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What exactly did you do? FYI, nvidia-all conflicts with nvidia, so don't install both. The nvidia-all package should be all you need, assuming that's what you used.
    
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I installed nvidia-all and it removed nvidia. Fine with me.

I just don't know what benefits this kernel26-ck does...
    
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Adds and sets the BFS CPU scheduler over the default CFS with dynticks disabled, timer set to 1000MHz, adds and sets the BFQ I/O scheduler as the default over the default CFQ. I am currently running a custom kernel with BFS/BFQ patched in. Running fast and smooth, I initially thought BFQ was causing issues with my build, but the culprit turned out to be my 110 MHz PCI-E overclock (since set back to 105 MHz). Simple test: Time the launch of GIMP/OpenOffice/Chromium while compiling an app such as chromium, or firefox under the stock kernel. Then run the -ck kernel and do the same. Or simply launch a heavyweight app (eg GIMP) upon login and note the difference in startup times.
Edited by adamlau - 1/16/11 at 3:06am
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BFS/BFQ are just additions/patches to make the kernel faster. Some say it's worth it, some don't. You can try any of the patch sets out, I really like the zen patches. Honestly it's all what you make it, the next step above what you did is just patching it yourself and going through the config file with menuconfig/xconfig/gconfig and reading/tweaking it yourself. See, it's really that easy. =P Even editing the config has aids, a lot of things have definitions and comments to tell you what to do.

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I don't see any of this in the pkgbuild anywhere.
I used the kernel26-mainline pkgbuild, you used the *-ck one. Different packages will (usually) have a different layout for the pkgbuild. You sill have an area where it says "make" ect... Though it looks as if you got things going good. =)

[edit] nvidia-all doesn't build for all the kernels but most likely the currently running kernel. The only way to build for every kernel that I'm aware of is dkms kernels. They do have a dkms package, and I'm a huge fan of it, but the nvidia-all doesn't do that.
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This presented a new problem. I'm running the ck kernel and I locked the screens while I ran to the store. I came back and it wouldn't unlock. I had to reboot! I had the screens locked last night and they unlocked fine.
    
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Do they lock and unlock fine now? lol I never lock my screens, I hate doing it. =P If you experience problems that you think might be kernel related you can use any kernel. I was running 5 different ones when I had arch installed. I ended up only using the zen kernel, now I just do my own patch sets. =P
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I just locked it and came out of it fine. The only difference between the lock last night and the one that froze today was that I installed the vboxdrv module.
    
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Well if it locks up again you can always change things. =P I'd say next time you go to compile a kernel you should go through the config. You don't have to change anything but just reading it, to get familiar. Maybe change the processor type for amd optimization, or the tick rate from 300 to 1000Hz.
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[edit] nvidia-all doesn't build for all the kernels but most likely the currently running kernel. The only way to build for every kernel that I'm aware of is dkms kernels. They do have a dkms package, and I'm a huge fan of it, but the nvidia-all doesn't do that.
It does build for all kernels in my experience. That's what it was made to do anyway. It's in the description
    
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yeah, it built for all my kernels. I don't know if I like it though. You never know when AUR packages will be update.
    
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