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Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2015, 09:01:07 pm »
Kernel:
3.16.0-43-generic

Graphics:

  *-display               
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: GK104 [GeForce GTX 760]
       vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       version: a1
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0
       resources: irq:47 memory:f6000000-f6ffffff memory:e8000000-efffffff memory:f0000000-f1ffffff ioport:e000(size=128) memory:f7000000-f707ffff

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Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
« Reply #31 on: July 28, 2015, 01:12:53 am »
hmmmm update wants to install 3.16.0.44.35, but I've got
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uname -a
Linux hpG6 4.2.0-040200rc4-generic #201507262129 SMP Sun Jul 26 20:31:55 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
 sudo lshw -C display             
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Sumo [Radeon HD 6480G]
       vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
       physical id: 1
       bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
       version: 00
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm pciexpress msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=radeon latency=0
       resources: irq:29 memory:e0000000-efffffff ioport:4000(size=256) memory:f0500000-f053ffff

So how do I tell updater to buzz off?  I am not noticing any difference in speed, but am not having the lock up issues (which turned out to be mouse related)  Wondering if and/or why might I want low latency instead of the 64 bit amd version?
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Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
« Reply #32 on: July 28, 2015, 05:04:03 am »
Wondering if and/or why might I want low latency instead of the 64 bit amd version?

Personally I'd advise AGAINST the low latency kernel unless you specifically suffer audio/video dropouts (clicks and pauses) and audio/video is a priority of yours .. say you prefer smooth audio at the expense of the mouse becoming erratic/jerky.

The low latency kernel will generally slow your system down ("stealing from Peter to feed Paul" springs to mind .. Peter being most tasks, and Paul being tasks with a high priority such as filling audio/video buffers) .. it is NOT some magical way to make the kernel perform better under all circumstances otherwise it would be the default ;)
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Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
« Reply #33 on: July 28, 2015, 10:42:56 am »
Wondering if and/or why might I want low latency instead of the 64 bit amd version?

Personally I'd advise AGAINST the low latency kernel unless you specifically suffer audio/video dropouts (clicks and pauses) and audio/video is a priority of yours .. say you prefer smooth audio at the expense of the mouse becoming erratic/jerky.

I should have explained MY preference for low-latency kernels.  Maybe others are in the same boat... but, probably not.

One of my machines is a dedicated bot server. It hosts three bots, which are DJ'ing (serving songs) 24/7 on plug.dj

On my desktop machine (which I'm typing this message on) I'm always listening to the songs (in the background) and/or watching the music videos (in the foreground).  Plus, I need to add songs to the playlists, in order to refreshen them up and keep them current.  This requires being on three music sites at the same time - all of which require a lot of resources, and often brings this machine to its knees. 

Sooooo, every millisecond counts !!!   ;D

On other machines - ones that I use for normal tasks - IMO it doesn't make any difference which kernel I use.  For instance, my 'Road Warrior' boots in 10 sec on Peppermint and flies like the wind, no matter which kernel I'm using.  This machine is used strictly for business, when I'm on the trot.  I've never watched a video nor listened to music on it.  It doesn't have a built-in webcam, so I don't even (video) Skype on it.

That said, as PCNetSpec commented, the low-latency might make regular tasks seem slower, depending on what you're doing.  As he said, you're robbing milliseconds from Peter to satisfy Paul.  It's another case of  it_all_depends.

When in doubt, go with the 'normal' kernel...
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Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
« Reply #34 on: July 28, 2015, 01:11:07 pm »
good to know, I'm perfectly pleased with the performance... just doing my few bits of icon moving to main menu... otherwise i don't spend much time on the aesthetics of the desktop... 
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Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
« Reply #35 on: September 05, 2015, 11:46:01 am »
g'morning from Sonoran Desert, where its drizzly and humid once again ... since things are basically running pretty well, i decided to pester the kernel gods and upgrade again... now running:

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Linux hpG6 4.2.0-040200rc8-generic #201508240030 SMP Mon Aug 24 04:31:40 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

all's well...
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Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
« Reply #36 on: September 05, 2015, 12:22:18 pm »
g'morning from Sonoran Desert, where its drizzly and humid once again ...

IKR?  ;D

The monsoons have been crazy this year - toppling full-sized trees & blowing brick walls to pieces.

I drove home in a haboob, the day before yesterday - no way to avoid it - I was stuck in snarling traffic.  The winds were pushing my car around like a TinkerToy.  LoL

Looks like we're in for another wet n' wild one today, bruh...


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Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
« Reply #37 on: November 18, 2015, 11:23:51 pm »

IKR?  ;D

The monsoons have been crazy this year - toppling full-sized trees & blowing brick walls to pieces.

I drove home in a haboob, the day before yesterday - no way to avoid it - I was stuck in snarling traffic.  The winds were pushing my car around like a TinkerToy.  LoL

Looks like we're in for another wet n' wild one today, bruh...

September, October and now November have been unusally wet down here west of Tucson... really sorta tired of it, especially since the cold and humidity combined make our old bones creak VinDSL... bleah... think I'll pester the kernel gods once again tonight...


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Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
« Reply #38 on: November 18, 2015, 11:32:09 pm »
Same up here, spence !

I was looking at computer weather models, the other night, and we're gonna have a brutal El Nino this winter.

I actually turned the heater on tonight.  We don't normally do that until late December.  LoL   ;D

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Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
« Reply #39 on: November 18, 2015, 11:51:10 pm »
Same up here, spence !

I was looking at computer weather models, the other night, and we're gonna have a brutal El Nino this winter.

I actually turned the heater on tonight.  We don't normally do that until late December.  LoL   ;D

we're up at a higher elevation than you are, heater's been on all week, but doesn't kick on until temps drop to 63 F...  yeah, yeah, yeah our blood has thinned in the 7 years we've lived in Baja AZ...

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Linux hpG6 4.3.0-040300-generic #201511020949 SMP Mon Nov 2 14:50:44 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
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Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
« Reply #40 on: November 19, 2015, 12:55:40 am »
It the same here in Amsterdam.  We're being buffeted by the November westerly gales.  Today it's blowing a Beaufort 7, near gale and yesterday it was blowing a Beaufort 9, severe gale.  It's clearing the leaves off the trees for sure..  Mark must be really getting it bad in Cornwall.  The Dutch are still out there in their droves on their bicycles.  Nothing separates them from pedal power  ;D!!
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Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
« Reply #41 on: November 19, 2015, 09:44:29 am »
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Mark must be really getting it bad in Cornwall.

Used to it now mate .. living on top of a hill, exposed to anything blowing in off the Atlantic it's ALWAYS windy .. sideways rain and being blown off your feet is just another day here.

Come to "Sunny Corwall" they said....... ::)
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Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
« Reply #42 on: December 02, 2015, 10:41:40 am »
Yup, that's basically it - just a little long-winded and contrived.  ;D

well, now that kendall's original post is no longer there, I followed your suggestions...

I'll store these 3 files in a folder, all by themselves, then open a terminal in that folder, and run the following  command:

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sudo dpkg -i *.deb

And, REBOOT, when it's done.

That's about it...

So I learned all I needed to do to "open a terminal" in any folder was to right click... d'ooh... 4.4.-0-999 hit the repos today and I'm already running it... whoo hoo...   

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Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
« Reply #43 on: December 02, 2015, 05:14:02 pm »
So I learned all I needed to do to "open a terminal" in any folder was to right click... d'ooh... 4.4.-0-999 hit the repos today and I'm already running it... whoo hoo...   

You can also just hit F4 whilst in a folder in the file manager .. that will open a terminal at that location.
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Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
« Reply #44 on: December 28, 2015, 02:50:04 pm »
So I learned all I needed to do to "open a terminal" in any folder was to right click... d'ooh... 4.4.-0-999 hit the repos today and I'm already running it... whoo hoo...   

You can also just hit F4 whilst in a folder in the file manager .. that will open a terminal at that location.

very cool to learn @PCNetSpec.... i am almost officially old now and things take longer to sink into my calcifying grey matter
now running the Christmas Kernel
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Linux hpG6 4.4.0-999-generic #201512232104 SMP Thu Dec 24 02:06:19 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and all my best for a spectacular 2016 for everyone in peppermintOS land
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