Kernel – 4.11 released, Patched VMware OK, NVIDIA Still Not OK..

Kernel 4.11 Final is out, a week later than planned, and brief details of changes from -rc8 are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1704.3/04608.html As expected, VMware 12.5.5 with the 4.11 patches is still OK (see http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1932 ), but there is still no ‘legal’ … Continue reading

VMware – Not Working with Fedora 26 – GCC 7, and Workarounds..

UPDATE:  The vmware runtime fix shown here has not worked since version 12.5.6, and the solution is in a later article:  http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1992 I have recently updated one crash-and-burn system to Fedora 26 (alpha/testing) and have encountered two problems with VMware and … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Kernel 4.11 Fix Available, but not ‘Legal’..

There is a fix/patch available now, for NVIDIA driver 378.13 on Kernel 4.11, but it involves modifying the licence on NVIDIA code, and so is not legal.. Details – and links to discussions – here:  https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/995636/?comment=5101210 Some previous changes to … Continue reading

VMware – Patch for Kernel 4.11 Support..

Thanks to Virgo, there are now patches for vmnet and vmmon with Kernel 4.11 (see his comments under the earlier article).    These are incremental patches, for application to VMware 12.5.2 code already patched for Kernel 4.9/4.10 support.. Links are here:   … Continue reading

NVIDIA – New 410 Patch – With Hotplug Support..

Thanks to Alberto Milone, there is now a patch for the latest NVIDIA driver, which is reported to include ‘hotplug’ support :https://pkgs.rpmfusion.org/cgit/nonfree/nvidia-kmod.git/plain/kernel_4.10.patch I can confirm that this compiles OK when applied to driver 378.13, with kernel 4.10.   I am not … Continue reading

VMware – Updated vmnet Patch for Kernel 4.9/4.10..

Thanks to Mikkel Kroman, there is a more complete patch for VMware 12.5.2  vmnet on Kernel 4.9.x and 4.10-rc’s: The change is to the get_user_pages parameter list, to now include the FOLL_WRITE parameter, and is as follows: In vmnet-only/userif.c, around … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Kernel 4.10 Patch for 378.09..

Thanks – again – to Tomas Pruzina, there is a Kernel 4.10 patch for new beta driver 378.09, and details are here: https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/988958/linux/-patch-378-09-4-10-0-rc4-patches/ I have applied this to 378.09 on Kernel 4.10-rc4, and can confirm that it now compiles OK.. … Continue reading

ARM64 – Odroid C2 – Patches for USB..

Thanks to Heiner Kallweit for info on two USB patches for the Odroid C2, and thanks to John Youn for the patches themselves..  They can be found at http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-usb/msg151687.html and http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-usb/msg151688.html . I have applied these to Kernel 4.10-rc4 (including … Continue reading

ARM64 – Kernel 4.10-rc4 on Odroid C2 – Ethernet Still Needs DTS Patch..

Just updated the Odroid C2 to Kernel 4.10-rc4, but the Ethernet hang problem still persists..   Applied the dts Ethernet TX patch (see http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1872 ) , and it works OK now.. There seems to be a bit of a backlog of … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Now, a Fix for 4.10-rc Kernels..

Thanks to Tomas Pruzina, there is a patch for NVIDIA driver 375.26 with 4.10-rc kernels.   Details, and the link, are here: https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/981993/linux/-patches-included-4-10-kernel-staging-/ Easiest way to get the patch is to select ‘Raw’ and just cut/paste the text.. I have tested … Continue reading