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Old 10-19-2004, 02:01 PM   #1
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2.6.9 Released -- Feedback Thread


http://kerneltrap.org/node/view/4026



any feedback welcomed.
 
Old 10-19-2004, 02:17 PM   #2
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Running since last night. Seems the same as 2.6.8.1. Haven't tried burning CDs yet. Nvidia driver is broken. There is a patch.
 
Old 10-19-2004, 04:06 PM   #3
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I compiled it but for some reason the version that I get is:

2.6.9y

anybody know why?

EDIT: Nevermind, I found out why, fixed.

Last edited by IRIGHTI; 10-19-2004 at 04:12 PM.
 
Old 10-19-2004, 04:14 PM   #4
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In process of compiling right now. Will post results later.
 
Old 10-19-2004, 05:58 PM   #5
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I'm running it now and it seems more responsive for everyday desktop use. However when under heavy load it seems poorer and more jittery, I think its because of the switch to the anticipatory io scheduler.

So I think better for desktops, not so much for number crunching.
 
Old 10-19-2004, 08:29 PM   #6
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this nvidia patch you speak of...... linkie please??

other than the nvidia driver it works great nothing seems to be wrong except for a few warnings regarding my soundcard during compilation, but that works just great, in spite of the warnings...
I'm running without pre-emt and wanted to do some benchmarking of quake3 but.. that wouldn't be entirely fair considering that the nvidia driver isn't working.

my only problem being that I just compiled 2.8.1 yesterday.

..and kind of feel like an ass.

Last edited by DaWallace; 10-19-2004 at 08:32 PM.
 
Old 10-19-2004, 08:49 PM   #7
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There are two patches listed here. http://kerneltrap.org/node/view/4022 . I don't know how well they work, I have a crappy SiS315Pro. The "Pro" stands for "no hardware acceleration".
 
Old 10-19-2004, 08:54 PM   #8
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thanks muchly!! google wasn't much of a help in this particular area..
sure hope nvidia gets their act together and I don't have to go through this complete crap
and on a side note the nv driver just crapped out on me. I'm rather impressed with this series of events

Last edited by DaWallace; 10-19-2004 at 09:07 PM.
 
Old 10-19-2004, 11:18 PM   #9
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One note, MY FREAKING SOUND CARD WORKS AGAIN, WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!

Turtle Beach Catalina

It was working alright in previous kernels but got broken somehow, its back!

No more AC97 for me.
 
Old 10-20-2004, 03:59 AM   #10
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Hello all.

had a couple problems with slack 10.

after the patch to 2.6.9 from 2.6.8.1, uname identified it as still a 2.6.8.1 and couldn't ssh out(got a "ssh_askpass: exec(/usr/libexec/ssh-askpass): No such file or directory" error) or use cat.

I compiled from full source, and took care of the identification problem but the other two were still there. installed 2.6.6 and all is fine. I used the same .config from the 2.6.8.1 except minus a few net drivers. I tried looking through the config but didn't see anything that looked relevant to ssh.

any ideas?

thanks.

Last edited by brodieman; 10-21-2004 at 01:12 AM.
 
Old 10-20-2004, 06:24 AM   #11
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Don't know if it is the kernel module or something else, but the emu10k1 driver for SBLive caused problems with artsd (1.3.1/KDE 3.3.1). In threaded mode the system completely hangs. But alsa works fine with this card as far as I can see now. Not a real problem as OSS is deprecated any way.
 
Old 10-20-2004, 12:13 PM   #12
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Hello,

k3b 0.11.17 still does not work as normal user, but maybe I use some old version cdrecord or something...
I used the Driver-patch from
http://ngc891.blogdns.net/index.php?...nvidia-drivers and it works perfectly.
Other than that I can find no differences to 2.6.8 in everyday desktop-use.

cccc828
 
Old 10-20-2004, 01:14 PM   #13
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Did anyone request more WiFi support for the newest kernel? I'm sick and tired of trying to use ndiswrapper and madwifi. 802.11b and 802.11a have been out for a long time now. Inherent Linux support should be the norm by now. And yes I do know about vendors being tight-wa** and not wanting to release Linux drivers.

Thanks,
Hector
 
Old 10-20-2004, 01:32 PM   #14
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Cannot compile 2.6.9

Hello all,

compiling from source of 2.6.8.1 worked fine but with 2.6.9 stops:
root@blue:/usr/src/linux-2.6.9# make menuconfig
HOSTCC scripts/basic/fixdep
In file included from scripts/basic/fixdep.c:105:
/usr/include/sys/types.h:27:22: features.h: No such file or directory
In file included from /usr/include/sys/types.h:31,
from scripts/basic/fixdep.c:105:
/usr/include/bits/types.h:27:22: features.h: No such file or directory
In file included from /usr/include/bits/types.h:31,
from /usr/include/sys/types.h:31,
from scripts/basic/fixdep.c:105:
/usr/lib/gcc-lib/i486-slackware-linux/3.3.4/include/stddef.h:213: error: syntax error before "typedef"
In file included from scripts/basic/fixdep.c:105:
/usr/include/sys/types.h:133:18: time.h: No such file or directory
/usr/include/sys/types.h:158:20: missing binary operator before token "("
In file included from scripts/basic/fixdep.c:106:
/usr/include/sys/stat.h:26:22: features.h: No such file or directory
In file included from scripts/basic/fixdep.c:106:
/usr/include/sys/stat.h:103: error: parse error before "__BEGIN_DECLS"
In file included from /usr/include/sys/stat.h:105,
from scripts/basic/fixdep.c:106:
/usr/include/bits/stat.h:36: error: syntax error before "struct"
In file included from scripts/basic/fixdep.c:106:
/usr/include/sys/stat.h:208: error: parse error before "__THROW"
/usr/include/sys/stat.h:212: error: parse error before "__THROW"
/usr/include/sys/stat.h:255: error: parse error before "__THROW"
/usr/include/sys/stat.h:272: error: parse error before "__THROW"
/usr/include/sys/stat.h:281: error: parse error before "__THROW"
/usr/include/sys/stat.h:293: error: parse error before "__THROW"
/usr/include/sys/stat.h:319: error: parse error before "__THROW"
/usr/include/sys/stat.h:321: error: parse error before "__THROW"
/usr/include/sys/stat.h:323: error: parse error before "__THROW"
/usr/include/sys/stat.h:351: error: parse error before "__THROW"
/usr/include/sys/stat.h:357: error: parse error before "__THROW"
/usr/include/sys/stat.h:358: error: syntax error before '{' token
/usr/include/sys/stat.h:370: error: parse error before "__THROW"
/usr/include/sys/stat.h:371: error: syntax error before '{' token
In file included from scripts/basic/fixdep.c:107:
/usr/include/sys/mman.h:23:22: features.h: No such file or directory
In file included from scripts/basic/fixdep.c:107:
/usr/include/sys/mman.h:58: error: syntax error before "extern"
/usr/include/sys/mman.h:59: error: parse error before "__THROW"
/usr/include/sys/mman.h:77: error: parse error before "__THROW"
/usr/include/sys/mman.h:82: error: parse error before "__THROW"
/usr/include/sys/mman.h:87: error: parse error before "__THROW"
/usr/include/sys/mman.h:101: error: parse error before "__THROW"
/usr/include/sys/mman.h:104: error: parse error before "__THROW"
/usr/include/sys/mman.h:109: error: parse error before "__THROW"
/usr/include/sys/mman.h:113: error: parse error before "__THROW"
In file included from scripts/basic/fixdep.c:108:
/usr/include/unistd.h:26:22: features.h: No such file or directory
In file included from scripts/basic/fixdep.c:108:
/usr/include/unistd.h:28: error: parse error before "__BEGIN_DECLS"
In file included from scripts/basic/fixdep.c:108:
/usr/include/unistd.h:260: error: syntax error before "extern"
/usr/include/unistd.h:260: error: parse error before "__THROW"
/usr/include/unistd.h:290: error: parse error before "__THROW"
/usr/include/unistd.h:306: error: parse error before "__THROW"
/usr/include/unistd.h:310: error: parse error before "__THROW"
/usr/include/unistd.h:313: error: parse error before "__THROW"
/usr/include/unistd.h:353: error: parse error before "__THROW"
/usr/include/unistd.h:362: error: parse error before "__THROW"
/usr/include/unistd.h:371: error: parse error before "__THROW"
/usr/include/unistd.h:389: error: parse error before "__THROW"
/usr/include/unistd.h:394: error: parse error before "__THROW"
/usr/include/unistd.h:409: error: parse error before "__THROW"
/usr/include/unistd.h:423: error: parse error before "__THROW"
/usr/include/unistd.h:441: error: parse error before "__THROW"
/usr/include/unistd.h:444: error: parse error before "__THROW"
/usr/include/unistd.h:456: error: parse error before "__THROW"
/usr/include/unistd.h:467: error: parse error before "__THROW"


Do you have any Idea what is the problem?

Thank you all.

Cheers.

Roberto.
 
Old 10-20-2004, 01:49 PM   #15
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I just in the process of patching my 2.6.8.1 let see how it goes, definitly i will use the old .config for building the new kernel

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