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Old 06-04-2018, 11:19 AM   #706
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I have spent the last couple of hours fighting with the 4.17.0 kernel and finally removed it and re-installed 4.16.12.
With 4.17.0 there were random freezes and USB trouble with VirtualBox. The USB trouble has happened before and it was a kernel problem. There was also a conflict with Xsane and my scanner causing the scanner to malfunction. Not a problem after the removal of 4.17.0.
I think I'll wait for 4.17.4 or 5 or 6.
YMMV

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Old 06-05-2018, 08:40 AM   #707
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New Linux kernels: 4.16.14, 4.14.48 and 4.9.106 at www.kernel.org/
 
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Old 06-05-2018, 09:54 AM   #708
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I have spent the last couple of hours fighting with the 4.17.0 kernel and finally removed it and re-installed 4.16.12.
With 4.17.0 there were random freezes and USB trouble with VirtualBox. The USB trouble has happened before and it was a kernel problem. There was also a conflict with Xsane and my scanner causing the scanner to malfunction. Not a problem after the removal of 4.17.0.
I think I'll wait for 4.17.4 or 5 or 6.
YMMV
No help!
4.17 running on Slackware64-14.2 without problems for two days.
I don't use VB but do have a number of usb connected devices which all seem to be working fine.
Sorry I can't offer any more.
j

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Old 06-05-2018, 10:20 AM   #709
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No help!
4.17 running on Slackware64-14.2 without problems for two days.
I don't use VB but do have a number of usb connected devices which all seem to be working fine.
Sorry I can't offer any more.
j
I installed 4.17.0, again, late yesterday and it hasn't, yet, hung as it did yesterday morning, but I still haven't been able to solve the VB/USB problem. As I need that ability for business purposes, I'm going to have to either solve it or go back to an earlier setup.
 
Old 06-06-2018, 09:03 AM   #710
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FWIW, as it wasn't necessary to scan anything yesterday the DUSK 4.17.0 kernel has been running perfectly for the last 24 hours, plus. At this point I'm no longer convinced the kernel is at fault.
 
Old 06-06-2018, 10:12 AM   #711
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kernel updates 4.9.107 and 4.4.136 are now available at, https://www.kernel.org/

Change logs,
https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...ngeLog-4.9.107

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...ngeLog-4.4.136

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Old 06-06-2018, 04:26 PM   #712
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Thanks cwizardone.

Heads up for Slackware 14.2 Users on the 4.4.y Kernels.

The 4.4.136 Kernel has a new Config Option:

Code:
choice
        prompt "Compiler optimization level"
        default CONFIG_CC_OPTIMIZE_FOR_PERFORMANCE

config CC_OPTIMIZE_FOR_PERFORMANCE
        bool "Optimize for performance"
        help
          This is the default optimization level for the kernel, building
          with the "-O2" compiler flag for best performance and most
          helpful compile-time warnings.

config CC_OPTIMIZE_FOR_SIZE
        bool "Optimize for size"
        help
          Enabling this option will pass "-Os" instead of "-O2" to
          your compiler resulting in a smaller kernel.

          If unsure, say N.

endchoice
I went with the default CC_OPTIMIZE_FOR_PERFORMANCE ... YMMV

-- kjh

Code:
# cd /usr/src/linux-4.4.136.kjh && diff -Naur .config.old .config

--- .config.old 2018-05-30 21:51:05.000000000 -0500
+++ .config     2018-06-06 16:03:44.010238548 -0500
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
 #
 # Automatically generated file; DO NOT EDIT.
-# Linux/x86 4.4.135.kjh Kernel Configuration
+# Linux/x86 4.4.136.kjh Kernel Configuration
 #
 CONFIG_64BIT=y
 CONFIG_X86_64=y
@@ -184,6 +184,7 @@
 CONFIG_RD_XZ=y
 CONFIG_RD_LZO=y
 CONFIG_RD_LZ4=y
+CONFIG_CC_OPTIMIZE_FOR_PERFORMANCE=y
 # CONFIG_CC_OPTIMIZE_FOR_SIZE is not set
 CONFIG_SYSCTL=y
 CONFIG_ANON_INODES=y
 
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Old 06-09-2018, 03:36 PM   #713
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FWIW, as it wasn't necessary to scan anything yesterday the DUSK 4.17.0 kernel has been running perfectly for the last 24 hours, plus. At this point I'm no longer convinced the kernel is at fault.
FWIW, the problem had absolutely nothing to do with the 4.17.0 kernel.
Excuse me while I go
 
Old 06-11-2018, 04:41 PM   #714
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Kernel updates 4.17.1, 4.16.15 and 4.14.49 are now available at, https://www.kernel.org/

The change logs,

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...angeLog-4.17.1

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...ngeLog-4.16.15

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...ngeLog-4.14.49

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Old 06-11-2018, 10:31 PM   #715
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FWIW, the 4.17.1 kernel has been running fine here, with zero difficulties.

@cwizardone: Been there, done that. I for one feel foolish after the problem has been revealed to be something other than what I thought it was. You are not alone; the struggle is real!!

is how I feel afterwards.
 
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Old 06-13-2018, 01:52 AM   #716
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I am using kernel 4.17 on an AMD laptop (dell 5555) with slackware64-14.2 with llvm-5.0.0 and latest libdrm, mesa, libclc, libxcb, xf86-video-amdgpu, xorgproto ...(watch out for removed proto packages in current's changelog if you want to try) and finally this machine works (almost) as is supposed to. The main chip is an A10-8700P with an R6 carizzo gpu. The other chip on the laptop is an R5 M335 hainan gpu. OpenGL 4.5 core works, OpenCL 1.1 works, !!vulkan!! works, and all of them on both gpu's!! After having very bitter experiences with AMD gpu's in the past, this is indeed a very nice turn of events.


/etc/modprobe.d/gpu.conf

Code:
options amdgpu cik_support=1 si_support=1
blacklist radeon
 
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:19 AM   #717
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Kernel updates 4.9.108, 4.4.137 and 3.18.113 [EOL] are now available at, https://www.kernel.org/

The change logs,

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...ngeLog-4.9.108

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...ngeLog-4.4.137

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...geLog-3.18.113

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Old 06-14-2018, 06:58 AM   #718
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I am using kernel 4.17 on an AMD laptop (dell 5555) with slackware64-14.2 with llvm-5.0.0 and latest libdrm, mesa, libclc, libxcb, xf86-video-amdgpu, xorgproto ...(watch out for removed proto packages in current's changelog if you want to try) and finally this machine works (almost) as is supposed to. The main chip is an A10-8700P with an R6 carizzo gpu. The other chip on the laptop is an R5 M335 hainan gpu. OpenGL 4.5 core works, OpenCL 1.1 works, !!vulkan!! works, and all of them on both gpu's!! After having very bitter experiences with AMD gpu's in the past, this is indeed a very nice turn of events.


/etc/modprobe.d/gpu.conf

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options amdgpu cik_support=1 si_support=1
blacklist radeon
Did you build libxcb, xf86-video-amdgpu, xorgproto yourself because I did not find any slackbuild for them?
 
Old 06-14-2018, 01:54 PM   #719
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Did you build libxcb, xf86-video-amdgpu, xorgproto yourself because I did not find any slackbuild for them?
./x11.SlackBuild xcb libxcb
./x11.SlackBuild driver xf86-video-amdgpu
./x11.SlackBuild proto xorgproto
 
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Old 06-15-2018, 08:57 AM   #720
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FWIW, I installed the DUSK-4.17.1 kernel a little over 24 hours ago and it has been running perfectly with Slackware64-current and the Nvidia-390.67 driver.
 
  


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