Heeter Feb 19, 2013 @ 9:55pm
is it worth upgrading to 3.7 Kernel?
Hey all,

Wondering if it is worth it to change my kernel from 3.5 to 3.7 for playing on Steam?

Any advantages with playing on steam?

Thanks

Heeter
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towo01 Feb 19, 2013 @ 11:17pm 
Depends on your hardware and used drivers.
Greenbikerdude Feb 20, 2013 @ 12:41am 
the 3.7 kernel didnt change much in the gaming area so you are not hesitated to make the switch...
CausticGoon Feb 20, 2013 @ 12:45am 
If you're going to go 3.7 why not go 3.8, it was just released :)

Either way, I think you're probably not likely to see huge gains. You can try fairly pain free. If you don't remove your current version you can always switch back with grub.
gutigen o) Feb 20, 2013 @ 2:08am 
If you are ubuntu user, wait for 13.04 release in April with 3.8 kernel and many nice tweaks. It's in Alpha now and so far is more stable then 12.10. It's going to be great release, only two more months :)
rudeboyskunk Feb 20, 2013 @ 2:41am 
Originally posted by gutigen o) Linux:
If you are ubuntu user, wait for 13.04 release in April with 3.8 kernel any many nice tweaks. It's in Alpha now and so far is more stable then 12.10. It's going to be great release, only two more months :)

Is there a page with all the packages that will be included in 13.04? I want to see what specifically gets updated from 12.04.
[Linux]Salivating monstah Feb 20, 2013 @ 2:44am 
Originally posted by rudeboyskunk Linux:
Originally posted by gutigen o) Linux:
If you are ubuntu user, wait for 13.04 release in April with 3.8 kernel any many nice tweaks. It's in Alpha now and so far is more stable then 12.10. It's going to be great release, only two more months :)

Is there a page with all the packages that will be included in 13.04? I want to see what specifically gets updated from 12.04.
Don't you still want ati legacy drivers??
gutigen o) Feb 20, 2013 @ 2:49am 
Originally posted by rudeboyskunk Linux:
Is there a page with all the packages that will be included in 13.04? I want to see what specifically gets updated from 12.04.

Literally everything :)

You can take a look at some of the changes here:
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/tag/raring-ringtail

Not sure if there is a list of packages somewhere, maybe there is... :)
I'm using 13.04 for a month now, had to reinstall once cause I broke my system by installing Gnome3 Staging PPA (bad idea atm) and had 1 other crash (lightdm). Everything else works better then 12.04 and 12.10 so far, faster and more stable. But since updates are rolling at daily basis, it can break any moment, so I wouldn't recommend installing it until at least Beta stage (next month).
Heeter Feb 20, 2013 @ 4:10pm 
Awesome, guys, thanks for your input.

My current system using Ubuntu 12.10 64bit, 6core AMD 1090T (3.2Ghz), 16 Gigs RAM DDR3, NVidia GT610 with 310.14 drivers. 2x150GIG velociraptors in Raid0.

I think that I am gonna go for it.

Thanks again, Guys

Heeter
Heeter Feb 20, 2013 @ 4:57pm 
Update: So for, I cannot install 3.8 as it crashes unity, and has issues with my nvidia drivers. I tried 2 nvidia drivers: 304 & 310. Both no go.

Back to Ubuntu factory kernel.


Heeter
CausticGoon Feb 20, 2013 @ 5:52pm 
How did you install the drivers? I've been using the nvidia drivers with 3.8 with zero issues. I'm guessing you installed them by hand from nvidia? The modules probably aren't getting build. Especially if you didn't go out of your way to install DKMS before installing the drivers.
Heeter Feb 20, 2013 @ 6:09pm 
I used jockey-kde for the nvidia drivers, never had luck manually installing them.

As for the kernel, I used:

cd /tmp
wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/upubuntu.com/kernel-3.8 -O kernel-3.8
chmod +x kernel-3.8
sudo sh kernel-3.8
sudo reboot

Just checked, and I have the latest DKMS installed (dkms 2.2.0.3)


Heeter
CausticGoon Feb 20, 2013 @ 6:14pm 
I guess that's one way of doing it. But yeah, that's what I would expect you to have done. DKMS is taken care of in the drivers that jockey would have installed. I would have expected that to work for you, it's more or less what I've done. Might be a regression in the kernel.
Kano Feb 20, 2013 @ 6:22pm 
@Heeter

Your code is a "bit" long. Look at:

http://kanotix.com/files/fix/mainline/install-3.8.sh

When you ignore the disabled code then it is very short. Btw. I have scripts for every kernel from 2.6.28 to 3.8 (below there is no ext4 support). 32 bit works with Debian wheezy as well. 64 bit required Ubuntu. It should work with correctly installed nvidia 313 drivers (304 would need a patch). If needed i could explain how to patch fglrx 13.1 legacy or 13.2 beta 6 as well...
[Linux] Junior s2 Camila Feb 20, 2013 @ 6:39pm 
Are omgubuntu and upubuntu safe sources? =)
[LINUX] MrTheSoulz™ Feb 20, 2013 @ 7:03pm 
Originally posted by Linux Junior s2 Camila:
Are omgubuntu and upubuntu safe sources? =)
omgubuntu yes, the other never tryed it
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