ARM64 – Odroid C2 – Tested with Linux Net-Next – Ethernet Still Hangs..

Recent versions of the Linux net-next tree could not be tested on the C2, as the meson-gx mmc driver was missing, but now it has been added, and I tested the latest version (December 17) – but the Ethernet hang … Continue reading

NVIDIA – New Driver 375.26 – OK with Kernel 4.9..

NVIDIA driver 375.26 has been released, and details are available here:  http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/112992/en-us I had been experiencing some odd window (KDE5) behaviour with 375.20, and hopefully things might be more stable with this version..     If not, then possibly kwin is to … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.9 Released – OK With Latest NVIDIA, and Patched VMware..

Kernel 4.9 has been released, and (brief!) details of changes are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1612.1/01831.html The latest NVIDIA (375.20) driver works OK, and VMware 12.5.2 with the vmnet and vmmon hack/patches, also works OK.     Hack/patch details are at http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1838 On my Intel … Continue reading

ARM64 – Odroid C2 – A Better Ethernet Fix..

The old meson Ethernet fix/patch/hack no longer applies cleanly to the latest (December 1) linux-next, but – fortunately – there is a ‘better’ patch available for the meson8b-dwmac driver itself.. Details can be found in this thread:  http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/linux-amlogic/2016-November/001675.html I have … Continue reading

NVIDIA – New Driver – OK with Kernel 4.9..

Just tested the latest NVIDIA driver – 375.20 – and it compiles cleanly with Kernel 4.9-rc5: ……………………………… Building modules, stage 2. MODPOST 4 modules CC /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.20/kernel/nvidia-drm.mod.o LD [M] /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.20/kernel/nvidia-drm.ko CC /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.20/kernel/nvidia-modeset.mod.o LD [M] /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.20/kernel/nvidia-modeset.ko CC /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.20/kernel/nvidia-uvm.mod.o LD [M] /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.20/kernel/nvidia-uvm.ko CC … Continue reading

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