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

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

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 – 4.19-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

NVIDIA – GPL Problem with Kernel 4.18, But only for Some.. Fixed in 4.18-rc7.

Thanks to towo, for pointing out that some others have had GPL issues with the latest NVIDIA drivers and Kernel 4.18-rc6, even though they compiled/loaded OK on my test system, as reported in an earlier article.. …………… ld -r -o … Continue reading