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Old 04-28-2011, 02:50 AM   #1
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advice on liquorix kernel wanted


Hi everyone,
I'm running Debian Wheezy/Sid using the 2.6.38-2-amd64 kernel. I've been reading about the Liquorix kernel and am very tempted to give it a try. I have installed the liquorix mirror on my sources.list file and am all set for the installation. Before diving in I'd like the benefit of the experiences of other users who are running this kernel. Are there any problems? I don't mind the frequent upgrades as I have plenty of band width. So anything else I should be concerned about before making the plunge?
Thanks in advance,
ciao,
jdk
 
Old 04-28-2011, 03:26 AM   #2
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Hi jdkaye

I use the liqourix kernel on some of my machines and am quite happy with it. There does seem to be a slight problem, I didn't come across it myself until yesterday but another member has had it, with Squeeze and linux-headers not working with gcc (linux-image is fine so you can still install the kernel it will just use the old header file). As you are using Wheezy/Sid it possibly won't be an issue for you.
 
Old 04-28-2011, 04:08 AM   #3
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Hi jdkaye

I use the liqourix kernel on some of my machines and am quite happy with it. There does seem to be a slight problem, I didn't come across it myself until yesterday but another member has had it, with Squeeze and linux-headers not working with gcc (linux-image is fine so you can still install the kernel it will just use the old header file). As you are using Wheezy/Sid it possibly won't be an issue for you.
G'day mate,
Thanks for that. I'll wait for some more replies but your info has given me more courage and barring anything really negative I think I'll go for it and report back on the outcome.
Ta and ciao,
jdk
 
Old 04-28-2011, 08:35 AM   #4
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Just go for for it.The Liquorix kernel works just fine for me using Testing/Unstable.
You won't have the problems mentioned above with linux-headers and the gcc version if your system is up to date.
The liquorix kernel isn't meant to be run on Stable.

Code:
ade@Pc1:~$ uname -a
Linux Pc1 2.6.38-4.dmz.1-liquorix-amd64 #1 ZEN SMP PREEMPT Sun Apr 24 17:21:04 CDT 2011 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Last edited by the trooper; 04-28-2011 at 08:44 AM.
 
Old 04-28-2011, 09:31 AM   #5
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Thanks Troop. Yeah, I'll give it a whirl and report back (if I still can )
ciao,
jdk
 
Old 04-28-2011, 09:32 AM   #6
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The nice thing about trying new kernels is you can always choose your previous, stable kernel from the GRUB menu. So it really is zero-risk to try the liquorix kernel!
 
Old 04-28-2011, 11:40 AM   #7
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The nice thing about trying new kernels is you can always choose your previous, stable kernel from the GRUB menu. So it really is zero-risk to try the liquorix kernel!
I agree 100%. Here's the result.
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jdkaye@AttilaII:~$ uname -a
Linux AttilaII 2.6.38-4.dmz.1-liquorix-amd64 #1 ZEN SMP PREEMPT Sun Apr 24 17:21:04 CDT 2011 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Debian is soooooooo boring. It always works (almost )
ciao,
jdk
 
Old 04-28-2011, 05:19 PM   #8
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Liquorix kernel works quite well. Damentz knows what he is doing. If you have any issues feel free to ask in #smxi on irc.debian.org (OFTC) ther is usually someone there that can help.
 
Old 04-28-2011, 06:37 PM   #9
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been running them for sometime now. thankfully he stopped me compiling my own kernels.
 
Old 04-28-2011, 11:54 PM   #10
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So far everything seems nominal. Thanks to everyone for your helpful comments and encouragement.
ciao,
jdk
 
  


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