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    Phoronix: Linux 2.6.33 Kernel Released, Woohoo!

    Now that Linus Torvalds is done rewiring part of his house, he has put out the Linux 2.6.33 kernel release. This update to the Linux kernel that's coming three months after the release of Linux 2.6.32 delivers the Nouveau DRM GPU code in the staging area, many Radeon KMS improvements and it has left the staging area, the new VMware DRM, and much more.Well, that's mostly inside the GPU/DRM area...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODAxMg

  • #2
    Oh hell yes. Time to go the whole day with another round of updates for my machines.

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    • #3
      does fglrx support this newer kernel ?
      Sorry if i missed a step, but what is the latest kernel version fglrx is supporting ?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Fixxer_Linux View Post
        does fglrx support this newer kernel ?
        LOL! That was a good one

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        • #5
          I tried last night daily update, I am still having Machine Exception Error. I have filed a bug report 15179. No resolution till date. The last kernel that is working fine on my home machine is 2.6.31-19.

          My Machine is nforce2 based MSI 7207: K8NGM2-NBP

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Fixxer_Linux View Post
            does fglrx support this newer kernel ?
            Sorry if i missed a step, but what is the latest kernel version fglrx is supporting ?
            Just came out, so not. We will probably see support in 2-3 releases from the last one. Latest fglrx supported kernel is 2.6.32. People have been able to patch fglrx to work with 2.6.33 though, or so I've been told.

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            • #7
              Does the 2.6.34 will bring KMS power managent to Radeon DRM?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Marx64 View Post
                Does the 2.6.34 will bring KMS power managent to Radeon DRM?
                We'll know when the merge window is over. But I'd be surprised if it didn't bring at least an initial implementation.

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                • #9
                  "And some day, I'll actually add the screws that hold the boxes where they are supposed to go, rather than just sitting in a pile on top of each other at the bottom of the box."


                  Someone please send the screws to linus!!

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                  • #10
                    Where is the R600/R700_rlc.bin microcode?

                    I've just compiled a 2.6.33 kernel, but the R700_rlc.bin file was not installed into the firmware directory. I've fetched and installed it manually, and the DRM/DRI2 is working fine(*), but I was expecting this firmware to come with the kernel sources.

                    Did I miss something?

                    (*) The kernel is complaining that my F12 xorg-drv-ati and mesa packages are out of date and broken, but I have tear-free video regardless .

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by chrisr View Post
                      I've just compiled a 2.6.33 kernel, but the R700_rlc.bin file was not installed into the firmware directory. I've fetched and installed it manually, and the DRM/DRI2 is working fine(*), but I was expecting this firmware to come with the kernel sources.

                      Did I miss something?
                      New firmware files will not be included in the kernel. Existing firmwares will gradually be deleted from the kernel releases.

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                      • #12
                        I wonder how long it will take GRSecurity to catch up. Days, probably.

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                        • #13
                          So how long before packages are available for Ubuntu? I ask because I'm interested in some of the new features but don't want to be troubled with compiling (been there, done that). If I understand right, the next version will ship with 2.6.32, so officially 2.6.33 will come next October, which is a rather long wait. :-o

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                          • #14
                            Gentoo just released its version of 2.6.33. It works just fine.

                            Originally posted by chrisr View Post
                            The kernel is complaining that my F12 xorg-drv-ati and mesa packages are out of date and broken.
                            This warning disappeared after I updated xf86-video-ati, mesa and libdrm to current Git.

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                            • #15
                              So firmware files will now be found where?

                              Originally posted by RealNC View Post
                              New firmware files will not be included in the kernel. Existing firmwares will gradually be deleted from the kernel releases.
                              Will firmware now be a separate package to be downloaded from kernel.org? Or is finding firmware turning into some kind of "treasure hunt"?

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