X86_64 – ‘Apollo Lake’ SOC System, with a Gotcha..

After more research, I decided to get one of the Intel ‘Apollo Lake’-based SOC systems, and the one I chose was from Kodlix..     It is functionally identical with another from Beelink, and in fact the Kodlix website shows images of … Continue reading

X86_64 – UP Board – Updated to 4.8, With Sound..

Updated the Intel ‘Cherry Trail’ UP Board to Kernel 4.8.2: Fedora 25 (Workstation Edition) Kernel 4.8.2-up on an x86_64 (ttyS0) …… [root@rgup ~]# uname -a Linux rgup 4.8.2-up #1 SMP Sat Oct 15 13:16:45 PDT 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux … Continue reading

x86_64 – UP Board – Intel 64-bit, Size of a Pi..

Being the pioneer/masochist type (aka ‘early-adopter’..), I was intrigued by the new Intel Atom x5-Z8350-powered UP Board, and now have one on (pre)order.. Basic info, with too much graphics..  http://www.up-board.org/specifications/ Not much info on their forum, yet, but it does … Continue reading

ARM / x86_64 – A More Recent Cross-Compiler..

I had been using the armv7hl-mandriva-linux-gnueabi- cross-compiler, but that gcc version is a bit out-of-date now (version 4.6.1). I found a more recent version, for Fedora, here:  http://rpmfind.net//linux/RPM/fedora/updates/testing/21/x86_64/g/gcc-arm-linux-gnu-4.9.2-3.fc21.x86_64.html Using yum, this will also install binutils-arm-linux-gnu-2.25-3.fc21.x86_64 and cross-gcc-common-4.9.2-3.fc21.noarch and cross-binutils-common-2.25-3.fc21.noarch, to … Continue reading

Kernel 3.15-rc8 – Fast Release, ‘Final’ Soon…

Just updated the test system to Kernel 3.15-rc8, and the same comments apply as for -rc7..   The latest VMware (10.0.2) and NVIDIA (337.25) drivers compile and load OK.. # uname -a Linux rg6830l 3.15.0-rc8 #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Jun 2 … Continue reading

Kernel 3.14-rc6 – ‘Final’ May be Delayed..

Just installed Kernel 3.14-rc6 on the X86_64 test system, and DreamPlug (armv5).. On x86_64, the latest (patched) VMware (10.0.1) and NVIDIA (334.21) drivers compile/install OK.. Details are here: http://lkml.iu.edu//hypermail/linux/kernel/1403.1/00505.html DreamPlug: Fedora release 18 (Spherical Cow) Kernel 3.14.0-rc6 on an armv5tel … Continue reading

Kernel 3.14-rc5 Released.. ARM (armv5) and x86_64 updated

Updated the test (x86_64) system and the DreamPlug (armv5) to kernel 3.14-rc5, and the same comments apply as for 3.14-rc4..  http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1070 Fedora release 18 (Spherical Cow) Kernel 3.14.0-rc5 on an armv5tel (ttyS0) ……….. # uname -a Linux rgdreamplug 3.14.0-rc5 #1 … Continue reading

3.13-rc8 – Waiting for 3.13 Final..

3.13-rc8 is out, and 3.13 Final should be out in about a weeks time – or so.. Changes are here:  http://www.mail-archive.com/linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org/msg568052.html Same comments apply for VMware and NVIDIA drivers on x86_64 as for -rc7, and the DreamPlug (armv5tel) still gives … Continue reading

Kernel 3.8.6 – x86_64 and ARM (Pi)

Just updated to kernel 3.8.6, and used the incremental patch at https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.0/incr/patch-3.8.5-6.bz2 to update the Raspberry Pi.. Fedora release 18 (Spherical Cow) Kernel 3.8.6-pi on an armv6l (ttyAMA0) …………… # uname -a Linux rgpi 3.8.6-pi #1 PREEMPT Fri Apr 5 … Continue reading

3.8.4 – Everything works, and Pi updated…

Updated the main system (x86_64) to kernel 3.8.4, and (incrementally..) updated the Raspberry Pi (armv6), as well.. Latest VMware (9.02) and NVIDIA (313.26 and 310.40) drivers all compile without any patches.. Precise details here:  https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.8.4 # uname -a Linux rglinux … Continue reading