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Post by psherma1 »

Why kernel is not being updated:

https://linuxreviews.org/Linux_5.5-rc4_ ... ew_Changes

There are three changes to Intels i915 kernel driver for Intel iGPUs in this release. Using 5.5-rc3 on a notebook with a Intel CPU/iGPU has worked better than any kernel since 5.0.21 and these 3 additional fixes in 5.5rc4 could mean that kernel 5.5 will be usable on Intel machines using Intel graphics when it is released. We did note that 5.3.14 appeared to be usable when it was released while 5.4.1 was a disaster. Further testing as well as numerous big reports revealed that Intel only fixed one of the many serious problems their iGPU driver in the 5.3.x as well as 5.4.x kernels. There are no i915 fixes in the 5.4.7 review patch-set (what will become the 5.4.7 release later) so it would appear that Intel has given up on trying to make 5.3.x and 5.4.x series kernels usable.

There will be at least one and perhaps two more 5.5 release candidates before the final version ships in the second half of January 2020. Linux kernel 5.5-rc4 can be acquired from www.kernel.org.


Sunday, 01/05/2020

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