VMware – 12.0.1 released – OK with Kernel 4.3.. Update: Crashes Windows 7 – And a Solution..

UPDATE: After more tests, I found a solution.. Rather than ‘update’ from 12.0.0 to 12.0.1, you have to deinstall 12.0.0 first: # vmware-installer –uninstall-product vmware-workstation – remembering to answer ‘yes‘ to the ”Do you wish to keep your configuration files?” … Continue reading

Pi – Pidora Catch-22..

Encountered a classic ‘Catch 22’ problem with a recent Pidora 20 update.. The version of RPM – rpm-4.11.2-3.fc20.v6.armv6hl – was broken, as it had the ‘build architecture’ set to arm5tel, instead of armv6hl.. This meant that all subsequent yum updates … Continue reading

Fedora – YUM broken, and Fix..

A circular fail with a recent version of YUM – yum-3.4.3-119 – leads to a whole load of the following errors: http://mirrors.ircam.fr/pub/fedora/linux/updates/20/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno -1] repomd.xml does not match metalink for updates Trying other mirror. updates                                                            | 4.6 kB  00:00:00     http://mir01.syntis.net/fedora/linux/updates/20/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml: … Continue reading

DreamPlug – 3.12-rc6 – Fix for Ethernet..

Soon after updating the DreamPlug to 3.12-rc6, I noticed that the Ethernet connection kept dropping, even though the # route command still showed it as OK.. I found a patch for the problem, and it works – for me..   http://www.spinics.net/lists/arm-kernel/msg281285.html … Continue reading

DAR – Two-Dimensional Thinking?

I have several dar archives created some years ago, using the late-lamented kdar (now obsolete.) and all were created with passwords.. I recently came to extract one, but found to my dismay that the latest (2.4.x) version of dar was … Continue reading

Pi to 3.11.1 – With ‘Borrowed’ Files..

Updated the Raspberry Pi to kernel 3.11.1, using the code from GitHub: https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/tree/rpi-3.11.y For some odd reason, then same files are still missing, as for 3.11 – ~/linux/drivers/net/ethernet/Kconfig and ~/linux/net/mac80211/chan.c, so just copy these across from the 3.10 tree.. # … Continue reading

Grub2 – Stop the Insanity!

I am one of those people who compiles a lot of new kernels, and have become increasingly frustrated by the user-unfriendliness of grub2.. Now the latest version of grub2 has introduced – for reasons that I cannot fathom – two … Continue reading