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    Default Linux 3.17-rc1 Kernel Released

    Phoronix: Linux 3.17-rc1 Kernel Released

    A day shy of two weeks since the Linux 3.17 merge window opened, Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.17-rc1 kernel...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTc2NDk

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    Tossed it on all my machines a bit ago So far, nothing appears to be broken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Espionage724 View Post
    Tossed it on all my machines a bit ago So far, nothing appears to be broken.

    i have a hope, optimus without tearing with this kernel

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    Anyone know if Valve's xpad driver is included in this release?

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    Quote Originally Posted by teeedubb View Post
    Anyone know if Valve's xpad driver is included in this release?
    Ted Mielczarek (1):
    Input: xpad - add support for Xbox One controllers



    Yep, 3.17-rc1's lookin' pretty good.

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    I haven't been able to run 3.15+ without either disabling _OSC in my BIOS, or passing radeon.runpm=0 to the kernel... and even then, 3.16 runs terribly slow. If you have been having the same problems, please add yourself to this bug report: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=79701 . Apparently, this only affects AMD system that have both integrated (APU) and dedicated cards...
    Also please leave a comment if you have such a system but are NOT affected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Espionage724 View Post
    Tossed it on all my machines a bit ago So far, nothing appears to be broken.
    Then it seems, you don't use virtualbox.

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    xpad driver is still a broken mess. Still doesn't contain the various fixes presented before by the Valve employee... or the various patches that still have yet to be reviewed by anyone... The Xbox 360 wireless support is the most broken... I don't really understand why this got in there before the device instancing patch (so we don't have 4 controllers present when there's really only one), the urb race condition patch (where the output urb can be called simultaneously causing a rare race condition), or the various packets that aren't used at all (specifically the one that will tell you what's connected to the Xbox Wireless receiver device!). The driver module still can't remove or insert itself properly without screwing up the LEDs on the controller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by computerquip View Post
    xpad driver is still a broken mess. Still doesn't contain the various fixes presented before by the Valve employee... or the various patches that still have yet to be reviewed by anyone... The Xbox 360 wireless support is the most broken... I don't really understand why this got in there before the device instancing patch (so we don't have 4 controllers present when there's really only one), the urb race condition patch (where the output urb can be called simultaneously causing a rare race condition), or the various packets that aren't used at all (specifically the one that will tell you what's connected to the Xbox Wireless receiver device!). The driver module still can't remove or insert itself properly without screwing up the LEDs on the controller.
    Yes, you're right. It needs a big cleanup, and eventually splitting between different generations of controllers. I tried once to submit a patch which fixed LEDs on the wireless controller, together with a big cleanup, but it ended up being lost in the noise. I don't think there's a maintainer who actually cares about this driver, and if there's one, I haven't heard anything from him, even when valve submitted their big patch :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by M@yeulC View Post
    Yes, you're right. It needs a big cleanup, and eventually splitting between different generations of controllers. I tried once to submit a patch which fixed LEDs on the wireless controller, together with a big cleanup, but it ended up being lost in the noise. I don't think there's a maintainer who actually cares about this driver, and if there's one, I haven't heard anything from him, even when valve submitted their big patch :/
    That's a shame I've seen the posts regarding the valve driver but it seems to have gone dead. At least valves driver is installable on other distros, but I hope it makes it into mainline because it's a vast improvement. Also Linux gaming really needs it - the most awesome steambox is nothing without decent controller input.

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