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    Re: Kernel 3.6.1

    Quote Originally Posted by sonnet View Post
    Did you install gnome-shell/classic on top of a command line installation, or are you running it on top of the desktop (with all unity..) installation?
    It should make a substantial difference
    gnome-classic is my default choice

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    Re: Kernel 3.6.1

    Quote Originally Posted by VinDSL View Post
    I just use a "shotgun" approach. It's very simple...

    Using Linux 3.6.1 as an example:

    • Download the binaries from:(In my case, I downloaded the 3 files ending in _i386.deb & the 1 file ending in _all.deb, e.g. 4 files total.)
    • Place these 4 .deb files in a folder, all by themselves.
    • Open a terminal (command line interface [aka CLI]).
    • Navigate (change directory) to the folder containing the 4 files.
    • Install them using "dpkg". I simply use: sudo dpkg -i *.deb
    • If all goes well (and it usually does)... reboot.
    • If all does not go well, fix the problem(s) before rebooting.
    how do you find out about security updates/patches
    i made a script to install it
    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    
    WHERE="http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.6.1-quantal"
    VER_A="3.6.1-030601"
    VER_B="201210071322"
    
    mkdir /tmp/kernel-$VER_A
    cd /tmp/kernel-$VER_A
    if [ "`uname -m`" == "x86_64" ];then
        arch="amd64"
    else
        arch="i386"
    fi
    wget $WHERE/linux-{image-extra,headers,image}-$VER_A-generic_$VER_A."$VER_B"_$arch.deb
    wget $WHERE/linux-headers-$VER_A."$VER_B"_all.deb
    if [ `ls linux-*.deb | wc -l` -lt 4 ];then
        echo "Failed to download all needed files"
        exit
    fi
    sudo dpkg -i ./linux-*.deb
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    Re: Kernel 3.6.1

    Quote Originally Posted by dino99 View Post
    hey, 3.6.1 is a bug fix release, explaining better experience

    and i'm surprised it only use 260 Mib ram with gnome-classic, thats very low
    as in the entire system as soon as you login?
    i am using almost 490 on xfce (using 64bit with 4gb ram 300mb shared with gpu)
    also using nvidia drivers
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    Re: Kernel 3.6.1

    Quote Originally Posted by dino99 View Post
    hey, 3.6.1 is a bug fix release, explaining better experience

    and i'm surprised it only use 260 Mib ram with gnome-classic, thats very low
    Aha! Bug fix, eh? That explains it.

    I read, somewhere, that everyone MUST update 3.6.0 --> 3.6.1

    I assumed it was a security patch, because of the ARM stuff that they added.

    Anyway, it is what it is. It works better or worse, and that's all that matters to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by sonnet View Post
    Did you install gnome-shell/classic on top of a command line installation, or are you running it on top of the desktop (with all unity..) installation?
    It should make a substantial difference
    I always start with a normal Ubu dev release, then add the GS and LXDE DEs to the mix. Then, it's off to the races...

    I've played around with other DEs, but those are the ones I prefer on Ubuntu installs (Unity, GS, LXDE).

    Quote Originally Posted by pqwoerituytrueiwoq View Post
    as in the entire system as soon as you login?

    i am using almost 490 on xfce (using 64bit with 4gb ram 300mb shared with gpu) also using nvidia drivers
    We're talking apples n' oranges, I suppose -- gnome-classic vs gnome-shell vs xfce, but...

    GS, on top of kernel 3.6.1 has been very stingy on resources (depending on what you're doing, of course).

    Here's an htop screenie, from a few minutes ago...




    They say, a picture is worth 1000 words, but this requires a note of explanation.

    I started my PC an hour ago. After logging into GS, I played a flash game on Facebook that's horribly resource-intensive. It uses all of my CPU, all of my RAM, and most of my SWAP. Flash and/or my browser occasionally run out of memory, requiring a screen refresh. For the most part, it brings this machine to its knees!

    After I logged out of Facebook, I came over here, read this thread, and took the screenshot. So, there is no doctoring-up of the results. I didn't just login to the desktop. And, this PC just went through an epic battle with the meanest, nastiest, flash game known to mankind. LoL!

    Check it out. Everything recovered nicely...

    All I care about is resident memory and CPU usage.

    Sitting (basically) idle @ my desktop, with htop running in a terminal, GS has simmered down single-digit CPU usage, and it's consuming only 249 MiB of resident RAM.

    I still haven't logged into Unity yet, since installing 3.6.1. This is just too enjoyable...
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    Re: Kernel 3.6.1

    I followed VinDSL's instructions for installing the 3.6.1 kernel on QQ. So far I had stuck with the kernels provided in the QQ updates and was satisfied with testing those. But I was intrigued by what VinDSL reported about improved performance so I decided to give it a shot.

    I'm using Unity and VinDSL is using Gnome, but I have to say that Unity has been noticeably snappier on my system. It was noticeable immediately with the first window I opened (Teminal) and so far has continued with everything else I've opened. I'm very impressed. It is a very definite improvement, at least so far.

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    Re: Kernel 3.6.1

    thanks for the notice
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    Re: Kernel 3.6.1

    I roll my own.

    Linux gensokyo 3.6.0-rc4-prime-pm #1 SMP Tue Sep 11 14:51:44 EDT 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

    Based on Airlie's branches.

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    Re: Kernel 3.6.1

    Quote Originally Posted by paul_in_london View Post
    Thanks.

    Downloaded, installed, rebooted. Everything has been running fine for the last ten hours or so.

    Does this mean I'm already testing 13.04?

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    Re: Kernel 3.6.1

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulW2U View Post
    Thanks.

    Downloaded, installed, rebooted. Everything has been running fine for the last ten hours or so.

    Does this mean I'm already testing 13.04?
    Heh! I really *think* Linux 3.6 et al. should have been included in 12.10. It's stable enough, IMO, but...

    It's like watching a duck, sitting on water.

    Everything looks calm on the surface, but there's a lot going on underneath, you know?

    But, yes, you're ready for 13.04, I'm sure. I know I am.

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