DAR – Two-Dimensional Thinking?

I have several dar archives created some years ago, using the late-lamented kdar (now obsolete.) and all were created with passwords.. I recently came to extract one, but found to my dismay that the latest (2.4.x) version of dar was … Continue reading

3.11.2 – Better now?

I had been experiencing occasional problems with X and KDE with the previous 3.11 kernel versions, and had reverted to 3.10.12, but have just updated to 3.11.2, and it seems to be better – so far…. VMware 10 compiles and … Continue reading

GIT – ‘Missing Files’ Solved..

Thanks to information received from Mace Moneta, I can confirm that the ‘missing files’ problem I experienced with Raspberry Pi GIT downloads was due to the fact that I was using the ‘Download ZIP‘ option, which – it seems – … Continue reading

Pi to 3.11.1 – With ‘Borrowed’ Files..

Updated the Raspberry Pi to kernel 3.11.1, using the code from GitHub: https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/tree/rpi-3.11.y For some odd reason, then same files are still missing, as for 3.11 – ~/linux/drivers/net/ethernet/Kconfig and ~/linux/net/mac80211/chan.c, so just copy these across from the 3.10 tree.. # … Continue reading

Dreamplug to 3.11.1, but not 3.12-rc1..

Updated the Dreamplug to kernel 3.11.1, using the ARM /Marvell Kirkwood ‘Marvell GuruPlug Reference Board (Flattened Device Tree)’ kernel config option, as – for some reason – the ‘Marvell Dreamplug (Flattened Device Tree)’ option did not boot.. # uname -a … Continue reading

3.12-rc1 – VMware OK, NVIDIA Not…

Just installed kernel 3.12-rc1 on the test system, and VMware 10.0 compiles OK.. NVIDIA 325.15 (with the 3.11 patch) fails: /home/rgadsdon/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-325.15/kernel/nv-drm.c: At top level: /home/rgadsdon/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-325.15/kernel/nv-drm.c:109:15: error: ‘drm_fasync’ undeclared here (not in a function) .fasync = drm_fasync, ^ /home/rgadsdon/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-325.15/kernel/nv-drm.c: In function … Continue reading

3.11.1 Released, and ‘Long Term’ 3.10.12..

Kernel 3.11.1 has been released, and VMware 10.0 and (patched) NVIDIA 325.15 compile and run OK.. Details are here:  https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.11.1 In fact, there is a NVIDIA driver that compiles with 3.11 kernels unpatched, but it is the ‘legacy’ driver 173.14.38..   … Continue reading