Kernel – 4.12-rc1 Released – NVIDIA OK, VMware Not..

Kernel 4.12-rc1 is out – one day early – and brief details are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1705.1/03964.html The release includes the reverted GPL/MIT licence changes in refcount.c, and the latest NVIDIA drivers compile/load OK, now: ……………………… Building modules, stage 2. MODPOST 4 … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Another New Driver – 4.11 Fix Still Needed – May be ‘Fixed’ in Kernel, Soon..

New NVIDIA driver 381.22 has been released, and details are here:  http://www.nvidia.com/Download/driverResults.aspx/118524/en-us The 4.11 ‘workaround’ still applies (see http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1970 ). It seems now that the reason the fix was – still – not made by NVIDIA, is that the problem … Continue reading

NVIDIA – New Driver With 4.11 Workaround, Not a Fix…

NVIDIA have released driver 375.66, and the details are here:  http://www.nvidia.com/Download/driverResults.aspx/118290/en-us The details include the following: “Installation of the nvidia-drm kernel module is now optional. The new ‘- -no-drm’ option can be used to prevent nvidia-installer from building and installing … Continue reading

Hardware – Inexpensive Small Linux Laptop..

After some research, I decided to use an Intel-powered ex-Chromebook for my portable Linux project..    I settled on an Acer Chromebook c720p, as this could be ‘converted’ to run Linux natively, rather than in emulation via Crouton..    There are several … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.11 released, Patched VMware OK, NVIDIA Still Not OK..

Kernel 4.11 Final is out, a week later than planned, and brief details of changes from -rc8 are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1704.3/04608.html As expected, VMware 12.5.5 with the 4.11 patches is still OK (see http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1932 ), but there is still no ‘legal’ … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Still no 4.11 Solution, but a ‘Good’ Patch for Old Version..

Kernel 4.11 ‘final’ has been delayed for a week, and -rc8 has been released..     4.11-patched VMware 12.5.5 is OK, but there is still only a ‘Bad’ (illegal licence modification) patch for the latest NVIDIA driver..   (see https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/1002820/linux/-patch-381-09-kernel-4-11-rc5/ ) But, if … Continue reading

NVIDIA – New Driver, Finally OK with Kernel 4.10..

NVIDIA have released a new ‘beta’ driver – 381.09 – and release notes etc. are here: http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/117002/en-us The driver compiles OK with Kernel 4.10 (tested with 4.10.8) but still requires an ‘illegal’ patch for 4.11, due to ongoing code licensing … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.11-rc1 and BTRFS – a Warning..?

I encountered a catastrophic problem with btrfs formatted system disk partition corruption, shortly after updating a test system to Kernel 4.11-rc1. To put this in context, this may be an isolated incident, and I have not seen problems – so … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.11-rc1 Released – Breaks (Patched) VMware and NVIDIA..

Kernel 4.11-rc1 has been released, and brief details are here: http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1703.0/03031.html Updated the test system, and 4.10-patched versions of VMware 12.5.2 and NVIDIA 378.13 fail to compile.. VMware (12.5.2 – patched for 4.9/4.10): …………. /tmp/modconfig-rRcJiJ/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c: In function ‘HostIFFastClockThread’: /tmp/modconfig-rRcJiJ/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c:3267:4: error: … Continue reading

NVIDIA – New Drivers, Still Broken with 4.10 – And a Patch for 378.13..

NVIDIA have released new drivers 375.39 (‘long term’) and 378.13 (‘short term’) and details are here:  http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/114708/en-us and http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/115031/en-us. Both still fail to compile with Kernel 4.10 (tested with 4.10-rc8) and I tried the previous 378.09 patch against 379.13, but … Continue reading