Kernel – 4.9-rc3 – NVIDIA Patch still works, and Fix for VMware 12.5.1?

Updated the test system to Kernel 4.9-rc3, and the patch for NVIDIA mentioned in my article for -rc2 still works OK..     I Compiled 370.28 and 375.10 successfully.. As I could not find any patches for VMware – and the latest … Continue reading

NVIDIA – New Driver – OK with 4.8..

NVIDIA have release driver version 370.28, and it compiles OK with Kernel 4.8, without any patches..   Tested with 4.8-rc5: ………………….. Building modules, stage 2. MODPOST 4 modules CC /home/rgadsdon/kernel/rgtest_kernel-sept2016/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.28/kernel/nvidia-drm.mod.o LD [M] /home/rgadsdon/kernel/rgtest_kernel-sept2016/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.28/kernel/nvidia-drm.ko CC /home/rgadsdon/kernel/rgtest_kernel-sept2016/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.28/kernel/nvidia-modeset.mod.o LD [M] /home/rgadsdon/kernel/rgtest_kernel-sept2016/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.28/kernel/nvidia-modeset.ko CC /home/rgadsdon/kernel/rgtest_kernel-sept2016/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.28/kernel/nvidia-uvm.mod.o LD … Continue reading

ARM – Pi2 to U-Boot..

I decided to try U-Boot on the Raspberry Pi 2, and the process has been fairly well documented in several places.. I used the latest U-Boot, with ‘patch’ info from here, as I needed Device Tree support:  https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=108217. Actual ‘installation’ … Continue reading

ARM – CuBox-i4 Pro to Kernel 3.17-rc1..

Just updated the CuBox to kernel 3.17-rc1, but still used the previous ‘combined zImage plus DTB’ method, which works OK.. Kernel source here:  # git clone -b 3.17-rc1 –single-branch https://github.com/jmontleon/fedora-20-cubox-i4pro Fedora release 20 (Heisenbug) Kernel 3.17.0-rc1 on an armv7l (ttymxc0) … Continue reading

ARM – CuBox i4-Pro and Raspberry Pi to 3.16 Final..

Updated the CuBox i4-Pro and Raspberry Pi to Kernel 3.16 recently, using the kernel source from.. Raspberry Pi:  https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/tree/rpi-3.16.y CuBox i4-Pro: https://github.com/jmontleon/fedora-20-cubox-i_hb/tree/3.16.0 Fedora release 20 (Heisenbug) Kernel 3.16.0 on an armv7l (ttymxc0) …………… # uname -a Linux rgcubox 3.16.0 #1 … Continue reading

ARM – CuBox to 3.15-rc7..

Just updated the CuBox-I4-PRO to Kernel 3.15-rc7, from source available here:  https://github.com/jmontleon/fedora-20-cubox-i4pro/tree/3.15-rc7 # git clone -b 3.15-rc7 –single-branch https://github.com/jmontleon/fedora-20-cubox-i4pro Compiled and installed OK.. Fedora release 20 (Heisenbug) Kernel 3.15.0-rc7 on an armv7l (ttymxc0) ………. # uname -a Linux rgcubox 3.15.0-rc7 … Continue reading

ARM – Odroid U3 kernel to 3.13… – and Back Again!

Update:    Logged in, and was immediately aware of EXT4 filesystem errors.. [ 2520.305000] EXT4-fs error (device sda1): ext4_lookup:1437: inode #261634: comm xauth: deleted inode referenced: 307878 [ 2520.315000] EXT4-fs error (device sda1): ext4_lookup:1437: inode #261634: comm xauth: deleted inode referenced: … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Possible Kernel 3.14 Patch..

There is an article on DevZone that includes a possible Kernel 3.14 patch, from s_molgaard, for driver 331.38:  https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/683534/linux/331-38-on-3-14-rc1-kernel/ The patch format is – apparently – for kernel boot-time patching using dkms, which I don’t use..   So..  I just manually … Continue reading

NVIDIA and Kernel 3.12 – Solution, at Last..

It seemed there was no ‘legal’ way to fix the problem with NVIDIA driver compilation on Kernel 3.12-rc, but now – unusually – there is a kernel patch to fix this: https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/drivers/acpi/scan.c?id=6585925b62fa4dd2f4aecf634b0f8956577aa981 Thanks to conky_vs_julian (on the NVIDIA Devtalk forum) … Continue reading

Compile HandBrake on Linux, the Easy Way – and Fedora RPMs..

Handbrake is a very useful video conversion tool, and it runs on Linux as well! The latest released version (as of July 2013) is 0.9.9, and can be found here: http://handbrake.fr/downloads.php The compile is somewhat non-standard, and is definitely a … Continue reading