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Hot and Fun Linux Kernel Compilation

Posted 04-28-2015 at 03:25 PM by jheengut

Hot Question
The hot question on everybodies lips, why should I compile the kernel?

The answer is not simple since it varies to the situation, sometimes a missing drivers, a new sexy hardware that only the latest kernel version supports or testing purposes.

My Answer

Mine had been to find the smallest one that can my machine following each new version from git:// Any good distro out there...
Posted in Unix, Linux, Slackware
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Current^WFixed Intel HD Graphics 4000 (Ivy Bridge, kernel driver i915) / Debian Jessie issues

Posted 12-03-2014 at 12:00 PM by jere21
Updated 05-21-2015 at 01:31 PM by jere21 (Everything fixed)

How to report intel graphics related bugs (independent if they relate to kernel, mesa or whatever):

Howto find the offending change in the kernel:

  1. Freeze/Crash when using some software that uses certain graphics hardware stuff.
    Getting the following error message:
    Failed to open BO for returned DRI2 buffer (1600x900, dri2 back buffer,
LQ Newbie
Posted in Uncategorized
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Kernel 3.16.0-21-exton (’s stable kernel 3.16.4)

Posted 10-06-2014 at 05:33 PM by exton (Exton's Blog)

I have compiled yet another Ubuntu/Debian kernel for 64 bit systems. This time kernel 3.16.0-21-exton, equivalent to’s stable kernel 3.16.4, released yesterday (141005). It is not yet possible to compile kernel 3.17 (also released 141005) for Ubuntu systems.

Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.16 kernel

ExTiX Admin
Posted in Linux
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Liquorix kernel seems more responsive than Debian's default

Posted 05-28-2014 at 11:46 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

I'm somewhat skeptical of the tuned-kernel movement, so I didn't install it expecting to make my OS "fly" or anything. It just happened that recently there had been some weird kernel error messages ("perf samples too long"), and, related to that or not, the OS would become sluggish with lots of read-or-write activity (on my old HDD that must be really slow, to add to sluggishness). Apparently you can sort of solve it in a sysctl-like way, printing a "0" to some file/parameter,...
Posted in Uncategorized
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LFS: Building a kernel

Posted 12-05-2012 at 08:53 AM by druuna
Updated 01-31-2014 at 04:22 AM by druuna (Added links to tools sourcecode)
Tags kernel, lfs

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The chapter that deals with setting up the kernel (Linux-x.y.x) is too limited in my opinion. I do realise that my extension is out-of-scope for the LFS developers, but I do think that many will benefit from it, especially if you want to tinker with kernels and their settings.
LQ Veteran
Posted in General
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