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Title: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: VinDSL on July 22, 2015, 10:39:50 pm
Been working a treat on my ancient iron !!

LINK:  http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/06/one_million_new_lines_of_code_hit_linux_kernel/
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: VinDSL on July 25, 2015, 03:18:44 pm
Still working great - haven't found a bug yet...

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vindsl@Sandman ~ $ inxi -F
System:    Host: Sandman Kernel: 4.2.0-040200rc3-lowlatency i686 (32 bit) Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Six
Machine:   Mobo: N/A model: Canterwood Bios: Phoenix version: 6.00 PG date: 04/09/2004
CPU:       Single core Intel Pentium 4 CPU (-HT-) cache: 2048 KB flags: (pae sse sse2)
           Clock Speeds: 1: 3407.977 MHz 2: 3407.977 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA G73 [GeForce 7600 GT]
           X.Org: 1.16.0 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1280x1024@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NV4B GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 10.3.2
Audio:     Card: Intel 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller driver: snd_intel8x0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k4.2.0-040200rc3-lowlatency
Network:   Card-1: Lite-On LNE100TX driver: tulip
           IF: eth1 state: unknown speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: 00:a0:cc:61:c0:6e
           Card-2: Intel 82547EI Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: e1000
           IF: eth2 state: down mac: 00:01:29:50:34:12
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 176.1GB (41.8% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: MAXTOR_STM316081 size: 160.0GB
           2: USB id: /dev/sdb model: Cruzer size: 16.0GB
Partition: ID: / size: 5.0G used: 3.5G (75%) fs: ext4 ID: /home size: 8.6G used: 881M (11%) fs: ext4
           ID: swap-1 size: 1.07GB used: 0.17GB (16%) fs: swap
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 47.5C mobo: N/A gpu: 53.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 179 Uptime: 4:31 Memory: 667.7/1000.8MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 1.9.17
vindsl@Sandman ~ $
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: rjm65 on July 25, 2015, 04:16:54 pm
I have to wonder where these websites hire their proof readers from, grade school maybe?  in the first sentence he used loosed which is not even a word according to two dictionaries online i looked at...  LOL    :o
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: VinDSL on July 25, 2015, 05:43:08 pm
Sure it is  :D

EDIT

Now, you made me look it up...

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Loosed
tr.v. loosed, loos·ing, loos·es
1. To let loose; release: loosed the dogs.
2. To make loose; undo: loosed his belt.
3. To cast loose; detach: hikers loosing their packs at camp.
4. To let fly; discharge: loosed an arrow.
5. To release pressure or obligation from; absolve: loosed her from the responsibility.
6. To make less strict; relax: a leader's strong authority that was loosed by easy times.
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: rjm65 on July 25, 2015, 06:39:46 pm
websters says it is not what is that the vindsl dictionary?   LMAO     :P
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: VinDSL on July 25, 2015, 10:02:40 pm
LoL  :D

Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: Slim.Fatz on July 26, 2015, 04:11:58 am
websters says it is not what is that the vindsl dictionary?   LMAO     :P
Webster, Shmebster -- I think Webster's authority over our language needs to be loosed ...  ;D


Regards,


-- Slim

Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: rjm65 on July 26, 2015, 08:33:53 am
well I agree with webster's loosed is not a word, in fact the way slim just used it sounds like heck, slim should have used the proper word instead which is loosened...   ;)

As far as the article goes loosed should be replaced by two words, ( Let Loose )...   :P

Linus Torvalds has loosed Linux 4.2-rc1 upon a waiting world,
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: AndyInMokum on July 26, 2015, 09:02:23 am
What does Noah Webster know?  He can't even spell colour, harbour or even centre correctly :D!!
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: VinDSL on July 26, 2015, 11:07:05 am
Heh!  Well, when you're looking for the etymology of a word, 'The Free Dictionary' is pretty hard to beat:

LINK: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/loosed

It's a rather ugly site, but it gets the job done...   :)
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: VinDSL on July 26, 2015, 11:48:12 am
BTW, the only reason I brought up this 'kernel thing' up was...

I've always had a mainline kernel fetish.  A week doesn't go that I don't try the latest rc, on multiple machines.  And, the difference(s) is usually meh !!

The Linux devs haven't paid any attention to the i386 core since as_far_as_I_can_remember.  As a result, my ancient iron has gotten slower, and slower.

I don't know exactly WHAT they changed, but the new 4.2 rcs have made a difference in stability and usability, e.g. performance.

Has anybody else tried Linux 4.2.x yet? 

LATEST VER:  http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.2-rc3-unstable/

I prefer the 'low latency' flavors, especially on SSDs and USB stick installs...  but, that's just me.   :)

Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: spence on July 26, 2015, 05:10:36 pm
i'm tempted to try a stable 4.xx to see if it will resolve my flakey scrolling and random loss of cursor control... but don't have time for the laptop to be down this week... no longer have the patience for repairing issues coming with RC candidates...
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: VinDSL on July 26, 2015, 07:24:07 pm
I'm running Peppermint 6/Linux 4.2rc from a 16GB SanDisk Cruzer USB stick (full install) - see the inxi output above.

No harm, no foul.  I carry it around, in my pocket, and test it on whomever's machine I'm sitting at.  LoL  :D

Peppermint 6 USB installs work so well (especially with the 4.2rc kernel) that I'll probably continue to go that route for awhile.

Anyway, I'm not trying to twist any arms.  I was just curious if anyone had tried Linux 4.2, and ask them what their experience has been.


(http://vindsl.com/images/2015-07-26-17:03:41-1280x1024-scrot.png)
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: VinDSL on July 26, 2015, 07:48:26 pm
BTW, here's some 'tricks n' tips', for anyone that's interested in running full Peppermint USB installs, on different machines...

Booting from a USB stick, the conventional way, is sort of a pain - you know - going into BIOS, changing the boot order, and so forth.  And, every machine requires different procedures, timing, and keyboard sequences to get into BIOS, in order to get it to boot from a USB stick.

I discovered, all I have to do is stick the USB stick in a slot in the host machine (while it's running) mount it, and update GRUB.  As long as I'm sticking with the same kernel on the USB stick, from then on I can boot it from GRUB on the host machine - instead of going through all the BIOS nonsense, every time.

If/when I do upgrade the kernel on the USB stick, I just update GRUB again, and I'm good to go until the next kernel upgrade.

Make sense?   8)
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: AndyInMokum on July 26, 2015, 07:54:04 pm
My old Acer Aspire One ZG5 is getting a little less responsive.  I don't know if this is due to the old fashioned soldered in 8GB SSD or something else.  It's nothing major and it's still much faster than my wife's Window 7 machine with her fancy i5 processor.  The things I could do with that machine - ah well, dream on Andy  :D.  Anyway, I digress.  Do you think the 4.2 rc kernel would give the old girl a bit of a boost.  I'm talking about the computer  :)?  I've never messed around with alternative kernels.  I'm willing to give it a go, if you think it'll make a difference  ;).
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: VinDSL on July 26, 2015, 08:32:17 pm
It made a big difference on this machine, Andy!  Chromium was getting so slow, and unresponsive - and constantly freezing - that I was at wit's end.

I was ready to send it to computer heaven, when all of a sudden it sprang back to life.  And, really, all I had done was install the 4.2rc kernel.

It only takes 5 minutes to find out.  :D

I haven't run across any problems, knock on wood, on ANY of the machines I've run it on.  This machine is almost 10 years old..

Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: spence on July 26, 2015, 11:06:51 pm
would we relative noobs need any further instruction than kendall's old thread here? http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=40185 (http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=40185)
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: VinDSL on July 26, 2015, 11:57:57 pm
Yup, that's basically it - just a little long-winded and contrived.  ;D

Linux 4.2rc4 just hit the repo, so I'll download and install it...

LINK: http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.2-rc4-unstable/

I want the 32-bit low-latency version, so I'll download the low-latency headers & image, plus the all.deb (3 files total).

(https://i.imgur.com/uznTh1D.png)

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...


Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: VinDSL on July 27, 2015, 12:29:12 am
Working fine!  Looks like I'm set for another week.  :)

(http://vindsl.com/images/2015-07-26-21:22:33-1280x1024-scrot.png)
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: spence on July 27, 2015, 12:42:33 am
All good to go here as well... cool...
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: AndyInMokum on July 27, 2015, 01:06:37 am
It's having none of it on my machines.  Both the 32-bit and 64-bit.  The only thing that works is the wallpaper.  Everything else is torn and shredded to hell and back.  It makes both machines totally unusable  :'(.
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: AndyInMokum on July 27, 2015, 04:10:27 am
It's having none of it on my machines.  Both the 32-bit and 64-bit.  The only thing that works is the wallpaper.  Everything else is torn and shredded to hell and back.  It makes both machines totally unusable  :'(.
I've just tried installing, kernel 4.2 rc4 low latency again to my 64-bit Fujitsu Siemens AMILO li3710.  Bingo, it worked this time.  VinDSL is right, everything now screams at warp speed.  This machine could never be considered slow either.  Honestly, now it's like having a new computer.  So far so good, there appears to be no weirdness or unexpected behaviour  ;).
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: Slim.Fatz on July 27, 2015, 04:18:42 am
Hi everyone,


I'm running Peppermint Six using the 4.2.0-rc3 32-bit kernel on my 7 year old Dell inspiron 530 with an Intel Core2 Duo CPU E7200 and 2 GB RAM. Everything works very well. I think I'll be moving to the rc4 low-latency kernel today (after reading AndyInMokum's post).


EDIT: now running 32-bit kernel 4.2.0-rc4-low-latency without any problems.


Regards,


-- Slim

Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: VinDSL on July 27, 2015, 06:36:30 am
 ;D
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: rjm65 on July 27, 2015, 08:35:27 am
What does Noah Webster know?  He can't even spell colour, harbour or even centre correctly :D!!
Uh I think his name was Meriam not Noah...   :)
By the way you spelled all the above words wrong should be color harbor and center....    You should get a copy of a dictionary my friend...  Tee hee..   :P
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: AndyInMokum on July 27, 2015, 09:58:07 am
What does Noah Webster know?  He can't even spell colour, harbour or even centre correctly :D!!
Uh I think his name was Meriam not Noah...   :)
By the way you spelled all the above words wrong should be color harbor and center....    You should get a copy of a dictionary my friend...  Tee hee..   :P
:D!!
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: Slim.Fatz on July 27, 2015, 11:30:21 am
What does Noah Webster know?  He can't even spell colour, harbour or even centre correctly :D !!
Uh I think his name was Meriam not Noah...   :)
By the way you spelled all the above words wrong should be color harbor and center....    You should get a copy of a dictionary my friend...  Tee hee..   :P

Hi rjm65,

Maybe you should take a look at the first paragraph of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noah_Webster (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noah_Webster). :P

Then from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merriam-Webster (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merriam-Webster)   I found this:


Quote
Merriam-Webster, Incorporated, is an American company that publishes reference books, especially dictionaries.


In 1831, George and Charles Merriam founded the company as G & C Merriam Co. in Springfield, Massachusetts. In 1843, after Noah Webster died, the company bought the rights to An American Dictionary of the English Language from Webster's estate. All Merriam-Webster dictionaries trace their lineage to this source.

Regards,

-- Slim

Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: PCNetSpec on July 27, 2015, 11:57:38 am
By the way you spelled all the above words wrong should be color harbor and center....    You should get a copy of a dictionary my friend...  Tee hee..   :P

Colour
Harbour
Centre

OED, QED ;)
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: lend27 on July 27, 2015, 08:08:12 pm
Is it advisable to upgrade my i7-4790 quad core with 32gig of ram?
If yes, which files would I download?

Thanks
Len
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: PCNetSpec on July 27, 2015, 08:10:05 pm
Which kernel are you currently running, and are you running any proprietary graphics drivers ?

What's the output from:
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uname -a
and
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sudo lshw -C display
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: lend27 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
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: spence 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?
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: PCNetSpec 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 ;)
(the "generic" kernel is best tuned for "general" PC use)
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: VinDSL 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...
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: spence 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... 
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: spence 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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sean@hpG6 ~ $ uname -a
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...
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: VinDSL 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...

Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: spence 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...

Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: VinDSL 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
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: spence 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...

now running:
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sean@hpG6 ~ $ uname -a
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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Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: AndyInMokum 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!!
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: PCNetSpec 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....... ::)
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: spence 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...   

Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: PCNetSpec 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.
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: spence 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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spence@hpG6 ~ $ uname -a
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
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: PCNetSpec on December 28, 2015, 03:13:50 pm
And a "happy new year" right back at you Spence :)
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: spence on April 29, 2016, 09:13:24 pm
since booting the prior kernel solved my boot-up error messages... spent a few minutes updating to the latest kernel

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sean@hpG6 ~ $ uname -a
Linux hpG6 4.6.0-040600rc5-generic #201604242031 SMP Mon Apr 25 00:34:15 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux


no error messages... thus far no troubles...

 :-* PCNetSpec  8)
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: VinDSL on April 29, 2016, 09:37:10 pm
spent a few minutes updating to the latest kernel

Same kernel I'm running - been working very nicely on my ancient iron !    ;)
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: spence on May 13, 2016, 01:44:53 pm
Yup, that's basically it - just a little long-winded and contrived.  ;D

just rolled the Toshiba Qosmio over to:

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spence@qosmio ~ $ uname -a
Linux qosmio 4.6.0-999-generic #201605112201 SMP Thu May 12 02:04:17 UTC 2016 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux

after hunting down some photos I have backed up here... love this old lappie...

went ahead and moved the Compaq to latest kernel as well... this seems to be a backup & triage weekend


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uname -a
Linux Presario-M2000-PX392UA-ABA 4.6.0-999-generic #201605132200 SMP Sat May 14 02:17:13 UTC 2016 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: spence on October 05, 2016, 04:34:10 pm
recollect reading somewhere that the latest kernel had some AMD specific upgrades... so:
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spence@hpg6 ~ $ uname -a
Linux hpg6 4.8.0-999-generic #201610022245 SMP Mon Oct 3 02:47:24 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
now to trackdown laptop trackpad controls... urgh  >:(
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: spence on January 11, 2018, 02:48:48 pm
Yesterday's update to  4.13.0 -xxx didn't go well... so I hiked back to this thread to remind myself how to config a newer kernel.  I cleared out some old kernels and bumped up to 4.14.0-041400-generic #201711122031, next time I reinstall, I need to make a bigger /boot partition #smdh...

Given the Spectre/Meltdown schadenfreude, one wonders if its not wise to move on up to a kernel compiled this year as opposed to one compiled back in November?
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: spence on January 11, 2018, 02:50:08 pm
 :) Oh and Happy New Year one and all  8)
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: PCNetSpec on January 11, 2018, 03:35:53 pm
What makes you think the 4.13 kernel from the HWE was compiled in November .. if it were it'd be missing the Meltdown patches (which it isn't).
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: spence on January 12, 2018, 09:29:43 am
What makes you think the 4.13 kernel from the HWE was compiled in November .. if it were it'd be missing the Meltdown patches (which it isn't).

Guess I always thought the string of numbers at the end carried the date... 4.14.0-041400-generic #201711122031

and all the posted dates for the 4.13.xxx from http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/ (http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/)are from October and November...

Or is that just when those kernels were first available and futher updates have been applied? :-\
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: PCNetSpec on January 12, 2018, 04:07:58 pm
If you'd stuck to the default kernel you'd now be on 4.13.0-26 which has JUST been released.

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mark@Dell-E6530 ~ $ uname -a
Linux Dell-E6530 4.13.0-26-generic #29~16.04.2-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jan 9 22:00:44 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: spence on January 13, 2018, 02:24:08 pm
 ;) After some digging in my bookmarks and scraping on my part, I am back on the
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Linux antec 4.13.0-26-generic #29~16.04.2-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jan 9 22:00:44 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
that you are building upon  PCNetSpec
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: PCNetSpec on January 13, 2018, 02:44:56 pm
Yup, that looks like the patched kernel from the HWE :)
(standard in PM8 and PM8R)

The problem with none default kernels is I can't guarantee they've been patched or not (or will receive ANY updates) .. the default is a known quantity.
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: spence on January 13, 2018, 03:45:33 pm
I guess I'm not too terribly concerned... knowing that I am in your hardworking and diligent hands PCNetSpec...

I also discovered this whilst poking around trying to dump the other kernels, I found inside Synaptic Package Manager:...

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Using Processor microcode firmware for Intel CPUs from intel microcode (open source)

is NOT selected...
Title: Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
Post by: PCNetSpec on January 13, 2018, 03:51:25 pm
Probably a good idea to select it.