X2Go Bug report logs - #375
x2gothinclient does not install 686 kernel

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Package: x2gothinclientmanagement; Maintainer for x2gothinclientmanagement is X2Go Developers <x2go-dev@lists.x2go.org>; Source for x2gothinclientmanagement is src:x2gothinclient.

Reported by: Anders Bruun Olsen <abo@dsl.dk>

Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 10:33:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: moreinfo

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From: Stephan Wagner <stephan.wagner@itos-gmbh.com>
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To: Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel@das-netzwerkteam.de>,
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 13:18:31 +0100
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Hallo Mike

I prefer 686-Kernel on a 32bit System, as it supports multiple cores.


On Tuesday, 17. December 2013, Mike Gabriel wrote:
> Control: tag -1 moreinfo
> Hi Anders,
> On  Di 17 Dez 2013 11:23:31 CET, Anders Bruun Olsen wrote:
> > Package: x2gothinclientmanagement
> > Version:
> >
> > I run my tftp/nfs server for my thin clients, on a 64-bit machine (a VM).
> > When I create a thinclient chroot with x2gothinclient_create, only the 486
> > kernel gets installed. I can use x2gothinclient_shell and use apt-get to
> > install linux-image-686, to get the 686 kernel installed. But upon doing
> > so, the reason for it not being auto installed is apparent: 64-bit 
> > don't support PAE (not needed), and the deb package for linux-image-686
> > knows that this particular kernel is made for machines supporting PAE. I
> > can just say yes to the warnings, and I even though I end up with an 
> > the kernel does get installed. This is not optimal.
> > I realize this is a problem (in this niche case, it probably "works as
> > intended") with Debian Wheezy, and not really a job for the developers of
> > x2go, but since I am running into this problem when using x2go, I am
> > reporting the problem here, and hopefully it will be sent upstream, if 
> > is desirable.
> What is your reason for wanting to use the 686 kernel in the first  
> place. The reason I removed 686 support from the X2Go TCE is that it
>    (a) did not bring any feelable improvements while my TCEs ran under  
> Debian squeeze _and_
>    (b) did not work fluently if the PXE server machine is a amd64 system
> Please enlight me, why 686 would be a sensible kernel alternative to  
> use here...

Dr. Stephan Wagner
ITos GmbH
Bitzi-Bendel 2555
9642 Ebnat-Kappel
Tel: +41 (0)71 990 05 94
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