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

KDE – Plasma Update May Lose ‘Favorites’, and a Fix..

Updated to the latest Plasma Desktop, on one of my systems (Fedora 23, x86_64), and found that the ‘Favorites’ had all vanished, apart for xterm..    My other x86_64 system updated OK, with all the ‘Favorites’ intact.. Rather than hunt down … Continue reading

ARM – Rogue SELinux Fixed..?

I updated the CuBox-i4-Pro (Fedora 22) to Kernel 4.1-rc2, but the (re)boot process was very sluggish, with several key commands failing: ….. systemd[1]: Unit dbus.service entered failed state ….. [FAILED] Failed to start Login Service. ….. [FAILED] Failed to start … Continue reading

ARM – DreamPlug Power Fault – and ‘Fix’..

I finally got my old DreamPlug working again, but found that the power would fail intermittently..    After checking for software faults, I tracked the problem down to the power supply cable ‘clip-on’ connector..   The problem was caused by the … Continue reading

ARM – Kernel 4.0-rc1 – Fix for CuBox-i4 Pro Networking..

The CuBox-i4 Pro booted Kernel 4.0-rc1 OK, but – although eth0 was present – there was no network connection possible.. I found a similar problem described on the Linux Arm Kernel mailing list:  http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/linux-arm-kernel/2015-February/325249.html According to the info there, I … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Driver Fix, for Kernel 4.0. and Earlier..

I have hacked together a kernel-version-friendly fix for the latest NVIDIA driver (346.35) which works with Kernel 4.0-rc1 (and later) and also for previous kernel versions..   Thanks are due to juston_li for producing the actual code changes needed..  https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/813458/linux/linux-4-0-rc1-346-35-build-error-_cr4-functions-fix/ Unpack … Continue reading