ARM64 – Odroid C2 – New MMC Driver, Ethernet / USB Still Broken..

After some of the code for the C2 has been removed from various git repositories, there is a new 4.9-rc1-based tree at https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/khilman/linux-amlogic.git/?h=v4.10/integ , which now includes the ‘new’ rewritten MMC driver. To select this, choose ‘Amlogic S905/GX* SD/MMC Host … Continue reading

ARM – Another Source for Rootfs Images..

If you need a particular rootfs for an ARM7 or ARM64 device, there is a source of these at http://libguestfs.org/download/builder/ As an example, for Fedora 23 aarch64, then download the http://libguestfs.org/download/builder/fedora-23-aarch64.xz file, and then expand it (I use ark..)   This … Continue reading

ARM – Rock2 – Kernel 4.6-rc4 – MMC Swaparound – Bug or Feature?

I had been running Kernel 4.6-rc2 on the Radxa Rock2 without any issues, and decided to update to recently-released Kernel 4.6-rc4.. Brief details of changes from -rc3 are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1604.2/00610.html The boot failed, and I then compiled/installed 4.6-rc3 to see … Continue reading

ARM – Rock2 to Kernel 4.6-rc2 – Ethernet OK, Now..

Updated the Rock2 to Kernel 4.6-rc2, and the Ethernet problem has been fixed.. Fedora 23 (Twenty Three) Kernel 4.6.0-rc2 on an armv7l (ttyS2) …………. ]# uname -a Linux rgrock2 4.6.0-rc2 #1 SMP Sun Apr 3 21:05:44 EDT 2016 armv7l armv7l … Continue reading

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

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

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

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