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

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

Kernel – 4.9-rc3 – NVIDIA Patch still works, and Fix for VMware 12.5.1?

Updated the test system to Kernel 4.9-rc3, and the patch for NVIDIA mentioned in my article for -rc2 still works OK..     I Compiled 370.28 and 375.10 successfully.. As I could not find any patches for VMware – and the latest … 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

NVIDIA – Driver for Kernel 4.7.. Patch for 4.8 Still Works

NVIDIA have released their latest driver – 370.23 – which (finally!) works with Kernel 4.7, without any patches.. The driver fails to compile with Kernel 4.8, but the previous 367.35 patch fixes this (See article here: http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1788). Tested with 4.8-rc2: … Continue reading

ARM64 – Hikey to Kernel 4.7 – and Polkitd Fix..

Managed to update the Hikey ARM64 SoC to the latest kernel – 4.7 Final. Fedora 24 (Twenty Four) Kernel 4.7.0 on an aarch64 (ttyAMA0) ………………………. # uname -a Linux rghikey 4.7.0 #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Jul 24 19:53:54 EDT 2016 … Continue reading

ARM – Next CHIP ARMv7 – First Impressions..

After pre-ordering one many months ago, I finally got my Next CHIP ARMv7 system in the post.. It certainly is fairly small, but seems well-constructed..     Details are at http://docs.getchip.com/chip.html#chip-hardware After connecting the UART/USB cable, as normal, the system booted into … 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