VMware – Possible Clues to Failure?

OPINION/SPECULATION: After more tests, I am still encountering the odd behaviour of VMware (14.1.2 with vmmon patch) and Kernel 4.18-rc1, but did notice one possible clue.. Looking at the # systemctl status vmware.service output, it includes the following: Jun 18 … 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

Fedora – F28 Annoyances, and Workarounds..

Running Fedora 28 on the test system, I have encountered the following issues with various applications, and found substitute rpm workarounds..  Usually, these can be installed by downloading them ,and then using # rpm -Uvh……… –force.. Grub-customizer still crashes, but … Continue reading

VMware – 14.1.2 Released – Fixes Annoying Bug..

VMware 14.1.2 has been released, and details are here:  https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workstation-Pro/14/rn/workstation-1412-release-notes.html This version fixes the annoying ‘window resizing’ bug, which caused the guest to suddenly flip from fullscreen to windowed, and then attempted to resize the window. As with 14.1.1, this … Continue reading

GCC – Update to 8.1.1 – Still Gives Kernel Compile Warnings..

Fedora 28 has GCC 8.1.1 available (currently in ‘updates-testing‘ repo), and I tested this with Kernel 4.17-rc4, to see if there was any improvement in the horde of warnings generated with 8.0.1. In short, there is no real difference: ……………………………… … Continue reading

Fedora – 28 Released, but Fails with GCC 8 and Kernel 4.16…

Fedora 28 has been released, but this includes GCC 8 (8.0.1) which – currently – is not capable of compiling Kernel 4.16 as-is (tested with 4.16.6): ……………………………. CC /usr/src/linux-4.16.6/tools/objtool/objtool.o CC /usr/src/linux-4.16.6/tools/objtool/libstring.o CC /usr/src/linux-4.16.6/tools/objtool/str_error_r.o ../lib/str_error_r.c: In function ‘str_error_r’: ../lib/str_error_r.c:25:3: error: passing … Continue reading

Kernel – Interim Changes for 4.17 – OK So Far..

Testing the changes submitted to date for Kernel 4.17-rc1, which is – of course – not due out just yet..   Kernel version obtained from https://github.com/torvalds/linux today – April 8. Latest VMware – 14.1.1 – vmnet/vmmon compile OK, and so does … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.16 Released – OK with Latest VMware, and (patched) NVIDIA..

Kernel version 4.16 is out, and brief details of changes since -rc7 are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1804.0/00174.html $ uname -a Linux rglx 4.16.0 #1 SMP Sun Apr 1 15:20:00 PDT 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux This release is OK with VMware 14.1.1, … Continue reading

NVIDIA – New Driver 384.130 – Still Fails with 4.16..

NVIDIA have released driver 384.130, and details are here:  http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/132524/en-us The ‘Release Highlights’ clearly specify ”Improved compatibility with recent Linux kernels.”, and yet it still fails with Kernel 4.16 (tested with 4.16-rc7): ……………… ld -r -o /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-384.130/kernel/nvidia-modeset/nv-modeset-interface.o /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-384.130/kernel/nvidia-modeset/nvidia-modeset-linux.o Building modules, … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Another New Driver – Still Broken with 4.16..

NVIDIA have released another new driver – 390.48, and details are here: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/driverResults.aspx/132530/en-us Surprisingly, this version is still not able to function with Kernel 4.16 (tested with 4.16-rc7): ……………….. Building modules, stage 2. MODPOST 4 modules WARNING: “swiotlb_map_sg_attrs” [/home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-390.48/kernel/nvidia.ko] undefined! … Continue reading