Dreamplug – Update to -rc7..

Just updated the Dreamplug to kernel version 3.6-rc7, and nothing broke.. Fedora release 17 (Beefy Miracle) Kernel 3.6.0-rc7 on an armv5tel (ttyS0) # uname -a Linux rgdreamplug 3.6.0-rc7 #1 Mon Sep 24 20:34:13 BST 2012 armv5tel armv5tel armv5tel GNU/Linux Sadly, … Continue reading

Turbo-Pi? – Not so Fast, Now…

Well, the ‘Turbo’ Pi overclocking might be great for playing games (Quake 3, anyone?) but regular apps don’t like it. After applying the Turbo 1GHz overclock, I immediately had problems with yum / rpm segfaulting when run, so reverted to … Continue reading


The recent announcement regarding ‘overclocking’ the Raspberry Pi was too good to ignore: http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/2008 So, as most Pi stuff seems to be Debian-centric these days, this is how I did it for Fedora…    This method should also work for any … Continue reading

Pi Kernel Update – 3.2.29, and an Improvement in USB?

I have just updated the Raspberry Pi to kernel 3.2.29, from the latest Pi kernel 3.2.27 at https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux, plus the two incremental patches from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.0/incr/ The system is OK, and USB seems to be more stable than before, even after … Continue reading

‘Windows 8 Only’ CPUs – Bad for Business?

First we had ‘EFI Secure Boot‘ limited to Microsoft control, and now Intel and AMD have both – somewhat coincidentally – announced that their new tablet-focussed CPUs – ‘Clover Trail‘ and ‘Hondo‘ respectively – will be ‘Windows 8 Only’, with … Continue reading

Grub2 – Stop the Insanity!

I am one of those people who compiles a lot of new kernels, and have become increasingly frustrated by the user-unfriendliness of grub2.. Now the latest version of grub2 has introduced – for reasons that I cannot fathom – two … Continue reading

APC – Video Playback?

After noting the success of the XBMC team in getting high-quality video playback on the Raspberry Pi, I tried to see what was currently possible with the latest version of the APC kernel..   Sadly, the XBMC player is only available … Continue reading