ARM64 – Hikey Success, with Linux-Next..

After some time, I decided to test the latest ‘Linux-Next’ with the 96Boards HiSilicon Hikey, and – this time – it booted successfully (headless), with networking.. Fedora 24 (Twenty Four) Kernel 4.7.0-rc5-next-20160628 on an aarch64 (ttyAMA0) ………………….. # uname -a … Continue reading

ARM64 – Pi3 Still Very Unstable..

I have tried the latest 4.7-next patched kernel, from https://github.com/anholt/linux/tree/bcm2837-64-next After some trials, I did manage to – just – get it to boot – after falling to an ’emergency console’, but the system is very unstable, with multiple recurring … Continue reading

NVIDIA – New Driver – Still Broken with Kernel 4.7 – Patch Fix OK..

Just tested the latest NVIDIA driver – 367.27 – and it fails to compile with Kernel 4.7-rc3.     To fix this, the patch for 367.18 still works ( details at http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1750 ). ……………….. Building modules, stage 2. MODPOST 4 modules CC … Continue reading

ARM64 – Pine64 – Not Exactly ‘Compact’..

I recently obtained one of the newly-released (- to the ‘public’..) Pine64 ARM64 systems…    My first reaction, was that it is a bit on the large side..  The board is over twice the size of the Odroid C2.. As usual, … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.7-rc2 Released – rc1 Patches Still Work.

Kernel 4.7-rc2 is out and brief details of changes from -rc1 are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1606.0/03592.html After all the later-rc breakage with 4.6, I tested the latest patched NVIDIA drivers, and VMware, with this version, and all the previous 4.6/4.7 patches for … Continue reading

Hardware – Replacing the System Disk..

My ‘system disk’ (/dev/sda) started to show bad sectors, recently, and so I decided to replace it.    The disk was around 8 years old, and had been in almost-continuous use.. I have not had to do this for some considerable … Continue reading