VMware – Not Working with Fedora 26 – GCC 7, and Workarounds..

I have recently updated one crash-and-burn system to Fedora 26 (alpha/testing) and have encountered two problems with VMware and the ‘bleeding edge’ version of GCC included.. The first problem sounded very familiar, and it is a repeat of one from … 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 – 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

KERNEL – 4.7 Released – OK with Patched VMware and NVIDIA..

Kernel 4.7 has been released – slightly later than usual – and brief details are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1607.3/00150.html $ uname -a Linux rglinux-i7 4.7.0 #1 SMP Sun Jul 24 14:34:37 PDT 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Neither VMware nor NVIDIA have … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Latest Driver – Still Fails with Kernel 4.7..

Kernel 4.7-rc7 is out, and 4.7 Final should be next, but the latest NVIDIA driver released – 367.35 – still fails to compile with 4.7-rc7..     The patch for 367.xx still works OK…  Details here:  http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1750 In case you need to … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Possible Kernel 4.7 Fix for 361.45.11 and 367.18..

Thanks to juston_li on the NVIDIA Devtalk forum, there is specific detail of the changes needed for Kernel 4.7 compatibility.. Details are at   https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/938665/linux/linux-4-7-rc1-367-18-build-errors/ The first issue is interesting, as it is due to a Kernel Dev. deciding to introduce … Continue reading

VMware – Possible Kernel 4.7 Fix for 12.1.1..

Thanks to g, from their comment on my previous article ( http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1746 ), there may be a more correct vmnet fix than simply ‘commenting out the code’..    Replace dev->trans_start = jiffies with  netif_trans_update(dev) in netif.c I have made this change, and … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.6-rc5 – OK with (Patched) VMware, and (Patched) NVIDIA..

Kernel 4.6-rc5 is out, and brief details of changes from -rc4 are here: http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1604.3/00178.html Kernel 4.6 seems to have a habit of continuing later-rc breakages with VMware and NVIDIA, compared to previous kernel releases.. The VMware 12 fix for 4.6-rc4 … Continue reading

ARM – Rock2 – Fix for SDCard Boot, and Ethernet..

Kernel 4.5-rc7 had booted successfully on the Radxa Rock2, but 4.5 Final failed, as the SDcard was ‘loaded’ just too late: mmc_host mmc1: Bus speed (slot 0) = 400000Hz (slot req 400000Hz, actual 400000HZ div = 0) dwmmc_rockchip ff0f0000.dwmmc: 1 … Continue reading

UDEV – Getting an Old Scanner to Behave..

I recently acquired a vintage (2006?) Minolta Elite 5400 II scanner, and – according to the VueScan support info, I needed to ”set up libusb device protections”..   That info included a link to a somewhat ancient SANE USB support page … Continue reading