More Fun with Audacity…

This article relates to compilation on the latest Fedora (21) but can also apply to other Distros… The Distro-supplied version of Audacity is typically functionality-challenged, and does not allow working with some of the more up-to-date audio formats, due to … Continue reading

ARM – Cubox-i4Pro to Kernel 3.19-rc1..

Just updated the Cubox-i4Pro to 3.19-rc1, after disabling the kernel options for ‘power management’, as the current patch does not compile cleanly.. Fedora release 21 (Twenty One) Kernel 3.19.0-rc1 on an armv7l (ttymxc0) ……….. [root@rgcubox ~]# uname -a Linux rgcubox … Continue reading

Kernel 3.19-rc1 – Breaks VMware and NVIDIA..

Just installed Kernel 3.19-rc1 on the test system, and both VMware and NVIDIA fail to compile.. VMware (11.0) vmnet failed with: /tmp/modconfig-2fqpf2/vmnet-only/driver.c: In function ‘VNetFileOpUnlockedIoctl’: /tmp/modconfig-2fqpf2/vmnet-only/driver.c:1194:20: error: ‘struct file’ has no member named ‘f_dentry’ if (filp && filp->f_dentry) { ^ … Continue reading

Kernel 3.18 – Another Lockup – Back to 3.16.7!

Yet another ‘lockup’ – this time with 3.18..    So, as the problem also exists with 3.17.x, I have taken the unusual step of reverting to Kernel 3.16.7, for the time being! Some of the latest correspondence on the issue, here:  … Continue reading

ARM – CuBox-i4 Pro to 3.18, and full Device Tree..

Updated the CuBox-i4 Pro to Kernel 3.18, and now use the complete ‘device tree’ zImage and dtb boot method: The source can be found here: – and the u-boot boot commands are: setenv bootargs “root=/dev/mmcblk0p3 rootfstype=ext4 rootwait console=ttymxc0,115200n8 console=tty1 … Continue reading

Kernel 3.18 – Small Changes from -rc7..

Installed kernel 3.18 Final, and as expected the latest NVIDIA (346.16) and VMware (11.0) drivers compile and load/run OK.     The older NVIDIA (340.58) and VMware (10.0.4 + vmnet patch) drivers should also be OK.. $ uname -a Linux rglinux-i7 3.18.0 … Continue reading

ARM – Odroid U3 and Kernel 3.18-rc7 – Still Unstable..

I have managed to get Kernel 3.18-rc7 to boot on my Odroid U3, but it is still very unstable.. Fedora release 21 (Twenty One) Kernel 3.18.0-rc7 on an armv7l (ttySAC1) rgodroid login: $ uname -a Linux rgodroid 3.18.0-rc7 #3 SMP … Continue reading

VMware 11 – OK with Kernel 3.17 and 3.18..

Just upgraded to VMware Workstation 11.0, and – as expected – it compiles and loads/runs OK with Kernel 3.17 (3.17.4) and 3.18 (3.18-rc7) without the need for any patches.. Release notes are here: I have not – yet – … Continue reading

Kernel 3.18-rc7 – Still No Lockup Fix..

Just installed Kernel 3.17-rc7, and the usual ‘latest’ drivers – NVIDIA 340.58 and 346.16, and VMware 10.0.4 with the vmnet patch – compile and load OK.. $ uname -a Linux rg6830l 3.18.0-rc7 #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Dec 1 13:52:29 PST … Continue reading