Welcome!

The kernel problem with recent updates has been solved. Find the solution here

Important information
-- Required MX 15/16 Repository Changes
-- Information on torrent hosting changes
-- Information on MX15/16 GPG Keys
-- Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities

News
-- Introducing our new Website
-- MX Linux on social media: here

Current releases
-- MX-18.3 Point Release release info here
-- Migration Information to MX-18 here
-- antiX-17.4.1 release info here

New users
-- Please read this first, and don't forget to add system and hardware information to posts!
-- Here are the Forum Rules

MX 17/18 Repository: The Liquorix Kernel Thread

User avatar
Stevo
Forum Veteran
Forum Veteran
Posts: 19864
Joined: Fri Dec 15, 2006 8:07 pm

Re: MX 17 Repository: The Liquorix Kernel Thread

#91

Post by Stevo » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:56 pm

Now up to 4.20-7 (4.20.0-8.2) in our test repository. The Nvidia driver has since been updated to build with it.

User avatar
dexy
Forum Novice
Forum  Novice
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:04 am

Re: MX 17 Repository: The Liquorix Kernel Thread

#92

Post by dexy » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:27 am

Stevo wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:56 pm
Now up to 4.20-7 (4.20.0-8.2) in our test repository. The Nvidia driver has since been updated to build with it.
Nvidia legacy 340.xx don't build with it as none of previous versions of liquorix 4.20
Blank screen after reboot and again after reinstall from console with "ddm-mx -i nvidia"
Can you please update Nvidia legacy drivers too?
Be aware that they don't want You to be aware!

User avatar
Otter
Forum Novice
Forum  Novice
Posts: 26
Joined: Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:58 pm

Re: MX 17 Repository: The Liquorix Kernel Thread

#93

Post by Otter » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:10 am

Since this kernel is available only in the test repo, what is the proper way to install, so that it upgrades automatically to new versions?

Or do I have to manually update everytime?
:dancingman: Happy MX Linux User!

User avatar
mmikeinsantarosa
Forum Guide
Forum Guide
Posts: 2964
Joined: Thu May 01, 2014 10:12 am

Re: MX 17 Repository: The Liquorix Kernel Thread

#94

Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:22 pm

Otter wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:10 am
Since this kernel is available only in the test repo, what is the proper way to install, so that it upgrades automatically to new versions?

Or do I have to manually update everytime?
liquorix kernel installs are manual and cumulative. If you install a new kernel every time a new one shows up, you'll have a lot of kernels installed and a pretty long list to boot from in grub. You should always keep one kernel on your system that works well with everything. Normally, you would install a new one and test it to make sure everything still works.

The easiest way to install a new liquorix kernel is from mxpi (mx package installer) from the Popular Applications tab locating kernels then checking the Liquorix 64 bit item.
mxpi.png
After you have multiple kernels installed, you can use MX Tools->MX Boot Options to set which one to boot from next time.
*Check the Options: Boot to drop down list.
When you want to remove a kernel, you can also use MX Boot options to show a list of the installed kernels, determine which one(s) you no longer want, note these, then use synaptic to uninstall them.

If the last kernel you installed causes your system to be unstable, after a restart, you can select a different kernel to boot from in the grub menu to get back to your desktop. Once there you can use mx boot options and set it to not boot from that last kernel, then go into synaptic and remove it.

*You can not remove a kernel you are currently booted from.
** You can also use grub-customier to see what kernels are installed and set their listed order and which one to boot from.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
LT: MX18.2 Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-6820HQ Kernel: 5.0.0-7.1-liquorix-amd64 x86_64

User avatar
Stevo
Forum Veteran
Forum Veteran
Posts: 19864
Joined: Fri Dec 15, 2006 8:07 pm

Re: MX 17 Repository: The Liquorix Kernel Thread

#95

Post by Stevo » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:28 pm

Liquorix kernels and headers also have a metapackage, such as "linux-image-liquorix-amd64" or "liquorix-headers-liquorix-amd64" for 64-bit CPUs that will pull in the latest version of the actual packages. If you install those from the test repo, you can then use the Package Installer to check for upgrades for those two packages, and upgrading those will pull in the newer kernel headers and kernel image. Older kernels are retained for safety's sake and must be installed manually--Synaptic's status and search functions help here. (installed packages, search for "liquorix")

We don't want to make upgrades too automatic unless the kernel fixes some security issue...

User avatar
Otter
Forum Novice
Forum  Novice
Posts: 26
Joined: Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:58 pm

Re: MX 17 Repository: The Liquorix Kernel Thread

#96

Post by Otter » Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:45 pm

Thank you very much to you both for the detailed replies. I understand that I'll have to manually update Liquorix.

I'm not new to Linux distros, so I've already been following everything that you both have posted and I'm really grateful that you took the time to post all those stuffs. Thanks again. :)
:dancingman: Happy MX Linux User!

User avatar
Stevo
Forum Veteran
Forum Veteran
Posts: 19864
Joined: Fri Dec 15, 2006 8:07 pm

Re: MX 17 Repository: The Liquorix Kernel Thread

#97

Post by Stevo » Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:57 pm

dexy wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:27 am
Stevo wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:56 pm
Now up to 4.20-7 (4.20.0-8.2) in our test repository. The Nvidia driver has since been updated to build with it.
Nvidia legacy 340.xx don't build with it as none of previous versions of liquorix 4.20
Blank screen after reboot and again after reinstall from console with "ddm-mx -i nvidia"
Can you please update Nvidia legacy drivers too?
We now have an update to the legacy 340xx drivers from Sid in test, which may help:
* use-nv-kernel-ARCH.o_shipped.patch: Simplify for better kernel
compatibility. (Closes: #922479)
And we need testers before we can move them to main, since we are leery of pushing drivers to main without testing, and I don't have the hardware.

The bug report says it will now build on 4.20 kernels.

User avatar
mmikeinsantarosa
Forum Guide
Forum Guide
Posts: 2964
Joined: Thu May 01, 2014 10:12 am

Re: MX 17 Repository: The Liquorix Kernel Thread

#98

Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:11 pm

I have it on my build laptop

Code: Select all

System:    Host: mx17mainlt Kernel: 4.20.0-14.1-liquorix-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 
           Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 Distro: MX-18.1_x64 Continuum March 14  2018
So far, so good.
LT: MX18.2 Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-6820HQ Kernel: 5.0.0-7.1-liquorix-amd64 x86_64

User avatar
Stevo
Forum Veteran
Forum Veteran
Posts: 19864
Joined: Fri Dec 15, 2006 8:07 pm

Re: MX 17 Repository: The Liquorix Kernel Thread

#99

Post by Stevo » Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:55 pm

Thanks! Though I meant users that need the Nvidia legacy 304xx and 340xx drivers to build with it.

User avatar
KoO
Forum Regular
Forum Regular
Posts: 534
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:21 am

Re: MX 17 Repository: The Liquorix Kernel Thread

#100

Post by KoO » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:13 pm

I install 4.20.0-14.1-liquorix-amd64 x86_64 on antiX 17.4 works well.

But if I want to boot to say 4.20.12-antix.1-amd64-smp I have to rerun sgfxi to boot to the desktop.
On my laptop with only antiX kernels I can boot to any version kernel..

(mainline 5)
Main : Debian10 (i3) , Liquorix , Intel Xeon E3-1241 v3 , 16gb , GTX970 . :linuxlove:
Lenovo T430 : Debian10 antiX17 (i3) , 4.20.12 , i5 , 12gb .
Lenovo X220 : Debian10 antiX17 (i3) , 4.19.170 , i5 , 8gb . BiosMod 1.46

Post Reply

Return to “Package Requests/Status - MX 17/18”