ARM64 – Odroid C2 – Hack to Fix Ethernet Hangs..

I had been constantly frustrated by the Odroid C2 meson8b-dwmac Ethernet ‘hang’ problem, which has persisted over (at least..) eight different ‘patched kernel’ versions that I have tested..    The network link hung/stopped after a short time at full (1000Mbps) speed, … Continue reading

ARM – Rock2 – Kernel 4.6-rc4 – MMC Swaparound – Bug or Feature?

I had been running Kernel 4.6-rc2 on the Radxa Rock2 without any issues, and decided to update to recently-released Kernel 4.6-rc4.. Brief details of changes from -rc3 are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1604.2/00610.html The boot failed, and I then compiled/installed 4.6-rc3 to see … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Beta Driver 361.16 Breaks Plasma/KDE5..

Updated the tests system to the latest ‘beta’ driver 361.16, and this broke Plasma/KDE5..    This driver is supposed to introduce the ‘vendor neutral’ libglvnd option: $ ll /usr/lib64/libGLX* lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 23 Jan 7 10:17 /usr/lib64/libGLX_indirect.so.0 -> libGLX_nvidia.so.361.16 lrwxrwxrwx … Continue reading

ARM – Pi2 – Kernel 4.4-rc5 – U-Boot Fail, and Workaround..

Recently attempted to update the Pi2 to Kernel 4.4-rc5, and encountered a problem.. The more recent proprietary Raspberry Pi 2 kernels have switched to using ‘DTB Overlays’ to control various components, but these are – currently – unsupported by U-Boot.. … Continue reading

VMware – 12.1.0 released – Still Broken With Fedora 23..

Just updated the test system to VMware 12.1.0 – Release notes are here:  https://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/workstation/12pro/workstation-121-release-notes.html Frustratingly, this release still has a runtime (# vmware) incompatible with Fedora 23.. The original workaround was documented in an earlier article – http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1601 – but … Continue reading

VMware – Fedora 23 Breaks vmware app, and a Workaround..

Although VMware 12.0.1 was installed OK, the desktop app (/usr/bin/vmware) fails, with – frustratingly – no error shown..    According to various comments found, this is due to a change to GCC version 5.1.1 in Fedora 23.. Thanks to Vincent Cojot, … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Incompatible with Fedora 23 Xorg – and a Workaround..

Just updated to Fedora 23, and the NVIDIA driver would not load/run.. (tested with the latest – 358.09 and 352.55) ================ WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING ================ This server has a video driver ABI version of 20.0 that this driver does … Continue reading

ARM – More SELinux Problems..

After updating the Odroid U3 to kernel 4.1-rc2 (see separate post) I encountered more SELinux / Fedora 22 issues.. This time, SELinux tried to enable itself in ‘targeted’ mode on reboot, despite being ‘disabled’ in the config file.. …. [ … 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

3.13-rc1 – Mostly Harmless?

Just updated the test system to kernel 3.13-rc1, and VMware 10.0.1 and NVIDIA drivers 331.20 and 319.72 all compile OK.. # uname -a Linux rg6830l 3.13.0-rc1 #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Nov 22 23:48:06 GMT 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Very … Continue reading