Installing a Liquorix Kernel

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Installing a Liquorix Kernel

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Can someone please write a "HowTo for installing a Liquorix Kernel"?
I as well as @lilith did not make it despite the instructions on the

<EDIT>The instructions on their HP are correct. See the Install guide on their HP:</EDIT>
https://liquorix.net/
the better distro kernel

Liquorix Kernel

Liquorix is a distro kernel replacement built using the best configuration and kernel sources for desktop, multimedia, and gaming workloads.
so far.
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What more is there to say beyond the instructions on the website?

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I tried to install it a few months ago, and couldn't get my system to boot. So I reverted back to lowlatency.

So that makes at least 3 of us who struggled with it, although I am probably the least of the three when it comes to computing prowess. :)

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I'm on Debian 10 and there was an issue with the keys. I haven't give it another trial yet. The Dev changed the installation command. As khz screwed his system last year by installing the kernel I'm a bit cautious.
I opened a thread in the tech patterns forum also: https://techpatterns.com/forums/about2806.html

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I'm on Debian 10 and there was an issue with the keys. I haven't give it another trial yet. The Dev changed the installation command. As khz screwed his system last year by installing the kernel I'm a bit cautious.
I opened a thread in the tech patterns forum also: https://techpatterns.com/forums/about2806.html

btw: That also seems to be an interesting thread: https://techpatterns.com/forums/about2803.html

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Re: Installing a Liquorix Kernel

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Oh I'm not the professional about Linux either.
A lot of c/p I simply, also with the Liquorix Kernel install from their HP which was more than unsuccessful with me.
Otherwise I write everything meticulously in my note (signature) because I forget much faster than to find the right solution.

<EDIT>I had tried to install the Liquorix kernel back then with Debian-9 stretch following the instructions on their HP. System was no longer updatable after that. Probably some mistake of mine.</EDIT>
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I installed it on Ubuntu and it worked a treat. The system felt snappier, and I could use the Nvidia hardware acceleration, which was not possible with the normal low-latency kernel.
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Re: Installing a Liquorix Kernel

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I have installed it under Debian 10 by following the instructions on the website. No issues so far and like openmastering said, it feels snappier and buttery smooth. hands down the best experience I've had with Jack and linux.
OS: Debian 10 kernel: Liquorix

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Ok, I have another beer and give it a try.
Cause I'm still getting xruns in Bitwig,which does not happen with Reaper or Renoise.

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@lad @Openmastering Ah that reassures me that it is to be installed according to HP instructions.
khz wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:35 pm
Probably some mistake of mine.
I guess I made a mistake. Although I'm not the only one.
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Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:05 pm
Ok, I have another beer and give it a try.
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Re: Installing a Liquorix Kernel

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That worked. What do I have to install out of these:
Image

especially what's the difference between: linux-image-5.6.0-18.1-liquorix-amd64 and linux-image-liquorix-amd64 ?

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Re: Installing a Liquorix Kernel

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sudo apt-get install linux-image-liquorix-amd64 linux-headers-liquorix-amd64
You only need to install the packages ^

These are so called meta packages, meaning they will always install the latest version when there are updates. Liquorix kernel updates frequently aka rolling release.
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OS: Debian 10 kernel: Liquorix

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Ah, I see... thanks..

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Should I also enable the threadirqs option again for this kernel?

It's a PREEMPT Kernel: Linux marco 5.6.0-18.1-liquorix-amd64 #1 ZEN SMP PREEMPT liquorix 5.6-20.1~buster (2020-06-10) x86_64 GNU/Linux

But the realtimeconfigscript still complains at this point:

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== GUI-enabled checks ==
Checking if you are root... no - good
Checking filesystem 'noatime' parameter... 5.6.0 kernel - good
(relatime is default since 2.6.30)
Checking CPU Governors... CPU 0: 'performance' CPU 1: 'performance' CPU 2: 'performance' CPU 3: 'performance'  - good
Checking swappiness... 10 - good
Checking for resource-intensive background processes... none found - good
Checking checking sysctl inotify max_user_watches... >= 524288 - good
Checking access to the high precision event timer... readable - good
Checking access to the real-time clock... readable - good
Checking whether you're in the 'audio' group... yes - good
Checking for multiple 'audio' groups... no - good
Checking the ability to prioritize processes with chrt... yes - good
Checking kernel support for high resolution timers... found - good
Kernel with Real-Time Preemption... not found - not good
Kernel without real-time capabilities found
For more information, see http://wiki.linuxaudio.org/wiki/system_configuration#installing_a_real-time_kernel
Checking if kernel system timer is high-resolution... found - good
Checking kernel support for tickless timer... found - good
== Other checks ==
Checking filesystem types... ok.
** Set $SOUND_CARD_IRQ to the IRQ of your soundcard to enable more checks.
   Find your sound card's IRQ by looking at '/proc/interrupts' and lspci.

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Re: Installing a Liquorix Kernel

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lilith wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:20 pm
Should I also enable the threadirqs option again for this kernel?

It's a PREEMPT Kernel: Linux marco 5.6.0-18.1-liquorix-amd64 #1 ZEN SMP PREEMPT liquorix 5.6-20.1~buster (2020-06-10) x86_64 GNU/Linux

But the realtimeconfigscript still complains at this point:

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== GUI-enabled checks ==
Checking if you are root... no - good
Checking filesystem 'noatime' parameter... 5.6.0 kernel - good
(relatime is default since 2.6.30)
Checking CPU Governors... CPU 0: 'performance' CPU 1: 'performance' CPU 2: 'performance' CPU 3: 'performance'  - good
Checking swappiness... 10 - good
Checking for resource-intensive background processes... none found - good
Checking checking sysctl inotify max_user_watches... >= 524288 - good
Checking access to the high precision event timer... readable - good
Checking access to the real-time clock... readable - good
Checking whether you're in the 'audio' group... yes - good
Checking for multiple 'audio' groups... no - good
Checking the ability to prioritize processes with chrt... yes - good
Checking kernel support for high resolution timers... found - good
Kernel with Real-Time Preemption... not found - not good
Kernel without real-time capabilities found
For more information, see http://wiki.linuxaudio.org/wiki/system_configuration#installing_a_real-time_kernel
Checking if kernel system timer is high-resolution... found - good
Checking kernel support for tickless timer... found - good
== Other checks ==
Checking filesystem types... ok.
** Set $SOUND_CARD_IRQ to the IRQ of your soundcard to enable more checks.
   Find your sound card's IRQ by looking at '/proc/interrupts' and lspci.
I have done it but I am not sure if it is necessary :?: Good question...
OS: Debian 10 kernel: Liquorix

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