimenting with apt-build world. It will take forever, but I want to see if I can optimize every single package I have to 686. To be honest with you, I don't know if this is going to work, but I would like to see a 686 optimized ubuntu.

brentoboy
August 9th, 2006, 12:12 AM
Hello Everyone,

I have a Laptop witn a Pentium M 2.13 GHz and 2 GB or RAM. I Installed the 686 Kernel and experienced a 40% increase in overall performance.

Right now I am experimenting with apt-build world. It will take forever, but I want to see if I can optimize every single package I have to 686. To be honest with you, I don't know if this is going to work, but I would like to see a 686 optimized ubuntu.



mrancier,

keep track of what it takes to apt-build world, and which package s you build (your world list).

tell us over in the gen-bun-too thread, and we will use your experience while building the auto apt-build world

mrancier
August 9th, 2006, 01:12 PM
These is my apt-build.list. Coundn't upload it due to forum attachment rules (file was 21.5 KB). I am optimizing the packages for p4. I am updating the packages as they are finished by apt-build. Everything seems to be going fine.
Apt-build downloads all the necessary dependencies before starting to compile. It is pretty neat. I might put the cached .deb files up on my server for other to test if anyone is interested, however I won't be done for a while.
I know the kernel package and gcc are no nos, but I want to see what will happen.


abiword
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xserver-xorg-driver-ark
xserver-xorg-driver-ati
xserver-xorg-driver-chips
xserver-xorg-driver-cirrus
xserver-xorg-driver-cyrix
xserver-xorg-driver-dummy
xserver-xorg-driver-fbdev
xserver-xorg-driver-glint
xserver-xorg-driver-i128
xserver-xorg-driver-i740
xserver-xorg-driver-i810
xserver-xorg-driver-imstt
xserver-xorg-driver-mga
xserver-xorg-driver-neomagic
xserver-xorg-driver-newport
xserver-xorg-driver-nsc
xserver-xorg-driver-nv
xserver-xorg-driver-rendition
xserver-xorg-driver-s3
xserver-xorg-driver-s3virge
xserver-xorg-driver-savage
xserver-xorg-driver-siliconmotion
xserver-xorg-driver-sis
xserver-xorg-driver-sisusb
xserver-xorg-driver-tdfx
xserver-xorg-driver-tga
xserver-xorg-driver-trident
xserver-xorg-driver-tseng
xserver-xorg-driver-v4l
xserver-xorg-driver-vesa
xserver-xorg-driver-vga
xserver-xorg-driver-via
xserver-xorg-driver-vmware
xserver-xorg-driver-voodoo
xserver-xorg-input-all
xserver-xorg-input-elographics
xserver-xorg-input-evdev
xserver-xorg-input-kbd
xserver-xorg-input-mouse
xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
xserver-xorg-input-wacom
xset
xsetmode
xsetpointer
xsetroot
xsltproc
xsm
xstdcmap
xterm
xtrans-dev
xtrap
xutils
xvid4conf
xvidtune
xvinfo
xvncviewer
xwd
xwininfo
xwud
yelp
zenity
zip
zlib1g
zlib1g-dev

givré
August 9th, 2006, 01:48 PM
do you know pastbin?
http://paste.uni.cc/8140

brentoboy
August 11th, 2006, 07:07 PM
never heard of it. what are you recommending it for?

it looks like a C-ish scripting language.
is there something special you wanted to say about it?

argie
August 12th, 2006, 12:10 PM
Pastbin is like a place to put copy-pastes so that people who read the thread don't have to scroll down lots.

Frankly, my computer seems to run slower with the 686 kernel.

cement_head
December 6th, 2006, 09:15 PM
Hello,

I am experiencing a wierd aptitude related problem on Dapper running the i686 kernel (2.6.15-27-686). I upgraded from i386 to i686 using Synaptic.

sudo apt-get -f install is totally okay.

sudo aptitude -f install wants the machine to uninstall just about everything and reinstall the 386 linux kernel.

I was having problems installing kinoplus, so I saw that trying sudo aptitude -f install was a way to resolve this ONE issue. To my shock; I got this output:


$ sudo apt-get -f install
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

$ sudo aptitude -f install
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading extended state information
Initializing package states... Done
Building tag database... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
libgd2-noxpm linux-386 linux-image-2.6.15-23-386
linux-image-2.6.15-27-386 linux-image-386
linux-restricted-modules-2.6.15-27-386 linux-restricted-modules-386
The following packages will be REMOVED:
acroread-plugins aircrack antlr autotools-dev avida-base
avm-fritz-firmware-2.6.15-27 beagle beagle-backend-evolution beagle-dev
biococoa.app biomode bioperl blast2 boxshade build-essential capiutils
cdd-common classpath classpath-common classpath-tools clustalw
clustalw-mpi clustalx cpp-3.4 desktop-base dialog ecj-bootstrap emacs21
emacs21-bin-common emacs21-common emacsen-common fastdnaml fastlink
fastlink-doc fftw3 g++ g++-3.4 g++-4.0 garlic garlic-doc gcc-3.4 gcj
gcj-4.1 gdm-themes gij gimp-gap gimp-helpbrowser gjdoc
gnome-themes-extras gnustep-back-common gnustep-back0.10
gnustep-base-common gnustep-gpbs gnustep-gui-common gnustep-make
gnustep-ppd gtk-clearlooks-gperfection2-theme gtk2-engines-spherecrystal
j2re1.4 j2sdk1.4 j2sdk1.4-src java-gcj-compat-dev joystick jscalibrator
kbruch kdelibs-bin kdelibs-data kdelibs4c2a khangman kverbos labplot
lam-runtime lam4c2 leksbot lesstif-dev lesstif1 libCGI-perl
libart-2.0-dev libarts1c2a libatk1.0-dev libaudiofile-dev
libavahi-client-dev libavahi-common-dev libavahi-glib-dev libavahi-qt3-1
libbcel-java libbio-ruby libbio-ruby1.8 libbonobo2-dev libbonoboui2-dev
libcairo-java libcapi20-3 libconvert-binhex-perl libcrypt-ssleay-perl
libcurses-perl libcurses-ui-perl libdbus-1-dev libesd0-dev
libevolution-cil libfcgi-perl libffcall1 libfile-basedir-perl libfltk1.1
libgcj-dev libgcj7-awt libgcj7-dev libgconf2-dev libgconfmm-2.6-1c2
libgcrypt11-dev libgd-gd2-perl libgd2-xpm libgl1-mesa-dev libglade2-dev
libglademm-2.4-1c2a libglib-java libglib2.0-dev libglu1-mesa-dev
libgmime2.1 libgmime2.1-cil libgnome-keyring-dev libgnome-menu-dev
libgnome-vfsmm-2.6-1c2a libgnome2-dev libgnomecanvas2-dev
libgnomecanvasmm-2.6-1c2a libgnomemm-2.6-1c2a libgnomeui-0-dbg
libgnomeui-dev libgnomeuimm-2.6-1c2a libgnomevfs2-dev libgnustep-base1.11
libgnustep-gui0.10 libgnutls-dev libgpg-error-dev libgtk-java libgtk-jni
libgtk2.0-dev libidl-dev libio-string-perl libio-stringy-perl
libjaxen-java libjdom0-java libjsw-dev libjsw2 libkdeedu3
libmailtools-perl libmime-lite-perl libmime-perl libncbi6 libncbi6-dbg
libncbi6-dev libnunit-cil libobjc1 libopencdk8-dev libopenexr2c2a
liborbit2-dev liboro-java libossp-uuid-perl libossp-uuid13
libpango1.0-dev libpopt-dev libregexp-java libsaxpath-java
libsdl-image1.2 libsdl-mixer1.2 libsdl-ttf2.0-0 libservlet2.4-java
libsmpeg0 libsoap-lite-perl libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2 libstdc++6-4.0-dev
libstdc++6-dev libsvn-javahl libsvn0 libt1-5 libtasn1-2-dev
libtimedate-perl libtool libvibrant6 libvibrant6-dbg libvibrant6-dev
libxcursor-dev libxfixes-dev libxft-dev libxinerama-dev libxml-twig-perl
libxp-dev libxrandr-dev liby2-14 linux-686 linux-doc-2.6.15
linux-image-2.6.15-27-686 linux-image-686
linux-restricted-modules-2.6.15-27-686 linux-restricted-modules-686
linux-source-2.6.15 loki loki-doc mcl med-bio med-bio-dev med-common menu
menu-xdg mesa-common-dev mipe molphy muscle muscle-doc ncbi-data
ncbi-epcr ncbi-epcr-data ncbi-tools-bin ncbi-tools-x11 ncbi-tools6 njplot
odbcinst1debian1 openssh-server pdmenu perl-tk perlprimer perlprimer-doc
phylip phylip-doc python-beagle python-biopython python-biopython-martel
python-pygame python2.4-biopython python2.4-biopython-martel
python2.4-numeric-ext python2.4-pygame readseq searchandrescue
searchandrescue-common searchandrescue-data seaview ssh sun-java5-bin
sun-java5-demo sun-java5-fonts sun-java5-jdk sun-java5-jre
sun-java5-plugin sun-java5-source sysv-rc-conf sysvconfig t-coffee
tetex-base tetex-bin tex-common textopo tigr-glimmer timezoneconf
tree-puzzle tuxpaint tuxpaint-data tuxpaint-stamps-default unixodbc
vibrant6 x-dev x11proto-fixes-dev x11proto-randr-dev
x11proto-xinerama-dev xaw3dg xserver-xorg-input-joystick
0 packages upgraded, 7 newly installed, 266 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 51.7MB of archives. After unpacking 911MB will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?] n
Abort.



so I tried to sudo aptitude install linux-686
and got the following:


sudo aptitude install linux-686
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading extended state information
Initializing package states... Done
Building tag database... Done
No packages will be installed, upgraded, or removed.
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B of archives. After unpacking 0B will be used.
Writing extended state information... Done
andor@oskar3:~$ sudo aptitude -f install
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading extended state information
Initializing package states... Done
Building tag database... Done
The following packages are BROKEN:
linux-686
The following NEW packages will be installed:
libgd2-noxpm linux-386 linux-image-2.6.15-23-386
linux-image-2.6.15-27-386 linux-image-386
linux-restricted-modules-2.6.15-27-386 linux-restricted-modules-386
The following packages will be REMOVED:
acroread-plugins aircrack antlr autotools-dev avida-base
avm-fritz-firmware-2.6.15-27 beagle beagle-backend-evolution beagle-dev
biococoa.app biomode bioperl blast2 boxshade build-essential capiutils
cdd-common classpath classpath-common classpath-tools clustalw
clustalw-mpi clustalx cpp-3.4 desktop-base dialog ecj-bootstrap emacs21
emacs21-bin-common emacs21-common emacsen-common fastdnaml fastlink
fastlink-doc fftw3 g++ g++-3.4 g++-4.0 garlic garlic-doc gcc-3.4 gcj
gcj-4.1 gdm-themes gij gimp-gap gimp-helpbrowser gjdoc
gnome-themes-extras gnustep-back-common gnustep-back0.10
gnustep-base-common gnustep-gpbs gnustep-gui-common gnustep-make
gnustep-ppd gtk-clearlooks-gperfection2-theme gtk2-engines-spherecrystal
j2re1.4 j2sdk1.4 j2sdk1.4-src java-gcj-compat-dev joystick jscalibrator
kbruch kdelibs-bin kdelibs-data kdelibs4c2a khangman kverbos labplot
lam-runtime lam4c2 leksbot lesstif-dev lesstif1 libCGI-perl
libart-2.0-dev libarts1c2a libatk1.0-dev libaudiofile-dev
libavahi-client-dev libavahi-common-dev libavahi-glib-dev libavahi-qt3-1
libbcel-java libbio-ruby libbio-ruby1.8 libbonobo2-dev libbonoboui2-dev
libcairo-java libcapi20-3 libconvert-binhex-perl libcrypt-ssleay-perl
libcurses-perl libcurses-ui-perl libdbus-1-dev libesd0-dev
libevolution-cil libfcgi-perl libffcall1 libfile-basedir-perl libfltk1.1
libgcj-dev libgcj7-awt libgcj7-dev libgconf2-dev libgconfmm-2.6-1c2
libgcrypt11-dev libgd-gd2-perl libgd2-xpm libgl1-mesa-dev libglade2-dev
libglademm-2.4-1c2a libglib-java libglib2.0-dev libglu1-mesa-dev
libgmime2.1 libgmime2.1-cil libgnome-keyring-dev libgnome-menu-dev
libgnome-vfsmm-2.6-1c2a libgnome2-dev libgnomecanvas2-dev
libgnomecanvasmm-2.6-1c2a libgnomemm-2.6-1c2a libgnomeui-0-dbg
libgnomeui-dev libgnomeuimm-2.6-1c2a libgnomevfs2-dev libgnustep-base1.11
libgnustep-gui0.10 libgnutls-dev libgpg-error-dev libgtk-java libgtk-jni
libgtk2.0-dev libidl-dev libio-string-perl libio-stringy-perl
libjaxen-java libjdom0-java libjsw-dev libjsw2 libkdeedu3
libmailtools-perl libmime-lite-perl libmime-perl libncbi6 libncbi6-dbg
libncbi6-dev libnunit-cil libobjc1 libopencdk8-dev libopenexr2c2a
liborbit2-dev liboro-java libossp-uuid-perl libossp-uuid13
libpango1.0-dev libpopt-dev libregexp-java libsaxpath-java
libsdl-image1.2 libsdl-mixer1.2 libsdl-ttf2.0-0 libservlet2.4-java
libsmpeg0 libsoap-lite-perl libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2 libstdc++6-4.0-dev
libstdc++6-dev libsvn-javahl libsvn0 libt1-5 libtasn1-2-dev
libtimedate-perl libtool libvibrant6 libvibrant6-dbg libvibrant6-dev
libxcursor-dev libxfixes-dev libxft-dev libxinerama-dev libxml-twig-perl
libxp-dev libxrandr-dev liby2-14 linux-doc-2.6.15
linux-image-2.6.15-27-686 linux-image-686
linux-restricted-modules-2.6.15-27-686 linux-restricted-modules-686
linux-source-2.6.15 loki loki-doc mcl med-bio med-bio-dev med-common menu
menu-xdg mesa-common-dev mipe molphy muscle muscle-doc ncbi-data
ncbi-epcr ncbi-epcr-data ncbi-tools-bin ncbi-tools-x11 ncbi-tools6 njplot
odbcinst1debian1 openssh-server pdmenu perl-tk perlprimer perlprimer-doc
phylip phylip-doc python-beagle python-biopython python-biopython-martel
python-pygame python2.4-biopython python2.4-biopython-martel
python2.4-numeric-ext python2.4-pygame readseq searchandrescue
searchandrescue-common searchandrescue-data seaview ssh sun-java5-bin
sun-java5-demo sun-java5-fonts sun-java5-jdk sun-java5-jre
sun-java5-plugin sun-java5-source sysv-rc-conf sysvconfig t-coffee
tetex-base tetex-bin tex-common textopo tigr-glimmer timezoneconf
tree-puzzle tuxpaint tuxpaint-data tuxpaint-stamps-default unixodbc
vibrant6 x-dev x11proto-fixes-dev x11proto-randr-dev
x11proto-xinerama-dev xaw3dg xserver-xorg-input-joystick
0 packages upgraded, 7 newly installed, 265 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 51.7MB of archives. After unpacking 910MB will be freed.
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
linux-686: Depends: linux-image-686 but it is not installable
Depends: linux-restricted-modules-686 but it is not installable
Resolving dependencies...
The following actions will resolve these dependencies:

Keep the following packages at their current version:
acroread-plugins [7.0.1-0.0.ubuntu1 (dapper, now)]
autotools-dev [20050803.1 (dapper, dapper, now)]
desktop-base [0.3.16build1 (dapper, dapper, now)]
libmailtools-perl [1.62-1 (dapper, dapper, now)]
libtimedate-perl [1.1600-5 (dapper, dapper, now)]
libtool [1.5.22-2 (dapper, dapper, now)]
linux-image-2.6.15-27-686 [2.6.15-27.48 (dapper-security, dapper-security, now)]
linux-image-686 [2.6.15.25 (dapper-security, dapper-security, now)]
linux-restricted-modules-2.6.15-27-686 [2.6.15.12-1 (dapper-security,
dapper-security, now)]
linux-restricted-modules-686 [2.6.15.25 (dapper-security, dapper-security, now)]
menu [2.1.27 (dapper, dapper, now)]
menu-xdg [0.2.2 (dapper, dapper, now)]
python-beagle [0.2.6-1ubuntu5 (dapper, dapper, now)]

Score is -587

Accept this solution? [Y/n/q/?] q
Abandoning all efforts to resolve these dependencies.
Abort.


Did I install the linux-686 incorrectly?

cement_head
December 8th, 2006, 03:41 PM
Hello,

I am experiencing a wierd aptitude related problem on Dapper running the i686 kernel (2.6.15-27-686). I upgraded from i386 to i686 using Synaptic.

sudo apt-get -f install is totally okay.

sudo aptitude -f install wants the machine to uninstall just about everything and reinstall the 386 linux kernel.

I was having problems installing kinoplus, so I saw that trying sudo aptitude -f install was a way to resolve this ONE issue. To my shock; I got this output:


$ sudo apt-get -f install
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

$ sudo aptitude -f install
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading extended state information
Initializing package states... Done
Building tag database... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
libgd2-noxpm linux-386 linux-image-2.6.15-23-386
linux-image-2.6.15-27-386 linux-image-386
linux-restricted-modules-2.6.15-27-386 linux-restricted-modules-386
The following packages will be REMOVED:
acroread-plugins aircrack antlr autotools-dev avida-base
avm-fritz-firmware-2.6.15-27 beagle beagle-backend-evolution beagle-dev
biococoa.app biomode bioperl blast2 boxshade build-essential capiutils
cdd-common classpath classpath-common classpath-tools clustalw
clustalw-mpi clustalx cpp-3.4 desktop-base dialog ecj-bootstrap emacs21
emacs21-bin-common emacs21-common emacsen-common fastdnaml fastlink
fastlink-doc fftw3 g++ g++-3.4 g++-4.0 garlic garlic-doc gcc-3.4 gcj
gcj-4.1 gdm-themes gij gimp-gap gimp-helpbrowser gjdoc
gnome-themes-extras gnustep-back-common gnustep-back0.10
gnustep-base-common gnustep-gpbs gnustep-gui-common gnustep-make
gnustep-ppd gtk-clearlooks-gperfection2-theme gtk2-engines-spherecrystal
j2re1.4 j2sdk1.4 j2sdk1.4-src java-gcj-compat-dev joystick jscalibrator
kbruch kdelibs-bin kdelibs-data kdelibs4c2a khangman kverbos labplot
lam-runtime lam4c2 leksbot lesstif-dev lesstif1 libCGI-perl
libart-2.0-dev libarts1c2a libatk1.0-dev libaudiofile-dev
libavahi-client-dev libavahi-common-dev libavahi-glib-dev libavahi-qt3-1
libbcel-java libbio-ruby libbio-ruby1.8 libbonobo2-dev libbonoboui2-dev
libcairo-java libcapi20-3 libconvert-binhex-perl libcrypt-ssleay-perl
libcurses-perl libcurses-ui-perl libdbus-1-dev libesd0-dev
libevolution-cil libfcgi-perl libffcall1 libfile-basedir-perl libfltk1.1
libgcj-dev libgcj7-awt libgcj7-dev libgconf2-dev libgconfmm-2.6-1c2
libgcrypt11-dev libgd-gd2-perl libgd2-xpm libgl1-mesa-dev libglade2-dev
libglademm-2.4-1c2a libglib-java libglib2.0-dev libglu1-mesa-dev
libgmime2.1 libgmime2.1-cil libgnome-keyring-dev libgnome-menu-dev
libgnome-vfsmm-2.6-1c2a libgnome2-dev libgnomecanvas2-dev
libgnomecanvasmm-2.6-1c2a libgnomemm-2.6-1c2a libgnomeui-0-dbg
libgnomeui-dev libgnomeuimm-2.6-1c2a libgnomevfs2-dev libgnustep-base1.11
libgnustep-gui0.10 libgnutls-dev libgpg-error-dev libgtk-java libgtk-jni
libgtk2.0-dev libidl-dev libio-string-perl libio-stringy-perl
libjaxen-java libjdom0-java libjsw-dev libjsw2 libkdeedu3
libmailtools-perl libmime-lite-perl libmime-perl libncbi6 libncbi6-dbg
libncbi6-dev libnunit-cil libobjc1 libopencdk8-dev libopenexr2c2a
liborbit2-dev liboro-java libossp-uuid-perl libossp-uuid13
libpango1.0-dev libpopt-dev libregexp-java libsaxpath-java
libsdl-image1.2 libsdl-mixer1.2 libsdl-ttf2.0-0 libservlet2.4-java
libsmpeg0 libsoap-lite-perl libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2 libstdc++6-4.0-dev
libstdc++6-dev libsvn-javahl libsvn0 libt1-5 libtasn1-2-dev
libtimedate-perl libtool libvibrant6 libvibrant6-dbg libvibrant6-dev
libxcursor-dev libxfixes-dev libxft-dev libxinerama-dev libxml-twig-perl
libxp-dev libxrandr-dev liby2-14 linux-686 linux-doc-2.6.15
linux-image-2.6.15-27-686 linux-image-686
linux-restricted-modules-2.6.15-27-686 linux-restricted-modules-686
linux-source-2.6.15 loki loki-doc mcl med-bio med-bio-dev med-common menu
menu-xdg mesa-common-dev mipe molphy muscle muscle-doc ncbi-data
ncbi-epcr ncbi-epcr-data ncbi-tools-bin ncbi-tools-x11 ncbi-tools6 njplot
odbcinst1debian1 openssh-server pdmenu perl-tk perlprimer perlprimer-doc
phylip phylip-doc python-beagle python-biopython python-biopython-martel
python-pygame python2.4-biopython python2.4-biopython-martel
python2.4-numeric-ext python2.4-pygame readseq searchandrescue
searchandrescue-common searchandrescue-data seaview ssh sun-java5-bin
sun-java5-demo sun-java5-fonts sun-java5-jdk sun-java5-jre
sun-java5-plugin sun-java5-source sysv-rc-conf sysvconfig t-coffee
tetex-base tetex-bin tex-common textopo tigr-glimmer timezoneconf
tree-puzzle tuxpaint tuxpaint-data tuxpaint-stamps-default unixodbc
vibrant6 x-dev x11proto-fixes-dev x11proto-randr-dev
x11proto-xinerama-dev xaw3dg xserver-xorg-input-joystick
0 packages upgraded, 7 newly installed, 266 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 51.7MB of archives. After unpacking 911MB will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?] n
Abort.



so I tried to sudo aptitude install linux-686
and got the following:


sudo aptitude install linux-686
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading extended state information
Initializing package states... Done
Building tag database... Done
No packages will be installed, upgraded, or removed.
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B of archives. After unpacking 0B will be used.
Writing extended state information... Done
andor@oskar3:~$ sudo aptitude -f install
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading extended state information
Initializing package states... Done
Building tag database... Done
The following packages are BROKEN:
linux-686
The following NEW packages will be installed:
libgd2-noxpm linux-386 linux-image-2.6.15-23-386
linux-image-2.6.15-27-386 linux-image-386
linux-restricted-modules-2.6.15-27-386 linux-restricted-modules-386
The following packages will be REMOVED:
acroread-plugins aircrack antlr autotools-dev avida-base
avm-fritz-firmware-2.6.15-27 beagle beagle-backend-evolution beagle-dev
biococoa.app biomode bioperl blast2 boxshade build-essential capiutils
cdd-common classpath classpath-common classpath-tools clustalw
clustalw-mpi clustalx cpp-3.4 desktop-base dialog ecj-bootstrap emacs21
emacs21-bin-common emacs21-common emacsen-common fastdnaml fastlink
fastlink-doc fftw3 g++ g++-3.4 g++-4.0 garlic garlic-doc gcc-3.4 gcj
gcj-4.1 gdm-themes gij gimp-gap gimp-helpbrowser gjdoc
gnome-themes-extras gnustep-back-common gnustep-back0.10
gnustep-base-common gnustep-gpbs gnustep-gui-common gnustep-make
gnustep-ppd gtk-clearlooks-gperfection2-theme gtk2-engines-spherecrystal
j2re1.4 j2sdk1.4 j2sdk1.4-src java-gcj-compat-dev joystick jscalibrator
kbruch kdelibs-bin kdelibs-data kdelibs4c2a khangman kverbos labplot
lam-runtime lam4c2 leksbot lesstif-dev lesstif1 libCGI-perl
libart-2.0-dev libarts1c2a libatk1.0-dev libaudiofile-dev
libavahi-client-dev libavahi-common-dev libavahi-glib-dev libavahi-qt3-1
libbcel-java libbio-ruby libbio-ruby1.8 libbonobo2-dev libbonoboui2-dev
libcairo-java libcapi20-3 libconvert-binhex-perl libcrypt-ssleay-perl
libcurses-perl libcurses-ui-perl libdbus-1-dev libesd0-dev
libevolution-cil libfcgi-perl libffcall1 libfile-basedir-perl libfltk1.1
libgcj-dev libgcj7-awt libgcj7-dev libgconf2-dev libgconfmm-2.6-1c2
libgcrypt11-dev libgd-gd2-perl libgd2-xpm libgl1-mesa-dev libglade2-dev
libglademm-2.4-1c2a libglib-java libglib2.0-dev libglu1-mesa-dev
libgmime2.1 libgmime2.1-cil libgnome-keyring-dev libgnome-menu-dev
libgnome-vfsmm-2.6-1c2a libgnome2-dev libgnomecanvas2-dev
libgnomecanvasmm-2.6-1c2a libgnomemm-2.6-1c2a libgnomeui-0-dbg
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The following packages have unmet dependencies:
linux-686: Depends: linux-image-686 but it is not installable
Depends: linux-restricted-modules-686 but it is not installable
Resolving dependencies...
The following actions will resolve these dependencies:

Keep the following packages at their current version:
acroread-plugins [7.0.1-0.0.ubuntu1 (dapper, now)]
autotools-dev [20050803.1 (dapper, dapper, now)]
desktop-base [0.3.16build1 (dapper, dapper, now)]
libmailtools-perl [1.62-1 (dapper, dapper, now)]
libtimedate-perl [1.1600-5 (dapper, dapper, now)]
libtool [1.5.22-2 (dapper, dapper, now)]
linux-image-2.6.15-27-686 [2.6.15-27.48 (dapper-security, dapper-security, now)]
linux-image-686 [2.6.15.25 (dapper-security, dapper-security, now)]
linux-restricted-modules-2.6.15-27-686 [2.6.15.12-1 (dapper-security,
dapper-security, now)]
linux-restricted-modules-686 [2.6.15.25 (dapper-security, dapper-security, now)]
menu [2.1.27 (dapper, dapper, now)]
menu-xdg [0.2.2 (dapper, dapper, now)]
python-beagle [0.2.6-1ubuntu5 (dapper, dapper, now)]

Score is -587

Accept this solution? [Y/n/q/?] q
Abandoning all efforts to resolve these dependencies.
Abort.


Did I install the linux-686 incorrectly?

No, I did not. I forgot to RTFM and STFW. Apt-get and Aptitude use different tracking systems to keep score of what's been installed and what hasn't. Synaptic (which I used to install the 686 kernel) is a GUI GTK mask over apt-get. Aptitude is the 'new' preferred system, BUT once you start using one, you shouldn't go back and forth. This is all explained on the package install section of the Debian Developer webite(s).

So nothing is broke...me thinks, just aptitude is a bit out-of-sync with apt-get. Maybe their is a way to synchronise these two programs in a case such as this...

Later
- CH :-k

cement_head
December 12th, 2006, 10:23 PM
if you are convinced everything is working (via apt-get and synaptic) you can use


sudo aptitude keep-all

to fix the issues with


sudo aptitude -f install

- CH

:-D