Dreamplug to 3.11-rc3

Just updated the Dreamplug to Kernel 3.11-rc3..     Although the device is (relatively) old now, it does have the enormous benefit of being (almost**) fully supported by the mainstream Linux Kernel.. ** The only ‘unsupported’ item is the Libertas wifi in … Continue reading

3.11-rc3 – Now with Vmblock Patch.. 3.10.4 stable..

Just updated the test system to Kernel 3.11-rc3, and there is now a patch for vmblock available, at: http://mysticalzero.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/vmblock-patch-for-linux-311-rc1-vmware.html Remember that this patch should be applied to vmblock that has already been patched for 3.10.. So.. there are three patches … Continue reading

Pi to 3.10.3 – with a Simple Fix..

Just downloaded the ‘latest’ (July 26/27) version of linux-rpi-3.10.y from github: https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/archive/rpi-3.10.y.zip This version – finally – has some of the Pi-specific Broadcom code fixed for 3.10, and the only necessary change to get it to compile cleanly is as … Continue reading

Dreamplug to 3.10.2..

Just updated the Dreamplug to kernel 3.10.2, and everything went smoothly… It looks as if Fedora 18 is the last version for this architecture (armv5tel), as Fedora 19 and beyond will only be produced for armv7l, and the Raspberry Pi … Continue reading

3.10.2 – Back to 3.9.11..

Installed kernel 3.10.2, and all appeared to be OK, but # dmesg revealed tombstones, with both the 319.32 and 325.08 ‘3.10-patched’ drivers: 319.32:[ 9522.805402] vgaarb: device changed decodes: PCI:0000:01:00.0,olddecodes=none,decodes=none:owns=io+mem [ 9522.805553] NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module  319.32  Wed … Continue reading

3.11-rc2 – NVIDIA Patch, Vmblock Workaround..

Installed kernel 3.11-rc2, and found a patch for the NVIDIA driver 325.08, which can be accessed via the dev Forum: https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/557110/linux/linux-3-11_rcx-compatibility/ With VMware, it turned out that – even with the 3.10 patch – vmblock fails to compile, yet again: … Continue reading

Pi to 3.9.9 – Fedora EOL… Pidora 404…

Updated the Raspberry Pi to kernel 3.9.9, and everything seems to work OK.. Pidora 18 (Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix) Kernel 3.9.9-pi on an armv6l (ttyAMA0) I have been using the ‘official’ Fedora ARM repository for updates, but now it seems … Continue reading

Kernel 3.10.1, and All is Well..

Installed Kernel 3.10.1 on my main system, and everything seems to be working OK.. Changelog at: https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.10.1 VMware 9.02 – with the 3.10 patches for vmnet and vmblock – compiles and runs, and NVIDIA 319.32 – with the 3.10 patch … Continue reading

Kernel 3.11-rc1 – First Impressions – VMware OK, NVIDIA not..

Just installed the newly-released kernel 3.11-rc1 on the test system… VMware Workstation 9.02 – with the 3.10 patches for vmnet and vmblock – compiles OK, but – for some reason – the modules don’t install using the usual command (# … Continue reading