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Kernel 4.11.9 and firmware

July 08, 2017 — BarryK
Kernel
Running Quirky Xerus x86_64 8.1.90 on my midi-tower PC, have compiled Linux kernel 4.11.9. This will be used in the next release of Quirky Xerus -- the official final release is expected to be version 8.2. Note, the current official release is 8.1.6, back in January 2017.

The PETs(31.4M, 1.1M, 145.7M):
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/quirky6/amd64/packages/pet_packages-xerus/linux_kernel-4.11.9-overlay-amd64-xerus.pet
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/quirky6/amd64/packages/pet_packages-xerus/linux_headers-4.11.9.pet
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/quirky6/amd64/packages/pet_packages-xerus/kernel_src-4.11.9-patched.pet

The kernel source and build scripts:
http://barryk.org/sources/kernel-4.11.9/
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Firmware
Have also created firmware PETs for networking and gpu. Note that creation of these PETs is quite easy. In a recent Quirky Linux, look in /usr/local/firmware. There you will find a couple of scripts and instructions.

I am currently getting most of the non-free firmware from here:
http://repo.kali.org/kali/pool/non-free/f/firmware-nonfree/

Firmware PETs (6.2M, 28.1M):
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/quirky6/noarch/packages/pet_packages-noarch/firmware_linux_display-4.11-20170708.pet
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/quirky6/noarch/packages/pet_packages-noarch/firmware_linux_network-4.11-20170708.pet

Comments

For Quirky 8.1.94 I dumped overlay filesystem in favour of aufs. This required a recompile of the kernel:
http://barryk.org/sources/kernel-4.11.9-aufs/

For Quirky Xerus 8.2 final, I compiled the kernel again, this time with the fuse driver builtin, so that the ntfs-3g driver will work in the initramfs. Also bumped version 4.11.11:
http://barryk.org/sources/kernel-4.11.11-aufs/

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