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

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: The latest NVIDIA drivers ( 390.77 and 396.45 ) compile/load OK, as does vmmon-patched VMware 14.1.2 (see ). Robert Gadsdon.  July 22. 2018. … Continue reading

NVIDIA – New Driver 390.77 – OK with Kernel 4.18..

NVIDIA have released driver 390.77, and details are here: I have tested this with Kernel 4.18-rc5, and it compiles/loads successfully: ……………………………….. ld -r -o /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-390.77/kernel/nvidia-modeset/nv-modeset-interface.o /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-390.77/kernel/nvidia-modeset/nvidia-modeset-linux.o Building modules, stage 2. MODPOST 4 modules CC /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-390.77/kernel/nvidia-drm.mod.o LD [M] /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-390.77/kernel/nvidia-drm.ko CC … Continue reading

X86_64 – Fedora Upgrade on Intel ‘Apollo Lake’ System Disables EFI boot – and Fix

The Intel SOC AP42 system is not supported by Grub2-EFI, but boots using rEFInd (see article at ). I had hoped to prevent the ‘automatic’ (re)install of grub2-efi etc by masking the (minimal) grub installation of grubby etc. – … 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: This includes the cmdline fix, which enables the VMware runtimes to execute correctly.   The VMware 14.1.2 vmmon patch is still required (see ) 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 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: I have applied this, and can confirm that VMware (14.1.2 patched) now operates correctly.. The kernel patch now … Continue reading