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VSIDO Support => General Support => Topic started by: Jmagick on March 03, 2013, 03:18:04 AM

Title: Debian or Liquorix Kernel
Post by: Jmagick on March 03, 2013, 03:18:04 AM
Which does VSIDO use? In the smxi tutorial, VastOne made mention to adding the Liquorix kernel sources and choosing Debian or Liquorix. How do I know which one I have?
If I have the Debian kernel, do I want to run the Liquorix?

Info on my machine:
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Kernel : Linux 3.7-trunk-amd64 (x86_64)
Compiled : #1 SMP Debian 3.7.8-1~experimental.1
C Library : Unknown
Default C Compiler : GNU C Compiler version 4.7.2 (Debian 4.7.2-5)
Distribution : VSIDO 1_2

thanks,
J
Title: Re: Debian or Liquorix Kernel
Post by: VastOne on March 03, 2013, 03:25:25 AM
uname -r in terminal

Is the best to tell you your kernel

VSIDO comes default with the latest Experimental based Debian kernel

smxi, as great as it is, does not look or see from the experimental repo... So if you choose debian in smxi, it will backtrack you to the latest Sid debian kernel, 3.2.5 I believe..

Most of us run the Liquorix kernel... With the stuff you are working on, I would definitely use smxi to get the latest Liquroix to test..

Remember that smxi does not delete your existing kernel when it installs Liquorix, so you can always go back to it

Let me know how it goes and good luck   ;)
Title: Re: Debian or Liquorix Kernel
Post by: VastOne on March 03, 2013, 03:28:44 AM
You will note from your info that you have

Debian 3.7.8-1~experimental.1

Which is not very far behind the 3.7.10 that Liquorix is now at... But do not be confused at all by revision numbers... Liquorix is a totally different compile than the debian kernel

The reasons I use Liquorix is

Faster
Quieter
Leaner
Uses less ram
Uses less cpu
Is well maintained
Works great on all multimedia need I have and use
Title: Re: Debian or Liquorix Kernel
Post by: jst_joe on March 03, 2013, 03:36:14 AM
+1 On what VastOne said.
I've been running Liquorix since I've read VastOne's first HowTo on the #! forums and haven't had any problems.
I do a lot of data recovery/disc cloning as well as graphics work and Liquorix has been more stable than any Windows OS I've ever run.
Title: Re: Debian or Liquorix Kernel
Post by: Jmagick on March 03, 2013, 03:39:29 AM
You will note from your info that you have

Debian 3.7.8-1~experimental.1

Which is not very far behind the 3.7.10 that Liquorix is now at... But do not be confused at all by revision numbers... Liquorix is a totally different compile than the debian kernel

The reasons I use Liquorix is

Faster
Quieter
Leaner
Uses less ram
Uses less cpu
Is well maintained
Works great on all multimedia need I have and use

Exactly what I needed to know!!!
I'm going to give it a try and I'll report back any significant performance changes.
Thanks!!!
J
Title: Re: Debian or Liquorix Kernel
Post by: Jmagick on March 03, 2013, 05:24:32 AM
Did the upgrade to the Liqourix kernel.
Did some stress testing.
Found a glitchy DDR2.
Pulled a pair DDR2. (may have been the cause of an impromptu crash a few days ago!)
Reran tests to verify solid hardware.
Opened Iceweasel, Digikam, Gimp, bash, Synaptic, and SpaceFM.

Really,REALLY solid performance from a 6 year old machine. This has to be the best OS I have ever had, bar none! ;D

Now I need to find another stick of DDR2 to bring it back up to 8GB to be back in top form. ;)

Gotta build that new machine!!!

Awesome distro VastOne... Kudos!

Thanks
J
Title: Re: Debian or Liquorix Kernel
Post by: VastOne on March 03, 2013, 05:28:08 AM
Nice... and thank you!

I appreciate the feedback and kind words..  I happen to like this OS too!   ;D

Now, onto your avatar.. Is that you playing?  I play guitar and piano...

Title: Re: Debian or Liquorix Kernel
Post by: Jmagick on March 03, 2013, 05:45:55 AM
Now, onto your avatar.. Is that you playing?  I play guitar and piano...

Yep... that's me about 10 years ago. A friend of mine snap that pic while I was struggling to keep up.
I'm playing an Ibanez acoustic, also have an Ibanez Musician electric. Like my photography, I'm the definition of amateur in amateur guitarist! :-[

Have a good ear tho! And my music tastes are super eclectic. Anything of yours online I can listen to?

Thanks again for the help!
J
Title: Re: Debian or Liquorix Kernel
Post by: Sector11 on March 03, 2013, 01:07:46 PM
bet you dollars to donuts, cakes and cookies there soon will be.

 ;)
Title: Re: Debian or Liquorix Kernel
Post by: VastOne on March 03, 2013, 05:57:05 PM
^ Nope... I like to play live and will play anywhere, but recording it and putting it online is not going to happen

I'll take the donuts! Double Chocolate please!  ;D
Title: Re: Debian or Liquorix Kernel
Post by: Sector11 on March 03, 2013, 06:56:04 PM
Bummer, I was looking forward to hearing something?

Will that be glazed or plain ... we serve nothing short of a bakers dozen.
Title: Re: Debian or Liquorix Kernel
Post by: vrkalak on March 04, 2013, 03:36:49 AM
Since the aptosid repros are in the default sources.list after install and inital updates, I did a manual install of the Kernel and got the 3.8 aptosid kernel.

No problems, whatsoever.