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Anyone else tried a 4.16 kernel?

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Anyone else tried a 4.16 kernel?

#1 Post by Stevo » Fri May 04, 2018 1:29 pm

I backported the 4.16.5 from Sid, and the 384.111 Nvidia driver built and installed, but I'm no longer able to access my discrete Nvidia card with Bumblebee-nvidia. I don't know if it's related to this new firmware message that I get with this kernel:

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firmware: failed to load i915/skl_dmc_ver1_27.bin
for the Intel Skylake GPU, but it persists even after I downloaded the file and installed it, much the same as in this report:

https://www.mail-archive.com/debian-bug ... 01924.html

This makes me reluctant to send to kernel up to the test repo if it might break the GUI on systems with only a Nvidia card.

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Re: Anyone else tried a 4.16 kernel?

#2 Post by stsoh » Fri May 04, 2018 1:51 pm

i did compiled 4.16.0 to .7 from source, from .0 to .3 was ok.
.4 onward, reduced 1000 modules. seem like they combined all drivers together n very buggy, not worth trying.
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Re: Anyone else tried a 4.16 kernel?

#3 Post by anticapitalista » Fri May 04, 2018 1:56 pm

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uname -a
Linux antix1 4.16.7-antix.2-amd64-smp #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu May 3 00:36:25 EEST 2018 x86_64 GNU/Linux
on a ThinkPad L412, Intel Core i5 M 520, Nehalem, OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ironlake Mobile
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Re: Anyone else tried a 4.16 kernel?

#4 Post by Stevo » Fri May 04, 2018 2:07 pm

anticapitalista wrote:

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uname -a
Linux antix1 4.16.7-antix.2-amd64-smp #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu May 3 00:36:25 EEST 2018 x86_64 GNU/Linux
on a ThinkPad L412, Intel Core i5 M 520, Nehalem, OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ironlake Mobile
Do you have any reports either way about the proprietary Nvidia driver with that kernel? I don't see your 4.16 available in MX 17 like your 4.15 kernel, though.

I see that nvidia-driver 390.48 has made it to stretch-backports...let me see if that makes any difference.

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Re: Anyone else tried a 4.16 kernel?

#5 Post by anticapitalista » Fri May 04, 2018 2:16 pm

I just use this kernel for personal use.

At some point, I'll build and upload a 4.16 kernel for the masses ..., especially now that 4.15 is EOL
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Re: Anyone else tried a 4.16 kernel?

#6 Post by Stevo » Fri May 04, 2018 2:34 pm

The new nvidia-driver apparently has not propagated to the backports repo yet, but I can get and build the packages for our test repo...

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Re: Anyone else tried a 4.16 kernel?

#7 Post by Stevo » Fri May 04, 2018 7:38 pm

The changelog for 390.48 has this very interesting entry:

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nvidia-graphics-drivers (390.48-2) unstable; urgency=medium

  [ Luca Boccassi ]
  * Fix loading nvidia kernel module on Linux 4.16 due to missing symbol.
but they were backported two weeks ago and only now appear at packages.debian.org, which is worrying me.

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Re: Anyone else tried a 4.16 kernel?

#8 Post by oops » Fri May 04, 2018 7:54 pm

Hi Stevo,
FI: I have the v 4.16.0-rc7 to test, and that's work here ... I am waiting for the 4.17 ~rc7 (power management) now ;-)

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$ inxi -G
Graphics:  Card-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Caicos PRO [Radeon HD 7450] driver: radeon v: kernel 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.2 driver: ati,radeon unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa 
           resolution: 1024x768~75Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD CAICOS (DRM 2.50.0 / 4.16.0-rc7-xeon-01.efi LLVM 3.9.1) 
           v: 3.3 Mesa 13.0.6
$ inxi -S : System: Host:XEON Kernel: 4.16.0-xeon-01.efi x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 - Distro: MX-17.1_x64 Horizon


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Re: Anyone else tried a 4.16 kernel?

#9 Post by Stevo » Fri May 04, 2018 8:20 pm

Thanks, but the Nvidia proprietary driver seem to be the current hangup. I'm sending it to the test repo to see if that fixes the issue.

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Re: Anyone else tried a 4.16 kernel?

#10 Post by namida12 » Sat May 05, 2018 12:56 am

Question: will the 4.17 ~rc7 (power management) now ;-) solve the Ryzen idle problems?

Just a question, do not need extensive explanation.

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