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Old 11-07-2019, 05:12 AM   #1756
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I am so glad to read we are over the hump of 5.4

Folks, scrub those crystal balls hard the train seems to be "gaining speed"!
Neither 4.14 nor 4.19 had a release candidate dropped into /testing, so this is interesting.
 
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Old 11-08-2019, 02:54 PM   #1757
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Another round of updates has been scheduled for release on Sunday, 10 November 2019, at approximately 18:00, GMT.

If no problems are found while testing the release candidates, they might be available late Saturday or early Sunday (depending on your time zone).

There will be 140 patches to the 5.3.10 kernel update, 79 to 4.19.83, 62 to 4.14.153, 34 to 4.9.200 and, finally, 75 patches to the 4.4.200 update.

The details:

5.3.10, http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/k...1.1/01297.html

4.19.83, http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/k...1.1/01239.html

4.14.153, http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/k...1.1/01479.html

4.9.200, http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/k...1.1/01188.html

4.4.200, http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/k...1.1/01151.html

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Old 11-08-2019, 04:18 PM   #1758
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There will be 140 patches to the 5.3.10 kernel update

The details:

5.3.10, http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/k...1.1/01297.html
5.3.9 is going strong on my system, if no problems with 5.3.10, I'll stick with it and continue to update every tenth release. Thanks for the updates...
 
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Old 11-08-2019, 08:33 PM   #1759
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Getting -current + 5.4.0-rc6 working on the P73 is proving adventurous.

After repeatedly failing to UEFI-install (would load initrd.img from the setup image and hang), I switched it to legacy boot (which required disabling "Kernel DMA Protection" first) and used good old LILO, which got me a 5.4.0-rc6 system which seems to work, except for graphics.

Trying to start Xorg would cause the nouveau module code to misdetect the GPU temperature of the Quadro P620 as 511 degC (0x1ff) and shut down the system. Oopsie.

The nice folks in the #nouveau IRC channel helped me diagnose the issue and ascertained that applying these patches (which are not yet accepted upstream) should fix the problem:
https://github.com/karolherbst/linux...131d46c06e9ae5
https://github.com/karolherbst/linux...3a2c0e147e528e

The problem seems to be that the system comes up using the integrated intel graphics while it's in text mode, and only turns on the P620 when switching into graphics mode, and bringing that up requires some extra steps not supported in 5.4.0-rc6.

So I've applied those patches and am recompiling the kernel and modules now. We shall see.

EDITED TO ADD: The patches worked, and I didn't screw up the kernel build. The P73 now has a well-working (so far) graphical environment. I'll be trying to use it as my every-day driver for a while, see if any problems pop up

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Old 11-08-2019, 10:03 PM   #1760
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Those look like the patches I did for my laptop in this thread.
 
Old 11-10-2019, 07:52 AM   #1761
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Kernel updates 5.3.10, 4.19.83, 4.14.153, 4.9.200 and 4.4.200 are now available at,

https://www.kernel.org/

The change logs,

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...angeLog-5.3.10

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...ngeLog-4.19.83

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...geLog-4.14.153

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...ngeLog-4.9.200

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...ngeLog-4.4.200


And, totally unrelated, today, November 10th, 2019, marks the 244th anniversary of
the founding of the United States Marine Corps, so,
Happy Birthday Marines!
Semper Fi!

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Old 11-10-2019, 12:39 PM   #1762
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Dare i ask if anyone would make a sane 5.4.0-x sane generic build and post a link to it?
Or at least a oldconfig?

In the spirit of DUSK?
 
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Old 11-10-2019, 01:10 PM   #1763
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Dare i ask if anyone would make a sane 5.4.0-x sane generic build and post a link to it?
http://slackware.uk/slackware/slackw...ernel-configs/
 
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Old 11-10-2019, 04:49 PM   #1764
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Linux version 5.3.10 (root@darkstar) (gcc version 5.5.0 (GCC)) #1 SMP Sun Nov 10 10:16:32 CST 2019

Working lovely.....
 
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Old 11-10-2019, 07:50 PM   #1765
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5.4-rc7

The newest "mainline" development kernel, version 5.4-rc7, has been been made available for testing.

The tarball, https://git.kernel.org/torvalds/t/linux-5.4-rc7.tar.gz

Mr. Torvalds' announcement, http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/k...1.1/02678.html
 
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Old 11-10-2019, 07:54 PM   #1766
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Exciting, I hope this doesn't give me screen display issues when it's moved into -current. I was - and still am - expecting this to go to an rc8. Still on track for a release at the end of this month though.
 
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Old 11-10-2019, 08:02 PM   #1767
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tried 5.4-rc6
on my system, custom kernel built and boot without any issues. No support yet for Virtualbox, I skip it until then.
No adverse effect but no magic either (fonts?).

I am not really fond of fast paced kernel updates as another fatal fs regression (as ~yr ago) may be in the making.
Building kernels is easy but nobody seriously would consider few hours/days "testing" as valid.
 
Old 11-10-2019, 09:19 PM   #1768
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Michael Larabel over at phoronix had this to say about 5.4-rc7:

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.....Notable for Linux 5.4-rc7 is VirtualBox Guest Shared Folder Support coming as a late addition with the "vboxsf" kernel driver making it into the staging area of the kernel. While the merge window for Linux 5.4 has long passed, this new driver is allowed as it doesn't risk regressing any existing support. Also in Linux 5.4-rc7 is a "critical" scheduler fix among other bug/regression fixes......
The full article can be found here, https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...4-rc7-Released
 
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Old 11-11-2019, 03:49 AM   #1769
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Many thanks to Didier :hatip: exactly what I was asking for, yet failed to find.

The 5.4.0 might be "it", or some of it's offspring down the line.
 
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Many thanks to Didier :hatip: exactly what I was asking for, yet failed to find.
You're welcome, however thanks should go to Patrick J. Volkerding aka Pat.
 
  


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