NVIDIA – What is Going On?

Opinion: I don’t usually write pure ‘op/ed’ pieces, but this situation – I think – warrants further comment… I am becoming concerned at the apparent inability of NVIDIA to adequately support Linux..    In the past, the company was able to … Continue reading

DreamPlug to 3.12-rc7 – Still Needs Patch..

I updated the DreamPlug to kernel 3.12-rc7, but found that the network problem from 3.12-rc6 was still there, so applied the ‘Ethernet patch’ mentioned in my earlier article – http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=897, and it works OK, now. # uname -a Linux rgdreamplug … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Epic Fail?

I had assumed that my previous article on ‘auto patching’ was going to be redundant…    However, I discovered to my dismay that even the newly-released NVIDIA driver – 331.17 still fails to compile and install on 3.11 and 3.12 kernels.. … Continue reading

DreamPlug – 3.12-rc6 – Fix for Ethernet..

Soon after updating the DreamPlug to 3.12-rc6, I noticed that the Ethernet connection kept dropping, even though the # route command still showed it as OK.. I found a patch for the problem, and it works – for me..   http://www.spinics.net/lists/arm-kernel/msg281285.html … Continue reading

DreamPlug – 3.12-rc6 Success..

After a lot of ‘frantic testing’, and help from the linux-arm-kernel mailing list, I now have 3.12-rc6 running on the DreamPlug, using the new/improved ‘device tree’.. Fedora release 18 (Spherical Cow) Kernel 3.12.0-rc6 on an armv5tel (ttyS0) …………………. # uname … Continue reading

VMware 9.0.2 – Patches for 3.12..

Thanks to dominator008, this is a link to information and patches for VMware 9.0.2 with Kernel 3.12.: http://dominator008.com/constructionyard/2013/10/03/vmware-9-0-2-vmblock-patch-for-linux-kernel-3-12/ As I have already updated to VMware 10.0, I have not been able to test these myself, but as you will see, … Continue reading

Android: The Browser/Flash Saga Continues..

I now have my replacement Hudl 7in tablet, and have been trying out the various options for working browsers – with Flash support. On my phone, I found that Chrome worked well, but this tablet always gets the ‘full’ website, … Continue reading