NVIDIA – 4.20-rc1 Fix? – More Work Needed..

I created a combo runtime patch for NVIDIA 410.73 on Kernel 4.20-rc1, by combining the changes identified in my previous article ( see http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=2426 ) with the pm patch (see http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=2421 ). The result ran – eventually – after blanking/refreshing … Continue reading

NVIDIA – 396.54 Patched for Kernel 4.19-rc1 – OK for Some?

Thanks to Tomas Pruzina for more info on this problem…    I have now tested NVIDIA 396.54 – patched with the changes mentioned in my previous article – and it runs OK on my system (Fedora 28, KDE/Plasma).    I created a … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.19-rc1 – OK with VMware, breaks NVIDIA – and Possible Fix..

Kernel 4.19-rc1 has been released, and very brief details of changes are here: http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1808.3/01014.html VMware 14.1.3 compiles/loads OK, but NVIDIA (396.54) compile failed: …………………. /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-396.54/kernel/nvidia-drm/nvidia-drm-encoder.c:219:11: error: implicit declaration of function ‘drm_mode_connector_attach_encoder’; did you mean ‘drm_connector_attach_encoder’? [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration] ret = drm_mode_connector_attach_encoder(connector, encoder); … Continue reading

PA-RISC – Back to the Future (Again..)

As part of my quest to test Linux on more obscure/historical hardware, and given that the theme was ‘HP’ after my perilous foray into the world of Linux on IA64, I have now acquired (eBay!) an ‘inexpensive’ PA-RISC system – … Continue reading

X86_64 – Fedora Upgrade on Intel ‘Apollo Lake’ System Disables EFI boot – and Fix

The Intel SOC AP42 system is not supported by Grub2-EFI, but boots using rEFInd (see article at http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=2021 ). I had hoped to prevent the ‘automatic’ (re)install of grub2-efi etc by masking the (minimal) grub installation of grubby etc. – … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.18-rc2 is Out – Includes fix for VMware Runtime, OK with Latest Patched VMware and NVIDIA.

Kernel 4.18-rc2 has been released, and brief details of changes from -rc1 are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1806.3/00112.html This includes the cmdline fix, which enables the VMware runtimes to execute correctly.   The VMware 14.1.2 vmmon patch is still required (see http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=2322 ) NVIDIA … Continue reading

VMware – New Version of 4.18-rc1 ‘cmdline’ Patch..

As expected, there is another version of the cmdline patch for Kernel 4.18-rc1 – this time from Linus himself.. at  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1806.2/03011.html I have applied this, and – as with the previous version –  VMware now behaves correctly.. I should mention … Continue reading

VMware – Odd Behaviour with Kernel 4.18-rc1, and a Workaround?

VMware 14.1.2 worked OK with Kernel 4.17, on my Fedora 28 test system, but after updating to 4.18-rc1 the following occurred: Modules (vmmon/vmnet) compiled OK, but – after further testing – appeared to have a runtime problem..    I applied the … Continue reading

Fedora – F28 Annoyances, and Workarounds..

Running Fedora 28 on the test system, I have encountered the following issues with various applications, and found substitute rpm workarounds..  Usually, these can be installed by downloading them ,and then using # rpm -Uvh……… –force.. Grub-customizer still crashes, but … Continue reading

Kernel – Interim Changes for 4.17 – OK So Far..

Testing the changes submitted to date for Kernel 4.17-rc1, which is – of course – not due out just yet..   Kernel version obtained from https://github.com/torvalds/linux today – April 8. Latest VMware – 14.1.1 – vmnet/vmmon compile OK, and so does … Continue reading