Fedora – Installing a Working ZoneMinder..

Installed ZoneMinder ( https://zoneminder.com ) for some IP and WiFi cameras, and the first thing to remember is to not use the Fedora version!    This is due to the lack of ffmpeg and vlc support in that version, which makes … Continue reading

ARM – Pi2 – Kernel 4.4-rc5 – U-Boot Fail, and Workaround..

Recently attempted to update the Pi2 to Kernel 4.4-rc5, and encountered a problem.. The more recent proprietary Raspberry Pi 2 kernels have switched to using ‘DTB Overlays’ to control various components, but these are – currently – unsupported by U-Boot.. … Continue reading

ARM – Kernel 4.4-rc4 on the BananaPro..

Just got a ‘BananaPro‘ ARMv7 board, and updated it to Kernel 4.4-rc4 (from kernel.org) and Fedora 23. More details are here:  http://linux-sunxi.org/LeMaker_Banana_Pro I compiled U-Boot from the latest (2015.10) released version, from ftp.denx.de/pub/u-boot/ : # cd u-boot # make Bananapro_defconfig … Continue reading

KDE – Plasma Update May Lose ‘Favorites’, and a Fix..

Updated to the latest Plasma Desktop, on one of my systems (Fedora 23, x86_64), and found that the ‘Favorites’ had all vanished, apart for xterm..    My other x86_64 system updated OK, with all the ‘Favorites’ intact.. Rather than hunt down … Continue reading

VMware – 12.1.0 released – Still Broken With Fedora 23..

Just updated the test system to VMware 12.1.0 – Release notes are here:  https://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/workstation/12pro/workstation-121-release-notes.html Frustratingly, this release still has a runtime (# vmware) incompatible with Fedora 23.. The original workaround was documented in an earlier article – http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1601 – but … Continue reading

ARM – Kernel 4.4-rc3 – OK with Odroid U3 (and Fan..)

Tested Kernel 4.4-rc3 with the Odroid U3, and – finally – the fan works correctly..    Kernels from 4.2 onward booted successfully, but the fan ran continuously…    And now I can add the U3 to the (small!) list of my ARM … Continue reading