Package Details: intel-ucode-clear 36610-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/intel-ucode-clear.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: intel-ucode-clear
Description: Intel cpu microcode and i915 firmware used by Clear Linux
Upstream URL: https://clearlinux.org/
Keywords: microcode
Provides: intel-ucode
Submitter: yw662
Maintainer: katoitalia
Last Packager: katoitalia
Votes: 10
Popularity: 0.001787
First Submitted: 2019-08-04 22:37 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-07-17 10:46 (UTC)

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katoitalia commented on 2020-08-13 08:58 (UTC) (edited on 2021-06-01 14:02 (UTC) by katoitalia)

This is the microcode for INTEL CPUs that you can find in Clear Linux

regular intel-ucode microcode found in official arch repos is often a few months behind intel-ucode-clear and might not have the same perks and optimizations as it follows a different release pipeline.

Click on "Show More.." for instructions...

  • I only use systemd-boot.
  • I will not provide how to procedures on bootloaders I do not test myself.
  • I don't use grub or bootloaders other than systemd-boot, compatibility with other bootloaders is very much possible but untested.
  • In previous comments you should be able to find how to make it work with grub.
  • This package does not conflict with the intel-ucode package as you might use it to start a different kernel and they may coexist on different bootloader entries.
  • This package is not suited for AMD CPUs or Intel-Mac computers even if they are x86_64 but if you are interested in submitting to the AUR an AMD or Intel-Mac compatible package, I will be able to provide you with the script I use to generate this package as starting point.

To make it work, add both:

/intel-ucode.cpio and /i915-firmware.cpio.xz

to your bootloader entry as initrd.

e.g. on systemd-boot

title KatoLinux 5.7
linux /vmlinuz-5.7-x86_64
initrd /intel-ucode.cpio
initrd /i915-firmware.cpio.xz
initrd /initramfs-5.7-x86_64.img
options root=UUID=XXX rw


* EDIT: Update and clarifications

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RubenKelevra commented on 2022-04-17 21:24 (UTC)

Gorgeous, thank you!

katoitalia commented on 2021-10-17 19:18 (UTC)

this package hasn't been working for about half an hour as intel changed slightly how their files are stored on their servers, tweaked my script I use to generate the PKGBUILD and it works fine now

katoitalia commented on 2021-08-08 04:52 (UTC)

I'm sorry if this hasn't been working correctly in the past 3 hours, it's fixed now.

commented on 2020-12-11 18:47 (UTC)

@katoitalia what's the difference between intel-ucode and this package?

katoitalia commented on 2020-12-11 14:06 (UTC)

@0day it is not a mandatory requirement

commented on 2020-12-11 11:35 (UTC)

Should I use this package instead of intel-ucode if using linux-clear kernel?

Khaithang commented on 2020-11-21 13:41 (UTC)

Does it conflict with intel-ucode in extra repository link: - https://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/any/intel-ucode/ i have three kernels (clear linux, linux zen and main kernel) i already have intel-ucode.img in my boot directory in loads for all the kernel. And i have the i915 firmware in the main and zen kernel but not in clear linux, should i remove the exisiting intel-code and put this version along with the i915 firmware in the clear linux menu in grub ?

Tjuh commented on 2020-09-26 21:24 (UTC)

Getting this kernel log message since I switched to mkinitcpio-zstd, linux-clear boots just fine though;

Initramfs unpacking failed: invalid magic at start of compressed archive

Funny thing is that this msg does not appear on linux-zen rebuilt with mkinitcpio-zstd.

katoitalia commented on 2020-08-13 08:58 (UTC) (edited on 2021-06-01 14:02 (UTC) by katoitalia)

This is the microcode for INTEL CPUs that you can find in Clear Linux

regular intel-ucode microcode found in official arch repos is often a few months behind intel-ucode-clear and might not have the same perks and optimizations as it follows a different release pipeline.

Click on "Show More.." for instructions...

  • I only use systemd-boot.
  • I will not provide how to procedures on bootloaders I do not test myself.
  • I don't use grub or bootloaders other than systemd-boot, compatibility with other bootloaders is very much possible but untested.
  • In previous comments you should be able to find how to make it work with grub.
  • This package does not conflict with the intel-ucode package as you might use it to start a different kernel and they may coexist on different bootloader entries.
  • This package is not suited for AMD CPUs or Intel-Mac computers even if they are x86_64 but if you are interested in submitting to the AUR an AMD or Intel-Mac compatible package, I will be able to provide you with the script I use to generate this package as starting point.

To make it work, add both:

/intel-ucode.cpio and /i915-firmware.cpio.xz

to your bootloader entry as initrd.

e.g. on systemd-boot

title KatoLinux 5.7
linux /vmlinuz-5.7-x86_64
initrd /intel-ucode.cpio
initrd /i915-firmware.cpio.xz
initrd /initramfs-5.7-x86_64.img
options root=UUID=XXX rw


* EDIT: Update and clarifications