32bit antiX and kernels

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  • #55747
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    AvatarSnod Blatter

    Hi all, I signed up just to reply here! I run antix 17 on a Slot 1 machine (mostly for fun) and would be happy with the latest 4.19 and 5.xx LTS kernels. I currently run 5.8.16 but would happily run 5.10 if it was offered because of the file system improvements. Personally I’ve seen no regressions using kernels later than 4.19 and don’t understand why people want 4.14/4.9/4.4? There again I’m not under severe memory pressure, having recently upgraded to 1GB(!).

    #55800
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    oopsoops

    … Personally I’ve seen no regressions using kernels later than 4.19 and don’t understand why people want 4.14/4.9/4.4? There again I’m not under severe memory pressure, having recently upgraded to 1GB(!).

    Hello and welcome.
    Because, on certain machines, only 4.4 and 4.14 work. (and 4.9 was the standard for old LTS)

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 4 weeks ago by oops.
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    Avatarandfree

    Hi. I have three 32-bit old laptops working. The 4.4 (non-pae) kernel has kept alive two of them (a P4 & a celeron one). I have written here about the problems I had faced with the 4.9 kernel. The 4.4 kernel is supported until Feb, 2022. I don’t know what I’ll do afterwards.

    #56553
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    AvatarDanathar

    We will still provide 32bit antiX for as long as Debian does (and beyond if we can).
    However, to reduce the workload, I’m planning on cutting back on how many 32 bit kernels to offer.

    If you use 32 bit antiX in any way (installed, frugal, live on a stick), which kernel do you use?

    I’m thinking of dropping support for the 5 series kernel.

    These kernel series will still be supported until they reach end of life (non-pae and pae).

    4.4
    4.9
    4.19

    Here the 4.9 for frugal install, (and 4.19 or 5.xx on my old eepc)

    Were you able to get the onboard wifi on your EEPC working with Antix 19.3?

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by Danathar.
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    AvatarDaveW

    This is a follow-up to my previous comment, that my only reason for 5.x kernel (on Antix 17, 32 bit) was to run Wireguard (which works okay with NordVPN, except for occasional OS lock-up with 5.x kernel).

    The 4.9.x kernel has been very stable for me (on Dell D620, and Asus eeepc 900).
    After installing the Wireguard-dkms kernel module, wireguard works fine on 4.9.x.
    For Antix 17, wireguard-dkms is in repository: http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian unstable non-free contrib main
    (already shown, but not selected in Synaptic repo list. Deselect repo after install, to prevent corruption of other stuff.)

    So, I am okay with dropping support for 5.x kernel on 32 bit Antix.

    Thanks!

    #56977
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    oopsoops

    Were you able to get the onboard wifi on your EEPC working with Antix 19.3?

    Yes, with connman-gtk and kernel: 4.19.180-antix.1-686-smp-pae

    $ cat /proc/cmdline 
    BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.19.180-antix.1-686-smp-pae root=UUID=axxx ro init=/sbin/e4rat-preload audit=0 ipv6.disable=1 pti=auto selinux=permissive resume=UUID=03xxxx quiet
    
    $ inxi -N
    Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet driver: r8169 
               Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR928X Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath9k 
    tof-antix@antix1:~
    $ inxi -Nxxx
    Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet 
               vendor: Micro-Star MSI RTL810xE driver: r8169 v: kernel port: d000 bus ID: 01:00.0 
               chip ID: 10ec:8136 
               Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR928X Wireless Network Adapter 
               vendor: AzureWave AW-NE771 802.11bgn driver: ath9k v: kernel port: d000 bus ID: 02:00.0 
               chip ID: 168c:002a 
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