3.0.8 Intel Atom Netbook Zen Kernel compiled on Mint 11 (LXDE)

Posted: November 10, 2011 in Linux
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kernel headers and image

To use:
1. Extract to any directory using 7-Zip
2. Open terminal window
3. cd {extracted directory}
4. sudo dpkg -i *3.0.8*mkat*cfq*.deb
5. Reboot

To uninstall:
1. Boot into any other kernel
2. Open terminal window
3. sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.0.8-zen-mkat-cfq linux-headers-3.0.8-zen-mkat-cfq
4. Reboot

http://downloads.zen-kernel.org/snapshots/v3.0_master.diff.gz (10 Nov 2011 04:37:06 snapshot)

Kernel defaults to using CFQ IO scheduler.
Add elevator=bfq in Kernel command line to use BFQ IO scheduler instead without recompiling.

Credits to:
Zen kernel developers & Pappy (Kernel Seeds) for initial .config seed; dieghen89 (kernel-netbook project) for BFQ tip.

Kernels are provided on an “as is basis” and not guaranteed to work on all netbooks (too many variations in hardware). Suggest to only use kernels compiled for your current distribution/version.

  1. Alexander says:

    Has this been tried on Mint 12? If not, what issues may raise when using this version?

    • pateo says:

      Hasn’t been tried on Mint 12 (as no LXDE version yet & Mint not being main O/S) – may have strange boot error messages/certain hardware not working … difficult to say. It shouldn’t cause any damage but kernels are provided as is / not guaranteed to work on all netbooks & use at your own risk.

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