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

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 – 4.18 Finally Released – OK with latest NVIDIA, and Patched VMware

Kernel 4.18 has finally arrived, and details of changes since -rc8 are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1808.1/02806.html As expected, after changes in -rc7, the latest NVIDIA and (patched) VMware all compile/load OK..    Tested with VMware 14.1.2 with the vmmon patch, and NVIDIA 390.77 … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.18-rc6 – OK with Latest NVIDIA, and Patched VMware..

Kernel 4.18-rc6 has been released, and details of changes since -rc5 are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1807.2/06572.html The latest NVIDIA drivers ( 390.77 and 396.45 ) compile/load OK, as does vmmon-patched VMware 14.1.2 (see http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=2322 ). Robert Gadsdon.  July 22. 2018. … Continue reading

Fedora – Fix For Annoying F27 KDE/Dolphin QT Bug..

The latest version of QT5 on Fedora 27 – qt5-qtbase-5.9.6-1.fc27.x86_64 – produces a very annoying display problem in KDE’s Dolphin file manager, where the window does not resize/reformat correctly, leaving large blank areas at each side: This has been identified … 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 – Problem with Kernel 4.18-rc1 Found, and a Patch..

Thanks to Michal Kubeček, the source of the VMware problem with Kernel 4.18-rc1 has been found, and a Kernel patch produced:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1806.2/02730.html I have applied this, and can confirm that VMware (14.1.2 patched) now operates correctly.. The kernel patch now … 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

Kernel – 4.18-rc1 released – Breaks NVIDIA, Fix Available.. Not OK with VMware

Kernel 4.18-rc1 has been released – earlier than expected, but Linus is in Japan, where it was already Sunday.. Brief details are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1806.2/00125.html Tested with VMware 14.1.2, and vmmon/vmnet compile OK, but NVIDIA fails: …………………………. CC [M] /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-390.67/kernel/nvidia-drm/nvidia-drm-drv.o In … Continue reading