cevr
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4.9.78 LTS

Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:26 am

Is it possible to install this version of the kernel?

A while back I decided to try linux and began with solus. There was a problem with my laptop that caused mylaptop to fail to detect my SSD every reboot (Dell XPS 15 9550). I tried many methods, scoured many websites but I couldn't find a reason why.

I came across an article on ubuntu and someone had the same issue as me. They went to Debian and it fixed it for them. I decided to go to debian and see for myself, and it worked! I checked the kernel version and it was 4.9.

Thus my question!

Thank you very much.

cevr
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Re: 4.9.78 LTS

Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:40 am

Actually, upon further research, I found the exact culprit to my troubles.

How would I go about disabling this:

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static const struct nvme_core_quirk_entry core_quirks[] = {
	/*
	 * Seen on a Samsung "SM951 NVMe SAMSUNG 256GB": using APST causes
	 * the controller to go out to lunch.  It dies when the watchdog
	 * timer reads CSTS and gets 0xffffffff.
	 */
	{
		.vid = 0x144d,
		.fr = "BXW75D0Q",
		.quirks = NVME_QUIRK_NO_APST,
	},
Apparently that's in the kernel. This is a bit over my head

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Craig-toyoracer
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Re: 4.9.78 LTS

Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:12 am

Hello. Glad to have you back to Solus. :)

Wait till Monday as fast changes are happening https://solus-project.com/2018/01/26/li ... -released/



So for those with hardware issues, keeping checking in as the team is rocking in '18

cevr
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Re: 4.9.78 LTS

Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:00 pm

Thank you!

This is a kernel specific problem, and I'm wondering if it's possible to manually change the kernel myself that I may continue using solus

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Re: 4.9.78 LTS

Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:55 am

cevr wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:00 pm
Thank you!

This is a kernel specific problem, and I'm wondering if it's possible to manually change the kernel myself that I may continue using solus
I'm not sure if there's a way to alter the quirks without rebuilding the kernel, but the kernel build files are available here:

https://dev.solus-project.com/source/linux-lts/

Would need to apply a patch to remove it and build a new kernel. See https://solus-project.com/articles/pack ... ackage/en/ for how to build a package.

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