Pi to 3.8.5 – No Problems..

Just updated the Raspberry Pi from the ‘official’ 3.8.4 to 3.8.5, by applying the incremental patch at https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.0/incr/patch-3.8.4-5.bz2 Fedora release 18 (Spherical Cow) Kernel 3.8.5 on an armv6l (ttyAMA0) ……………………. # uname -a Linux rgpi 3.8.5 #1 PREEMPT Fri Mar … Continue reading

Pi – At Last! An ‘Official’ 3.8 Kernel..

Just noticed there is now an official 3.8.y kernel, at:  https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/tree/rpi-3.8.y-temp This may change to just .…/rpi-3.8.y later.. Code is based on the latest 3.8 kernel – 3.8.4. Select config from: arch/arm/configs/bcmrpi_cutdown_defconfig       arch/arm/configs/bcmrpi_emergency_defconfig arch/arm/configs/bcmrpi_defconfig                     arch/arm/configs/bcmrpi_quick_defconfig I used # make bcmrpi_defconfig … Continue reading

Dreamplug to 3.9-rc4 – No Problems..

Just updated the Dreamplug to Kernel 3.9-rc4, by the usual cross-compile, etc.. (as described in earlier posts, last year) Fedora release 18 (Spherical Cow) Kernel 3.9.0-rc4 on an armv5tel (ttyS0) ………………….. # uname -a Linux rgdreamplug 3.9.0-rc4 #1 Sun Mar … Continue reading

3.8.4 – Everything works, and Pi updated…

Updated the main system (x86_64) to kernel 3.8.4, and (incrementally..) updated the Raspberry Pi (armv6), as well.. Latest VMware (9.02) and NVIDIA (313.26 and 310.40) drivers all compile without any patches.. Precise details here:  https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.8.4 # uname -a Linux rglinux … Continue reading

3.9-rc3 – NVIDIA and VMware OK..

Installed Kernel 3.9-rc3 on the test system..   VMware 9.0.2, and NVIDIA 310.40 (main) and 313.26 (beta) all compile OK.. # uname -a Linux rg6830l 3.9.0-rc3 #1 SMP Mon Mar 18 12:21:27 GMT 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Robert Gadsdon.   March … Continue reading

Dreamplug and Yum – Still Problems, after all these Years..

Ever since first running yum on the Dreamplug, over a year ago, I have had intermittent problems with yum/rpm ‘hanging’ for no apparent reason.    There were no errors reported, and – for a time – everything just seemed to work … Continue reading

Pi to 3.8.3 OK, but 3.9-rc2 Hack Fails..

Just updated the Raspberry Pi to kernel 3.8.3, by applying the incremental patch, from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.0/incr/patch-3.8.2-3.bz2 Fedora release 18 (Spherical Cow) Kernel 3.8.3-pi on an armv6l (ttyAMA0) ……………….. # uname -a Linux rgpi 3.8.3-pi #2 Sun Mar 17 20:27:05 GMT 2013 … Continue reading

3.8.3 – And all is Well..

Just updated the main system to Kernel 3.8.3, and everything works, as before.   VMware 9.0.2 and NVIDIA 313.26 both compile and install/run without any problems..     This update contains several more ‘improvements’ for USB3 – amongst other things.. Details of all … Continue reading

3.9-rc2 out – VMware and NVIDIA still OK..

Installed kernel 3.9-rc2 on the test system – and VMware 9.0.2, and both the latest ‘stable’ (310.40), and ‘beta’ (313.26) NVIDIA drivers, all compile successfully.. $ uname -a Linux rg6830l 3.9.0-rc2 #1 SMP Mon Mar 11 17:36:47 GMT 2013 x86_64 … Continue reading

VMware 9.0.2 – No More Patch, or Softlink..

Just installed VMware Workstation 9.0.2 – released yesterday – and it compiles and installs cleanly on kernel 3.8.2, without the need for the 9.0.1 patch, or the ‘softlink’, as it now finds version.h correctly. I have tested with kernel 3.9-rc1, … Continue reading