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  • Fedora Prepares To Roll-Out Linux 5.4 Kernel Update But Needs Help Testing

    Phoronix: Fedora Prepares To Roll-Out Linux 5.4 Kernel Update But Needs Help Testing

    Fedora users eager to see the Linux 5.4 stable kernel can engage by helping to test their newly-spun 5.4-based kernel image prior to it officially landing as a stable release update...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ux-5.4-Testing

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    Fedora remains one of the few non-rolling-release distributions that is willing to send down major kernel updates as part of their stable release updates for existing distributions.
    Fedora's update policy is awesome and one of the biggest reasons I use it.

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    • #3
      And Intel still hasn't backported the RC6 regression fix. This should have top priority, but apparently, Intel's Linux team hardly cares.

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      • #4
        Do they have Navi firmware already?

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        • #5
          Hit a fuse problem (kernel tried to execute NX-protected page) with 5.4, though not seeing other reports yet, filled a bug on kernel.org.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ernstp View Post
            Do they have Navi firmware already?
            Yes. Fedora 31 is currently on linux-firmware-20191022-103 which has the navi firmware.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Britoid View Post

              Yes. Fedora 31 is currently on linux-firmware-20191022-103 which has the navi firmware.
              Right, so this will be a pretty good image to recommend to someone for good out-of-the box 5700 support.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ernstp View Post

                Right, so this will be a pretty good image to recommend to someone for good out-of-the box 5700 support.
                I'd recommend the respins (updated isos) for new hardware.

                https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/live-respins/

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Britoid View Post

                  Fedora's update policy is awesome and one of the biggest reasons I use it.
                  With new major software releases, however come new major bugs, so it's not just a win-win situation - more like a lottery where either your bugs get resolved and you're happy, or for another user, new bugs are introduced and he's unhappy.

                  Couple that with the fact that Fedora doesn't support the rollback to previous packages versions (except the ones published at the time of a new release) - it all gets quite nasty.
                  Last edited by birdie; 12-17-2019, 03:51 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Why do people beta test for redhat for free?

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