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  • phoronix
    started a topic Linus Issues Independence Day 2.6.31-rc2 Kernel

    Linus Issues Independence Day 2.6.31-rc2 Kernel

    Phoronix: Linus Issues Independence Day 2.6.31-rc2 Kernel

    For those of you not out celebrating the Independence Day / 4th of July in America, there is a new release candidate for the Linux 2.6.31 kernel that is now ready for testing. In this second release candidate there is a new DRM pull bringing various fixes and improvements, including Intel DisplayPort support for hardware with such new connectors. Beyond updates to the kernel side of the Linux graphics stack, Linux 2.6.31-rc2 brings performance counters to new architectures, large architecture updates for MIPS and PowerPC, a large intel-iommu merge, and various other changes...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzM2Ng

  • Kano
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    I don't think so. Do you use old legacy code with /dev/hdX? Only Debian seems to use that with current kernels - all others use libata.

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  • hax0r
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    Originally posted by Kano View Post
    I am testing that kernel now too, it has a major problem, device-mapper is broken. I found a working patch here:

    http://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/33534/mbox/

    Also for older gcc you need one additional patch:

    http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/7/1/292
    Would that explain why my cd-rom doesn't want to burn images or blank cds anymore?

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  • Kano
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    I am testing that kernel now too, it has a major problem, device-mapper is broken. I found a working patch here:

    http://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/33534/mbox/

    Also for older gcc you need one additional patch:

    http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/7/1/292
    Last edited by Kano; 07-07-2009, 04:52 PM.

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  • Veerappan
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    The graphics part of 2.6.31-rc2 is working fine (as well as xf86-video-ati git normally works, anyway), but I have been having issues with ejecting DVDs from my optical drive for a few days now (git copies of Linus' linux-2.6 tree)

    In gnome (ubuntu 9.04), either right click + eject, or pressing the eject button on the drive leads to the following:

    Code:
    Cannot eject volume
    
    There was an error ejecting the volume or drive.
    
    org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Volume.UnknownFailure:
    eject: unable to eject, last error: inappropriate ioctl for device.

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  • kraftman
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    Originally posted by Kano View Post
    Funny, that nobody mentioned the kernel
    People just want to keep on topic

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  • hax0r
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    Originally posted by bridgman View Post
    So, how's that new kernel working for everyone ?
    I'm getting a BSOD from time to time (black screen of death), some module is crapping out. Also they left stlc45xx broken, it doesn't compile. My X-Fi Prelude works now out of the box, looks like the git alsa is completely merged.

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  • bridgman
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    I do understand what mcgreg is saying though; it seems like everyone is a lot more touchy about imagined offences these days. Maybe that means there has been progress in solving the real problems and now people are looking at the little stuff, but it seems to me that there are enough big problems in the world we should be trying to resolve first.

    So, how's that new kernel working for everyone ?
    Last edited by bridgman; 07-05-2009, 01:56 PM.

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  • smitty3268
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    Originally posted by mcgreg View Post
    I have to partially disagree with you. Right, people have been using "America" for the USA - even here in Germany - they still do. But then it's simply plain wrong. The country's name is United states OF america. America is the continent. That says every worldmap.

    I really think this is discriminatory towards all other countries in America, since it makes them look "less important". Which is of course not the case.
    This is ridiculous. You can try to redefine the term if you want, but don't complain when others use it the way it's been used for the last hundred years. As far as making other countries look less important, if you think this matters then those countries are either super insecure, or they really are that unimportant. Complaining about what people call another country isn't doing them any favors.

    And lots of countries have their names shortened like this - Britain, Iran, North Korea, China, etc. all have much longer names that no one uses.
    Last edited by smitty3268; 07-05-2009, 01:40 PM.

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  • MartjeB
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    Darn. I'm Dutch and I didn't knew that!

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