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Old 07-02-2013, 02:24 AM   #1
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Thumbs up [Request] Slackware 14.1 with kernel 3.10 for a better support to AMD GPU


The hardware support is a key factor for any system.
Please consider adopt kernel 3.10 by default in 14.1 version of Slackware. Thank you. I'm currently test it!
 
Old 07-02-2013, 02:43 AM   #2
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AMD GPU fixes are applied in 3.10 yes.

https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/ke...2aed39bce52ded

Merge branch 'drm-fixes' of git://people.freedesktop.org/~airlied/linux
Pull drm radeon fixes from Dave Airlie:
"One core fix, but mostly radeon fixes for s/r and big endian UVD support, and a fix to stop the GPU being reset for no good reason, and crashing people's machines."

* 'drm-fixes' of git://people.freedesktop.org/~airlied/linux:
drm/radeon: update lockup tracking when scheduling in empty ring
drm/prime: Honor requested file flags when exporting a buffer
drm/radeon: fix UVD on big endian
drm/radeon: fix write back suspend regression with uvd v2
drm/radeon: do not try to uselessly update virtual memory pagetable
 
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:00 AM   #3
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Don't call me Cassandra, but I'll be very surprised if that happens, as I forecast a release within ~ two to three months from now and Slackware only ships well tested kernels.

IMO The best you can hope is config files in /testing.

Unless Pat decides to delay the release for several months - but that would be for something more important that just a kernel upgrade.

Last edited by Didier Spaier; 07-02-2013 at 03:24 AM.
 
Old 07-02-2013, 04:08 AM   #4
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I agree with Didier, may be late, but perhaps the decision in the recent past to use 3.9 instead of 3.8 can now also be apply.

Linus Torvalds is confident with this version in the same as with 3.9:
"In the bigger picture (ie since 3.9) this release has been pretty
typical and not particularly prone to problems "in http://lkml.indiana.edu/hypermail/li...6.3/04336.html

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Don't call me Cassandra, but I'll be very surprised if that happens, as I forecast a release within ~ two to three months from now and Slackware only ships well tested kernels.

IMO The best you can hope is config files in /testing.

Unless Pat decides to delay the release for several months - but that would be for something more important that just a kernel upgrade.
 
Old 07-03-2013, 08:53 AM   #5
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Looks like Linux-3.10 works better as virtualization guest. I have one of my systems installed in a virtual machine, indeed.

However, for my daily-used system I am still stuck to Linux-3.7.10 because all 3.8, 3.9, and 3.10 versions panic almost immediately after disconnection from Bluetooth DUN.
 
Old 07-06-2013, 09:16 AM   #6
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IMO The best you can hope is config files in /testing.
Done, thanks Pat :-)
 
  


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