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kernel xanmod

PostPosted: Jun 15th, '21, 20:19
by GersonLearchman
Hi all, Will it be possible to install the Xanmod kernel on Mageia 8? When I was on MX Linux I used it, and it improved a lot the performance of my machine, but I don't know how to install it on Mageia. Could you help me? Thanks in advance for your attention.
This is your page:
https://xanmod.org

Re: kerbel xanmod

PostPosted: Jun 15th, '21, 22:27
by doktor5000
Sure it is possible. You'd have to manually compile and install it, like any other kernel.

In the best-case scenario it could be as easy as
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make oldconfig
make rpm
# install the generated rpm pakegs
reboot


But I wouldn't bother with it, you would need to basically support and update it yourself. Compared to what actual measurable benefits ?

Re: kernel xanmod

PostPosted: Jun 16th, '21, 16:20
by GersonLearchman
With the Xanmod kernel you get less RAM consumption, increased system fluidity and less processor overhead.
I have tested and verified this when using MX Linux.
There it was installed like this:
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$ echo 'deb http://deb.xanmod.org releases main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/xanmod-kernel.list && wget -qO - https://dl.xanmod.org/gpg.key | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo apt update && sudo apt install linux-xanmod

But I don't know how to do it in Mageia because it uses neither DEB nor APT.

Re: kerbel xanmod

PostPosted: Jun 16th, '21, 16:57
by doktor5000
doktor5000 wrote:You'd have to manually compile and install it, like any other kernel.

Re: kernel xanmod

PostPosted: Jun 16th, '21, 18:51
by GersonLearchman
I don't know how to do it, although in the page it shows that there is for Fedora, Arch and Gentoo, I don't know how to transfer those commands to Mageia.

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[copr:copr.fedorainfracloud.org:rmnscnce:kernel-xanmod]
name=Copr repo for kernel-xanmod owned by rmnscnce
baseurl=https://download.copr.fedorainfracloud.org/results/rmnscnce/kernel-xanmod/fedora-$releasever-$basearch/
type=rpm-md
skip_if_unavailable=True
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://download.copr.fedorainfracloud.org/results/rmnscnce/kernel-xanmod/pubkey.gpg
repo_gpgcheck=0
enabled=1
enabled_metadata=1


Forgive my ignorance, but he who asks learns and that is what forums were made for.