Kernel – 4.20-rc3 Released, OK with latest VMware, Still no NVIDIA Fix..

Kernel 4.20-rc3 is out, and brief details are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1811.2/01363.html VMware 15.0.1 is still OK, but there is still no solution for NVIDIA.   I posted details of my testing to the NVIDIA Forum over a week ago, but there has … Continue reading

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

Kernel – 4.20-rc1 Released – OK with VMware, not with NVIDIA, and possible fix?

Kernel 4.20-rc1 is out, and brief details are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1811.0/02531.html VMware 15.0 installs OK, but the latest NVIDIA fails.. (410.73 with the pm patch, if needed): …………………… /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-410.73-custom/kernel/nvidia/linux_nvswitch.c:1582:5: error: implicit declaration of function ‘time_to_tm’; did you mean ‘time64_to_tm’? [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration] time_to_tm(time_nsec … Continue reading

NVIDIA – 410.xx Runtime Segfault – Solved..

Solved:    After more investigation, reinstalling the Xorg driver fixed the problem..  # dnf reinstall xorg-x11-server-Xorg After successfully patching the NVIDIA 410.73 driver (see previous article), I encountered another problem at runtime, after # startx : ………………………………. [ 145.489] (II) Initializing … Continue reading

NVIDIA – 410.73 PM Gotcha, for Some..

I just encountered a problem installing the latest NVIDIA driver 410.73 on my ‘Main’ system, having successfully tested it on my ‘Test’ system: …………………… MODPOST 4 modules WARNING: “nv_pmops_suspend” [/home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-410.73/kernel/nvidia.ko] undefined! WARNING: “nv_pmops_resume” [/home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-410.73/kernel/nvidia.ko] undefined! WARNING: “nv_pmops_thaw” [/home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-410.73/kernel/nvidia.ko] undefined! WARNING: … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.19 Released – OK with latest NVIDIA and VMware..

Apologies for the late arrival of this article, due to extended trip overseas, and hardware failure on return!   RG. Kernel 4.19 is out, and brief details are here:   http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1810.2/05220.html  The info here is worth reading, as it includes more on … Continue reading

VMware – Workstation 15 Released – OK with Kernel 4.19..

VMware Workstation Pro 15.0.0 has been released, and details are here:  https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workstation-Pro/15/rn/workstation-15-release-notes.html As expected, this compiles/loads/runs OK with Kernel 4.19 (tested with 4.19-rc5).     The UI seems – IMHO – to have a slightly retro look, but this is probably supposed … Continue reading

Kernel – New Home for Release Candidates..

Updated Sept 24, to give specific location (from 4.19-rc5 release) In case you had previously been accessing the work-in-progress -rc version of the Kernel at https://github.com/torvalds/linux, then – after 4.19-rc4 – it can be found here:  https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/log/ To get the … Continue reading

NVIDIA – New 4XX Driver, OK with Kernel 4.19..

NVIDIA have version-bumped their driver, and new driver 410.57 is now available, and details are here:  https://www.nvidia.com/Download/driverResults.aspx/138279/en-us Tested with Kernel 4.19-rc4, and this version compiles/loads OK, without any need for a patch.. …………………… ld -r -o /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-410.57/kernel/nvidia-modeset/nv-modeset-interface.o /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-410.57/kernel/nvidia-modeset/nvidia-modeset-linux.o Building modules, … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.19-rc2 – OK with Latest VMware, and Patched NVIDIA

Kernel 4.19-rc2 is out, and details of changes from -rc1 are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1809.0/00713.html As with -rc1, the latest VMware (14.1.3) compiles/loads OK, and the latest NVIDIA (396.54 and 390.87) with the patch mentioned in a previous article ( http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=2391 ) … Continue reading