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Old 02-07-2016, 02:37 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by jostber View Post
You might try out the latest version of Firefox v.44 and see if that helps?
It didn't help. I realized that it is not flash but HTML5 video that slows down firefox and seamonkey. I read in other thread and will try the latest (git) intel driver:

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EDIT:
OK, I'm running the latest commit as of today, we'll see how it works.
Anyway, I think that any SNA related updates are worth updating the driver as UXA is no go for me. It's extremely slow when web-browsing, SNA on the other side works fine.

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Old 02-07-2016, 03:49 AM   #17
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Just adding /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf did the trick with the HTML5 video slow down:
Code:
Section "Device"
        Identifier "Intel graphics"
        Driver "intel"
        Option "AccelMethod" "sna"
Endsection
 
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Old 03-04-2016, 06:21 PM   #18
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Just finished install, so not all sorted.

i7-6700HQ, current w 4.4.3 kernel
- bios to legacy, disabled fastboot
- partition type to MBR (gpart 'x' command)
- huge.s boots but /boot/vmlinuz-huge oopsed early
fixed w i915.preliminary_hw_support=1 intel_idle.cstate_max=7 on cmdline
- freeze mid-boot
fixed w nomodeset
- atheros ethernet (e0a1) works w alx.ko
- atheros N1525 wifi works w ath10k_pci.ko

X11 is slower than an old Pentium, but the usual intel/nvidia modset/bumblebee fixups have not yet been applied.

This was the most difficult installation in memory (based on reboot and google search counts, and that just to get stable runlevel 3.

The installer needs to be reworked for boot loader options other than lilo since gpt is now common in new hardware. Before changing back to MBR, I did get extlinux working as its similar enough to lilo, so that may be the logical choice.

Lots of drm patches in 4.4.4 so that may help.

Cheers,
 
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Old 03-07-2016, 05:55 PM   #19
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Just finished install, so not all sorted.

i7-6700HQ, current w 4.4.3 kernel
- bios to legacy, disabled fastboot
- partition type to MBR (gpart 'x' command)
- huge.s boots but /boot/vmlinuz-huge oopsed early
fixed w i915.preliminary_hw_support=1 intel_idle.cstate_max=7 on cmdline
- freeze mid-boot
fixed w nomodeset
- atheros ethernet (e0a1) works w alx.ko
- atheros N1525 wifi works w ath10k_pci.ko

X11 is slower than an old Pentium, but the usual intel/nvidia modset/bumblebee fixups have not yet been applied.

This was the most difficult installation in memory (based on reboot and google search counts, and that just to get stable runlevel 3.

The installer needs to be reworked for boot loader options other than lilo since gpt is now common in new hardware. Before changing back to MBR, I did get extlinux working as its similar enough to lilo, so that may be the logical choice.

Lots of drm patches in 4.4.4 so that may help.

Cheers,
Did you try UEFI boot and installing elilo with the installer on this one?
 
Old 03-13-2016, 06:05 PM   #20
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Did you try UEFI boot and installing elilo with the installer on this one?
Did, works fine, prefer BIOS over EFI, but not a boot problem rather a modset/intel/hybrid graphics problem.

Cheers,
 
Old 03-27-2016, 05:53 PM   #21
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Just adding /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf did the trick with the HTML5 video slow down:
Code:
Section "Device"
        Identifier "Intel graphics"
        Driver "intel"
        Option "AccelMethod" "sna"
Endsection
I can confirm this. I'm running "current" on a Gigabyte-h110m-s2h board with an i3-6100T since a few days, slow youtube/html5 was the only issue so far.
No kernel-append was needed, i used extlinux(generic kernel with initrd) as bootmanager, bios-boot set to "Other Os" and "legacy boot"(or similar, don't remember).
3d support seems fine(short test with supertuxkart).

Franzen
 
Old 03-29-2016, 04:58 AM   #22
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Just finished install, so not all sorted.

i7-6700HQ, current w 4.4.3 kernel
- bios to legacy, disabled fastboot
- partition type to MBR (gpart 'x' command)
- huge.s boots but /boot/vmlinuz-huge oopsed early
fixed w i915.preliminary_hw_support=1 intel_idle.cstate_max=7 on cmdline
- freeze mid-boot
fixed w nomodeset
- atheros ethernet (e0a1) works w alx.ko
- atheros N1525 wifi works w ath10k_pci.ko
...
Update: reinstalled w 25 March current w 4.4.6 kernel ( which magically appeared in Slacklandia even before it hit kernel.org landing page

Working boot options:
Code:
modprobe.blacklist=nouveau intel_idle.max_cstate=7 i915.preliminary_hw_support=1 idle=nomwait pcie_aspm=force
The 6700HQ graphics are 530 (not iris) but very usable so nvidia can wait till everything else is stable. bbswitch-0.8 (Bumblebee group) saves much power/heat, add the following to /etc/rc.d/rc.local:
Code:
modprobe bbswitch load_state=0 unload_state=1; cat /proc/acpi/bbswitch
4k display scaling is manual labor also. If you missed it during install, add
Code:
setfont -v sun12x22.psfu.gz
to /etc/rc.d/rc.font for a razor sharp, usable console. For xfce, change DPI to at least 150 as a starting point (settings -> appearance -> fonts -> DPI). These two make most of the 4k display issues workable.

Note that xfce now defaults to active display compositing, you may want to disable for 'lesser' graphics: WindowManagerTweaks->Compositor.

I'll update when something else breaks/works.

Cheers,

Update: Thanks bassmadrigal, it was the polkit issue.
Quote:
xfce runs via /sbin/init 4 and takes a long (15-20s) time to initialize the desktop fully, startx locks hard...
Final Update
kernel 4.6.0-rc2 using testing/source/linux-4.6-rc1-configs to start
/etc/inittab: default runlevel 4 (runlevel 3 -> startx still locks hard)
/etc/rc.d/rc.local: modprobe bbswitch load_state=0 unload_state=1
boot params:
Code:
modprobe.blacklist=nouveau intel_idle.max_cstate=6 i915.preliminary_hw_support=1 idle=nomwait pcie_aspm=force i915.i915_enable_rc6=1
Rebuilding xorg-server (1.18-3 was just pushed), er, tomorrow. yawn.

Last edited by lazardo; 04-05-2016 at 04:15 AM.
 
Old 03-29-2016, 07:43 AM   #23
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xfce runs via /sbin/init 4 and takes a long (15-20s) time to initialize the desktop fully, startx locks hard. I'll blame pulseaudio later, but it is more likely ACPI related as several of the power management helpers do not function.
If it's anything like the other posts on here, it is likely due to the upgraded polkit, which then had further upgrades on 26 MAR. Grab those and ensure you check your configs, because there was a new user and group added to the a/etc-14.2 package.

Code:
Sat Mar 26 23:20:34 UTC 2016
a/etc-14.2-x86_64-6.txz: Rebuilt.
       Added polkitd user (UID 87) and group (GID 87).
l/polkit-0.113-x86_64-2.txz: Rebuilt.
       Ensure that polkitd user (UID 87) and group (GID 87) exist.
       Ensure correct permissions on /etc/polkit-1/rules.d.
       Remove obsolete .pkla rules and /etc/polkit-1/localauthority directory.
       Don't build and install examples.

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