Package Base Details: linux-covolunablu-gaming

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Keywords: gaming kernel linux
Submitter: portaloffreedom
Maintainer: portaloffreedom (sten_gun)
Last Packager: portaloffreedom
Votes: 8
Popularity: 0.013201
First Submitted: 2015-11-11 15:53
Last Updated: 2020-03-27 15:18

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sten_gun commented on 2017-03-18 23:34

Upgraded to 4.10
-> kernel 4.10.3
-> bfq v8r8
-> steamos xpad.c latest version upstream as today.

portaloffreedom commented on 2017-02-06 17:08

I'm sorry for the slow update. I have a ready version, but I'm having issues with it. Unluckly I've also issues with my main machine and I'm using a borrowed one right now.

As soon as I'm sure the issue I'm having are not kernel related, I'll publish the update.

Sorry for keep you waiting :(

ahjolinna commented on 2016-08-12 00:49

the BFQ kernel panic issue was been fixed in 2nd "revision" version ..anyway 4.7 kernel has arrived (stable repos) and patches for it

I just hope nvidia (non-free) drivers will support 4.7 kernel soon (officially), there is some patch that does work

portaloffreedom commented on 2016-08-03 12:49

I'm experiencing some kernel panics with the new BFQ, so I'm downgrading myself to 4.6.4-1.

If anyone else is experiencing kernel panics, I will downgrade for everyone.

portaloffreedom commented on 2016-07-28 11:31

I'm updating to the new version of BFQ, but for the kernel update I will keep in sync with the archlinux version.
I don't have enough time to follow all minor patches that should be applied (as sometimes arch does, usually fixing kernel panics).

Is also a guarantee for me that the kernel has been tested by several arch-linux users without BFQ and steamos patches. If any problem arises, is going to be because of these patches, or I will find the solution from the arch linux community (depending on where the problem is originating from).

portaloffreedom commented on 2016-02-05 16:18

Apparently if I update the url of xpad.c but don't delete the old one, makepkg still keeps the old one.
Sorry for that, I'll make sure to delete it and have correct checksums the next times.

portaloffreedom commented on 2016-02-04 14:48

Updated to 4.4

- updated kernel to 4.4.1 (based on 4.4.1-2 linux package)
- update BFQ to v7r11
- update xpad to newer version upstream

portaloffreedom commented on 2016-01-13 18:02

@conan513 thanks man. As @sten_gun was saying, the best performance gain you have is from BFQ, a differente disk scheduler.

I suggest you to also modify the `/usr/bin/steam` command of this crap:
196: exec "$LAUNCHSTEAMDIR/$STEAMBOOTSTRAP" "$@" 2>&1 | tee "/tmp/dumps/${USER}_stdout.txt"
The `tee` command is spamming your RAM with a lot useless log, removing this useless log saving improved my performance quite a bit.

I didn't kwno about LQX, I just shared what I is the configuration I use everyday for gaming (and not only).
Thanks for the info, maybe I'll try to add also that one and integrate some patches from Liquorix if I see some visible improvements.

sten_gun commented on 2016-01-13 17:46

Bfq can do a lot (and 1000hz frequency helps too), no wonder you get a decent performance boost. I personally strip xpad.c from this package and just use dkms version (I know, that package is a bit hacky but I prefer to separate that module so I can update it easily)

conan513 commented on 2016-01-12 17:33

Great job! This is the best package for gaming and finally I have 60+ FPS in Borderlands 2. I tested the LQX kernel too and it's only good on Ubuntu but it doesn't work very well on arch and I don't know why.

BTW you need to update the xpad sha.