3.9-rc3 – NVIDIA and VMware OK..

Installed Kernel 3.9-rc3 on the test system..   VMware 9.0.2, and NVIDIA 310.40 (main) and 313.26 (beta) all compile OK.. # uname -a Linux rg6830l 3.9.0-rc3 #1 SMP Mon Mar 18 12:21:27 GMT 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Robert Gadsdon.   March … Continue reading

Grub2 – Stop the Insanity!

I am one of those people who compiles a lot of new kernels, and have become increasingly frustrated by the user-unfriendliness of grub2.. Now the latest version of grub2 has introduced – for reasons that I cannot fathom – two … Continue reading

Serial Console – via UART, with Fedora 17 / ARM..

In preparation for the (final!) arrival of the APC, I have been setting up a suitable serial console connection, via USB to a UART, and have tested it on the Raspberry Pi.. After remembering (from years ago..) that you have … Continue reading

Pi Performance?

I had intended to persevere with the Fedora 14 ‘respin’, despite it being (correctly, IMHO..) described as ‘a bit buggy’..     Performance was improved with the newer 3.1.9+ kernel image, without the debug messages, but overall the response was still very … Continue reading

Pi Update..

Found the latest kernel image (still 3.1.9-based..) and associated pre-compiled modules at the git repository – https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware – and the ‘new’ version of kernel.img does away with the annoying console debug messages.. Device still seems very slow, but maybe I’m … Continue reading