ARM – Rock2 to 4.6-rc1 – and Ethernet Fix Fails..

Updated the Rock2 to Kernel 4.6-rc1: ……… Fedora 23 (Twenty Three) Kernel 4.6.0-rc1 on an armv7l (ttyS2) ……………….. # uname -a Linux rgrock2 4.6.0-rc1 #1 SMP Sun Mar 27 03:47:06 EDT 2016 armv7l armv7l armv7l GNU/Linux The stmmac Ethernet driver … Continue reading

KERNEL – 4.6-rc1 Released – OK with Latest VMware, Breaks NVIDIA – and a Possible Fix..

Just  installed Kernel 4.6-rc1 on the test system. Depending on your configuration, you may encounter a compilation error: CC drivers/thermal/mtk_thermal.o drivers/thermal/mtk_thermal.c: In function ‘mtk_thermal_probe’: drivers/thermal/mtk_thermal.c:560:8: error: implicit declaration of function ‘device_reset’ [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration] ret = device_reset(&pdev->dev); ^ cc1: some warnings being … Continue reading

ARM – Rock2 – Not so Hot, Now..

Finally managed to cobble together a rudimentary case and fan with heatsink for the rock2, and now I can compile correctly (# make -j5, etc..) and run # git clone… without the system overheating and rebooting..    Just two sheets of … Continue reading

ARM – Rock2 – Fix for SDCard Boot, and Ethernet..

Kernel 4.5-rc7 had booted successfully on the Radxa Rock2, but 4.5 Final failed, as the SDcard was ‘loaded’ just too late: mmc_host mmc1: Bus speed (slot 0) = 400000Hz (slot req 400000Hz, actual 400000HZ div = 0) dwmmc_rockchip ff0f0000.dwmmc: 1 … Continue reading

KERNEL – 4.5 Final – No Need for -RC8..

Kernel 4.5 Final is out, and – as expected – is OK with the latest NVIDIA (361.28) and VMware (12.1.0).. There was nearly one more -RC, but it seems Final was released, instead.. Brief details here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1603.1/04467.html Robert Gadsdon.  March … Continue reading

ARM – Rock2 – Kernel 4.5-rc7 Boot Success

After a lot of testing, and some more confusion, I have managed to get the Rock2 to boot using the latest (2016.03-rc3) version of U-Boot, and the latest kernel (4.5-rc7) As previously, there was a lot of conflicting information……. I … Continue reading

ARM – Odroid C2 – 64bit, with Ethernet..

Just acquired a 64-bit Odroid C2: As usual, I installed Fedora 23 aarch64 on it: Fedora 23 (Twenty Three) Kernel 3.14.29 on an aarch64 (ttyS0) ………………… # uname -a Linux rgc2 3.14.29 #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Mar 9 11:14:41 PST … Continue reading