“spectre” and “meltdown” – security kernel upgrades

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  • #5013
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    Fonsis
    Fonsis

    Ok, I kicked 4.10 header and image, updated grub, reboot et voila!
    4.9.75 is now on default. 🙂

    # inxi -Fxz
    System: Host: a300 Kernel: 4.9.75-antix.2-amd64-smp x86_64
    bits: 64 gcc: 6.3.0
    Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 (Gtk 2.24.30)
    Distro: antiX-17_x64-full Heather Heyer 24 October 2017

    Next I will check antix 16 🙂

    Best regards,
    Fonsis
    🙂

    Best regards,
    Fonsis
    🙂

    #5016
    Forum Admin
    anticapitalista
    anticapitalista

    roky – remove adobe-plugin and see if the browsers work better

    Philosophers have interpreted the world in many ways; the point is to change it.

    #5027
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    poorguy
    poorguy

    I noticed 2 different 4.14.12 kernels in the “Package Installer”.

    Kernel-antix 64bit latest 4.14.12

    Kernel-antix_libre_64bit_latest 4.14.12

    What be the difference.

    I installed the Kernel-antix 64bit latest 4.14.12

    I also removed my 4.10.5 kernel using Synaptic didn’t see no reason keeping an older not used kernel around.

    Thanks.

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 1 day ago by poorguy.

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    #5033
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    anticapitalista
    anticapitalista

    libre kernels are defined as free by gnu. Free not in beer, but in libre/freedom. what that means, practically, is that hardare devices that are deemed ‘un-free’ will not work.

    linux-libre

    Philosophers have interpreted the world in many ways; the point is to change it.

    #5036
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    poorguy
    poorguy

    Howdy anticapitalista,

    Interesting link and something I didn’t know.

    My antix 17 boots great and runs like a champ haven’t noticed any problems with the kernel change.

    You guys rock.

    Thanks anticapitalista.

    PoorGuy

    Dell Optiplex 360 (11/28/2008) / Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6300 Conroe (1.86 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB, 2M Cache, LGA 775 Socket) / DDR2 Memory 3.0 GB, 800 MHz FSB / Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce 7300 LE [G72] PCIE.

    #5042
    Forum Admin
    anticapitalista
    anticapitalista

    Just to point out that kernel upgrades will be on going for quite a while as fixes, regressions are sorted out. Don’t blame the kernel team(s), but the hardware manufacturers that seem to be doing very little to fix THEIR balls-up.

    antiX-13, 13.1, 13.2 users should install the patched Debian kernel in the wheezy repos, version 3.2 eg linux-image-3.2.0-5-486, linux-image-3.2.0-5-686-pae and linux-image-3.2.0-5-amd64 (don’t forget to install the headers too).

    • This reply was modified 1 week ago by anticapitalista.

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    #5087
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    anticapitalista
    anticapitalista

    4.9.75 kernels available in the jessie antiX repos (antiX-16).
    Users should try this kernel and headers first.

    There is a 4.4.109 set of kernels as well.
    These were built from Ubuntu sources.
    They *might* work ok for some of you.

    Philosophers have interpreted the world in many ways; the point is to change it.

    #5106
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    greyowl

    4.9.75 kernels available in the jessie antiX repos (antiX-16).
    Users should try this kernel and headers first.

    There is a 4.4.109 set of kernels as well.
    These were built from Ubuntu sources.
    They *might* work ok for some of you.

    I am running antiX 17 on a Dell latitude D610.
    It currently has linux-image 4.10.5-antix 1-486-smp and linux-headers 4.10.5-antix 1-486-smp installed.
    Are you suggesting that it is better to use the 4.9.75 in the Synaptic Package Manager rather than the 4.9 in the Package Installer for antiX 17?

    Dell Latitude D610 laptop (1.86 GHz, 2G RAM, 32 bit) - antiX 17

    #5112
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    anticapitalista
    anticapitalista

    Looks like you found a bug in packageinstaller, thanks – give me time to fix it.

    Philosophers have interpreted the world in many ways; the point is to change it.

    #5113
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    skidoo
    skidoo

    libre kernels

    I have lost track (and didn’t find it mentioned in antix17 release notes)

    Is a libre kernel provided in antiX17-core (or antiX17-net) ?

    #5117
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    anticapitalista
    anticapitalista

    libre kernels

    I have lost track (and didn’t find it mentioned in antix17 release notes)

    Is a libre kernel provided in antiX17-core (or antiX17-net) ?

    No, not any more. antiX libre kernels are available in the repos though.

    I’ll probably drop building antiX libre kernels, too much work …

    Philosophers have interpreted the world in many ways; the point is to change it.

    #5147
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    Fonsis
    Fonsis

    Hi guys,
    I am back with my patched antix 16, now running on:

    $ inxi -Fxz
    System: Host: acer5220 Kernel: 4.4.109-antix.1-486-smp i686
    bits: 32 gcc: 4.9.2
    Desktop: IceWM 1.3.8
    Distro: antiX-16.1_386-full Berta Cáceres 16 January 2017

    My machine: Acer Extensa 5220, maxed out on CPU, RAM and SSD,
    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7500 @ 2.20GHz
    4 GB RAM DDR2 667Mhz
    256 GB SSD
    Graphics Card: Intel Mobile GM965/GL960

    Works! 🙂

    Anyway, I _cannot_ recommend to install kernel 4.9.75.antix.2 on antix 16.
    Holy cow, the boot process takes ages! Around 45 seconds until login screen. 🙁
    And there are some other (minor) issues, rox filer does not work properly and all in all the system is heavily slow! No joy! 🙁

    With kernel 4.4.109-antix.1-486-smp i686 boot time to login screen is around 4 seconds! 😀
    And the whole system is fast! Even grumpy firefox esr works like a charm. 🙂

    Thanks to anti and team for providing new kernels.
    Keep up the good work!
    Antix Linux rocks! 🙂

    Best regards,
    Fonsis
    🙂

    Best regards,
    Fonsis
    🙂

    #5155
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    greyowl

    Other distros do it by keeping the exact same deb file name.

    If we were upgrading the existing 4.10.5 kernel to a bugfix 4.10.5, it would make sense to have this auto-install with a dist-upgrade.
    However, the kernels now offered are different and it is up to the user to decide.

    Next point release of antiX-17.1 will ship with 4.9.xx

    I’m considering the option of just waiting for the next point release of antiX-17.1. In that case, would 17.1 just upgrade the operating system to kernel 4.9.xx and remove the 4.10.5 kernel in the process? When is 17.1 likely to come out?

    Dell Latitude D610 laptop (1.86 GHz, 2G RAM, 32 bit) - antiX 17

    #5157
    Forum Admin
    anticapitalista
    anticapitalista

    I’m considering the option of just waiting for the next point release of antiX-17.1. In that case, would 17.1 just upgrade the operating system to kernel 4.9.xx and remove the 4.10.5 kernel in the process? When is 17.1 likely to come out?

    When the kernel devs are relatively satisfied that all/most of spectre and meltdown has been dealt with. At the moment they are not, and nor am I.

    Philosophers have interpreted the world in many ways; the point is to change it.

    #5370
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    entropyfoe
    entropyfoe

    I have updated to the 4.9.75.

    On this Ryzen hardware 4.10.5-antix was absolutely stable (more than 41 days uptime).
    So far 3 days + on the 4.9.75.

    I think it is good. Which brings me to my next point, these are both antix kernels. In MX, only the 4.10 antix was stable. I don’t know if there are differences in the kernels down deep, or what patches have been applied. Here in antix 17, I down loaded a few kernels and installed them.

    4.9.75 antix.2 -posting from antix17 now
    4.10.5 -antix -old antix and MX kernel (was stable >41 days cumulative)
    4.13.14-antix -boots normally in antix 17, but I believe is not meltdown/spectre patched
    4.14.12-antix -boots to a black terminal, I can log in, but start X fails, it cant find a server. So I am assuming that the nvidia building did not work properly, yet it obviously worked well on the 4.13.14-antix.

    Is there a way to get the nvidia driver installed into that 4.14.12 which is believe is spectre/meltdwon patched?

    You will (please) open a new topic to place a help request

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