Kernel – 4.9.1 Released, Still Getting ‘Too Many CPUs’ Warnings, on i7..

Updated the main (Intel i7) system to kernel 4.9.1, but still getting ACPI/CPU warnings on boot, which started appearing with 4.9.0: ……………. [ 0.000000] Linux version 4.9.1 (root@rglinux-i7) (gcc version 6.2.1 20160916 (Red Hat 6.2.1-2) (GCC) ) #1 SMP Fri … 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

KERNEL – 4.10-rc1 Out – OK with VMware, Breaks NVIDIA..

Kernel 4.10-rc1 is out, and brief details are here: http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1612.3/00220.html Installed it on the test system, and (4.9-patched) VMware 12.5.2 is OK, but the latest NVIDIA driver (375.26) fails to compile: ……………….. /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.26/kernel/common/inc/nv-mm.h: In function ‘NV_GET_USER_PAGES_REMOTE’: /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.26/kernel/common/inc/nv-mm.h:86:20: error: too few … Continue reading

NVIDIA – New Driver 375.26 – OK with Kernel 4.9..

NVIDIA driver 375.26 has been released, and details are available here:  http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/112992/en-us I had been experiencing some odd window (KDE5) behaviour with 375.20, and hopefully things might be more stable with this version..     If not, then possibly kwin is to … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.9 Released – OK With Latest NVIDIA, and Patched VMware..

Kernel 4.9 has been released, and (brief!) details of changes are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1612.1/01831.html The latest NVIDIA (375.20) driver works OK, and VMware 12.5.2 with the vmnet and vmmon hack/patches, also works OK.     Hack/patch details are at http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1838 On my Intel … Continue reading

NVIDIA – New Driver – OK with Kernel 4.9..

Just tested the latest NVIDIA driver – 375.20 – and it compiles cleanly with Kernel 4.9-rc5: ……………………………… Building modules, stage 2. MODPOST 4 modules CC /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.20/kernel/nvidia-drm.mod.o LD [M] /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.20/kernel/nvidia-drm.ko CC /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.20/kernel/nvidia-modeset.mod.o LD [M] /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.20/kernel/nvidia-modeset.ko CC /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.20/kernel/nvidia-uvm.mod.o LD [M] /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.20/kernel/nvidia-uvm.ko CC … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.9-rc3 – NVIDIA Patch still works, and Fix for VMware 12.5.1?

Updated the test system to Kernel 4.9-rc3, and the patch for NVIDIA mentioned in my article for -rc2 still works OK..     I Compiled 370.28 and 375.10 successfully.. As I could not find any patches for VMware – and the latest … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.9-rc2 Breaks VMware and NVIDIA – Patch for NVIDIA..

Updated the test system to Kernel 4.9-rc2, and both VMware (12.5.0) and NVIDIA (370.28 and 375.10) failed to compile.. Fedora 25 (Workstation Edition) Kernel 4.9.0-rc2 on an x86_64 (ttyS0) ………….. # uname -a Linux rgtest 4.9.0-rc2 #1 SMP Sun Oct … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.9-rc1 released – OK with Latest VMware, and NVIDIA 370.28/367.57

Kernel 4.9-rc1 has been released, and brief details are here: http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1610.1/03881.html Fedora 25 (Workstation Edition) Kernel 4.9.0-rc1 on an x86_64 (ttyS0) ………….. # uname -a Linux rgtest 4.9.0-rc1 #1 SMP Sat Oct 15 13:42:12 PDT 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.8 Final – OK with Latest VMware and NVIDIA..

Kernel 4.8 is out, and is – unusually – OK with the latest versions of VMware (12.5.0) and NVIDIA (370.28), without any patches.. Robert Gadsdon.   October 2, 2016. PS..  Apologies for the delay in responding to comments – I should … Continue reading