[SOLVED] Still using kernel 2.6.32-5 after Update Pack 3

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[SOLVED] Still using kernel 2.6.32-5 after Update Pack 3

Postby marc1uk on Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:37 pm

I've been trying to get various things working in LMDE XFCE recently and have been rather surprised to find my LMDE version isn't at all up-to-date. Probably.
I seemed to be running some very old sources.list, which I've since changed, but after installing MintUpdate-Debian I've found I do seem to have update pack 3 installed. I think.
But while I have the 3.0 kernels installed, I still seem to be running 2.6.32-5, and the kernel 3's don't appear in my grub list. This is causing me particular difficulty as I can't install the associated 2.6.32-5 headers (they require a gcc-4.3 version which is apparently incompatible with my libcc1 version, or something. That's the message I was getting before updating my repos - now I simply can't find the headers at all).

Could someone please walk me through some way of sorting this mess out and seeing what's up-to-date and what isn't? My sources.list points to testing, I've done an apt-get update, apt-get upgrade, apt-get dist-upgrade and the gui mintupdate-debian, and all are saying everything's up-to-date. And yet i'm still on the 3.0 kernel, and am not sure what else might not be up-to-date that should be.
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Re: Still using kernel 2.6.32-5 after Update Pack 3

Postby Gerd50 on Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:37 pm

If your sources.list points to testing and you have done a dist-upgrade you can't have up3. What is the output of

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inxi -r
?

After you installed kernel 3.0 did you run

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sudo update-grub
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Re: Still using kernel 2.6.32-5 after Update Pack 3

Postby marc1uk on Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:00 pm

Hi Gerd, thanks for replying. I was just browsing your thread earlier on the sources.list in fact.
Gerd50 wrote:If your sources.list points to testing and you have done a dist-upgrade you can't have up3. What is the output of

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inxi -r
?

After you installed kernel 3.0 did you run

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sudo update-grub
?

Something seems to be awry here. Clicking the 'Update Pack Info' button gives a dialogue with info on UP3, and at the top of the dialog it says current update pack avaiable; UP3, last update pack used: 3. Certainly seems to think it's installed. I have changed my repos recently (unfortunately i didn't make a note of the previous ones, but i do know the debian ones were on there, though i think they were debian stable IIRC).

The output of
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 inxi -r
is:
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 Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
           deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
           deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free
           deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
           deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia testing main non-free 

I have no idea when kernel 3.0 was installed; I hadn't really been keeping track of updates, it was only when I tried looking for the headers recently that I found I had a more up-to-date kernel installed, but it wasn't being used. Running
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sudo update-grub
doesn't seem to have any effect; it just maintains the current 2.6.32-5-amd64 kernel.
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Re: Still using kernel 2.6.32-5 after Update Pack 3

Postby Gerd50 on Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:51 am

What do you get with

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dpkg --get-selections | grep linux-headers
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Re: Still using kernel 2.6.32-5 after Update Pack 3

Postby marc1uk on Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:32 am

Gerd50 wrote:What do you get with

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dpkg --get-selections | grep linux-headers
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marc@minihal:~$ dpkg --get-selections | grep linux-headers
linux-headers-3.0.0-1-amd64         install
linux-headers-3.0.0-1-common         install
linux-headers-3.1.0-1-amd64         install
linux-headers-3.1.0-1-common         install
linux-headers-amd64            install
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Re: Still using kernel 2.6.32-5 after Update Pack 3

Postby Gerd50 on Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:54 am

hmm, now the output of

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dpkg --get-selections | grep linux-image


please and

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uname -a
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Re: Still using kernel 2.6.32-5 after Update Pack 3

Postby marc1uk on Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:11 am

Gerd50 wrote:hmm, now the output of

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dpkg --get-selections | grep linux-image


please and

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uname -a

Thanks for sticking with me on this.
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marc@minihal:~$ dpkg --get-selections | grep linux-image
linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64         install
marc@minihal:~$ uname -a
Linux minihal 2.6.32-5-amd64 #1 SMP Mon Oct 3 03:59:20 UTC 2011 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Riight, so i don't actually have the kernel 3.0's installed, just the headers.. whoops. I'll install linux-image-3.0.0.1-amd64 and get back. Still not sure how UP3 installed without the 3.0 kernel.
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Re: Still using kernel 2.6.32-5 after Update Pack 3

Postby marc1uk on Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:37 am

Success! I've now got the kernel 3.0 on Grub and was able to run th previous installations that were getting stuck without a problem. Thanks Gerd50!
If you recommend any other checks or to make sure nothing else is missing, or have any idea what might of caused this to avoid in the future that would be great too. The fact that MintUpdate-debian wasn't suggesting kernel-3.0 as an update still has me a little anxious that the update system still might not be quite right.
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Re: Still using kernel 2.6.32-5 after Update Pack 3

Postby Gerd50 on Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:43 am

If your system now works with kernel 3.0.0-1-amd64 you can remove the packages linux-headers-3.1.0-1-amd64,
linux-headers-3.1.0-1-common and linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64. Stay with the latest testing sources and wait for
update pack4. Don't play with the sources.list, if you don't know exactly what you are doing :wink:
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Re: Still using kernel 2.6.32-5 after Update Pack 3

Postby marc1uk on Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:53 pm

Gerd50 wrote:If your system now works with kernel 3.0.0-1-amd64 you can remove the packages linux-headers-3.1.0-1-amd64,
linux-headers-3.1.0-1-common and linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64. Stay with the latest testing sources and wait for
update pack4. Don't play with the sources.list, if you don't know exactly what you are doing :wink:

"If it ain't broke don't fix it, and if you can't fix it don't break it" then? :D Got it. Thanks again.
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Re: [SOLVED] Still using kernel 2.6.32-5 after Update Pack

Postby Gerd50 on Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:55 pm

Yes, exactly that. But if you want to play with your system on an adventurous way, first backup :)

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