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Reddit: Linux idle freeze regression.

Monday 8th of August 2016 07:53:20 PM

Hello peoples,

I've spent over a week trying to fix this and am at the end of my wits.

Had a Linux mint install kernel 3.6.xx X86. Had to update because my daughter plays Starbound and the release is X86/64 only (go figure)

Well this is were it gets frustrating, the laptop is an Asus M50VM with Nvidia graphics.

Installed Ubuntu gnome 16.04 ... the system locks solid when idle and on lock screen. Cannot drop to tts, have to force shutdown. Same again with Ubuntu 14.04. I have it running with Ubuntu gnome 16.04 using grub defaults for intel_idle.max_cstate=1 and this works as long as the machine isn't left idle for too long.

Laptop has lasted BIOS available. I know there is a regression issue with certain processors that hasn't been fixed yet.

Will it get fixed at some point?

Is there anything I can do in the meantime that will prevent the laptop from freezing when idle/suspend?

Do I need to use a pre Linux 4 kernel distro?


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TuxMachines: GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) 6 Now Enabled by Default in Debian Unstable

Monday 8th of August 2016 07:26:29 PM

Debian developer Emilio Pozuelo Monfort announced this past weekend the enablement of the GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) 6 compiler tools by default for Debian Unstable.

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LinuxToday: Show Off Your Linux Desktop with Screenfetch

Monday 8th of August 2016 07:00:00 PM

Linux users are notorious for our resilient pickiness when it comes to the software we use.

Phoronix: Lumina Desktop 1.0 Released

Monday 8th of August 2016 07:00:00 PM
The PC-BSD/TrueOS developers have announced the release of the Lumina Desktop Environment 1.0...

LXer: Moving from a single machine with Docker to a cluster of Pi's

Monday 8th of August 2016 06:58:24 PM
I decided to finally make use of my four Raspberry Pi model 3’s and take the challenge to move all of my home services to them.

TuxMachines: Snapcraft 2.13 and Snapd 2.11 Land with Support for Downgrading Installed Snaps

Monday 8th of August 2016 06:52:45 PM

Canonical, through David Callé, has had the great pleasure of announcing new maintenance releases of the Snappy tools Snapcraft and Snapd, which bring new features and several enhancements.

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TuxMachines: Bedrock Linux gathers disparate distros under one umbrella

Monday 8th of August 2016 06:49:37 PM

Want the power of Gentoo but the packages of Arch and the display manager of Ubuntu, all in one distribution? An experimental distro could make that possible, if not exactly easy

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Reddit: How are people getting Dell laptops with Ubuntu preinstalled? I cannot for the life of me find how to do this

Monday 8th of August 2016 06:32:39 PM

Ubuntu has a certification program

Listed there are ~350 Dell laptops, among other brands. The vast majority of them are listed as "Pre-installed by manufacturer".

I sometimes run across posts like this, where people say they have a Dell laptop with Ubuntu preinstalled.

Yet if I go on Dell's website and run an order... there is never an option for Ubuntu, only Windows. The only Dell laptop I know of that has Ubuntu preinstalled is the XPS 13 Developer Edition.

How does this work? Is this only available to businesses, and not consumers? And can it be assumed that if a laptop model is listed on Ubuntu's certification, then everything should work with an LTS release?

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Phoronix: Chrome 53 Beta Brings Shadow DOM, Deprecates HTTP/0.9

Monday 8th of August 2016 06:22:39 PM
Google engineers today put out the first public beta of the upcoming Chrome/Chromium 53 web-browser update...

LXer: Is Linux a security risk in Windows 10?

Monday 8th of August 2016 06:01:13 PM
Also in today's open source roundup: Ars Technica reviews Linux Mint 18, and how to upgrade to Linux Mint 18.

Phoronix: Pitivi 0.97 Released As The GNOME-Aligned Open-Source Video Editor

Monday 8th of August 2016 05:44:27 PM
Pitivi 0.97 was released today as the newest development release of this open-source non-linear video editing software followed quickly by a 0.97.1 point release just for a fix to show the correct version string...

Reddit: Will this ever change?

Monday 8th of August 2016 05:41:25 PM

Phoronix: SQLite 3.14 Released With CSV Virtual Table Support

Monday 8th of August 2016 05:24:03 PM
SQLite 3.14 is now available as the newest version of this popular, cross-platform, embed-able SQL database software...

TuxMachines: KDE Applications 16.08 Up to Release Candidate State, Testers Are Needed

Monday 8th of August 2016 05:18:11 PM

The development of the next major release of KDE Applications 16.08, a software suite designed for the KDE Plasma 5.7 desktop environment, continues with the Release Candidate build.

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TuxMachines: Wifislax 4.12 Released with an Arsenal of the Best Tools for Network Auditing

Monday 8th of August 2016 05:16:28 PM

After more than a year of silence, the Wifislax development team is very happy to announce the release and immediate availability for download of the Wifislax 4.12 GNU/Linux distribution.

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TuxMachines: Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu + Linux 4.7 + Mesa 12.1 Intel OpenGL Tests

Monday 8th of August 2016 05:14:26 PM

With Microsoft having recently released the Windows 10 Anniversary update I've been running some fresh Windows vs. Linux performance comparisons. The first of these comparisons for your viewing pleasure is looking at the latest Windows 10 build with the latest Intel driver compared to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS while also comparing the performance when manually upgrading to the Linux 4.7 kernel and Mesa 12.1-dev for delivering the latest OpenGL performance potential.

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Phoronix: AMD GPUOpen's CodeXL 2.2 Now Supports Linux With AMDGPU-PRO

Monday 8th of August 2016 05:13:41 PM
Earlier this year AMD made CodeXL 2.0 open-source as a developer tool with GUI centered around profiling/optimizing D3D, OpenGL, and Vulkan (since CodeXL 2.1) under Windows and Linux. Today marks the release of CodeXL 2.2...

TuxMachines: New options added to EOMA68 PC card crowdfunding campaign

Monday 8th of August 2016 05:10:06 PM

It’s been a little over a month since Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton launched a crowdfunding campaign to build a free and open source modular PC system which includes an EOMA68 PC card (with a processor, memory, and storage) and a series of accessories including desktop and laptop docks.

The campaign has raised over $60,000 so far, which is less than half way to the goal of $150,000. But Leighton tells me that if he raises around $100,000 he expects to be able to begin production of the items people are ordering: the higher dollar amount was chosen under the assumption that more people would be making pledges for higher-priced items.

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