VMware – 14.0.0 ‘Fail to open Executable’ – More Info..

When running VMware 14 (14.0.0) from the command line, I noticed the following message: $ vmware Fail to open executable: No such file or directory Further research suggested that this ‘missing’ item was in fact /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libvmware-unity-helper.so/libvmware-unity-helper.so, which is indeed not … Continue reading

NVIDIA – 387.12 released – OK with Kernel 4.14/Intel, and AMD with SME Disabled..

NVIDIA driver 387.12 is out, and details are here:  http://www.nvidia.com/Download/driverResults.aspx/125399/en-us The driver compiles/loads OK with Kernel 4.14-rc3 on Intel, without any patches, and is OK with AMD as long as its Secure Memory Encryption feature is de-selected ( see http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=2070 … Continue reading

NVIDIA – New Driver – Same Problems..

NVIDIA have just released a new driver version – 384.90 – and brief details are here:  http://www.nvidia.com/Download/driverResults.aspx/123918/en-us This version appears to be runtime bug-fixes only, and still fails to compile with Kernel 4.1.-rc1 without the patch mentioned in a previous … Continue reading

NVIDIA – More Details on Kernel 4.14-rc1 Problems..

I have found more comprehensive info on the problems with NVIDIA driver 384.69 and Kernel 4.14-rc1 – here:  http://mom.hlmjr.com/2017/09/09/driver-wars-nvidia-drivers-384-69-vs-kernel-4-13/ The code changes needed are clearly set out, but there is no ‘legal’ solution yet, due to the unresolved GPL licence … Continue reading

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

VMware – Simple Fix for 12.5.6 Runtime with Fedora 26

After further research, I have found a simple solution for the VMware 12.5.6 runtime, with Fedora 26, thanks to comments by ronengi and others on the Archlinux site ( https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/vmware-patch/ ).   This made sense, as the vmware-installer graphical interface still … Continue reading

VMware – 12.5.6 Breaks Fedora 26 / GCC 7 Workaround..

I had been testing VMware 12.5.6 – unsuccessfully – with Kernel 4.12-rc2, but on reverting to Kernel 4.11.3, I found that the vmware runtime workaround for Fedora 26 / GCC 7 ( see http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1939 ) no longer worked, and produced … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Another New Driver – 4.11 Fix Still Needed – May be ‘Fixed’ in Kernel, Soon..

New NVIDIA driver 381.22 has been released, and details are here:  http://www.nvidia.com/Download/driverResults.aspx/118524/en-us The 4.11 ‘workaround’ still applies (see http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1970 ). It seems now that the reason the fix was – still – not made by NVIDIA, is that the problem … Continue reading

NVIDIA – New Driver With 4.11 Workaround, Not a Fix…

NVIDIA have released driver 375.66, and the details are here:  http://www.nvidia.com/Download/driverResults.aspx/118290/en-us The details include the following: “Installation of the nvidia-drm kernel module is now optional. The new ‘- -no-drm’ option can be used to prevent nvidia-installer from building and installing … Continue reading

Hardware – Inexpensive Small Linux Laptop..

After some research, I decided to use an Intel-powered ex-Chromebook for my portable Linux project..    I settled on an Acer Chromebook c720p, as this could be ‘converted’ to run Linux natively, rather than in emulation via Crouton..    There are several … Continue reading