Tag Archives: kernel

Linux kernel 2.6.38 and 2.6.39 power regression workaround

Recently I've been referencing Linux 2.6.38 and 2.6.39 kernel power drain regression in many of my articles. Fortunately Phoronix has found the root cause of this issue and has suggested a workaround for the affected systems. Also because of the Linux kernel 3.0 merge window closed this power regression will not be properly fixed until Linux kernel 3.1 release. In this article I'm bringing you two ways to work around this problem on your laptop or desktop system running Linux kernel 2.6.38 or newer.

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Compile upstream Linux kernel from kernel.org on Ubuntu or Debian

Linux kernelIn this article I will show you how to compile kernel from kernel.org on Debian based operating systems like Ubuntu. If you talk to any Linux guru he will say that compiling upstream kernel.org is something very complicated and reserved only for advanced users. That just isn't true. Nowadays to compile upstream kernel without excessive modification of default options all you need is some free time, because compilation process could take 30 to 60 minutes or longer depending on your PC characteristics. So lets get down to business...

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