3.1.5 Intel Atom Netbook Zen Kernel compiled on Lubuntu 11.04

Posted: December 11, 2011 in Linux
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.config
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 *3.1.5*lnat*cfq*.deb
5. Reboot

To uninstall:
1. Boot into any other kernel
2. Open terminal window
3. sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.1.5-zen-lnat-cfq linux-headers-3.1.5-zen-lnat-cfq
4. Reboot

Patches:
http://downloads.zen-kernel.org/snapshots/v3.1_master.diff.gz (16 Dec 2011 04:37:06 snapshot)

Note:
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.

Disclaimer:
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.

Comments
  1. P Y Cote says:

    Can’t wait to try it

  2. py cote says:

    did it again , keep up the good work

  3. py cote says:

    I would like to add something,does this zen kernel supports GRUB2 !

    I have an error (240) you have to have GRUB installed,it s the only thing , beside of that,everything s perfect,fast,stable , boot time much faster , shutdowns also,put in gcc-4.6.1 in Mint 11 , & you have a boom !!!

    Keep up the good work Pateo ,I really do appreciate your efforts ,I wouldn’t be able to do it alone,again thanx

    • pateo says:

      Welcome. Current understanding is that the boot loader and kernel are unrelated (no errors booting using GRUB2 which is default on Lubuntu this end). There is a 240 message during boot but it’s just a warning (as ext2/3 drivers don’t understand default ext4 fs) – might do some research to remove this message later. Note there may be strange issues if you try to use this kernel on other ‘buntu derivatives like Mint which may be due to different versions of gcc etc. on different distributions.

    • pateo says:

      You may wish to try this – the 240 warning message should no longer appear but had to completely remove EXT2/3 support to do so.

  4. P Y says:

    thanx for the hint,I’ll try it uot , have a good one out there .

  5. P Y says:

    If you nwant to play around a little bit more :https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php/packages.php?setlang=hu&SB=c&SO=d&O=50&PP=50

    You must be busy , but if you have time , have a look , it might give you some ideas .

    Keep up the good work .

  6. Angel says:

    Hey, came across your kernel looking for a way to pep up my Acer Aspire One D255. I’m using Lubuntu 11.10 and this kernel is excellent. Noticeable speed improvements, and boot time is under ten seconds(!).

    Thanks for compiling this and for posting it.

  7. p y says:

    look forward to your next magic kernel Paeo

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