ARM64 – Kernel 4.10-rc4 on Odroid C2 – Ethernet Still Needs DTS Patch..

Just updated the Odroid C2 to Kernel 4.10-rc4, but the Ethernet hang problem still persists..   Applied the dts Ethernet TX patch (see http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1872 ) , and it works OK now.. There seems to be a bit of a backlog of … Continue reading

ARM64 – Kernel 4.10-rc1 Compile Errors – The Official Fix..

There is now an ‘official’ fix for the 4.10-rc1 compile failure with ARM64/aarch64, from Al Viro, and the patch itself is available here: https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/viro/vfs.git/commit/?h=arm64-fix&id=b4b8664d291ac1998e0f0bcdc96b6397f0fe68b3 I have applied this to kernel 4.10-rc1 on the Odroid C2, and the kernel compiles successfully.. … Continue reading

ARM64 – Catastrophic Compile Errors with 4.10-rc1 – and a Fix..

Tried compiling Kernel 4.10-rc1 for aarch64, and got – literally – hundreds of errors: …… ./include/linux/sched.h:3299: Error: unknown mnemonic `return’ — `return test_ti_thread_flag(task_thread_info(tsk),flag)’ ./include/linux/sched.h:3300: Error: junk at end of line, first unrecognized character is `}’ ./include/linux/sched.h:3302: Error: unknown mnemonic `static’ … Continue reading

ARM64 – Odroid C2 – Latest Ethernet Patch..

After some of the recent ‘Ethernet fix’ patches have not worked with more recent linux-next kernels, I have found one that – at least at the moment – does fix the ‘hang’ problem – again.. The patch is applied to … Continue reading

ARM64 – Hikey to Kernel 4.7 – and Polkitd Fix..

Managed to update the Hikey ARM64 SoC to the latest kernel – 4.7 Final. Fedora 24 (Twenty Four) Kernel 4.7.0 on an aarch64 (ttyAMA0) ………………………. # uname -a Linux rghikey 4.7.0 #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Jul 24 19:53:54 EDT 2016 … Continue reading

ARM64 – Geekbox – 8-Cores and a UART Gotcha..

I recently acquired on of the rather quirky Geekbox ARM64 devices, together with the oddly-named ‘Landingstrip’ expansion board.. http://www.cnx-software.com/2015/11/19/geekbox-is-a-hackable-android-and-linux-tv-box-powered-by-rockchip-rk3368-soc/ http://forum.geekbox.tv/ The similarity in overall design to the ARMv7 Radxa Rock2 will be seen from the photo: If you are ordering … 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

ARM64 – DragonBoard 410c to Kernel 4.2-rc5..

Just updated the Qualcomm DragonBoard 410c to (patched..) Kernel 4.2-rc5, from here:  https://git.linaro.org/landing-teams/working/qualcomm/kernel.git/shortlog/refs/heads/integration-linux-qcomlt This time, the boot was successful, and the mmc1 SDcard (rootfs) was recognised correctly.. Fedora release 23 (Twenty Three) Kernel 4.2.0-rc5 on an aarch64 (ttyMSM0) ……… ]# … Continue reading

ARM – Fedora 22 on ARM64..

After quite a lot of messing about, I got Fedora 22 running on the ARM64 DragonBoard 410c: Fedora release 22 (Twenty Two) Kernel 4.0.0-linaro-lt-qcom on an aarch64 (ttyMSM0) ………… $ uname -a Linux rg410c rg410c.almaden 4.0.0-linaro-lt-qcom #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri … Continue reading

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