VMware – Potential Fix for W/S 14 Performance/Memory Issues..

I had found that although VMware 14.0.0 installed OK with Kernel 4.13, the runtime performance was rather ‘sluggish’, and others have reported more serious memory issues… There is a patch that may help with this – and thanks to Roke … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.1 will be ‘Interesting’ for x86…

The initial release of Kernel 4.1-rc1 should be out fairly soon, but this time it might possibly break some things..?. There will be a lot of ‘improvements’ to x86-related code:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1504.1/03389.html. So – we have been warned! Robert Gadsdon.   April … Continue reading

Pi Kernel Update – 3.2.29, and an Improvement in USB?

I have just updated the Raspberry Pi to kernel 3.2.29, from the latest Pi kernel 3.2.27 at https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux, plus the two incremental patches from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.0/incr/ The system is OK, and USB seems to be more stable than before, even after … Continue reading

Pi Power and Hub – It’s All About the Power Supply??.

After many fruitless attempts to cobble together a working USB hub setup for the Raspberry Pi, I came to the conclusion – after trying all the USB/mains power adapters I had (from various phones and other accessories), that the power … Continue reading