Dreamplug – 3.7-rc3 – Finally a Clean Compile..

Just updated the Dreamplug to 3.7-rc3, and the kernel compile is now without errors..   So, finally, the ERROR: “read_current_timer” problem has been fixed.. Fedora release 17 (Beefy Miracle) Kernel 3.7.0-rc3 on an armv5tel (ttyS0) ………………… $ uname -a Linux rgdreamplug … Continue reading

Pi – Bumped up to 3.6.3-pi..

I have updated the 3.6.1-pi kernel to version 3.6.3-pi, by applying the two incremental patches from kernel.org..  patch-3.6.1-2 and patch-3.6.2-3. $ uname -a Linux rgpi 3.6.3-pi #1 Mon Oct 22 21:02:54 BST 2012 armv6l armv6l armv6l GNU/Linux I have found … Continue reading

Kernel 3.7-rc2 – Same fixes as for 3.7-rc1..

Just updated my test system to 3.7-rc2, and the same patches and ‘workarounds’ are needed for NVIDIA (driver 310.14) and VMware (9.0 with 3.5 patch) as mentioned in my earlier post, for -rc1.. # uname -a Linux rg6830l 3.7.0-rc2 #1 … Continue reading

New Pi for Old…

Just received my ‘new’ Raspberry Pi, which now comes with extra memory (512MB)..    Remember, this model will not boot unless you use the latest firmware! Booting with arm496_start.elf -> start.elf: # cat /proc/meminfo MemTotal:         499072 kB MemFree:          429988 kB Buffers:           … Continue reading

Dreamplug to 3.7-rc2 – Still Needs ‘Fix’..

Updated the Dreamplug to 3.7-rc2 today, and still needed to patch ../linux-3.7-rc2/arch/arm/kernel/armksyms.c, as described in the post for 3.7-rc1.. Fedora release 17 (Beefy Miracle) Kernel 3.7.0-rc2 on an armv5tel (ttyS0) …………………. $ uname -a Linux rgdreamplug 3.7.0-rc2 #2 Sun Oct … Continue reading

Pi – Going Mainstream..

Examining the (considerable) changes in ARM support in kernel 3.7-rc1, and the first bits for support of the Raspberry Pi’s Broadcom BCM2835 CPU are there!     Not usable yet, as there is very limited functionality, and the rest of the SoC … Continue reading

Dreamplug – 3.7-rc1, After a Fix..

I have managed to update the Dreamplug to kernel 3.7-rc1, after a simple fix, to get it to compile OK.. The original (cross)compile failed, with: ERROR: “read_current_timer” [drivers/video/udlfb.ko] undefined! ERROR: “read_current_timer” [crypto/tcrypt.ko] undefined! Fix, is to change ../linux-3.7-rc1/arch/arm/kernel/armksyms.c, at line … Continue reading