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Old 08-19-2012, 02:49 PM   #1
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3,5 kernel


I am looking for a distro that as the new 3.5 kernel as i heard it has a lot more support for newer graphics cards and such.

Done anyone know of a list somewhere of what distro's use this kernel ?
 
Old 08-19-2012, 02:57 PM   #2
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You can get any distro and recompile the kernel easily. I don't think that any distro ships it today
 
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:30 PM   #3
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Done anyone know of a list somewhere of what distro's use this kernel ?
No, but you can look through distrowatch to check what each distro uses, as shipped, but I suspect that you won't find much. 3.5 is about a month old, so even iof you give the distros ~2 weeks for testing (no enterprise stability testing here!) then it could only be (adventurous) distros released in ~ the last two weeks, and there haven't been many of those.

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as i heard it has a lot more support for newer graphics cards and such.
Well, audio support (HDMI) for Northern Islands (but if you don't have have NI, or you don't use HDMI transport, that won't mean anything to you), a certain boost using kepler (accel), but that should have worked anyway, but now give better perf, if low perf from your kepler card was a problem for you (for most people it won't have been, largely because most people won't have a kepler card, and you have to extract something from the proprietary driver to get this to work, currently, and not everybody will be prepared for this).

And some of the changes will be due to the new version of Xorg; you'll probably not just need the kernel, you'll need Xorg 1.13, particularly for the hybrid graphics improvements.

There are also G200/Cirrus support improvements, but they are primarily found in dedicated server hardware, so you probably don't have either of those, unless you have a dedicated server chipset.

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Done anyone know of a list somewhere of what distro's use this kernel ?
Some distros will make a package available of the newer kernel, and thaty's probably your best chance of doing this simply. OTOH I know of now centralised list that details which distros make which kernels available as a post-install option.
 
Old 08-19-2012, 07:42 PM   #4
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Some distros will make a package available of the newer kernel, and thaty's probably your best chance of doing this simply.
My thoughts exactly. Finding an OS that will ship with 3.5 is highly unlikely at this point, however if you go with one of the several knife edge barely-tested releases (eg: Fedora) you'll probably get an update with kernel v3.5 pretty soon.
 
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I was reading the changes. One that I can live without maybe is this one.

"Linux 3.5 eliminates the cause of the latest leap second bug "

I kind of doubt anyone has to have 3.5 but as noted above you might be able to find out how to install it for your own testing. Use a test system and not a needed system or use a virtual machine for testing.

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