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Manjaro thread

Postby dedanna1029 » 09 Nov 2015, 05:06

Since Manjaro is a rolling release I thought for those who are new to it, they could come to one central thread to check out the latest from Manjaro, rather than having a separate thread for each release.

I've just been reading about a development version of Manjaro that's been released, 15.12, which ships with kernel 4.3.

Insofar as things go for me, the problem here is they have, I'm sure, missed the kernel release 4.1.12-1 (which they completely by-passed), which includes support for the newer Qualcomm Atheros and contains security fixes. The main issue with that being the security fixes. There hasn't been time for them to pick up on it. I'm wondering how many other distros are going to move on and by-pass this too.

Shall we let the devs at Manjaro know just to be on the safe side?
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Re: Manjaro thread

Postby viking60 » 09 Nov 2015, 08:54

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mhwd-kernel -li
Currently running: 4.2.5-1-MANJARO (linux42)
The following kernels are installed in your system:
   * linux314
   * linux41
   * linux42


It is there if you want it.
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Re: Manjaro thread

Postby dedanna1029 » 09 Nov 2015, 14:00

Yes, but as I said they couldn't have had time to implement the needed security fixes to it as they were just released in 4.1.12, nor would they have the support for the Qualcomm Atheros Killer and QCA6174 yet. They did up a 4.3 on their own volition so to speak. They put the cart before the horse. Run an info on that last kernel. I bet if you upgrade to 15.12 and get the info on the 4.3 kernel as well, the security fixes are not mentioned.
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Re: Manjaro thread

Postby viking60 » 09 Nov 2015, 14:34

In my simple mind it should work if the ath10k driver contains the drivers for your hardware.
I am updating now and before the update these are the available kernels:

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 mhwd-kernel -l
Available kernels:
   * linux310
   * linux312
   * linux313
   * linux314
   * linux316
   * linux318
   * linux319
   * linux41
   * linux42
   * linux43

So it should be possible to install kernel 4.1 and use the ath10k driver.
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Re: Manjaro thread

Postby dedanna1029 » 09 Nov 2015, 17:02

IF the firmware is there. That's the thing that's boggled the works.
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Re: Manjaro thread

Postby dedanna1029 » 10 Nov 2015, 18:55

I'm going to give a shot with it live after a bit.
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Re: Manjaro thread

Postby dedanna1029 » 11 Nov 2015, 00:16

I was right. If you look in your /usr/lib/firmware/ath10k folder you'll see there is absolutely nothing supporting the QCA6174. I'd have to do the same thing I did with Mageia to get them to support it. File a bug, get whatever firmware they want me to, test, yada-yada. I'm not up for all that when I've never even used Manjaro.

I'm betting it's the same with Arch.
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Re: Manjaro thread

Postby viking60 » 11 Nov 2015, 00:18

Well since it is the same Hardware you should be able to do it pretty much in the same way.
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Re: Manjaro thread

Postby dedanna1029 » 11 Nov 2015, 00:20

Only if they've applied the needed fixes to the kernel to support the firmware I have with.
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Re: Manjaro thread

Postby viking60 » 11 Nov 2015, 00:36

Philip takes the Arch repos and works with them so this thing needs to happen in Arch first I guess.
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Re: Manjaro thread

Postby dedanna1029 » 11 Nov 2015, 00:46

Yeah. I'm not up to going through all this again though. I suppose I could file a bug for it but I'm going to wait a bit. I fought this thing so hard and it was so frustrating with Mageia (even though it turned out well) that I really want a break.
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Re: Manjaro thread

Postby dedanna1029 » 11 Nov 2015, 17:58

Screw it. Where is the Manjaro bugzilla? Thanks.

Also, the forum keeps timing out when I try to post there about it?
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