Linux 3.1 kernel, now with better support for AMD, Intel and Nvidia GPUs

Linus Torvalds ad the availability of Linux 3.1 (I mean logically the kernel), and this has as its strong point that the support for AMD, Intel and Nvidia GPUs was improved, as well as for the OpenRISC architecture (when I say AMD we obviously mean Ati).

But not only this, this version also has support for Nintendo Wii, so now you know ... whatever you want to venture and install Linux on your Wii, you can 🙂

In his statement he mentions that the bases for Linux v3.2 are already established, since normally the odd versions (3.1, 2.3, 2.7, etc.) are development versions, that is, versions on which to work for the next version ( with even number) have improved the new that was added in the odd version.

However hehe, this will not make distros look intimidated and do not include this version (3.1) in order to gain stability, and thus wait until version 3.2, in fact ... I would bet that tomorrow in ArchLinux I already have it available, a matter of a "pacman -Syu" and ready, Linux Kernel v3.1 installed 😀

Possibly Fedora 16, which should be released next month include this version of the kernel, but hey ... each distro has its peculiarities, that's the great thing about this world 😀

Anyway, wait for updates 😉


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  1.   Courage said

    You give Elav the desire of flame haha.

    The Wii I find interesting, although I'm not a gamer

    1.    KZKG ^ Gaara <° Linux said

      No HAHA, it's not about starting a flamewar, far from it, he might as well say something like «Yes, you will have the latest version of the kernel, but you may have X problem«, Or something like that hehe.

      1.    Courage said

        have improved the new that was added in the even version.

        Are you sure it's not the odd one?

        1.    KZKG ^ Gaara <° Linux said

          LEFT ready, corrected this and a typing error that I had 😉

  2.   fer said

    Will you fix problems with nvidia's "optimus" technology?

    1.    KZKG ^ Gaara <° Linux said

      Sorry, I don't know this ... generally when they say "support improvement" they mean patches they make in drivers, fixed bugs, maybe performance improvements, but I don't know ... you should try it and see if your current problems are solved.
      I'm sorry I can't be of more help to you.

  3.   They are Link said

    Let's see how the new improvements for NVIDIA.
    As for the Wii, if it had one, it would install Arch with LXDE.
    As for pacman -Syu I don't need it, that's why I have my [spam] pacsyu [/ spam]: 3

    1.    KZKG ^ Gaara <° Linux said

      First of all, WELCOME to our site 😀
      An alias right? haha, I used to use pacmansearch guidance on pacman -Ssthe upgrade guidance on pacman -Syu, I already write it all without aliases, I don't know ... laziness to reconfigure them HAHA.

      regards

      1.    Courage said

        With 21 years lazy? Damn, we'll have to see you a few years older haha.

        Well, that alias thing seems a bit chorra to me

      2.    They are Link said

        What aliases or what milk?
        To avoid being accused of spam, check out Arch's Hispanic Community Forums or AUR

  4.   pepper said

    Let's see if with this version I can already load, that I have to start with 2.6

    1.    KZKG ^ Gaara <° Linux said

      Since 2.6? Fuck!!! I hope you are lucky in this ...

      By the way, welcome to the blog 😉

  5.   pepper said

    thank you, you do a great job.

    Well, it is the one that came with the last release of lmde, the kernel update pack 3, fails.

    1.    KZKG ^ Gaara <° Linux said

      Thanks, you do what you can 🙂
      I'm not the most experienced or knowledgeable about LMDE, but I think… I think they already have the 3.0 kernel in their repos.

      1.    pepper said

        And it does not boot 😀

    2.    elav <° Linux said

      What repositories did you use to update the latest release of LMDE? Because it worked for me without problems with the LMDE repos and with those of Debian Testing.

      1.    pepper said

        Those those.
        The kernel has some incompatibility with the sandy bridges, that I deduce from the moment in which it hangs.

        At least, using the previous one it works for me, that suspend / hibernate it there is no way and more of the same to configure the touchpad

  6.   Eduar2 said

    He is modest and did not want to spam, because he is the creator of the application who speaks, or at least has the similar nickname.

    I don't mind spamming, annoying, or trolling.

    http://www.archlinux-es.org/foros/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=4617

    1.    KZKG ^ Gaara <° Linux said

      Ah, well my apologies then, is that I did not know this application ^ _ ^ U

  7.   Eduar2 said

    By the way, Son Link, how is the project going? Report to see, although I tell you that a pacman -Syy and -Su or -Syu does not bother for nah, but it looks interesting.

    1.    They are Link said

      It is not similar, IT IS THAT I AM.
      The project is going as it says in the forum, although these days I have put it aside a bit for other matters.
      In my blog (click on the nickname) there is also all the info. If I am modest, I am not one of those who are dedicated to using the comments of a blog to spam XD

      1.    KZKG ^ Gaara <° Linux said

        Friend no one has said that you do SPAM far from it 😉
        By Eduar2 y Courage don't worry ... don't pay too much attention to them, they are officially the trolls on our site HAHAHA, so don't pay any attention to them, okay 😀

        Anyway, a real pleasure to have you here, we will try to put articles that are interesting to you, because each reader counts and it is important to us 😉

        Greetings and we read.

  8.   Eduar2 said

    By the way, good news about the support eh but putting some release notes would have been great, this gritty one, it's losing its touch.

    1.    KZKG ^ Gaara <° Linux said

      Wow, you're right ... I forgot to explain technical details that the vast majority would not understand ... nah really, I should have put the link to a changelog, here I leave it: http://kernelnewbies.org/Linux_3.1 I assume you know English, otherwise this website will help you a lot: http://translate.google.com/
      😉

      HAHA seriously, you don't know how much, nor the remotest idea you have of how much experience I have dealing with trolls, heaters, users, etc etc hehe.

      1.    Courage said

        I think the Google translator misleads more:

        http://www.guitarristas.info/foros/james-hetfield-nueva-signature-set-emg/150570#post1046206

        Haha being McAnime's moderator haha ​​it doesn't screw you so anyone can deal with trolls

        1.    KZKG ^ Gaara <° Linux said

          HEH yeah, imagine being a moderator at MCAnime but of all the Anime related forums, do you have any idea how many trolls and heaters I had to endure? LOL!!!

          I did a master's degree with this topic 😀

  9.   Eduar2 said

    Well, the most interesting are these 2 little things cpupowerutils and OpenRISC, but I suppose that it is still something that fools would not understand, you are right about the technical details 😀

    By the way use http://translate.google.com/ (Well if you know English, don't use it) and look at this review that is well done as they say. https://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/498187-a-look-at-linux-31

  10.   Thirteen said

    From my personal experience, when it comes to graphics cards (and Wi-Fi, by the way), on Linux, Intel seems to me to be the one that has run the best on Linux (on various distros and without post-installation settings). And the reason is obvious: drives have been free for years.

    But it's good to know that Nvidia support keeps getting better (as does Ati).

    And I clarify beforehand, I am not saying that the Intel graphics chips are better, only that in Linux they run better from a clean installation on several distros that I have tested.

    Greetings.

    1.    KZKG ^ Gaara <° Linux said

      My laptop is Intel graphics, it's a 945 so it has 128MB of onboard video, and I never… repeat, I've never had a single problem, and I've been using GNU / Linux since then on Ubuntu 7.10 or maybe before. I have tried several distros and at the moment, the graph has never failed me far from it.

      However, at home I have a computer with an Ati Radeon 9250 and uff ... impossible to get it to work fairly well, not even installing proprietary drivers.

      But not that, it is that Nvidia does work well, I have installed Linux on two friends' PCs and they have Nvidia graphics, it is wonderful how well they work, just installing the drivers from the repository.

      Anyway, that Ati (AMD) should work harder to improve compatibility, right?

      1.    Thirteen said

        This is exactly what I mean, and hence the advantages that the controllers can be free.

        Greetings.

  11.   OldFriend said

    Loading Linux 3.1.5
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    Loading initial ramdisk ...
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    make[2]: se ingresa al directorio `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.32-5-486'
    CC [M] /usr/src/zaptel-1.4.12.1/kernel/pciradio.o
    /usr/src/zaptel-1.4.12.1/kernel/pciradio.c: In function ‘pciradio_start_dma’:
    /usr/src/zaptel-1.4.12.1/kernel/pciradio.c:1701: error: implicit declaration of function ‘set_current_state’
    /usr/src/zaptel-1.4.12.1/kernel/pciradio.c:1701: error: ‘TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE’ undeclared (first use in this function)
    /usr/src/zaptel-1.4.12.1/kernel/pciradio.c:1701: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
    /usr/src/zaptel-1.4.12.1/kernel/pciradio.c:1701: error: for each function it appears in.)
    /usr/src/zaptel-1.4.12.1/kernel/pciradio.c:1702: error: implicit declaration of function ‘schedule_timeout’
    make[5]: *** [/usr/src/zaptel-1.4.12.1/kernel/pciradio.o] Error 1
    make[4]: *** [_module_/usr/src/zaptel-1.4.12.1/kernel] Error 2
    make[3]: *** [sub-make] Error 2
    make[2]: *** [all] Error 2
    make[2]: se sale del directorio `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.32-5-486'
    make[1]: *** [modules] Error 2
    make[1]: se sale del directorio `/usr/src/zaptel-1.4.12.1'
    make: *** [all] Error 2

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    function load_video {
    insmod vbe
    insmod vga
    insmod video_bochs
    insmod video_cirrus
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    set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 3878592c-fd5d-44d2-8cdb-577de20dbf6b
    if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
    set gfxmode=640x480
    load_video
    insmod gfxterm
    fi
    terminal_output gfxterm
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 3878592c-fd5d-44d2-8cdb-577de20dbf6b
    set locale_dir=($root)/boot/grub/locale
    set lang=es
    insmod gettext
    set timeout=5
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    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
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    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
    menuentry 'Debian GNU/Linux, with Linux 3.1.5' --class debian --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 3878592c-fd5d-44d2-8cdb-577de20dbf6b
    echo 'Loading Linux 3.1.5 ...'
    linux /boot/vmlinux-3.1.5 root=UUID=3878592c-fd5d-44d2-8cdb-577de20dbf6b ro quiet
    echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.1.5
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    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 02)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82865G Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
    00:06.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P Processor to I/O Memory Interface (rev 02)
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    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
    00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
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    1.    KZKG ^ Gaara <"Linux said

      Hello and welcome,
      What distro do you use? … How did you install that version 3.1.5?
      Well, I (who use Arch) only have 3.1.3 available.

      regards