Kernel – 4.2.2 Finally Fixes NVIDIA GPL-Only..

Just updated to Kernel 4.2.2, and the long-standing NVIDIA GPL-only issue is finally fixed.. From the changelog: commit 4f7760e963db10618dd3617bcf6254d896094e37 Author: Tim Gardner <tim.gardner@canonical.com> Date: Tue Aug 4 11:26:04 2015 -0600 workqueue: Make flush_workqueue() available again to non GPL modules And … Continue reading

ARM – Odroid U3 OK With Latest U-Boot..

Recently tried the latest standard release of u-boot from ftp://ftp.denx.de/pub/u-boot/ , and it now works OK with the SDCard in the Odroid U3.    You still have to incorporate the ‘special’ secure-boot binaries and shell script from the hardkernel version ( … Continue reading

ARM – Odroid to 4.3-rc2..

Just updated the Odroid U3 to (patched) Kernel 4.3-rc2, from here:  https://github.com/tobiasjakobi/linux-odroid/tree/odroid-4.3.y Fedora 23 (Twenty Three) Kernel 4.3.0-rc2 on an armv7l (ttySAC1) …………….. ]# uname -a Linux rgodroid 4.3.0-rc2 #1 SMP Mon Sep 21 13:38:23 PDT 2015 armv7l armv7l armv7l … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.2.1 – Still Breaks NVIDIA?

Tried the ‘release candidate’ version of Kernel 4.2.1 (via patch, at https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/stable-review), and the GPL_only issue with NVIDIA drivers is still there…      Exactly why we have to wait for Kernel 4.3 for this to be fixed is a mystery, as … Continue reading

ARM – CuBox – Back to 4.1, and Forward to 4.3-rc1..

I encountered more ‘network missing’ issues with Kernel 4.2 on the CuBox-i4 Pro, so reverted to Kernel 4.1.6, and all was well, again..   I have since updated to Kernel 4.3-rc1 (from kernel.org), and everything – so far – seems to … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.2 – Back to 4.1.7..

I had been running Kernel 4.2 on my main system since it was released, but have been experiencing vague and inconsistent problems with sluggish applications, which sometimes hung for about half-a-second..   Nothing specific, and no apparent errors reported.. I reverted … Continue reading

ARM64 – DragonBoard 410c to Kernel 4.2..

Just updated the Qualcomm DragonBoard 410c to Linaro/Qcom patched Kernel 4.2, from here:  https://git.linaro.org/landing-teams/working/qualcomm/kernel.git/tree/refs/heads/integration-linux-qcomlt Using the saved kernel config from 4.2-rc5, the system booted OK (headless)..: Fedora release 23 (Twenty Three) Kernel 4.2.0 on an aarch64 (ttyMSM0) ……………. # uname … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Patch for Kernel 4.3-rc1 Compile Error..

Thanks to juston_li on the NVIDIA forums, there is now a patch to fix the compile error with Kernel 4.3-rc1. Details – and the patch – can be found here:   https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/877365/linux/355-11-linux-4-3-rc1-build-error/ I have applied this, and the NVIDIA driver now … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.3-rc1 – Breaks NVIDIA and VMware..

Updated the test system to Kernel 4.3-rc1.. $ uname -a Linux rg6830l 4.3.0-rc1 #1 SMP Sat Sep 12 19:15:35 PDT 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Brief details of changes are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1509.1/03200.html The NVIDIA gpl_only issue has been fixed in … Continue reading