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

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

VMware – Patch for Kernel 4.11 Support..

Thanks to Virgo, there are now patches for vmnet and vmmon with Kernel 4.11 (see his comments under the earlier article).    These are incremental patches, for application to VMware 12.5.2 code already patched for Kernel 4.9/4.10 support.. Links are here:   … 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

ARM64 – Odroid C2 – Patches for USB..

Thanks to Heiner Kallweit for info on two USB patches for the Odroid C2, and thanks to John Youn for the patches themselves..  They can be found at http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-usb/msg151687.html and http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-usb/msg151688.html . I have applied these to Kernel 4.10-rc4 (including … Continue reading

ARM64 – Kernel 4.10-rc4 on Odroid C2 – Ethernet Still Needs DTS Patch..

Just updated the Odroid C2 to Kernel 4.10-rc4, but the Ethernet hang problem still persists..   Applied the dts Ethernet TX patch (see http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1872 ) , and it works OK now.. There seems to be a bit of a backlog of … Continue reading

ARM64 – Odroid C2 – Kernel 4.10-rc Config Example..

As Odroid C2 support by the ‘mainline’ kernel is – hopefully – nearing completion, I have put a sample of my Kernel config at http://pastebin.com/XWfMEWHx . The C2 is used for ‘headless’ operation, at present, and USB still does not … Continue reading

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

ARM64 – Odroid C2 – Boots with Kernel 4.10-rc1 – Ethernet OK? – Not yet..

After applying the aarch64 compile fix (see previous article) I was able to compile Kernel 4.10-rc1 on the Odroid C2, and it boots OK (headless..), and the Ethernet link stays up, but still needs the TX patch..   (updated, as the … Continue reading