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

NVIDIA – New Beta 361.18 – OK with Plasma/KDE5..

Just installed the latest NVIDIA beta driver – 361.18 – and it is now OK with Plasma and KDE5.. Release notes and download link here:   http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/97474/en-us Notes include: ”Fixed a bug in the EGL driver where a mutex was unlocked … Continue reading

Fedora – Installing a Working ZoneMinder..

Installed ZoneMinder ( https://zoneminder.com ) for some IP and WiFi cameras, and the first thing to remember is to not use the Fedora version!    This is due to the lack of ffmpeg and vlc support in that version, which makes … Continue reading

ARM – Odroid U3 OK With Latest U-Boot..

Recently tried the latest standard release of u-boot from ftp://ftp.denx.de/pub/u-boot/ , and it now works OK with the SDCard in the Odroid U3.    You still have to incorporate the ‘special’ secure-boot binaries and shell script from the hardkernel version ( … Continue reading

Kernel 3.18-rc1 – NVIDIA Fix..

Thanks to juston_li, there is a one-line fix to enable the latest NVIDIA drivers to compile with Kernel 3.18-rc1 See: https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/783364/linux/343-22-driver-incompatible-with-linux-3-18-/ The fix there is for Beta version 343.22, but I applied it to main version 340.46, as follows: In … Continue reading

ARM – Pi to Kernel 3.13.2… Pidora 19 Woes.. Odroid to Fedora 20..

Just updated the Raspberry Pi to Kernel 3.13.2, from GitHub: # git clone -b rpi-3.13.y –single-branch https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux No problems and the system runs OK.. Pidora release 19 (Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix) Kernel 3.13.2+ on an armv6l (ttyAMA0) …….. $ uname … Continue reading