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# Slow ride with kernel upgrades

Since Kernel 4 my life got harder. By random kernel panics, decrease in battery duration and problems with slow Qt applications.

This resume seems pretty little, but having experienced this problems and tried to solve them by my own is a lot worse. So I decided to downgrade my Kernel, right now I’m on:

uname -a
Linux JeanArch 3.14.52-1-lts #1 SMP Thu Sep 17 20:31:50 CEST 2015 x86_64 GNU/Linux


And no problems this. My life is so much easier. Now I can even get bigger uptimes!

So from now own, I’ll be no longer hasty about kernel upgrades. I think the only acceptable reason a user would prefer a non lts release is to get some new drivers to unsupported hardware. But beyond that it just to harden one’s life.

And experiencing Archlinux for more than one year for now, I feel like this is the main reason Arch is considered an sort of unstable SO. I users might have another perception if there we’re some REALLY lts kernels officially supported.