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Old 03-25-2020, 03:15 AM   #2236
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5.4.28 has been released and is running fine so far

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Old 03-25-2020, 05:29 AM   #2237
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Kernel updates 5.5.12, 5.4.28 abd 4.19.113 are now available at,

https://www.kernel.org/

The change logs,

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...angeLog-5.5.12

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...angeLog-5.4.28

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...geLog-4.19.113
 
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Old 03-25-2020, 01:54 PM   #2238
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Kernel 5.5.13
https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...angeLog-5.5.13
 
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Old 03-25-2020, 07:13 PM   #2239
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Jut a FWIW but 5.5.12 is running sweetly for me on both 14.2 Multilib and -Current Multilib. I had one or two odd but minor graphics issues on 5.5.8 that have disappeared and all seems solid and stable with 5.5.12.

BTW, cwizardone, thanks again for this informative thread.
 
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Old 03-26-2020, 07:04 AM   #2240
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Anybody else seeing problems with MPlayer with 5.5.12 and 5.4.28?

5.5.11 was fine....

with 5.5.12 (and 5.5.13) and 5.4.28 MPlayer goes into a loop consuming 100% of a cpu and does not play any sounds......

there seem to be lots of sound related changes in the 5.5.12 changelog
 
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Old 03-26-2020, 07:19 AM   #2241
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Running 64-current (5.4.28) with Plasma5 and have no problems with Mplayer.
 
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Old 03-26-2020, 09:40 AM   #2242
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Running 64-current (5.4.28) with Plasma5 and have no problems with Mplayer.
Ditto. No Mplayer problems with 5.4.28.
 
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Old 03-26-2020, 10:27 AM   #2243
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I'm having problems with MPlayer on 14.2 with kernel 5.5.12 but I'm pretty sure it isn't the kernel's base audio fault since 4 other players work fine. I've had off and on problems with MPlayer on 14.2 ever since I hacked 14.2 for Pure ALSA. I'll check on -Current with 5.5.12 running Pulseaudio later today. It's easy to toggle. Pure ALSA on 14.2 is a pita.

UPDATE : MPlayer works fine for me in -Current with 5.5.12.

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Old 03-26-2020, 12:31 PM   #2244
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I don't update my kernels with every new release, but decided that as I'm stuck at home in self isolation, I might as well update today. All my machines were running quite happily on 5.4.14, but the three with Intel graphics are useless on 5.4.28! Any attempt to play videos (mpv or vlc) results in freezing and screen blanking every few seconds.

Going back to 5.4.14, all is well!

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Old 03-26-2020, 07:14 PM   #2245
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From today's Slackware-14.2 change log,

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Thu Mar 26 22:37:06 UTC 2020
patches/packages/linux-4.4.217/*: Upgraded.
These updates fix various bugs and security issues...........
The entire post can be found here, http://slackware.oregonstate.edu/sla.../ChangeLog.txt

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Old 03-27-2020, 10:18 AM   #2246
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I've been looking at the problem with 5.4.28 and Intel graphics on my desktop machine, and found this:

Code:
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06)

Kernel-5.4.14 dmesg | grep i915
[    6.863057] i915 0000:00:02.0: vgaarb: deactivate vga console
[    6.864034] i915 0000:00:02.0: vgaarb: changed VGA decodes: olddecodes=io+mem,decodes=io+mem:owns=io+mem
[    6.871278] [drm] Initialized i915 1.6.0 20190822 for 0000:00:02.0 on minor 0
[    6.872599] snd_hda_intel 0000:00:03.0: bound 0000:00:02.0 (ops i915_audio_component_bind_ops [i915])
[    6.914053] fbcon: i915drmfb (fb0) is primary device
[    6.960002] i915 0000:00:02.0: fb0: i915drmfb frame buffer device


Kernel-5.4.28 dmesg | grep i915
[    7.410856] i915: Unknown symbol cec_notifier_put (err -2)
[    7.464552] i915: Unknown symbol cec_notifier_put (err -2)
[   16.064911] i915: Unknown symbol cec_notifier_put (err -2)
[   16.079576] i915: Unknown symbol cec_notifier_put (err -2)
5.4.14 works perfectly. 5.4.28 doesn't!

During boot, the resolution appears to stay at (?) 640x480, instead of switching to a higher resolution when kms kicks in. Although Plasma5 starts OK, any attempt to play video - in any player - causes frequent black screens and freezes.

Anyone any clues as to what is going on? Obviously the i915 driver is not happy, but why?

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Old 03-29-2020, 05:59 PM   #2247
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5.6.0

The newest Stable Kernel, version 5.6.0, has been released.

The tarball, https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...nux-5.6.tar.xz

Mr. Torvalds' announcement, http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/k...3.3/06474.html

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Old 03-30-2020, 07:19 AM   #2248
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You may want to wait for the 5.6.1 kernel.

Quote:
Linux 5.6 Ships With Broken Intel WiFi Driver After Network Security Fixes Go Awry
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Networking on 30 March 2020 at 06:26 AM EDT. 8

.....you will want to hold off on the new Linux 5.6 kernel for the moment if you use the Intel "IWLWIFI" WiFi driver......
The whole story is here, https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...-Intel-IWLWIFI
 
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Old 03-30-2020, 07:31 AM   #2249
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WireGuard is included with the 5.6.0 kernel and now it appears it maybe backported to older kernels, if I'm reading this correctly,

Quote:
....While WireGuard is now mainlined as part of the Linux kernel, the wireguard-linux-compat code will continue to be maintained so the WireGuard kernel module can still be deployed to older kernels. WireGuard has been picked up in Debian testing, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, and other distributions.....
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...1.0.0-Released
 
Old 03-30-2020, 08:29 AM   #2250
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Originally Posted by cwizardone View Post
You may want to wait for the 5.6.1 kernel.

The whole story is here, https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...-Intel-IWLWIFI

Thanks 'wiz. Just found this one the hard way:
Code:
[  128.264424] wlan0: send auth to ??:??:??:??:??:?? (try 1/3)
[  128.266905] wlan0: send auth to ??:??:??:??:??:?? (try 2/3)
[  128.266916] wlan0: send auth to ??:??:??:??:??:?? (try 3/3)
[  128.266919] wlan0: authentication with ??:??:??:??:??:?? timed out
Gone back to 5.5.13, and I'm going to stick here for a while.

This "just throw it out there and let the users find the bugs" crap is getting old! Can't run anything 5.3.11 - 5.5.0 because of intel GPU issue; can't run 5.6 because of intel wifi issue.

I'm starting to think George R. Martin has the right idea: just stick to DOS and Wordstar 4.0 and write off anything post 1990 as a bad dream.


Unhappy bunny!
 
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