Latest and Greatest.. 3.6.8 and 3.7-rc7..

Kernel 3.6.8 is just business as usual, and everything works as expected..   There might not have been a need for another -rc before 3.7 was released, but apparently there was a late rush of changes and bugfixes, so now there … Continue reading

Pi to 3.6.7.. and a Hardware Problem!

The 3.6.y tree at GitHub has now been updated to 3.6.7, keeping pace with the ‘mainline’ kernel. Compiling was similar to 3.6.6, and there is still a missing header file:   CC [M]  drivers/net/wireless/hostap/hostap_80211_rx.o In file included from drivers/net/wireless/hostap/hostap.h:7:0,                  … Continue reading

VMware 9.0.1 – Not so Clever, After all..

Just updated the kernel on my test system to 3.7-rc6, and discovered – sadly – that the standard VMware (re)compile/install script – vmware-modconfig – still doesn’t find the ‘relocated’ version.h in the 3.7 series kernels. So, although the VMware new-install/update … Continue reading

Pi 3.6.y Kernel – now at 3.6.6..

The Raspberry Pi 3.6.y kernel branch in GitHub at https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/tree/rpi-3.6.y has now been updated to version 3.6.6, and compiles cleanly, with a couple of small gotchas.. I have the wireless drivers selected, and for some reason one of the header … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Clean Compile on 3.7-rc, with Latest Driver

The latest NVIDIA driver – 310.19 – compiles cleanly on Kernel 3.7-rc versions, without the need for any patch or workaround. So – the latest versions of VMware (9.0.1) and NVIDIA (310.19) both compile without problems on 3.7-rc kernels. Robert … Continue reading

Dreamplug to -rc5 – No Problems..

Just updated the Dreamplug to 3.7-rc5 (just released..) and there are no surprises.. Fedora release 17 (Beefy Miracle) Kernel 3.7.0-rc5 on an armv5tel (ttyS0) …………………… $ uname -a Linux rgdreamplug 3.7.0-rc5 #1 Sun Nov 11 23:10:12 GMT 2012 armv5tel armv5tel … Continue reading

VMware W/S 9.0.1 – and a Pleasant Surprise..

Previous VMware ‘dot-releases’ have typically still needed patching for the very-latest kernels, but I was pleased to find that VMware Workstation 9.0.1 installed on Kernel 3.6.6 without any need for the ‘3.5 patch’ that was necessary for 9.0.0..    Even more … Continue reading

Rapid Pace of Change – 3.6.6 and 3.7-rc4, Already..

Kernel updates are coming thick and fast, these days..    Updated my ‘main’ system to 3.6.6, with no problems, and updated the ‘test’ system to 3.7-rc4.. Same comments as before apply regarding NVIDIA and VMware compatibility, and both work fine on … Continue reading