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  • Ubuntu 15.04 Is The Easy Path To Better Performance On Intel Broadwell

    Phoronix: Ubuntu 15.04 Is The Easy Path To Better Performance On Intel Broadwell

    Unless you manually upgrade your kernel and other system packages from your Ubuntu 14.10 installation, Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet is an important release for users of new Intel Broadwell systems for ensuring your hardware reaches its maximum performance potential.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=21432

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    As Debian is in freeze state the only difference is the kernel (Ubuntu mainly follows Sid). You could use a Kanotix Spitfire nightly with the same or newer kernel and get the same performance out of the box - or just replace the kernel of 14.10.

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    • #3
      Mesa 10.4.x landed in Ubuntu 15.04 yesterday. Michael, maybe you want to test again against newer Mesa?

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      • #4
        Or just use Arch-based distros.

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        • #5
          or just replace the kernel of 14.10
          This is very inconvenient because 15.04 will have many software updates and when replacing kernel various problem can occur and the support isn't there too.

          Or just use Arch-based distros
          I find Arch theoretically better, if it only weren't so DIY everything and time consuming.

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          • #6
            Or just use Arch-based distros
            Sigh......

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            • #7
              @opensource

              If a kernel breaks more than binary drivers which does not matter for Intel it is a regression. The last regression i found with old nouveau userspace was fixed mainline with 3.18.3.

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              • #8
                Fedora 21 has already rolled out kernel 3.18 (3.18.3-201.fc21.x86_64) and has mesa 10.3.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by opensource View Post
                  This is very inconvenient because 15.04 will have many software updates and when replacing kernel various problem can occur and the support isn't there too.

                  I find Arch theoretically better, if it only weren't so DIY everything and time consuming.
                  Arch proper might be that way to some extent, at least for initial installation. I think an optional set-up helper exists.

                  However, Arch-based distros, such as Archbang and Antergos come with full installers. You can also find GUI front-ends to pacman if you don't like always grabbing packages from the command-line. Sure, Arch distros don't have a GUI utility quite as fancy as SUSE's YaST but the basic GUI config tools included with popular desktop environments are there and others can be downloaded too.

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                  • #10
                    Stock Fedora 21 on my Dell laptop with Intel graphics is currently running kernel version 3.18.3, and Mesa version 10.4.2. Seems a little odd that Ubuntu 14.10 would be running very far behind.

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