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Kernel 3.6? [Solved]

Postby amandus » Thu Nov 22, 2012 16:36

Are there anything wrong with kernel 3.6? My computer hangs after I install it.
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Re: Kernel 3.6?

Postby steffie » Thu Nov 22, 2012 22:42

Linux 3.6.0-sabayon #1 SMP Sun Nov 11 10:41:00 UTC 2012 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux Xfce 4.10.0 GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 550 Ti/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.2.0 NVIDIA 304.64

no problems
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Re: Kernel 3.6?

Postby amandus » Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:28

OK thanks.
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Re: Kernel 3.6?

Postby amandus » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:08

There are some attention: when I do equo update && equo upgrade this come up:

[1] [Sun, 14 Oct 2012 20:12:39 +0000] Titel: Important AMD GPU related changes in Linux Kernel 3.6+

What does it mean? I have a AMD GPU.
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Re: Kernel 3.6?

Postby creh » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:24

Do you use the proprietary driver (x11-drivers/ati-drivers) or the open source driver (x11-drivers/xf86-video-ati)?
There should be no problem with the open source driver.
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Re: Kernel 3.6?

Postby amandus » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:30

fglrx driver in my xorg.conf
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Re: Kernel 3.6?

Postby creh » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:41

If you don't need the proprietary driver (afaik the open source driver is more stable but lacks 3D acceleration), you should remove them and use the open driver. If you need them (eg. for games) I can't help you because I'm using Nvidia.
But I think I've seen somewhere on the forum how to use them.
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Re: Kernel 3.6?

Postby DJ A. J. Slye » Fri Nov 23, 2012 15:22

@ amandus: 1st: Did you read the notice? 2nd: Did you use kernel switcher to install the 3.6 kernel?


@ creh :The opensource ATI drivers have both 2d (KMS + X11) and 3d acceleration (mesa + gallium), just not as fast or as many features as the proprietary one, however that's changing very quickly as the gallium drivers mature.
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Re: Kernel 3.6?

Postby amandus » Fri Nov 23, 2012 15:41

I use this tutorial but it don´t work, it ended up with a black screen :twisted:

http://wiki.sabayon.org/index.php?title ... ng_Entropy
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Re: Kernel 3.6?

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Fri Nov 23, 2012 15:59

What model of AMD ATI GPU are you using? If it is a 4000 Series or lower, try the following procedure.

1. Boot the LiveDVD you used to install SL, and chroot into your HDD installation: HOWTO: chroot from a LiveCD.

2. Make sure you have rolled everything to current:

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equo update
equo upgrade
equo conf update
kernel-switcher switch linux-sabayon-3.6-r3
equo deptest
equo libtest

3. Follow the instructions except for No. 5 in the following post:

http://forum.sabayon.org/viewtopic.php? ... 72#p154472

4. Exit the chroot environment as explained in the SL Wiki post referenced in Step 1 above, and reboot.
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