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Linux 2.6.20 is FINAL!!!

Postby thamarok » 2007-02-04 19:55

Yippee!!!
Linus Torvalds announced the new Linux 2.6.20 kernel!
Beware, the www.kernel.org website has very heavy load right now ;)

Start building, fellow Linuxers :)
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Postby Dargor » 2007-02-04 22:39

so anyone successfully compiled it yet, how was it(compiling) any strange errors, and how was performance.
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Postby DeanLinkous » 2007-02-04 22:57

If it isn't in a deb then I dont need it.... :D
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Postby Grifter » 2007-02-04 23:53

make-kpkg and it will be in a deb (:
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Postby DeanLinkous » 2007-02-05 03:50

:) okay okay smarty
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Postby Lost Dog » 2007-02-05 04:03

Well, I just compiled with no issues at all.

The only problem is I can't install the latest (or even beta) nvidia drivers. D'oh! I'm using the "official" drivers off the nvidia site.
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Postby ghostdawg » 2007-02-05 04:31

I wonder why 2.6.19 is not in Sid's repos yet?

Anybody know?
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Postby Lavene » 2007-02-05 06:27

ghostdawg wrote:I wonder why 2.6.19 is not in Sid's repos yet?

Anybody know?

Probably (hopefully) because the devs are hard at work on getting Etch out of the way...
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Postby StarMonkey » 2007-02-05 11:41

I just surprised myself by successfully compiling 2.6.20 first time on my old dev machine :D

I think that's the first time I've got it working first time. It took about 45 minutes to compile. I suppose it was easier because I was using 2.6.18 so not a lot has changed.
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Postby thamarok » 2007-02-05 14:45

Succesful compilation, better performance and runs smoother than 2.6.19 :D
Also, to get "experimental" Debian kernels, go here:
http://kernel-archive.buildserver.net/d ... linux-2.6/

I heard the Debian Devs use that to upload their kernels.. The 2.6.20~rc6 kernel there works wonderfully, so there's no risk in trying it out..
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Postby steve1961 » 2007-02-05 16:30

The latest Sidux kernel is now 2.6.20. It also runs well on my Etch installation:

http://www.sidux.com/files/kernel/
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Postby thamarok » 2007-02-05 16:43

steve1961 wrote:The latest Sidux kernel is now 2.6.20. It also runs well on my Etch installation:

http://www.sidux.com/files/kernel/


Cool!
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Postby ghostdawg » 2007-02-06 02:28

Lavene wrote:
ghostdawg wrote:I wonder why 2.6.19 is not in Sid's repos yet?

Anybody know?

Probably (hopefully) because the devs are hard at work on getting Etch out of the way...

That makes sense, thnx.
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Postby plugwash » 2007-02-06 13:55

ghostdawg wrote:I wonder why 2.6.19 is not in Sid's repos yet?

Anybody know?

what you must understand is that debians primary objective is to produce high quality stable releases.Unstables primary purpose is as a build and testing ground for packages headed for the next release.

Getting a kernel to work right for a userbase the size of debians is hard, even more so now linus has abandoned the stable/unstable split. If there is ever to be a hope of a stable release a descision has to be made which kernel will be in the next stable release and then that has to be stuck to.

The bottom line is a new upstream version of the kernel will not hit unstable until after etch release.
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Postby Dargor » 2007-02-07 09:34

wow i just compiled it and i must say that was the easyst one ive ever done, mabey i actually leart something those times. Still my onboard lan doesnt seem to work.
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