Kernel – GCC 8 Tests – Not Quite Ready…

I decided to try updating a crash-and-burn test system to Fedora 28 (early-beta..) as this included GCC 8 (currently 8.0.1), to see how well the Kernel (4.16-rc6) compiled.. There were a lot of warnings generated: …………………… CC [M] drivers/rtc/rtc-pcf8523.o CC … Continue reading

VMware – Still waiting for 12.5.8…

Apparently there is ‘no information’ on the possible availability of an update to the 12.5.x version of VMware, to fix the well-known problems with GCC 7 etc… If you were thinking of trying the ‘technology preview’ version – which came … Continue reading

NVIDIA – New Drivers, Still Broken with 4.10 – And a Patch for 378.13..

NVIDIA have released new drivers 375.39 (‘long term’) and 378.13 (‘short term’) and details are here: and Both still fail to compile with Kernel 4.10 (tested with 4.10-rc8) and I tried the previous 378.09 patch against 379.13, but … Continue reading

ARM64 – DragonBoard 410c to Kernel 4.1..

Managed to update the DragonBoard 410c to Linaro Kernel 4.1.0+, from here: git clone -b integration-linux-qcomlt So far, I have made the kernel ‘monolithic’ with all necessary modules built-in (‘y” instead of ‘m’), as this was how the original … Continue reading

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

Tried Kernel 4.0-rc1 on the CuBox-i4 Pro (from and the Odroid U3 (from, 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

ARM – Kernel 3.19 for Odroid U3 – With Fan Control..

Updated the Odroid U3 to (patched) Kernel 3.19, from Thanks to work by tobiasjakobi, this now includes the preliminary patches – updated for 3.19 – for fan control on the Odroid U3, originally posted by Lukasz Majewski at … Continue reading

ARM – Odroid U3 and Kernel 3.18-rc7 – Still Unstable..

I have managed to get Kernel 3.18-rc7 to boot on my Odroid U3, but it is still very unstable.. Fedora release 21 (Twenty One) Kernel 3.18.0-rc7 on an armv7l (ttySAC1) rgodroid login: $ uname -a Linux rgodroid 3.18.0-rc7 #3 SMP … Continue reading

Kernel 3.16-rc1 – OK So Far?

Just installed Kernel 3.16-rc1 on the test system, and the latest VMware (10.0.2) and NVIDIA (340.17) compile and load OK… # uname -a Linux rg6830l 3.16.0-rc1 #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Jun 16 09:57:01 BST 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Brief … 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