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What kernel do you use

PostPosted: 2016-09-11 13:35
by Jimmyfd
As the thread title says I'm interested in what kernel people are using.

Me, I'm using kernel 4.8RC5-generic on Sid/Testing

Re: What kernel do you use

PostPosted: 2016-09-11 14:40
by Ardouos
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$ uname -r
3.16.0-4-amd64


It works and it is supported by the Debian team. So I do not see a point in upgrading to a later release.

Re: What kernel do you use

PostPosted: 2016-09-11 17:05
by Head_on_a_Stick
I use the backported vanilla kernel with jessie just because I have btrfs as the filesystem and the latest kernel version is recommended:
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empty@TheLab:~$ uname -a
Linux TheLab 4.6.0-0.bpo.1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.6.4-1~bpo8+1 (2016-08-11) x86_64 GNU/Linux

For my gaming laptop (with systemd) I use the Zen-patched Arch [testing] kernel:
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empty@Arch ~ % uname -a
Linux Arch 4.7.3-2-zen #1 ZEN SMP PREEMPT Fri Sep 9 20:31:32 UTC 2016 x86_64 GNU/Linux

And for my "serious" laptop (without systemd) I have the rather lovely grsec-patched stable (lts) kernel from Alpine Linux (edge repositories):
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empty@alpine ~ % uname -a
Linux alpine 4.4.20-0-grsec #1-Alpine SMP Fri Sep 9 08:36:18 GMT 2016 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Re: What kernel do you use

PostPosted: 2016-09-12 01:23
by sgosnell
I use whatever is the latest in the repo I'm using. I run both Sid and Stable on different machines. I used to chase the latest kernel, but I've given it up as a waste of effort. I just let the normal updates install whatever is current.

Re: What kernel do you use

PostPosted: 2016-09-12 02:45
by No_windows
OEM Jessie

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Linux Holly 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt25-2+deb8u3 (2016-07-02) x86_64 GNU/Linux


Whenever I upgrade it causes problems with Virtualbox, and I haven't found any real reason to upgrade.

Re: What kernel do you use

PostPosted: 2016-09-12 05:38
by Bulkley
sgosnell wrote:I use whatever is the latest in the repo I'm using. I run both Sid and Stable on different machines. I used to chase the latest kernel, but I've given it up as a waste of effort. I just let the normal updates install whatever is current.


Good advice.

Re: What kernel do you use

PostPosted: 2016-09-12 07:57
by edbarx
Here resides a Linux kernel from the stone age! :P
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$ uname -a
Linux edbarx-pc 3.2.0-4-rt-amd64 #1 SMP PREEMPT RT Debian 3.2.73-2+deb7u3 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Re: What kernel do you use

PostPosted: 2016-09-12 19:38
by bester69
I always have two or three kernels installed,

Now,im using 4.8RC6 Ubuntu's, As long as ubuntu kernel works well to me, i will keep using them, so i can enjoy last kernels available.
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bester69@hall:~$ uname -a
Linux hall 4.8.0-040800rc6-generic #201609121119 SMP Mon Sep 12 15:21:03 UTC 2016 x86_64 GNU/Linux

If i experience any problem with the kernel, i go back to previously kernel working well.

By the way, kernel 4.8 works great.

Re: What kernel do you use

PostPosted: 2016-09-15 03:51
by Innovate
3.16.0 still good no errors. This I why I'm back to Jessie I can just keep an old packages that bugless along with me.
On newer repo you can't revive the death. Even Thunar 1.6.10 on Jessie doesn't crash while on Stretch they're crash like crazy. :lol:

Re: What kernel do you use

PostPosted: 2016-09-15 07:05
by Nili
nili ~ $ lsb_release -a
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No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:   Debian
Description:      Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 (jessie)
Release:          8.5
Codename:         jessie

nili ~ $ uname -a
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Linux Kernel 3.16.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.16.36-1+deb8u1 (2016-09-03) i686 GNU/Linux

Very stable kernel serie.

Re: What kernel do you use

PostPosted: 2016-09-15 08:52
by pylkko
I get the feeling that it is not considered offensive in this thread to, well you know, show off a little, so right now:
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uname -a
Minix minix 3.3.0 Minix 3.3.0 (GENERIC) i386

but maybe that is cheating as it is in qemu and the host is
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4.7.0-1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.7.2-1 (2016-08-28) x86_64 GNU/Linux

I used to think that Minix was only "theoretical" but I read that people have hosted web servers on it.

On linux I always try to find one, preferably LTS, kernel and stay with that as long as possible. This is because I have noticed that when upgrading the kernel all the time, many small things need to be reconfigured and it is time consuming. Suddenly some powersaving option does not work as before, or a VM driver does not work (as mentioned by some one above) or there are changes to firmware or errors in dmesg etc.

Re: What kernel do you use

PostPosted: 2016-09-15 10:45
by ruffwoof
Innovate wrote:3.16.0 still good no errors. This I why I'm back to Jessie I can just keep an old packages that bugless along with me.
On newer repo you can't revive the death. Even Thunar 1.6.10 on Jessie doesn't crash while on Stretch they're crash like crazy. :lol:

I have noticed that in Stable KDE, the stable LibreOffice doesn't focus dialogs correctly. Libre starts non focused and if you cut/paste-special for instance the dialog for that isn't focused so you have to (annoyingly) reach for the mouse or whatever to bring it into focus. Under LXDE/Gnome ... no problem, all focuses correctly.

Maybe ??? later versions correct that bug.

That was a show stopper for me. Whilst stable, it doesn't work as intended and in a manner that makes it unusable from my perspective. Having spent ages setting KDE up how I liked, I've now ditched that. Tried Gnome for a while, liked it a lot, but the fonts/text just don't cut it. LXDE ... fine, which I'm now using. Panel icon management not so good, but once set up how you like that's no longer a issue.

Re: What kernel do you use

PostPosted: 2016-09-15 15:50
by kedaha
After last update the 3.16.0-4-amd64 on all systems, server & desktop.
Stable kernel.

Re: What kernel do you use

PostPosted: 2016-09-15 16:12
by bester69
Innovate wrote:3.16.0 still good no errors. This I why I'm back to Jessie I can just keep an old packages that bugless along with me.
On newer repo you can't revive the death. Even Thunar 1.6.10 on Jessie doesn't crash while on Stretch they're crash like crazy. :lol:

But 3.16 its kind of prehistoric kernel, why dont you guys just update..?, new kernel boots up performance file system and firmware graphics among others.

I suppose you must have computer from before 2000's, if not i dont understand why you are so obssesed with solid rock stability, if you were NASA i would understand...

Re: What kernel do you use

PostPosted: 2016-09-15 18:16
by HuangLao
I generally stick with whatever the LTS or standard kernel is for the distro.