nighthowl:~% uname -a Linux nighthowl 3.7-trunk-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.7.3-1~experimental.1 i686 GNU/Linux
Holy crap, I really kept dodging bullets here. Probably the most annoying kernel upgrade in - uh - this decade or so.
Basically, this is the first time in at least a decade when Linux just straight up refused to boot. Had to upgrade
procps and other fun tools.
And the bloody X11! GDM3 apparently has some rather peculiar failure modes these days. And I think this ancient USB hub of mine is doing some really weird things and needs to be put to the pasture - plugging my old mouse to the hub made X11 really freak out to the max. But still, GDM3 is a pretty big memory hog and I think I’ll switch to LightDM.
I originally wanted to upgrade the kernel because I was having some peculiar things happening with my devices. I was able to burn a DVD, but after that, the CD drive just straight up refused to work, even eject the disc. I have no idea what’s going on, but at least USB mass media drivers seem to work now in 3.7 - I decided to go forth and burn some old video project files to DVD, and import a year and a couple of gigabytes worth of photographs from my camera to the disc.
Not worried about a few reboots. I’m finally getting more more memory soon so I need to reboot soon anyway. Better make sure everything is ship-shape.