ARM – DreamPlug to Kernel 4.0-rc1..

Now that the DreamPlug has a stable power supply (see previous post..) I decided to live dangerously and update the u-boot version and install a modern ‘device tree’ plus kernel.. It has been mentioned many times before that the u-boot … 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

ARM – Kernel 4.0-rc1 – Not Much Joy….Yet..

Tried Kernel 4.0-rc1 on the CuBox-i4 Pro (from kernel.org) and the Odroid U3 (from https://github.com/tobiasjakobi/linux-odroid/tree/odroid-4.0.y), and the results are a bit of a mixed bag.. The CuBox boots OK, but – although eth0 appears to be present – networking doesn’t … 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

Kernel – Welcome to Linux 4.0? VMware (Patched) OK, NVIDIA Fix Available..

Just tested Kernel 4.0-rc1 – announced here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1502.2/04059.html As you will see – not much actual detail on what has changed, and I have already run into a couple of ‘issues’… The Radeon drm driver on my laptop refuses to … Continue reading