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#1 2022-09-22 13:42:09

fch07
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Using Linux vs Linux-LTS

I recently installed arch on my pc, it's a Starlabs mkIII with 8th gen i7 and coreboot BIOS. What are the chances of me having some kernel update that does not boot or similar issues, I have been running the latest kernel with no problems so far, after 3 upgrades after my install everything is so stable. But I ask myself if having also the LTSversion would be a nice idea.

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#2 2022-09-22 13:48:23

V1del
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Re: Using Linux vs Linux-LTS

It's impossible to generally predict that. And the S in LTS stands for support, not stability, if you have a update that happens to be in the stable patch series breaking something chances you will run into it in both kernels.

A "safe" strategy is to have both kernels installed so you have something to fallback to if it happens, maybe even hold the LTS kernel on a known good version with e.g. IgnorePkg and only explicitly updating that when you know that the newest stable kernel is stable.

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#3 2022-09-22 13:52:59

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Re: Using Linux vs Linux-LTS

Thanks for your answer, yes I know it stands for long term support.  I will consider your advice.

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#4 2022-09-26 22:18:48

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Re: Using Linux vs Linux-LTS

I am running on a StarLabs MK IV. After one Kernel update I got screen flickering to the point I could not use the laptop.
Booting with LTS did solve the problem by now.

I would also recommend both kernels to unblock yourself.

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#5 2022-09-27 05:14:51

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Re: Using Linux vs Linux-LTS

rantanran wrote:

I am running on a StarLabs MK IV. After one Kernel update I got screen flickering to the point I could not use the laptop.
Booting with LTS did solve the problem by now.

I would also recommend both kernels to unblock yourself.

Are you running coreboot or AMI?

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#6 2022-09-27 05:55:31

rantanran
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Re: Using Linux vs Linux-LTS

fch07 wrote:

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Are you running coreboot or AMI?

I am running Coreboot

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