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A comment [[User:Larry|Larry]] 13:52, 13 May 2024 (UTC)
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CONFIG_EFI_VARS removed in 6.0 kernels

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EFI_VARS was removed in 6.0 and its replacement is EFIVAR_FS. All versions of the kernel in tree are new enough to have the option so changing all mentions to EFIVAR_FS would work better than having a "6.0 and later" bit.

Parona (talk) 01:13, 7 October 2023 (UTC)

I am trying to install Gentoo following the handbook and stumbled a bit on this since the kernel config option that was listed did not exist in my kernel. More specifically, I couldn't find this option:
KERNEL Enable support for UEFI
Device Drivers
        Firmware Drivers  --->
            EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) Support  --->
                <*> EFI Variable Support via sysfs
Am I understanding Alfred Wingate (Parona) correctly that this option should be changed to this?
KERNEL Enable support for UEFI
File Systems
        Pseudo filesystems  --->
            <*> EFI variable filesystem
Thanks! --Goatshriek (talk) 00:02, 22 November 2023 (UTC)
I believe this is fixed in Special:Diff/1284042/1298174, would you mind confirming? Thanks!
--csfore (talk) 20:01, 11 May 2024 (UTC)

Mention sys-firmware/sof-firmware

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I think it could fit on "Optional: Installing firmware and/or microcode" section. Most recent intel systems will rely on sof-firmware to have sound working properly (if not, most of those users will get a semi-working setup, like microphone not working and similar). There is a bit more information here: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/SofDefaultForIntelLpe

It could maybe be mentioned after the notes for CPU microcodes, maybe noting that people compiling the kernel from scratch (as I do) will need to review the options under CONFIG_SND_SOC_SOF_TOPLEVEL (for distribution kernels it shouldn't be needed as they are based on Fedora kernels, that already enabled the needed parts some years ago).

Thanks --Pacho (talk) 09:52, 19 October 2023 (UTC)

Added in Special:Diff/1273053 and Special:Diff/1273054
Thanks! --Xarvatium (talk) 18:58, 7 January 2024 (UTC)

sys-firmware/sof-firmware might be required for 11gen Intel

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Just did a new install and had a bit of a head scratch because my "11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-1135G7" actually did need sys-firmware/sof-firmware for sound to work. My eyes did cross this section, but I chose not to emerge sys-firmware/sof-firmware at that point because it said 12gen+. It's perhaps worth updating on the page, or including a note explaining this may be worth coming back to if after install sound isn't working, even if the CPU isn't 12gen+.

Thanks! --Archie (talk) 21:57, 29 January 2024 (UTC)

Should be fixed in Special:Diff/1276409/1277100, thanks!. Lowered it down to 10 because they reference Ice Lake as well. Will likely have to add Apollo Lake as well since people have issues on that one as well. Not too sure about what to do for Cannon Lake though since it seems only one CPU was ever made for that.
Thanks! --Xarvatium (talk) 05:11, 4 February 2024 (UTC)

alternative to genkernel / help with manual configuration

I suggest making a mention of

Template:Cmd:make localyesconfig


Template:Cmd:make localmodconfig

Engrenage (talk) 09:05, 4 February 2024 (UTC)

initramfs needed for /usr on separate partition

following the recent news, IMHO this should clearly be mentioned in the manual

Engrenage (talk) 09:05, 4 February 2024 (UTC)