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openSUSE 12.1 to use kernel 3.1

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I would like consideration to be given to the likely release of kernel 3.1 around the 19th of October, less than a week after RC1 opensuse 12.1 gets published. [edit - kernel now expected late-Sept/early-Oct]
greatly improved wifi drivers (heise) -
kernel 3.1 will bring a few noteworthy advantages -
solution for kernel power regressions:
possibility of support for Intels Cedar Trail platform:
better KVM virtualisation support:
better Nouveau DRM support for fermi:


icons/user_comment.png J. B. wrote: (7 years ago)

49 GMA500 patches published and due to be included in 3.1:


icons/user_comment.png C. O. wrote: (7 years ago)

I tried booting with nouveau on my new GeForce GTX 560 TI System recently and had it freeze hard. Only removing nouveau made it "usable" again.

So if Linux 3.1 contains improvements for nouveau this might be very important to keep in mind!

icons/user_comment.png R. U. wrote: (7 years ago)

Seriously citing phoronix about future speculations?
I could give you tons of phoronix articles going untrue ...

icons/user_comment.png A. J. wrote: (7 years ago)

Every kernel brings many new features - and we have to make a cut at some point. There's no gurantee that 3.1 will be available in time. I suggest you talk directly on the opensuse-kernel mailing list once 3.0 is out with the kernel developers. For now I reject this.

icons/user_comment.png J. O. wrote: (7 years ago)

Seems it will become true:
(= devel project for Factory kernel)

(no branch named 'openSUSE-12.1')

icons/user_comment.png A. J. wrote: (7 years ago)

Please ask on kernel@opensuse.org mailinglist for the actual plans.

icons/user_comment.png A. J. wrote: (7 years ago)

Indeed, Jeff Mahoney just said they plan to go for 3.1.

icons/user_comment.png J. B. wrote: (7 years ago)

cheers AJ. :)

icons/user_comment.png A. J. wrote: (7 years ago)

3.1-rc5 was just checked in.

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