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  • #11
    Originally posted by Michael View Post
    other obstacles, such as Clear being designed exclusively to use UEFI
    I have an Ivybridge laptop and I can't use Clear because the UEFI part, when I run their check script to see if your hardware is compatible, I'm filtered out by UEFI

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    • #12
      Originally posted by andrei_me View Post

      I have an Ivybridge laptop and I can't use Clear because the UEFI part, when I run their check script to see if your hardware is compatible, I'm filtered out by UEFI
      Right so some UEFI obstacles. Basically what I was getting at was for the older CPU support there are UEFI issues like this as opposed to just not wanting to support older CPUs. If your laptop does properly support UEFI with other Linux distros, I guess there's a buggy problem either with your system or somewhere in the kernel.
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #13
        Originally posted by andrei_me View Post

        I have an Ivybridge laptop and I can't use Clear because the UEFI part, when I run their check script to see if your hardware is compatible, I'm filtered out by UEFI
        I have the same problem with my Sandy Bridge laptop, so sadly no Clear Linux for us. I also wonder why they brought Ikey Doherty back to Intel but "don't have the ressources" to work on the Linux Steam Initiative. If Gaming were a newfound focus of Clear Linux, this project (or a successor) should get a higher priority.

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        • #14
          Originally posted by sturmen View Post

          Having never tried Clear Linux in any capacity, what's holding it back from being a desktop distro? Just the lack of package management that Kjell mentioned?
          That, but more specifically that many of the optimizations they use are hardcoded and don't have a patch available. Much of, or even most of the modifications they make would have to be manually duplicated. Clear linux just isn't safe to use in production. The way they make their modifications is just ignorant and selfish.
          Last edited by duby229; 06-20-2019, 10:18 AM.

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          • #15
            Originally posted by Kjell View Post
            What would be interesting is if all the performance tweaks could be ported to Debian somehow.
            Why Debian and not simply the upstream projects?

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            • #16
              I've love to see a Fedora Clear Linux SIG, RPMs.. this would require resources though for building, rpmmacros to use newer x86 CPU models...
              Last edited by spstarr; 06-20-2019, 12:32 PM.

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              • #17
                Originally posted by ms178 View Post

                I have the same problem with my Sandy Bridge laptop, so sadly no Clear Linux for us. I also wonder why they brought Ikey Doherty back to Intel but "don't have the ressources" to work on the Linux Steam Initiative. If Gaming were a newfound focus of Clear Linux, this project (or a successor) should get a higher priority.
                ... because Ikey has more talents than just developing LSI?

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                • #18
                  Does Clear Linux support proper multi-lib to run at least Wine and Steam 32-bit flawlessly? I don't care about the "Clear Linux performance" with this question, the libs don't have to be hand-tuned and optimized.

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                  • #19
                    Could my posts stop being marked as spam/unapproved :P

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                    • #20
                      Originally posted by sturmen View Post
                      Having never tried Clear Linux in any capacity, what's holding it back from being a desktop distro? Just the lack of package management that Kjell mentioned?
                      It's not intended as either a desktop or a server distro. Its purpose is to act as a reference for performance optimization. I don't believe intel ever intended people to actually use Clear Linux in a production capacity. The fact that you cannot buy a software support contract for Clear Linux proves this. Basically, it's for software developers who are interested in doing things according to intel's preferences and best practices.
                      Last edited by torsionbar28; 06-20-2019, 12:51 PM.

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