Kernel – 4.9-rc3 – NVIDIA Patch still works, and Fix for VMware 12.5.1?

Updated the test system to Kernel 4.9-rc3, and the patch for NVIDIA mentioned in my article for -rc2 still works OK..     I Compiled 370.28 and 375.10 successfully.. As I could not find any patches for VMware – and the latest … Continue reading

ARM64 – Dragonboard 410c – Now with U-Boot..

One of the shortcomings of the DragonBoard 410c was that it relied on the Android-phone-centric fastboot for any Kernel updates, but now there is a version of U-Boot available, thanks to Mateusz Kulikowski.. This is very much a work-in-progress, but … Continue reading

VMware – Fix for Kernel 4.2..?

Thanks to craigacgomez on the VMware Forum, there is a hack to fix VMware (vmnet) with Kernel 4.2..  https://communities.vmware.com/thread/516196 I made some more changes, to make it backward-compatible, and it seems to work OK with Kernels 4.1.3 and 4.2-rc4.. I … Continue reading

VMware: Linux ‘Guest’ Fix for Kernel 3.15..

After further testing, I found that the hgfs ‘shared folders’ function in VMware 10.0.2, which worked fine for Kernel 3.14, did not work for Kernel 3.15… I tried to find a patch, and eventually created a (fairly unsophisticated!) one for … Continue reading

Pi to 3.8.3 OK, but 3.9-rc2 Hack Fails..

Just updated the Raspberry Pi to kernel 3.8.3, by applying the incremental patch, from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.0/incr/patch-3.8.2-3.bz2 Fedora release 18 (Spherical Cow) Kernel 3.8.3-pi on an armv6l (ttyAMA0) ……………….. # uname -a Linux rgpi 3.8.3-pi #2 Sun Mar 17 20:27:05 GMT 2013 … Continue reading