ARM64 – Odroid C2 – A Better Ethernet Fix..

The old meson Ethernet fix/patch/hack no longer applies cleanly to the latest (December 1) linux-next, but – fortunately – there is a ‘better’ patch available for the meson8b-dwmac driver itself.. Details can be found in this thread:  http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/linux-amlogic/2016-November/001675.html I have … Continue reading

ARM64 – Odroid C2 – Boots with Linux-Next..

The ‘linux-next’ kernel branch has included the meson/gxbb mmc driver for some time, but the boot process hung on root disk access.     I tested with the latest (November 17) version, and this time, the boot process completed successfully: Fedora 25 … Continue reading

ARM64 – Odroid C2 – Ethernet Fix, at Last..

Thanks to Jerome Brunet, there is now a fix for the long-standing Ethernet hang problem on the C2..   Details are here:   http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/linux-amlogic/2016-November/001538.html The patch is an attachment – named ‘attachment.bin‘, and so will need to be renamed to something appropriate..     … Continue reading

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

ARM64 – Multiple Meson MMC Mystery..

I was going to update the Odroid C2 to the latest patched kernel, but then found that the meson-mmc driver had mysteriously vanished from the source tree..     This – of course – makes the kernel pretty useless…    I did some … Continue reading

ARM64 – Odroid C2 – Boots with Patched 4.8-rc4 – Ethernet Issues..

Decided to try the Odroid C2 with the latest Kernel, and recently-released patches for MMC support.. Used the (patched) version of 4.8-rc4 from here:  https://github.com/ioft/linux/tree/c2    Thanks to umiddelb for producing this, which incorporates the (e)MMC support patches, and also includes … 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 – 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

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