ARM64 – Odroid C2 – Ethernet Broken Again?

I had been trying to apply the latest round of Meson TX delay patches to the latest linux-next tree, but found that there seems to be a conflict with some of these..    The December 1 patched kernel now has some … Continue reading

ARM – Next CHIP ARMv7 – First Impressions..

After pre-ordering one many months ago, I finally got my Next CHIP ARMv7 system in the post.. It certainly is fairly small, but seems well-constructed..     Details are at After connecting the UART/USB cable, as normal, the system booted into … Continue reading

ARM – Another Source for Rootfs Images..

If you need a particular rootfs for an ARM7 or ARM64 device, there is a source of these at As an example, for Fedora 23 aarch64, then download the file, and then expand it (I use ark..)   This … Continue reading

ARM – Rock2 – Fix for SDCard Boot, and Ethernet..

Kernel 4.5-rc7 had booted successfully on the Radxa Rock2, but 4.5 Final failed, as the SDcard was ‘loaded’ just too late: mmc_host mmc1: Bus speed (slot 0) = 400000Hz (slot req 400000Hz, actual 400000HZ div = 0) dwmmc_rockchip ff0f0000.dwmmc: 1 … Continue reading

ARM – Radxa Rock2 – Powerful, but Confused..

Recently took delivery of a Radxa Rock2 ARMv7 system, based on the RX3288 Cortex A17 chipset.. The system comes with a version of Android installed on the onboard eMMC, but I managed – after a bit of work – to … Continue reading

ARM – CuBox – Back to 4.1, and Forward to 4.3-rc1..

I encountered more ‘network missing’ issues with Kernel 4.2 on the CuBox-i4 Pro, so reverted to Kernel 4.1.6, and all was well, again..   I have since updated to Kernel 4.3-rc1 (from, and everything – so far – seems to … Continue reading

ARM64 – DragonBoard 410c to Kernel 4.2-rc5..

Just updated the Qualcomm DragonBoard 410c to (patched..) Kernel 4.2-rc5, from here: This time, the boot was successful, and the mmc1 SDcard (rootfs) was recognised correctly.. Fedora release 23 (Twenty Three) Kernel 4.2.0-rc5 on an aarch64 (ttyMSM0) ……… ]# … Continue reading

ARM/Intel – CuBox-i4 Pro to 3.19-rc2, VMware and NVIDIA Still Broken..

Updated the test (Intel) system, and the Cubox-i4 Pro to Kernel 3.19-rc2.. NVIDIA and VMware still do not compile (see 3.19-rc1 article for details and – so far – there does not seem to be a patch for either.   … Continue reading

ARM – Odroid U3 and Kernel 3.18-rc7 – Still Unstable..

I have managed to get Kernel 3.18-rc7 to boot on my Odroid U3, but it is still very unstable.. Fedora release 21 (Twenty One) Kernel 3.18.0-rc7 on an armv7l (ttySAC1) rgodroid login: $ uname -a Linux rgodroid 3.18.0-rc7 #3 SMP … Continue reading