Package Details: activdriver 5.17.14-2

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Package Base: activdriver
Description: The kernel mode and X11 drivers for Promethean ActivBoard and ActivHub.
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Submitter: jose1711
Maintainer: jose1711
Last Packager: jose1711
Votes: 2
Popularity: 0.754569
First Submitted: 2017-09-28 22:31
Last Updated: 2019-01-12 13:42

Latest Comments

jose1711 commented on 2019-01-12 13:43

@ZZdrr thank you, updated

ZZdrr commented on 2019-01-12 09:37

Driver 5.17.14 still compiles and works with kernel 4.14 (for example linux-lts414 in AUR) for me, but not with any newer kernel. Downgrading to 4.4 is not needed.

jose1711 commented on 2019-01-09 21:56

i have bumped the version but for those wondering: lts is now (2019-01) 4.19.13 and even 5.17.4 does not compile so it's still broke. maybe someone wants to try this with linux-lts44 (aur).

dlaube commented on 2018-08-29 21:17

Could ZZdrr solution be added to this so one can install directly when using lts kernel?

ZZdrr commented on 2018-04-05 19:22

A summary of the state of this driver as this doesn't seem to be anywhere on the internet:

No activdriver compiles cleanly with the current kernel [1], 4.15 at the time of writing. The official latest version (5.16.7) compiles with the 4.14 LTS kernel, but if you actually connect an activboard, the driver crashes with a "unable to handle kernel paging request" error when it tries to "CheckForFirmwareUpgradeCommand" [2]. There is a beta version 5.16.8 that compiles with 4.14 LTS and actually works. You can't get it from the Promethean repository, they distribute it on [3] in line with their usual highly professional behavior. You can use it with this PKGBUILD if you edit the source array. I found it in a German thread about the problem [4].





Edit: 2019-01-12: Forum link updated, Promethean changed their forum software