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Linux versions and intel microcode (guess work)


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#1 GoofProg

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 04:11 PM

I tried to install Linux Peppermint 8 on my laptop and it worked just fine until I added the additional drivers on it.  I blamed the NVIDIA video driver for randomly shutting down my laptop.  I do not think that is the problem.  I believe the problem is the intel microcode.  I believe intel releases it out and the linux community just says it is the latest and greatest.  So I assume the new intel microcode is for desktops and skylake and made my laptop unstable. I also assume that is why there are different versions of Linux now for long update support.  So Linux v 11.1, v12.1, and v13.1 will have different microcode support and will be LTS versions.  I also guess the Paramount lawsuit with media playing may be related to intel microcode incapability.



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Posted 13 June 2017 - 04:46 PM

Why do you believe these things? What evidence did you find?



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Posted 13 June 2017 - 05:37 PM

 

I believe intel releases it out and the linux community just says it is the latest and greatest.

You realy dont know the Linux community all that well if you think thats the case.


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 05:50 PM

Good point Nick, normally it's trial by fire to get added to a stable distro.



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Posted 13 June 2017 - 06:16 PM

I tried to install Linux Peppermint 8 on my laptop and it worked just fine until I added the additional drivers on it.

If it was working just fine then why did you install the additional drivers.

 

When I do an install I will run with the open source drivers and if all is working well then I see no need to install the proprietary drivers.

 

It has been my experience that the proprietary drivers don't always work as you have found. :nono:

 

I would remove them and stay with the open source drivers which sometimes are the best for what hardware you may be using.

 

I have had very excellent results using open source Linux drivers.

 

I also use Peppermint 8 and find it to be an excellent Linux distro.

 

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 09:09 PM

More than likely it was the Nvidia driver that caused your issues. I've had plenty of experience with that happening. A lot of the time its easier to just do a re-install and call it a day, especially if you have your /home on a separate partition.


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 09:23 PM

I agree with DeimosChaos a clean install would be best.  :thumbup2:


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:48 AM

I would also blame Nvidia more than intel, intel has been very good at providing code for linux as of late.

Nvidia has been hit or miss.


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 02:07 AM

 

So I assume the new intel microcode is for desktops and skylake and made my laptop unstable.

 

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/650212/intel-skylakekaby-lake-processors-broken-hyper-threading-linux/#entry4269690


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