ARM – Raspberry Pi and Pi2 – Trials with Later Kernels..

I had Kernel 3.19.0 (originally from – now updated) running on my Pi (armv6) and Pi2 (armv7) with no problems (apart from the Pi2 seeming very sluggish..) but after that had a few ‘issues’.. Pi:  Kernel 3.19.1 OK, but … Continue reading

ARM – The Secret is Out – ‘Pidora 2014’ is Here..

Thanks to invaluable information from Mace Moneta, I have now been able to find the location of the (recent) release of Pidora 20 — now, for some reason, known as ‘Pidora 2014‘.. For details and links, see the comments section … Continue reading

3.12.5 – Problems? – No..

Just updated to Kernel 3.12.5, and quickly reverted to 3.12.4.. Update:   the problem turned out to be a badly-timed coincidental update to MariaDB (5.5.34)..   Reverting to the previous version (5.5.33a) fixed the problem..    Now running 3.12.5.. With 3.12.5, Avahi mDNS … Continue reading

Tried 3.10 – Back to 3.9.9, for the Time Being..

I had tried running kernel 3.10, but encountered several problems..   The KDE desktop would ‘hang’, and the wifi connections (rt2800, using NetworkManager) refused to connect, most of the time, and kmix (sound mixer app) wouldn’t run.. I had tried all … Continue reading

3.8-rc4 – VMware problem, but ‘old’ NVIDIA still OK..

Just installed kernel 3.8-rc4 on my test system This time, VMware (9.01) compile fails, even with the ‘softlink’ workaround for version.h.. make: Entering directory `/tmp/modconfig-rBMV5O/vmci-only’ /usr/bin/make -C /lib/modules/3.8.0-rc4/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/.   MODULEBUILDDIR= modules make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-3.8-rc4′   CC [M]  … Continue reading

3.7-rc1 – Problems with VMware and NVIDIA.. – and Fixes..?

Just compiled and installed 3.7-rc1 on my test system, and ran into problems straight away.. NVIDIA (304.51) compile fails with a whole host of errors, and VMware (9.0-patched) compile fails immediately, with: vthread-3| I120: Failed version test: /usr/src/linux-3.7-rc1/linux/version.h not found. … Continue reading

Android – KDE – Problems with Calendars..

I had – for many years – been using a Palm Pilot (later Sony Clie) to sync calendars with JPilot on Linux, and this worked fine, especially after USB support was added, all those years ago.. I now have an … Continue reading

Linux and Android – Not Talking to Each Other?

I had been frustrated for years with the dire support for connecting mobile phones (cellphones..) on Linux.    Bluetooth support to phones was patchy, to say the least, and has been completely re-written for KDE, but still has very limited functionality..    … Continue reading

Pi USB Saga – An Embarrassing Fail.. – and a Warning!

I had got tired of trying all the so-called ‘recommendations’ for fixing USB hub connectivity on the Raspberry Pi – including some from people who did not actually own one..   And yes, I do have the correct voltage power supply … Continue reading