Unofficial user repositories/Repo-ck
Repo-ck is an unofficial Arch Linux repository hosting generic and CPU-optimized kernels and support packages, featuring MuQSS (pronounced mux) and rest of the ck patchset by Con Kolivas. It has been in operation since 2011 and is maintained by graysky.
Add the repo to
/etc/pacman.conf under the Arch official repositories:
[repo-ck] Server = http://repo-ck.com/$arch
Sign graysky's key:
# pacman-key -r 5EE46C4C --keyserver hkp://pool.sks-keyservers.net && pacman-key --lsign-key 5EE46C4C
aviallon hosts a mirror with better bandwidth and stability, synchronized every 6 hours. You can add it to your
[repo-ck] Server = https://mirror.lesviallon.fr/$repo/os/$arch Server = http://repo-ck.com/$arch
Update your sync database and install the chosen kernel variant (see below for available variants):
# pacman -Syu linux-ck
Update Boot Loader Config
If you are using grub with a common setup, then you can update its config by running this command:
# grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
The official Arch Linux kernel provides a generic package which is built for the x86_64 architecture that will run on any compatible x86_64 CPU. Repo-ck also hosts a generic version of linux-ck but also provides optimized packages for specific CPUs.
|Any||ck-generic||Generic kernel similar to the official Arch Linux kernel.|
|Intel||ck-nehalem||Intel 1st Generation Core i3/i5/i7-family|
|ck-sandybridge||Intel 2nd Generation Core i3/i5/i7-family|
|ck-ivybridge||Intel 3rd Generation Core i3/i5/i7-family|
|ck-haswell||Intel 4th Generation Core i3/i5/i7-family|
|ck-broadwell||Intel 5th Generation Core i3/i5/i7-family|
|ck-skylake||Intel 6th Generation Core i3/i5/i7-family|
|AMD||ck-zen||CPUs based on AMD Family 17h cores with x86-64 instruction set support.|
|ck-zen2||CPUs based on AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen cores with x86-64 instruction set support.|
Selecting the correct CPU optimized package
When unsure, install the ck-generic group, which works with any compatible CPU. Those wanting CPU-specific optimized packages can run the following command (assuming thatis installed):
$ gcc -c -Q -march=native --help=target | grep march
-march is what GCC would use natively. Refer to the table below for a mapping of this value to the correct group.
|ck-p4||pentium4, prescott, nocona|
|AMD||ck-kx||athlon, athlon-4, athlon-tbird, athlon-mp, athlon-xp, k8-sse3|
For further help, see:
Speed benefits of CPU optimized packages
Please use the BBS thread.
Downloads interrupt regularly
Graysky is using Go Daddy as his web host. Some of the transfers from their poorly implemented server end in an incomplete transfer. To combat this, list the repository address multiple times and pacman will automatically try the next available server.
[repo-ck] Server = http://repo-ck.com/$arch Server = http://repo-ck.com/$arch Server = http://repo-ck.com/$arch Server = http://repo-ck.com/$arch Server = http://repo-ck.com/$arch
See this forum post for an explanation of these issues.