On Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 3:22:07 AM UTC+2, Kristian Elof Sørensen 
wrote:
>
> On Sat, 2017-05-20 at 13:42 -0600, Reg Tiangha wrote: 
> > People may not have noticed, but there is now a 4.9 kernel in 
> > current-testing (4.9.28 to be specific). 
>
> Running kernel 4.9.35-19 now 
>
> > 1) Hardware that used to work with 4.4 or 4.8 no longer works with 
> > 4.9. 
>
> None observed 
>
> > 2) Hardware that didn't work with 4.4 or 4.8 still doesn't work. 
>
> Same as with the 4.8.12-12  
>
> That means quite a lot of hardware does not work or are not recognised 
> by the kernel. 
>
> This is on a very recent i5-7200U based ASUS B9440U laptop with its 
> accompaining USB-C dock. 
>
> Powermanagemet in general is sorely missing on laptop with Qubes. 
> (batterylife is 3-4 hours instead of approx. 10, the monitor backlight 
> never turns off despite the screensaver turning the screen black, the 
> keyboard backlight does not work and the fan runs nearly all the time. 
>
> > 4) General feedback on the 4.9 kernel. 
> > 
>
> Well I look forward to kernel 4.10 and 4.11 and hope to see them soon 
> on Qubes. 
>
> Othervise I will have to end my Qubes experiment on this laptop and 
> install something else, in order to get actual work done. 
>
>         Kristian 
>
Since I doubt Marek or others will have time, I'd suggest building your own 
4.11-based kernel per the instructions found in this thread. :)
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/qubes-users/yBeUJPwKwHM

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