Liquorix

Write suggestions and new ideas in here
More ideas here http://community.linuxmint.com/idea/welcome
Forum rules
No support questions here please.
Do not post ideas for application developers. Please use GitHub for Cinnamon and Nemo ideas.

Liquorix

Postby chiec on Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:33 am

Hi! I'm gonna make a suggestion. I was trying to run Diablo3 on Mint, but the FPS were horrible, so I searched for a solution, and a user on the battle.net forums suggested to install the Liquorix kernel, and it worked for me. Since I didn't found any problem using it but a improve of general performance, why aren't the changes on main Linux? If not, the (great) developers of Mint (or Ubuntu) can add at least some of the changes.

Thanks for your attention!

PD: As I realize now, even my Wifi reach further.
chiec
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:26 am

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: Liquorix

Postby nomko on Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:41 am

This Liquorix Kernel is not a mainstream kernel developed and maintained by the people behind this site: http://kernel.org/. The Liquorix Kernel is a private project run by Linux enthusiasts. You're free to use this kernel at your own risk ofcourse, but it will never be a mainstream kernel. Another disadvantage of this kernel is that it is not maintained by http://kernel.org/ meaning it won't be updated.

The website of Liquorix doesn't reveal much about the kernel, there's no FAQ or support. To me this kernel looks like a "plug and pray" kernel. But if you notice some improvements, that's always good ofcourse!
MSI GE70-2PE*Quad core Intel Core i7-4710HQ*Kingston 16 GB RAM*Intel 4th Gen. Integr. GPU/NVidia GeForce GTX860M*Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2200/Intel Wireless 3160*Sitecom X5-N600 Router (WLR-5100)

Visit my website:
My personal website
User avatar
nomko
Level 9
Level 9
 
Posts: 2917
Joined: Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:28 pm
Location: The Hague, The Netherlands

Re: Liquorix

Postby chiec on Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:52 pm

Well I know it's not a mainstream kernel, thats why I'm asking why aren't the changes in Liquorix in the mainstream one. I made some "research" and found that the reason the changes in Liquorix aren't in the mainstream Linux (as well as Con Kolivas one) is because it affect the performance on servers, but do the opposite thing on desktops wich is the primary target for Linux Mint. I think the Linux Mint programmers can put some of the changes in a Mint own kernel.

Well, it's only a little suggestion since I'm not very much into kernel things.

BTW: It would be awesome if the workspace switcher applet shew the windows appearing in each workspace, like in the old school gnome. It's usefull to a person like me who is constantly changin between them. If this last thing is implemented I'll be pleased of making a donation of 20$ :)


Thanks a lot!
Attachments
Gnome-2.6-en.jpeg
Gnome-2.6-en.jpeg (85.57 KiB) Viewed 1116 times
chiec
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:26 am

Re: Liquorix

Postby nomko on Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:45 pm

Did you noticed a huge performance difference between the main stream kernel and the Liquorix kernel?
MSI GE70-2PE*Quad core Intel Core i7-4710HQ*Kingston 16 GB RAM*Intel 4th Gen. Integr. GPU/NVidia GeForce GTX860M*Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2200/Intel Wireless 3160*Sitecom X5-N600 Router (WLR-5100)

Visit my website:
My personal website
User avatar
nomko
Level 9
Level 9
 
Posts: 2917
Joined: Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:28 pm
Location: The Hague, The Netherlands

Re: Liquorix

Postby chiec on Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:35 am

nomko wrote:Did you noticed a huge performance difference between the main stream kernel and the Liquorix kernel?


At least in games, yes, it's huge. Diablo3 went from totally unplayable (3/5 fps) to playable (20/25 fps), other games also can have a performance improvement, but not so huge but noticiable. I also noticed a little a lower CPU demand generaly and a little more watching HD videos.

Thanks for your attention.
chiec
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:26 am


Return to Suggestions & New Ideas

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests