ARM64 – Odroid C2 – Boots with Linux-Next..

The ‘linux-next’ kernel branch has included the meson/gxbb mmc driver for some time, but the boot process hung on root disk access.     I tested with the latest (November 17) version, and this time, the boot process completed successfully: Fedora 25 … 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 – Odroid C2 – Hack to Fix Ethernet Hangs..

I had been constantly frustrated by the Odroid C2 meson8b-dwmac Ethernet ‘hang’ problem, which has persisted over (at least..) eight different ‘patched kernel’ versions that I have tested..    The network link hung/stopped after a short time at full (1000Mbps) speed, … Continue reading

ARM64 – Odroid C2 – New MMC Driver, Ethernet / USB Still Broken..

After some of the code for the C2 has been removed from various git repositories, there is a new 4.9-rc1-based tree at https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/khilman/linux-amlogic.git/?h=v4.10/integ , which now includes the ‘new’ rewritten MMC driver. To select this, choose ‘Amlogic S905/GX* SD/MMC Host … Continue reading

X86_64 – UP Board – Updated to 4.8, With Sound..

Updated the Intel ‘Cherry Trail’ UP Board to Kernel 4.8.2: Fedora 25 (Workstation Edition) Kernel 4.8.2-up on an x86_64 (ttyS0) …… [root@rgup ~]# uname -a Linux rgup 4.8.2-up #1 SMP Sat Oct 15 13:16:45 PDT 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.9-rc1 released – OK with Latest VMware, and NVIDIA 370.28/367.57

Kernel 4.9-rc1 has been released, and brief details are here: http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1610.1/03881.html Fedora 25 (Workstation Edition) Kernel 4.9.0-rc1 on an x86_64 (ttyS0) ………….. # uname -a Linux rgtest 4.9.0-rc1 #1 SMP Sat Oct 15 13:42:12 PDT 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux … Continue reading

ARM64 – Multiple Meson MMC Mystery..

I was going to update the Odroid C2 to the latest patched kernel, but then found that the meson-mmc driver had mysteriously vanished from the source tree..     This – of course – makes the kernel pretty useless…    I did some … Continue reading

X86_64 – UP Board – ‘Cherry Trail’ – Sound – Working..

The only missing OS component on the new UP Board (x5-Z8350) was that sound (HDMI) was not present..    After a bit of digging, I found some patches for Kernel 4.5, and a later patched kernel version that was supposed to … Continue reading

ARM64 – Hikey Success, with Linux-Next..

After some time, I decided to test the latest ‘Linux-Next’ with the 96Boards HiSilicon Hikey, and – this time – it booted successfully (headless), with networking.. Fedora 24 (Twenty Four) Kernel 4.7.0-rc5-next-20160628 on an aarch64 (ttyAMA0) ………………….. # uname -a … Continue reading