ARM64 – Pi3 Success – Almost..

After more ‘investigation’, I managed to find a working U-Boot for a 64-bit boot of the Raspberry Pi 3, by copying it from the boot directory of this: http://www.tom-yam.or.jp/rpi3/rpi3-arm64-debian-20160414.img.xz found towards the end of the latest 64-bit thread on the … 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 – Rock2 – Kernel 4.5-rc7 Boot Success

After a lot of testing, and some more confusion, I have managed to get the Rock2 to boot using the latest (2016.03-rc3) version of U-Boot, and the latest kernel (4.5-rc7) As previously, there was a lot of conflicting information……. I … 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

ARM – Radxa Rock2 – Powerful, but Confused..

Recently took delivery of a Radxa Rock2 ARMv7 system, based on the RX3288 Cortex A17 chipset.. The system comes with a version of Android installed on the onboard eMMC, but I managed – after a bit of work – to … Continue reading

Fedora – Getting Rid of Unwanted ‘virtbr0’

I did a clean install of Fedora 23 on my new ‘built from recycled components‘ crash-and-burn test system recently, and all went reasonably well – apart from – apparently – having to re-partition an already-partitioned drive (!)… After booting for … Continue reading

ARM – Kernel 4.4-rc4 on the BananaPro..

Just got a ‘BananaPro‘ ARMv7 board, and updated it to Kernel 4.4-rc4 (from kernel.org) and Fedora 23. More details are here:  http://linux-sunxi.org/LeMaker_Banana_Pro I compiled U-Boot from the latest (2015.10) released version, from ftp.denx.de/pub/u-boot/ : # cd u-boot # make Bananapro_defconfig … Continue reading

VMware – 12.1.0 released – Still Broken With Fedora 23..

Just updated the test system to VMware 12.1.0 – Release notes are here:  https://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/workstation/12pro/workstation-121-release-notes.html Frustratingly, this release still has a runtime (# vmware) incompatible with Fedora 23.. The original workaround was documented in an earlier article – http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1601 – but … Continue reading

VMware – Fedora 23 Breaks vmware app, and a Workaround..

Although VMware 12.0.1 was installed OK, the desktop app (/usr/bin/vmware) fails, with – frustratingly – no error shown..    According to various comments found, this is due to a change to GCC version 5.1.1 in Fedora 23.. Thanks to Vincent Cojot, … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Incompatible with Fedora 23 Xorg – and a Workaround..

Just updated to Fedora 23, and the NVIDIA driver would not load/run.. (tested with the latest – 358.09 and 352.55) ================ WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING ================ This server has a video driver ABI version of 20.0 that this driver does … Continue reading