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MX 17 Repository: The Liquorix Kernel Thread

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MX 17 Repository: The Liquorix Kernel Thread

#1 Post by Stevo » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:34 pm

We now have the latest 4.13-5 ( 4.13.0-11.1) release of the Liquorix kernel in the test repository. The builds from the developer's repository now need gcc-7 for the header packages, making those incompatible with MX 17 or Debian/Stretch, so that's why we have this solution.

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Liquorix is a distro kernel replacement built using the best configuration and kernel sources for desktop, multimedia, and gaming workloads.
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There are PAE and non-PAE versions available for the 32-bit platform. There are also kernel and header metapackages that will pull in any new versions automatically. If you just install the actual kernel and header packages, those don't get automatic updates, since every new version is going to be seen by apt as a different package.

There is a Liquorix kernel option in the MX Package Installer, and that also needs testing. Also note that you may need to update firmware, ndiswrapper, or the broadcom-sta-dkms driver packages from the test repo to get them to build with this kernel and you need them. Currently, the standard 375.82 Nvidia proprietary driver in the Debian repositories will build and work with the 4.13 kernel.

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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Liquorix Kernel Thread

#2 Post by dr-kart » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:39 pm

There is a Liquorix kernel option in the MX Package Installer
it's not working by now. So I had to manually pick those headers and image kernels from testing repo tab. Alongside ndiswrapper to be updated. And there's no any 'broadcom-sta-dkms' in testing tab (but I probably don't need it).

:frown: And what's annoying is that Liquorix Kernel has non zero cpu load while idle. AFAIK it's a well known "feature". (Same for Arch linux repo-ck kernels)

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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Liquorix Kernel Thread

#3 Post by dolphin_oracle » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:42 pm

dr-kart wrote:
There is a Liquorix kernel option in the MX Package Installer
it's not working by now. So I had to manually pick those headers and image kernels from testing repo tab. Alongside ndiswrapper to be updated. And there's no any 'broadcom-sta-dkms' in testing tab (but I probably don't need it).

:frown: And what's annoying is that Liquorix Kernel has non zero cpu load while idle. AFAIK it's a well known "feature". (Same for Arch linux repo-ck kernels)
thanks. that pi pm file has a bad repo in it...will fix.
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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Liquorix Kernel Thread

#4 Post by Stevo » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:07 pm

dr-kart wrote:
There is a Liquorix kernel option in the MX Package Installer
it's not working by now. So I had to manually pick those headers and image kernels from testing repo tab. Alongside ndiswrapper to be updated. And there's no any 'broadcom-sta-dkms' in testing tab (but I probably don't need it).

:frown: And what's annoying is that Liquorix Kernel has non zero cpu load while idle. AFAIK it's a well known "feature". (Same for Arch linux repo-ck kernels)
Well, yes, it's known to emphasize responsiveness over power savings. Currently it also uses cpufreq power governors instead of p-state like Debian for modern Intel CPUS.

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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Liquorix Kernel Thread

#5 Post by Stevo » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:54 pm

Now up to the 4.13-10 (-16.1) version in the test repo, incorporates 4.13.16 vanilla kernel changes.

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#6 Post by Stevo » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:57 pm

We now have 4.14-4 (4.14.0-3.1) in the test repository. Some proprietary drivers will need to be pulled in from the test repo to build against this kernel. If you have an Optimus system, it may not work after the upgrade, so hold off on this kernel unless you want to test it.

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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Liquorix Kernel Thread

#7 Post by Stevo » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:52 pm

Updated to 14.4-7 (14.4-4.3) which builds upon the vanilla kernel 4.14.5rc base release. The changelog since 14.4-4:
linux-liquorix (4.14-7) unstable; urgency=medium

* merge 4.14.5-rc for 2017-12-09
* add patch to workaround nvidia build bug:
- locking/refcounts: Do not force refcount_t usage as GPL-only export
* update version to 4.3

-- Steven Barrett <steven@liquorix.net> Sat, 09 Dec 2017 19:59:19 -0600

linux-liquorix (4.14-6) unstable; urgency=medium

* revert 4.14.5-rc patches, breaks nvidia kernel support:
- https://techpatterns.com/forums/about2631.html
* merge zen-kernel master changes
* refresh configuration due to changes
* update version to 4.2

-- Steven Barrett <steven@liquorix.net> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:37:40 -0600

linux-liquorix (4.14-5) unstable; urgency=medium

* merge 4.14.4
* merge 4.14.5-rc for 2017-12-06
* update version to 4.1

-- Steven Barrett <steven@liquorix.net> Wed, 06 Dec 2017 20:22:48 -0600
The header packages also now depend on libelf-dev to fix Virtual Box 5.2.X builds, thanks to the bug report on this forum.

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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Liquorix Kernel Thread

#8 Post by stsoh » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:21 am

will u be updating linux-image-4.14.0-5.1-liquorix-amd64_4.14-8_amd64.deb?
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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Liquorix Kernel Thread

#9 Post by v3g4n » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:11 pm

Is there something that is requiring you to need that kernel or just shiny new syndrome? Looks like they are keeping up with the kernel releases quite well. It takes hours to compile each new kernel release so it doesn't pay to package every single one.

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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Liquorix Kernel Thread

#10 Post by entropyfoe » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:48 pm

I am really waiting for 4.15.

There are supposedly lots of Ryzen AMD code added, including CPU temperature monitoring.
The 4.13 is unstable (maybe) on this hardware, and 4.14 might be better.

But I am testing the antix 4.10 kernel on MX-17 RC1 for stability currently. If that is stable, I can stay on that for quite a while.
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