3.8-rc1 and NVIDIA… Earlier Driver Version Compiles OK!

After more testing, I discovered that – unusually – the very latest driver (313.09) fails to compile with kernel 3.8-rc1, but an earlier driver – 310.14 – does compile OK! I won’t do too much more testing, as 3.8-rc1 breaks some … Continue reading

Dreamplug to 3.8-rc1

Just updated the Dreamplug to 3.8-rc1, without any problems..   Used the .config from 3.7.. Fedora release 18 (Spherical Cow) Kernel 3.8.0-rc1 on an armv5tel (ttyS0) ………………. # uname -a Linux rgdreamplug 3.8.0-rc1 #1 Wed Dec 26 22:00:22 GMT 2012 armv5tel … Continue reading

3.8-rc1 – Breaks NVIDIA, but VMware OK..

Just installed kernel 3.8-rc1 on my test system.. VMware 9.0.1 compiles and installs OK, with the 3.7 ‘softlink’ workaround: # ln -s /usr/src/linux-3.8-rc1/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/linux-3.8-rc1/include/linux/version.h But…  NVIDIA (313.09) compile fails, with a lot of errors: ………………../home/rgadsdon/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-313.09/kernel/conftest.h:10:2: error: #error remap_page_range() conftest failed! … Continue reading

End of an Era – Linus Removes .386 CPU Support

Linux was first developed by Linus on an old .386 system, way back in 1991, and now that cord has been cut, and .386 CPUs are no longer supported: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git;a=commit;h=743aa456c1834f76982af44e8b71d1a0b2a82e21 From the comments: Pull “Nuke 386-DX/SX support” from Ingo Molnar:  “This tree removes ancient-386-CPUs support and thus zaps quite a bit   of complexity:     24 files changed, 56 insertions(+), 425 deletions(-)   … which complexity has plagued us with extra work whenever we wanted   to change SMP primitives, for years.   Unfortunately there’s a nostalgic cost: your old original 386 DX33 … Continue reading

Dreamplug to 3.7 – and an Obsolete Patch..

Just updated the Dreamplug kernel to 3.7, and – although I don’t use it – decided to see if the Marvell-supplied 8688_UAP (Access Point) patch still worked.. Not surprisingly, the patch worked, but the compilation failed: CC [M]  drivers/net/wireless/libertas_uap/uap_main.o drivers/net/wireless/libertas_uap/uap_main.c: … Continue reading

Raspberry Pi – Kernel to 3.6.9..

The 3.6.y branch of the kernel on GitHub has now been updated to 3.6.9, in step with the ‘mainline’ kernel.. To get the source, you may need to explicitly reference the rpi-3.6.y.tar.gz download, instead of the (default) rpi-3.2.7.tar.gz https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/archive/rpi-3.6.y.tar.gz Compilation … Continue reading