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[INFO] linux-lts or linux - two kernels

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:56 pm
by erikdubois
Linux- lts stands for long time support and is your linux kernel.
Linux is you super recent kernel with all the latest additions for hardware support. That is the one you get with the installation.

Want to try it out then you should know that you have two options now (november 2017)

There are hidden gems on ArchMerge 6.1.1.

OPTION 1

Check the folder

Code: Select all

~/.config/openbox/scripts/
There you have one that installs the lts kernel and one that removes it again.

Use at own risk. That said. Just did on the laptop. Went fine.

But backup before you try.

OPTION 2

You can run the scripts for the ArchMergeD users from this github.

https://github.com/ArchMergeLinux/amd-b ... r/Personal

One to install linux-lts and one to uninstall the linux-lts

More info
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Kernels

Re: [INFO] linux-lts or linux - two kernels

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:39 am
by tpatsiouras
erikdubois wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:56 pm
Linux- lts stands for long time support and is your linux kernel.
Linux is you super recent kernel with all the latest additions for hardware support. That is the one you get with the installation.

Want to try it out then you should know that you have two options now (november 2017)

There are hidden gems on ArchMerge 6.1.1.

OPTION 1

Check the folder

Code: Select all

~/.config/openbox/scripts/
There you have one that installs the lts kernel and one that removes it again.

Use at own risk. That said. Just did on the laptop. Went fine.

But backup before you try.

OPTION 2

You can run the scripts for the ArchMergeD users from this github.

https://github.com/ArchMergeLinux/amd-b ... r/Personal

One to install linux-lts and one to uninstall the linux-lts

More info
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Kernels
Actually, I was looking for an option to install the newest kernel not the LTS :)

Thank you
Theodore

Re: [INFO] linux-lts or linux - two kernels

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:55 am
by darknetmatrix
The newest kernel comes with the install, the lts you can install from your .config

Re: [INFO] linux-lts or linux - two kernels

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:28 pm
by tpatsiouras
darknetmatrix wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:55 am
The newest kernel comes with the install, the lts you can install from your .config
Hello darknetmatrix

I'm referring to kernel 4.14.x (RCx) as newest kernel...
Not the latest stable one...

TIA
Theodore

P.S Sorry for too late respond... I was out of town for business and almost no free time...

Re: [INFO] linux-lts or linux - two kernels

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:32 pm
by erikdubois
We only take the latest "kernel" but not from testing repositories.

https://www.archlinux.org/packages/?sor ... =&flagged=

Use at your own risk.

Go to /etc/pacman.conf and add the testing repo's.

Beware....

Re: [INFO] linux-lts or linux - two kernels

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:36 pm
by tpatsiouras
erikdubois wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:32 pm
We only take the latest "kernel" but not from testing repositories.

https://www.archlinux.org/packages/?sor ... =&flagged=

Use at your own risk.

Go to /etc/pacman.conf and add the testing repo's.

Beware....
Thank you very much Erik...
I've done it in the past with ArchLinux ...
I was sure I could do it again, just had a second though to ask before actually do it...

Theodore

Re: [INFO] linux-lts or linux - two kernels

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:37 pm
by erikdubois
ok
good luck is in order

Re: [INFO] linux-lts or linux - two kernels <SOLVED>

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:31 am
by Sharfus
<SOLVED>
I sure hope other new users get to this post before the time it took for ME to get here. I go back to early Mandrake Linux, and later Gentoo, so I tend to wrestle, search, and wrestle some more before I hit a solution to a thorny problem.

I have to feed this to Arch and upstream too. Spent 2 days installing different Arco iso's on my desktop, netbook, and Lenovo laptop. (have used Arch on two other laptops as well). The Lenovo (320-15ABS) screen would freeze during and after install. Mouse worked, switch to TTY and back and clicks and key entries would then show up on screen (was being written to 'back screen' but not posting to 'front screen' in xorg. When mouse action or keyboard entry was performed, switch out and switch back, the actions results could be seen (text entry, next button, etc) but pop up windows like for wifi connection could not be seen.

After install the same behaviors would be seen if the screen blanked from power control or if I switched out to TTY and back. Then was frozen display til double swap or restarted xorg server. Then good til one of the two triggers happened again. FINALLY got the LTS Arco installed and Awesome added to it, AND installed the LTS kernel (with headers and docs of course - hehe).

LO AND BEHOLD!! freezing is gone. Next steps are to see what the difference was. Oh, was pretty sure it was kernel or video drivers, as Debian, Mint, OpenSUSE, and um, err, one more I forgot, had no issues with that notebook but all arch offshoots I tried in last few weeks did. hehehehe. Yeah, I do like to play. :D

Many many many thanks. I absolutely love what I see you've been doing and regret not visiting way back when it was ArchMerge.

Re: [INFO] linux-lts or linux - two kernels

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:55 am
by erikdubois
I have made a new updated article. Hopefully people will find it now sooner.

viewtopic.php?f=80&t=1028&p=4140#p4140