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Old 07-09-2017, 08:10 AM   #16
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I upgraded to an MSI 970 Gaming motherboard over a year ago. I switched out the motherboard, went into the UEFI/BIOS thing and enabled "legacy" mode, then after quitting that my slackware install just booted as normal. If you have a standard LILO setup without UEFI, all you need to do is enable the legacy boot feature in the new mobo's settings and your system should boot normally.
 
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Old 07-09-2017, 09:25 AM   #17
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PC motherboards are really cheap aren't they? If you spend a lot on a brand new newly-released processor you might want a different motherboard. Just sayin'...
 
Old 07-09-2017, 06:17 PM   #18
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PC motherboards are really cheap aren't they? If you spend a lot on a brand new newly-released processor you might want a different motherboard. Just sayin'...
The motherboard I'm looking at for my new Ryzen system is $200. That's not exactly cheap (at least, not to me).

But unless this was directed at someone other than OP, OP specifically stated they were looking at getting a new processor, motherboard, and memory.
 
Old 07-10-2017, 01:06 AM   #19
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I've never had any problems, even with multiprocessor programs I've written myself. I can get next to 800% processor utilization out of it.
You might not have - but others have: https://hothardware.com/news/critica...-microcode-fix

"Still, the report from Linux-distro Debian does recommend disabling HyperThreading until a relevant microcode update is applied as a precaution."

It effects both Skylake and Kabylake on all OS's as of 26th June this year.

Anyway I'm now up and running on i5 7600. Thanks everyone.
 
Old 07-10-2017, 01:37 AM   #20
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As for the Kaby Lake support, rather than compiling your own kernel, you could just install the one from -current. Or, if you do want to compile it yourself, you could use the config from -current.
I ended up Downloading the source from the current tree, using the .config under the current tree, and compiled it. After trial and error I deleted the symlinks of system.map and vmlinuz and edited /etc/lilo.conf to put in the file name directly.. ie.. /boot/vmlinuz-huge-4.4.75 and the latest one on the packages current site.

Could I have just downloaded the latest current kernel with it's config and dumped that in /boot? I didn't even look into that - went straight to source. Oh well Live and learn I guess.
 
Old 07-10-2017, 12:11 PM   #21
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Could I have just downloaded the latest current kernel with it's config and dumped that in /boot? I didn't even look into that - went straight to source. Oh well Live and learn I guess.
I just install the packages and then adjust my lilo.conf to match. I currently have the 4.9 kernel from -current installed on my 14.1 (yes, 14.1, not 14.2) install without any issues. You just need to make sure you install the kernel (huge and generic), the modules, and the source and then make sure your bootloader matches what you're trying to reboot.
 
Old 07-11-2017, 12:09 AM   #22
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Addendum in case anyone cares.

I booted into the old (4.4.75) kernel this morning and everything seems to be working fine so far (as coralfang hinted at above).

Given I'm using a dedicated graphics card, I'm wondering if it's only people trying to use the onboard intel graphics that are having troubles with 4.4.x to 4.8.x. I've spent a bit of time searching and it seems to be a bit 'hit and miss' but given kabylake is essentially skylake with most changes being the onboard graphics it makes sense.

Just my two cents.
 
Old 07-16-2017, 12:02 PM   #23
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The motherboard I'm looking at for my new Ryzen system is $200. That's not exactly cheap (at least, not to me).
It may not be exactly cheap, but it's less expensive than processors that can run into the thousands.
 
  


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