X86_64 – Fedora Upgrade on Intel ‘Apollo Lake’ System Disables EFI boot – and Fix

The Intel SOC AP42 system is not supported by Grub2-EFI, but boots using rEFInd (see article at http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=2021 ). I had hoped to prevent the ‘automatic’ (re)install of grub2-efi etc by masking the (minimal) grub installation of grubby etc. – … Continue reading

Fedora – Fix For Annoying F27 KDE/Dolphin QT Bug..

The latest version of QT5 on Fedora 27 – qt5-qtbase-5.9.6-1.fc27.x86_64 – produces a very annoying display problem in KDE’s Dolphin file manager, where the window does not resize/reformat correctly, leaving large blank areas at each side: This has been identified … Continue reading

VMware – New Version of 4.18-rc1 ‘cmdline’ Patch..

As expected, there is another version of the cmdline patch for Kernel 4.18-rc1 – this time from Linus himself.. at  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1806.2/03011.html I have applied this, and – as with the previous version –  VMware now behaves correctly.. I should mention … Continue reading

Fedora – F28 GCC 8 Now OK with Kernel 4.16.7, and fix for Grub-Customizer..

Tried Kernel 4.16.7 on Fedora 28 (GCC 8.0.1), and this now compiles successfully, although still with a lot of ‘warnings’.. I use grub-customizer with each new kernel, and the F28 version of this fails: # grub-customizer Error creating proxy: The … Continue reading

Linux – Dual-Boot Nasty Hack..

I am setting up an HP Z820 as – primarily – a video creating/editing/restoring system, but I need to be able to boot into Windows 7 Pro (for Vegas Pro, AviSynth, Prodrenalin, Mercalli, etc. etc..) and Linux (Fedora)..   I had … Continue reading

VMware – Fix for Kernel 4.15-rc1..

Thanks – again – to mkubecek, there is now a fix for VMware 14.0.0 and Kernel 4.15 – and details are here:   https://github.com/mkubecek/vmware-host-modules/commit/562121d7bc06 The fix involves changes to vmmon-only/linux/driver.c and vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c, and a new file: vmmon-only/include/compat_timer.h .    I have … Continue reading

Fedora – 26-27 DNF Upgrade Woes, and a Workaround..

After upgrading four Fedora systems (x86_64) from release 26 to 27, using # dnf system-upgrade download –refresh –releasever=27 –allowerasing –nogpgcheck –best -y, two of these worked OK, but two failed – with a sudden reboot, back to F26 – and … Continue reading

Fedora – Fix for Broken Kodi on Fedora 25

More distro-specific than usual posts, but hopefully ‘useful’.. I found that Kodi on Fedora 25 would no longer play M2T/MTS files.    Frustratingly, there was no error shown, or apparent debug clue, but the program just exited without any messages, when … Continue reading