Kernel – 4.1-rc1 – OK with VMware, not with NVIDIA..

I should have known that 4.1-rc1 would show up just after I published my linux-next article, and here it is..  ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/testing/linux-4.1-rc1.tar.xz $ uname -a Linux rg6830l 4.1.0-rc1 #1 SMP Sun Apr 26 18:56:05 PDT 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Brief … Continue reading

Kernel – Pre-4.1-rc Test with Linux-Next..

As Kernel 4.1-rc1 is not released yet, I tested the April 24 version of linux-next, to see how VMware and NVIDIA compiles would behave.. # uname -a Linux rg6830l 4.0.0-next-20150424 #2 SMP Sun Apr 26 12:04:54 PDT 2015 x86_64 x86_64 … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.1 will be ‘Interesting’ for x86…

The initial release of Kernel 4.1-rc1 should be out fairly soon, but this time it might possibly break some things..?. There will be a lot of ‘improvements’ to x86-related code:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1504.1/03389.html. So – we have been warned! Robert Gadsdon.   April … Continue reading

ARM – Pi2 to 4.0 – Eventually..

Finally managed to get the Raspberry Pi2 (armv7) to boot Kernel 4.0, by re-creating the kernel config from scratch, with # make bcm2709_defconfig Fedora release 21 (Twenty One) Kernel 4.0.0-v7 on an armv7l (ttyAMA0) ………… ]# uname -a Linux rgpi2 … Continue reading

ARM – Pi to 4.0.. Patience is a Virtue..?

Tried updating the Raspberry Pi-s (Classic model B and Pi2) to Kernel 4.0, from https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/tree/rpi-4.0.y, and my first attempt was – it seems – too soon, as the Classic Pi (armv6) failed to boot at all, and the Pi2 (armv7) … Continue reading

ARM – Update to 4.0 for DreamPlug, CuBox, and Odroid..

Updated the DreamPlug and CuBox-i4Pro to kernel 4.0 from kernel.org: Fedora release 18 (Spherical Cow) Kernel 4.0.0 on an armv5tel (ttyS0) ……… # uname -a Linux rgdreamplug 4.0.0 #1 Sun Apr 12 22:53:28 PDT 2015 armv5tel armv5tel armv5tel GNU/Linux Fedora … Continue reading

Kernel 4.0 ‘Final’ – OK with latest NVIDIA, and Patched VMware..

Updated to Kernel 4.0 (from kernel.org), and the latest NVIDIA driver (346.59) and ‘patched’ VMware 11.1 both compile and install/run OK.. $ uname -a Linux rglinux-i7 4.0.0 #1 SMP Sun Apr 12 17:26:04 PDT 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Brief … Continue reading