Hardware – Inexpensive Small Linux Laptop..

After some research, I decided to use an Intel-powered ex-Chromebook for my portable Linux project..    I settled on an Acer Chromebook c720p, as this could be ‘converted’ to run Linux natively, rather than in emulation via Crouton..    There are several … Continue reading

KDE – Plasma Update May Lose ‘Favorites’, and a Fix..

Updated to the latest Plasma Desktop, on one of my systems (Fedora 23, x86_64), and found that the ‘Favorites’ had all vanished, apart for xterm..    My other x86_64 system updated OK, with all the ‘Favorites’ intact.. Rather than hunt down … Continue reading

ARM – Odroid U3 with Kernel 3.18-rc4 – Better, but still Slow…

Just installed the kernel.org version of kernel 3.18-rc4 on the Odroid U3, and this time it completed the boot, but still had a ‘tombstone’: …………… cam-power-domain: Power-on latency exceeded, new value 413333 ns cam-power-domain: Power-on latency exceeded, new value 564291 … Continue reading

3.11.2 – Better now?

I had been experiencing occasional problems with X and KDE with the previous 3.11 kernel versions, and had reverted to 3.10.12, but have just updated to 3.11.2, and it seems to be better – so far…. VMware 10 compiles and … Continue reading

Kernel 3.10.1, and All is Well..

Installed Kernel 3.10.1 on my main system, and everything seems to be working OK.. Changelog at: https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.10.1 VMware 9.02 – with the 3.10 patches for vmnet and vmblock – compiles and runs, and NVIDIA 319.32 – with the 3.10 patch … Continue reading

Tried 3.10 – Back to 3.9.9, for the Time Being..

I had tried running kernel 3.10, but encountered several problems..   The KDE desktop would ‘hang’, and the wifi connections (rt2800, using NetworkManager) refused to connect, most of the time, and kmix (sound mixer app) wouldn’t run.. I had tried all … Continue reading

Android – KDE – Problems with Calendars..

I had – for many years – been using a Palm Pilot (later Sony Clie) to sync calendars with JPilot on Linux, and this worked fine, especially after USB support was added, all those years ago.. I now have an … Continue reading