ARM – ARM64 Developments…

Just took delivery of a Qualcomm Dragonboard 410c (https://developer.qualcomm.com/hardware/dragonboard-410c) : The unit is based on a ‘standard’ (96Boards) design, with a few quirks..   The device uses fastboot rather than U-Boot, and in this respect is more like flashing a custom … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.1 ‘Final’ Released..

Kernel 4.1 has been released, with not many changes from -rc8… Brief details are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1506.2/04143.html $ uname -a Linux rglinux-i7 4.1.0 #1 SMP Sun Jun 21 23:00:39 PDT 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux As expected, the latest VMware (11.1.2) … Continue reading

VMware – 11.1.2 Released, No Patch Needed..

Just updated VMware to the latest version 11.1.2 on the test system, and it compiles/loads OK with Kernel 4.1-rc8.. Release notes are here:  https://www.vmware.com/support/ws/doc/workstation-1112-release-notes.html. At last, there is no need for the venerable vmnet patch (required since Kernel 3.19 was … Continue reading

ARM – Odroid to 4.1-rc8

Updated the Odroid U3 to Kernel 4.1-rc8, from https://github.com/tobiasjakobi/linux-odroid/tree/odroid-4.1.y Fedora release 22 (Twenty Two) Kernel 4.1.0-rc8 on an armv7l (ttySAC1) …………… ]# uname -a Linux rgodroid 4.1.0-rc8 #1 SMP Wed Jun 17 16:20:50 PDT 2015 armv7l armv7l armv7l GNU/Linux As … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.1-rc8 Released, ‘Final’ Next..

As expected, Kernel 4.1-rc8 is out, and the same comments regarding VMware and NVIDIA apply as for -rc7..  http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1471 $ uname -a Linux rg6830l 4.1.0-rc8 #1 SMP Sun Jun 14 23:48:07 PDT 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Brief details of … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.1-rc7 – and Delay to 4.1 Final..

Just updated the test system to Kernel 4.1-rc7, and the ‘vmnet-patched‘ version of VMware 11.1, and the latest NVIDIA drivers (346.72, and 352.09), compile and install/run OK, as expected.. # uname -a Linux rg6830l 4.1.0-rc7 #1 SMP Mon Jun 8 … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.1-rc6 Released..

Updated the test system to Kernel 4.1-rc6, and – as previously – the ‘vmnet-patched‘ version of VMware 11.1, and the latest NVIDIA drivers (346.72, and 352.09) compile and install/run OK.. $ uname -a Linux rg6830l 4.1.0-rc6 #1 SMP Mon Jun … Continue reading