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Old 03-26-2013, 08:56 AM   #16
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I think you meant 3.7.10 not .1, but what he actually said was:

"For this kernel update". It doesn't necessarily mean he intends to ship with it when the time comes. Maybe the issues in 3.8 that he's trying to avoid will have been resolved by upstream before current hits RC1.
Thanks for the correction, I did mean 3.7.10.
I really think he will probably stay with 3.7.10 since the problem(s) linger with 3.8.
 
Old 03-26-2013, 04:14 PM   #17
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Hi,

Thanks for the correction, I did mean 3.7.10.
I really think he will probably stay with 3.7.10 since the problem(s) linger with 3.8.
Do they really? The ones that I knew of are handled... what problems remain?

I'm seriously considering moving to 3.8.4. Seems like unless the plan is to retreat all the way back to 3.4, moving forward is better than staying on 3.7.10, where some people are reporting video issues that will never be fixed.
 
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:42 PM   #18
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3.8.4 and the nvidia 310.40 drivers have been working for me better than they have done in a long while. I'm not sure what the situation with intel is but I'm very happy with how my system is running at present.
 
Old 03-26-2013, 05:08 PM   #19
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Are there any known problems with 3.8.4 and the 304.x Nvidia drivers? Users with not-so-old series 6 GPUs have to use the 304.x drivers because the 310.x series does not support those chip sets.
 
Old 03-26-2013, 05:13 PM   #20
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I was experiencing hung black windows on things like mplayer and sdl based apps from time to time. Also had some problems when atl-FNing to and from the VCs. The whole 304 series really didn't work very well for me, no matter what the kernel version was. (GT140 card)
 
Old 03-26-2013, 05:17 PM   #21
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Hi,

Just checked the 3.8.4 changelog and does look like 'drm/Intel915' issues no longer linger. Intel issues were one reason for me not to move up to '3.8.4'.

Think I will try '3.8.4' on my Dell Laptop since you seem to be moving up. Downloading now!

Thanks!
 
Old 03-26-2013, 06:37 PM   #22
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The whole 304 series really didn't work very well for me, no matter what the kernel version was.
Okay. My point is users of chipsets before series 7 do not have a choice if they want to keep using the same hardware and proprietary drivers. The Nvidia folks do not support those chipsets starting in 310. The sources won't even build.

I'm using 304.64 and have not had any problems. I tried 304.84 and experienced the infamous black screen of death when toggling to other consoles.

The series 6 chipsets are not old. I bought this motherboard in 2009, less than 4 years ago.
 
Old 03-26-2013, 07:04 PM   #23
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Okay. My point is users of chipsets before series 7 do not have a choice if they want to keep using the same hardware and proprietary drivers. The Nvidia folks do not support those chipsets starting in 310. The sources won't even build.

I'm using 304.64 and have not had any problems. I tried 304.84 and experienced the infamous black screen of death when toggling to other consoles.

The series 6 chipsets are not old. I bought this motherboard in 2009, less than 4 years ago.
Hopefully nouveau will support the older chipsets. The open source drivers are always the only hope moving forward. The proprietary drivers will always drop support for older chipsets or newer kernels as time goes on.
 
Old 03-26-2013, 07:08 PM   #24
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I'm curious - I have new Thinkpad X230 arriving later in the week with Ivy Bridge graphics (to replace my X200s). How is the Ivy Bridge on these more recent kernels? TIA.
 
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Hi,

Just finished a 3.8.4 kernel install. Nothing pops out yet. Running on my Dell XPS L702X Laptop with no issue at the moment.

Notice that CPU loads are still around 2-5 per cent @idle as compared to older kernels.

I will tweak the config after running this build for a while.
 
Old 03-26-2013, 08:02 PM   #26
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I'm curious - I have new Thinkpad X230 arriving later in the week with Ivy Bridge graphics (to replace my X200s). How is the Ivy Bridge on these more recent kernels? TIA.
Ivy Bridge graphics are working perfectly here with 3.8.4 with my T530.
 
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:24 PM   #27
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I'm curious - I have new Thinkpad X230 arriving later in the week with Ivy Bridge graphics (to replace my X200s). How is the Ivy Bridge on these more recent kernels? TIA.
Hi chess
been using 3.8.4 on ivy bridge graphics since the day it arrived on kernel.org. no problems.
john
 
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:07 PM   #28
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Cool, thanks guys.
 
Old 03-27-2013, 10:11 AM   #29
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Hi,

From today's Slackware64-current ChangeLog.txt
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kernels/*: Upgraded.
http://slackware.oregonstate.edu/sla...rent/source/k/
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README.TXT
An example would be to use one of the config files here: # cat config-generic-3.8.4 > /usr/src/linux-3.8.4/.config
Then run the build programs:
make oldconfig
make bzImage
make clean
make prepare
rm .version

That's it! You now have a clean Slackware-configured Linux source tree.
From http://slackware.oregonstate.edu/sla...rent/source/k/
PV is true to his word!

Been running 3.8.4 for a short while with no known issues on my Dell XPS L702X.
 
Old 03-27-2013, 10:31 AM   #30
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Cool

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Been running 3.8.4 for a short while with no known issues on my Dell XPS L702X.
I upgraded my -current box to 3.8.4 this morning and all is well.

Code:
Linux loki 3.8.4-smp #2 SMP Tue Mar 26 20:57:55 CDT 2013 i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
Code:
Wed Mar 27 06:09:29 UTC 2013
If we're not dropping back to 3.4.x yet (no firm decision has been made
about whether we should stick with LTS branches for release), then there's
no harm in going forward.  Enjoy the latest kernel.  :)
Slackware-current updated to new kernel today.

http://slackware.osuosl.org/slackwar.../ChangeLog.txt
 
  


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