Hardware – UEFI Bios for Linux ‘Chromebook’

The original ‘SeaBios’ BIOS on my Acer c720p was a little clunky, so I decided to make the plunge and update it to a ‘proper’ Linux-friendly BIOS..    There is a known/good one available, but it is UEFI-only, so will … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.11-rc1 and BTRFS – a Warning..?

I encountered a catastrophic problem with btrfs formatted system disk partition corruption, shortly after updating a test system to Kernel 4.11-rc1. To put this in context, this may be an isolated incident, and I have not seen problems – so … Continue reading

ARM64 – Odroid C2 – Kernel 4.10-rc Config Example..

As Odroid C2 support by the ‘mainline’ kernel is – hopefully – nearing completion, I have put a sample of my Kernel config at http://pastebin.com/XWfMEWHx . The C2 is used for ‘headless’ operation, at present, and USB still does not … Continue reading

ARM64 – Odroid C2 – Boots with Kernel 4.10-rc1 – Ethernet OK? – Not yet..

After applying the aarch64 compile fix (see previous article) I was able to compile Kernel 4.10-rc1 on the Odroid C2, and it boots OK (headless..), and the Ethernet link stays up, but still needs the TX patch..   (updated, as the … Continue reading

ARM64 – Odroid C2 – Boots with Linux-Next..

The ‘linux-next’ kernel branch has included the meson/gxbb mmc driver for some time, but the boot process hung on root disk access.     I tested with the latest (November 17) version, and this time, the boot process completed successfully: Fedora 25 … Continue reading

ARM64 – Odroid C2 – Boots with Latest ‘Linux-Next’..

I tried the latest ‘Linux-Next’ version, from https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/next/linux-next.git/log/?id=refs/tags/next-20160913 and the C2 booted OK, but the Ethernet problem still persists.. ……… eth0: device MAC address 00:1e:06:33:13:6e meson6-dwmac c9410000.ethernet eth0: Link is Up – 1Gbps/Full – flow control rx/tx Fedora 24 (Workstation … Continue reading

ARM64 – Hikey to Kernel 4.7 – and Polkitd Fix..

Managed to update the Hikey ARM64 SoC to the latest kernel – 4.7 Final. Fedora 24 (Twenty Four) Kernel 4.7.0 on an aarch64 (ttyAMA0) ………………………. # uname -a Linux rghikey 4.7.0 #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Jul 24 19:53:54 EDT 2016 … Continue reading

ARM64 – Dragonboard 410c – Fail with Linux-Next..

After the – partial – success with the 96Boards Hikey, I tried the Qualcomm Dragonboard 410c, but the June 29 Linux-Next failed to boot successfully, with only one CPU initialising, and MMC errors, and eventual hang…. ……………………….. psci: failed to … Continue reading

ARM64 – Hikey Success, with Linux-Next..

After some time, I decided to test the latest ‘Linux-Next’ with the 96Boards HiSilicon Hikey, and – this time – it booted successfully (headless), with networking.. Fedora 24 (Twenty Four) Kernel 4.7.0-rc5-next-20160628 on an aarch64 (ttyAMA0) ………………….. # uname -a … Continue reading