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tle

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[NEWS] Fedora 32 is released
« on: April 28, 2020, 07:04:13 pm »
RedHat and IBM are now under same roof, the future looks bright for OpenPower. Good news is Fedora 32 is now out.

* Notable changes *
- Kernel 5.6.6
- GNOME 3.36 - faster and better in UX
- TRIM is enabled by default
- GCC 10 / LLVM 10 - even before GCC 10 is released! W00t!
- glibc 2.31
- Python 3.8
- Ruby 2.7
- Golang 1.14
- Workstation flavour - for the first time! - this might be helpful for newcomers

Let's hope the 128-bit floats on ppc64le issue would get addressed in future release.

Download links: https://alt.fedoraproject.org/alt/

EDIT: If you get the "Error loading kernel image" at Petitboot, the workaround is to edit the following boot option for the Fedora 32 Live:

* Kernel: ppc/ppc64/linuz
* Initrd: ppc/ppc64/linux

See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F32_bugs#Fedora_32_Workstation_.28ppc64le.29_Live_image_failed_to_boot
« Last Edit: June 25, 2020, 03:07:35 am by tle »
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Re: [NEWS] Fedora 32 is released
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2020, 07:32:04 am »
Hi, yes I saw that the update has arrived, the problem for me and for those like me who have the kernel with patch for AMD Navi 10, you can update without losing the patch ... We currently use the modified Kernel 5.5 .0.RC1 + which incorporates the patch written by Tim Pearson to operate the Navi 10 type Radeon 5700 or 5700 XT, or Navi 14 which uses the same patch. Updating to Fedora 32, with Kernel 5.6, MPC7500 says that the patch does not work and therefore for us it becomes a big problem. I don't know how to behave honestly now ...

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Re: [NEWS] Fedora 32 is released
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2020, 10:20:59 pm »
F31 is still going to be supported for a little while, so there's no hurry to upgrade if you're concerned about it.

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Re: [NEWS] Fedora 32 is released
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2020, 07:26:50 am »
There is nothing stopping you from using a patched Kernel 5.4 / 5.5 on F32. I also don't think that the patched Kernel of F31 will be overwritten by F32.

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Re: [NEWS] Fedora 32 is released
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2020, 05:09:02 pm »
I thank you for the confirmation, I had thought that the Kernel did not touch it but in doubt I asked. MPC sorry but what exactly did you feel to realize that this Kernel does not make Navi 10/14 work? I have not even understood if they have inserted the default patch on Kernel 5.6 or it must always be installed separately ...

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Re: [NEWS] Fedora 32 is released
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2020, 05:29:47 pm »
The patch is included in Kernel 5.6, but it is broken. q66 submitted a fix a few days ago. Now AMD has applied it. It will be included in the next 5.6.x releases.

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Re: [NEWS] Fedora 32 is released
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2020, 10:07:34 am »
Here I had imagined that they had implemented it as standard. Do you mean that AMD itself took care of making this fix? This is a really nice thing. Currently I have seen that the version of Kernel available is 5.6.7 do you know if up to this version there is a bug?

For the rest it's great news, it means that as soon as they fix it, we will have the default patch and you don't need to do the whole procedure anymore, really great news, just set up Xorg as we currently have it and I'm done.
Fedora is truly fanstastic, proving once again the best, especially for us at Power, really fabulous!

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Re: [NEWS] Fedora 32 is released
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2020, 09:21:37 pm »
No, I made the fix, and submitted it to the kernel. AMD then accepted and merged it. Void Linux ships the fix ahead of time (included in 5.6.8 there) but other distros are free to pick it up if they want to. Or eventually, it'll appear in some 5.6 bugfix release, I don't know which.

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Re: [NEWS] Fedora 32 is released
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2020, 06:55:16 am »
hello Q66, I'm finding that in any case, the Kernel version 5.6.7 of Fedora, just doesn't work completely. It is not just a patch problem but the whole Kernel that does not start. I did the Fedora update and I successfully switched to version 32 but as Kernel I always use the modified 5.5.0.rc1 + otherwise it doesn't work completely. I had already noticed with Fedora 31 that this Kernel does not work completely. in fact I believe that the Fedora team must hurry to fix the bug ...

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Re: [NEWS] Fedora 32 is released
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2020, 02:10:19 pm »
guys the 5.6.8 kernel has arrived, too bad that for me personally, it still doesn't work! I have regularly updated Fedora like everyone else but since Kernel 5.6.7, Fedora 31, it no longer works. How's the situation going? Can I believe that something I don't know is missing?

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Re: [NEWS] Fedora 32 is released
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2020, 03:17:24 pm »
I'm having another problem, dnfdragora update is no longer working, continues to always give me 10 updates to do but when I open it, instead of loading the list of available updates, it passes them below with a bar that fills up but in reality it does not does nothing because then I find them the same if I reopen the application or when I log in for a new session ... I don't know if it depends on the Kernel that I am using, being that I cannot use the current 5.6.8, the fact is that now it doesn't go anymore ...

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Re: [NEWS] Fedora 32 is released
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2020, 05:49:00 pm »
Kernel 5.6.8 with AST GPU
« Last Edit: May 03, 2020, 05:50:39 pm by MPC7500 »

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Re: [NEWS] Fedora 32 is released
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2020, 06:55:14 am »
I tried to remove the Xorg file that contains the enabling of the Navi 10, so in theory the AST of the Blackbird had to start, but nothing, it does not start the same with the 5.6.8 kernel ...

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Re: [NEWS] Fedora 32 is released
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2020, 01:36:38 pm »
Excuse me, but does the DNFDragora 32 update application work for you? I don't like it, when I open it, it fills a lower bar that shows the applications that there are to update but it doesn't do anything, nothing appears in the list, you can't interact with any button of the application and when it finishes scrolling this lower blue bar, the application closes by itself and doesn't update anything. As a matter of fact, if I reopen DNFDragora, I find new applications to update and it does the same things it did before... There's a bug in Fedora 32's DNFDragora as well?


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Re: [NEWS] Fedora 32 is released
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2020, 12:59:56 am »
I downloaded the Fedora 32 ppc64el Workstation image (from here) but got "kernel error" when I tried to load it via Petitboot—anyone else notice the same?

An Ubuntu Server 20.04 image worked fine.