ARM64 – Kernel 4.10-rc1 Compile Errors – The Official Fix..

There is now an ‘official’ fix for the 4.10-rc1 compile failure with ARM64/aarch64, from Al Viro, and the patch itself is available here: https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/viro/vfs.git/commit/?h=arm64-fix&id=b4b8664d291ac1998e0f0bcdc96b6397f0fe68b3 I have applied this to kernel 4.10-rc1 on the Odroid C2, and the kernel compiles successfully.. … 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

NVIDIA – New Driver – OK with 4.8..

NVIDIA have release driver version 370.28, and it compiles OK with Kernel 4.8, without any patches..   Tested with 4.8-rc5: ………………….. Building modules, stage 2. MODPOST 4 modules CC /home/rgadsdon/kernel/rgtest_kernel-sept2016/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.28/kernel/nvidia-drm.mod.o LD [M] /home/rgadsdon/kernel/rgtest_kernel-sept2016/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.28/kernel/nvidia-drm.ko CC /home/rgadsdon/kernel/rgtest_kernel-sept2016/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.28/kernel/nvidia-modeset.mod.o LD [M] /home/rgadsdon/kernel/rgtest_kernel-sept2016/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.28/kernel/nvidia-modeset.ko CC /home/rgadsdon/kernel/rgtest_kernel-sept2016/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.28/kernel/nvidia-uvm.mod.o LD … Continue reading

ARM64 – Pine64 – Not Exactly ‘Compact’..

I recently obtained one of the newly-released (- to the ‘public’..) Pine64 ARM64 systems…    My first reaction, was that it is a bit on the large side..  The board is over twice the size of the Odroid C2.. As usual, … Continue reading

VMware – Later 4.6-rc breaks vmmon and vmnet..

Thanks to Justin Palermo, there is a patch for VMware 12 vmmon and vmnet problems he identified with the later Kernel 4.6-rcs.       See comments on my earlier 4.6-rc1 article for details:  http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1679 I have applied the patch to VMware 12.1.0, … Continue reading

ARM – Rock2 – Kernel 4.6-rc4 – MMC Swaparound – Bug or Feature?

I had been running Kernel 4.6-rc2 on the Radxa Rock2 without any issues, and decided to update to recently-released Kernel 4.6-rc4.. Brief details of changes from -rc3 are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1604.2/00610.html The boot failed, and I then compiled/installed 4.6-rc3 to see … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Driver 361.42 – OK with Kernel 4.6-rc2..

Tested the latest stable NVIDIA driver – 361.42 – with just-released Kernel 4.6-rc2, and it compiles cleanly, with no need for any patches.. …. Building modules, stage 2. MODPOST 3 modules CC /home/rgadsdon/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-361.42/kernel/nvidia-modeset.mod.o LD [M] /home/rgadsdon/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-361.42/kernel/nvidia-modeset.ko CC /home/rgadsdon/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-361.42/kernel/nvidia-uvm.mod.o LD [M] … Continue reading

ARM – Rock2 – Finally an Ethernet Fix that Works..

After a lot of searching – and more testing (mostly unsuccessful..) I finally have a set of two patches that fix the Ethernet driver problem with the Rock2 in 4.6-rc1..     The problem is that the stmmac driver is common to … Continue reading

ARM – Rock2 to 4.6-rc1 – and Ethernet Fix Fails..

Updated the Rock2 to Kernel 4.6-rc1: ……… Fedora 23 (Twenty Three) Kernel 4.6.0-rc1 on an armv7l (ttyS2) ……………….. # uname -a Linux rgrock2 4.6.0-rc1 #1 SMP Sun Mar 27 03:47:06 EDT 2016 armv7l armv7l armv7l GNU/Linux The stmmac Ethernet driver … Continue reading

UDEV – Getting an Old Scanner to Behave..

I recently acquired a vintage (2006?) Minolta Elite 5400 II scanner, and – according to the VueScan support info, I needed to ”set up libusb device protections”..   That info included a link to a somewhat ancient SANE USB support page … Continue reading