What kernel do you use

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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby anticapitalista » 2018-07-08 17:18

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Linux version 4.17.4-antix.2-amd64-smp (yyy@xxx) (gcc version 6.3.0 20170516 (Debian 6.3.0-18+deb9u1)) #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Jul 4 13:44:47 EEST 2018
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby stevepusser » 2018-07-08 18:01

Wheelerof4te wrote:I built the latest LTS kernel. Only thing I needed to do is build broadcom-sta-source from backports. It's easy with module-assistant.
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uname -a
Linux debian 4.14.53 #1 SMP Sun Jul 8 19:25:45 CEST 2018 x86_64 GNU/Linux


Doesn't it work with broadcom-sta-dkms from backports to automate the builds?

For what it's worth, I'm also backporting the upstream Debian kernels to Stretch in an OBS repo:

https://build.opensuse.org/package/show ... linux-4.17

Works fine on my machine, even with the new 20180703.2 firmware backported. But YMMV.

Instructions (don't install the linux-source-4.17 package, that's just a common package between the builds needed to access the automatically-generated instruction page on the OBS. Just install the new linux-image and linux-headers after adding the repo and its key.)

https://software.opensuse.org//download ... ource-4.17
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2018-07-08 18:16

stevepusser wrote:Doesn't it work with broadcom-sta-dkms from backports to automate the builds?

It should work, but I decided against it.
Don't know why, maybe this way was more "fun", or at least more involving. I will be upgrading kernels manually...I have the LAN cable at the ready if it's needed.
I also copied firmware from upstream git for my AMD R5 330m card to /lib/firmware/radeon. Naturally, firmware-adm-graphics package was uninstalled, as it's no longer needed.

EDIT: Linux 4.14.53 is running here without any issues.
EDIT2: Video playback on X in Totem skips and micro-freezes. Audio also grinds on some programs. Cue Wayland, and everything works great. Weird.
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby dotlj » 2018-07-22 05:00

Today I'm running a few vms on VirtualBox, so booted from the 4.14 kernel.

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Linux version 4.14.0-0.bpo.3-amd64 (debian-kernel@lists.debian.org) (gcc version 6.3.0 20170516 (Debian 6.3.0-18)) #1 SMP Debian 4.14.13-1~bpo9+1 (2018-01-14)


Other days, I'll use one of the other backport kernels; 4.15, 4.16, 4.17.
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby Jimmyfd » 2018-10-29 05:57

Just installed Debian Sid/Buster running kernel 2.18.0.2 and it's simply stable - Just left Ubuntu totaly for Debian !
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-10-29 13:18

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empty@buster:~ $ cat /proc/version                                                 
Linux version 4.18.0-2-amd64 (debian-kernel@lists.debian.org) (gcc version 7.3.0 (Debian 7.3.0-29)) #1 SMP Debian 4.18.10-2 (2018-10-07)
empty@buster:~ $
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby Bulkley » 2018-10-29 14:41

For the last several weeks I've been running the stock Stretch kernel 4.9.0-8. It has been working flawlessly. Although I occasionally experiment with newer kernels I see no need for them on my old hardware.
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby frank38 » 2018-10-29 15:35

Mine is:
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Linux version 4.17.0-0.bpo.3-amd64 (debian-kernel@lists.debian.org) (gcc version 6.3.0 20170516 (Debian 6.3.0-18+deb9u1)) #1 SMP Debian 4.17.17-1~bpo9+1 (2018-08-27)
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-10-29 15:38

^ That's pretty old, did you not install the kernel metapackage?

The latest backport is 4.18.6-1~bpo9+1, apparently.
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby stevepusser » 2018-10-29 18:35

4.18.10 is now in Buster, so it should be in backports soon--though I've had it in the OBS for three weeks: https://build.opensuse.org/project/show ... -backports
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2018-12-20 17:46

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Linux debian 4.19.11 #1 SMP Thu Dec 20 17:42:40 CET 2018 x86_64 GNU/Linux


Self-compiled. Only changes I made are added amdgpu support for SI AMD cards and removed nouveau driver (since I don't have NVIDIA).
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2018-12-20 21:06

Somehow managed to screw up 4.19, I guess Stretch's mesa and amdgpu driver is too old for experimental amdgpu SI card support.

But I recompiled upstream 4.146 without some excess drivers (took just under a hour):
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 uname -a
Linux debian 4.9.146 #1 SMP Thu Dec 20 21:48:12 CET 2018 x86_64 GNU/Linux


Much smoother desktop experience now, and I didn't have to backport any dkms modules and firmware.
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby stevepusser » 2018-12-20 23:59

Wheelerof4te wrote:Somehow managed to screw up 4.19, I guess Stretch's mesa and amdgpu driver is too old for experimental amdgpu SI card support.

But I recompiled upstream 4.146 without some excess drivers (took just under a hour):
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 uname -a
Linux debian 4.9.146 #1 SMP Thu Dec 20 21:48:12 CET 2018 x86_64 GNU/Linux


Much smoother desktop experience now, and I didn't have to backport any dkms modules and firmware.


I managed to backport Buster's llvm-7 toolchain (long, long compiles), then use it to backport Buster's Mesa 18.2.6 and amdgpu drivers for the newly released MX 18. So far, seems to work a treat. It could be duplicated in an OBS repo...
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby piper » 2018-12-21 13:29

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System:    Host: x1 Kernel: 4.20.0-rc7-siduction-amd64 x86_64
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA GM204 [GeForce GTX 970] vendor: eVga.com. driver: nvidia v: 415.25
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby llivv » 2019-01-03 22:31

usually whatever kernel is stock for the Debian release I'm using.
Sometimes I use the backports kernel for the Debian release.
Sometimes I use the default kernel from the next Release or two
to see if a bug is fixed in the newer kernel.
And since I haven't been able to get my old i386 Etch install to boot on this machine amd64 - with a stock kernel
I can still boot it using Lennys' kernel.
I can than chroot into sarge and run Xfree86 from that host.
whatever works
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