Manjaro Linux operating system updated yesterday, and the update was just announced. For those that don’t know about this OS, the Manjaro distribution is based on Arch Linux and it’s goal is to make things easier for the non-experienced Linux user. The Manjaro installation is simple and it can be done with 2 different ways, one via GUI and one via terminal. In general Manjaro linux is good for your attention, and it brings a lot of promises for the future.
Linux 4.8 RC1 recently released, is the first release candidate of the Linux 4.8 kernel. According to Linus Torvalds mailing list, the merge windows for the 4.8 release is now closed, hence the main changes in the new version has been fixed. This seems to be building up to be one of the bigger releases lately, but let’s see how it all ends up. The merge window has been fairly normal, although the patch itself looks somewhat unusual: over 20% of the patch is documentation updates, due to conversion of the drm and media documentation from docbook to the Sphinx doc format.
Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the general availability of the third maintenance release for the Linux 4.6 kernel series – Linux Kernel 4.6.3. This latest release brings multiple network improvements, filesystem changes, enhancements and optimizations.Linux Kernel 4.6.3 Hightlights ALSA: hda – Fix headset mic detection problem for Dell machine x86/entry/traps: Don’t force in_interrupt() to return true in IST handlers powerpc/mm/hash: Fix the reference bit update when handling hash fault vxlan: Accept user specified MTU value when create new vxlan link sparc64: Take ctx_alloc_lock properly in hugetlb_setup().
Linus Torvalds recently announced the final release of the stable version of Kernel 4.4 LTS. Linux Kernel 4.4 LTS among others, includes 3D support in the GPU driver, allowing 3D hardware-accelerated graphics inside virtual machines, support for Open-Channel SSDs via LightNVM has been added, journaled RAID5 MD support has been implemented and various driver updates and fixes have been included as well. Linux Kernel 4.4 changelog sd: Disable support for 256 byte/sector disks fix race when unfreezing sync_action UBI: block: Add missing cache flushes drm/amdkfd: Don’t report local memory size dm: fix reload failure of 0 path multipath mapping on blk-mq devices Revert “drm/radeon: only mark audio as connected if the monitor supports it (v3)” iwlwifi: mvm: Free fw_status after use to avoid memory leak rtlwifi: rtl8192cu: Fix kernel deadlock See announcement for full release Install Kernel 4.
Jiri Slaby recently announced the fifth-first maintenance release – Linux Kernel 3.12.51, which is immediate availability for download. According to Jiri, all users of the 3.12 kernel series must upgrade to this latest version. According to the changelog, this release brings multiple improvements to the x86, ARM, ARM64, and PowerPC (PPC) hardware architectures. Linux Kernel 3.12.51 changelog fix possible race resulting from improper usage of IP_INC_STATS_BH() in preemptible context powerpc/pseries: Fix dedicated processor partition detection fix entry for HP lt4112 LTE/HSPA+ Gobi 4G Module net/mlx4: Copy/set only sizeof struct mlx4_eqe bytes mptfusion: prevent some memory corruption KEYS: Fix race between key destruction and finding a keyring by name KEYS: Fix crash when attempt to garbage collect an uninstantiated keyring sfc: Fix memcpy() with const destination compiler warning IB/cm: Fix rb-tree duplicate free and use-after-free KVM: x86: work around infinite loop in microcode when #AC is delivered crypto: api – Only abort operations on fatal signal dm btree remove: fix a bug when rebalancing nodes after removal serial: 8250_dw: Fix deadlock in LCR workaround Revert “ARM64: unwind: Fix PC calculation” serial: 8250_pci: Add support for 16 port Exar boards serial: 8250_pci: Add support for 12 port Exar boards dm btree: fix leak of bufio-backed block in btree_split_beneath error path Download Kernel 3.
Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” Cinnamon Beta Edition had just been released and this release comes with Cinnamon 2.8. Linux Mint 17.3 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use. Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” Cinnamon Update: New features: Software repositories are mirrored (i.e. duplicated on many servers) all over the world.
Linus Torvalds recently announced the first release candidate for Linux 4.4 (Linux Kernel 4.4 RC1). According to Torvalds “Just looking at the patch itself, things look fairly normal at a high level, possibly a bit more driver-heavy than usual with about 75% of the patch being drivers, and 10% being architecture updates. The remaining 15% is documentation, filesystem, core networking (as opposed to network drivers), tooling and some core infrastructure. The driver changes are all over, although staging, networking and GPU drivers stand out (and those three areas account for over half of the driver changes – roughly 40% of the whole patch).
Greg Kroah-Hartman recently announced the sixth maintenance release of the Linux 4.2 kernel series. According to the diff from Linux kernel 4.2.5, the new maintenance release is here to add various improvements to the ARM, ARM64, PowerPC (PPC), and x86 hardware architectures. Moreover, it fixes several issues in the Btrfs and OverlayFS filesystems, repairs a couple of networking problems, mostly related to mac80211 and Netfilter, as well as to adds a few mm and sound enhancements.
For some of you who may not have known, Linus Torvalds has been the face and architect behind the worlds most popular open source OS Linux for many years. One question that pondered my mind is “What will happen to Linux when Linus departs the world”? Well Linus himself thinks that Linux would survive just fine without him, and that may come as a welcoming news for Linux lovers. Some comments and reactions from some Linux redditors to the article “The Creator of Linux on the Future Without Him“: Pizzaiolo: “For some reason I think Stallman will be a bigger loss to the free software movement than Torvalds will be for kernel development :(“ Knaekce: “Linus could get run over by a bus.
Greg Kroah-Hartman recently announced the release of Linux Kernel 4.0.4, which has been tagged the most advanced and stable kernel version currently available. The Linux kernel 4.0.4 patch includes fixes for the ARM hardware architecture issue, as well as updates for the ACPI, MMC, GPU (Radeon and Intel i915) devices. Linux Kernel 4.0.4 changelog drm/radeon: don’t setup audio on asics that don’t support it vfio: Fix runaway interruptible timeout sound/oss: fix deadlock in sequencer_ioctl(SNDCTL_SEQ_OUTOFBAND) ACPI / SBS: Add 5 us delay to fix SBS hangs on MacBook mmc: card: Don’t access RPMB partitions for normal read/write mnt: Fix fs_fully_visible to verify the root directory is visible ARM: dts: imx23-olinuxino: Fix polarity of LED GPIO ARM: mvebu: armada-xp-openblocks-ax3-4: Disable internal RTC ARM: dts: imx28: Fix AUART4 TX-DMA interrupt name ARM: 8307⁄1: psci: move psci firmware calls out of line ARM: dts: OMAP3-N900: Add microphone bias voltages and lots more
The first release candidate to Linux Kernel 3.15-RC1 is now available for the users, announced by Linus Torvalds. This Linux Kernel version comes with plenty of fixes and improvements. This article will guide you on how to install or upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.15-RC1 in your Ubuntu or Linux Mint system. Click button below for full details of fixes and features: [button link=”http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1404.1/03040.html” style=”tick” color=”primary” class=”sys_btn”]Linux Kernel 3.15-RC1[/button] Step 1: Download Kernel Debs 32bit OS $ cd /tmp && wget kernel.
Linux Kernel version 3.14 was released on Sun, 30 March 2014. This release comes with lots of changes and fixes which includes the deadline task scheduling policy for real-time tasks, a memory compression mechanism is now considered stable, a port of the locking validator to userspace, ability to store properties such as compression for each inode in Btrfs… etc. Click button below for full details of this release: [button link=”http://kernelnewbies.org/Linux_3.14″ style=”tick” color=”primary” class=”sys_btn”]Linux 3.