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

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

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

VMware – Workstation 15 Released – OK with Kernel 4.19..

VMware Workstation Pro 15.0.0 has been released, and details are here:  https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workstation-Pro/15/rn/workstation-15-release-notes.html As expected, this compiles/loads/runs OK with Kernel 4.19 (tested with 4.19-rc5).     The UI seems – IMHO – to have a slightly retro look, but this is probably supposed … 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

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

VMware – 14.1.3 Released – OK with Kernel 4.18..

VMware 14.1.3 has been released, and details (not very informative..) are here:  https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workstation-Pro/14/rn/workstation-1413-release-notes.html Although it is not mentioned, this version does work OK with Kernel 4.18 without any patches (tested with 4.18.3) Robert Gadsdon.   August 19, 2018 … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.18 Finally Released – OK with latest NVIDIA, and Patched VMware

Kernel 4.18 has finally arrived, and details of changes since -rc8 are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1808.1/02806.html As expected, after changes in -rc7, the latest NVIDIA and (patched) VMware all compile/load OK..    Tested with VMware 14.1.2 with the vmmon patch, and NVIDIA 390.77 … 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:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1807.2/06572.html The latest NVIDIA drivers ( 390.77 and 396.45 ) compile/load OK, as does vmmon-patched VMware 14.1.2 (see http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=2322 ). Robert Gadsdon.  July 22. 2018. … 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:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1806.3/00112.html This includes the cmdline fix, which enables the VMware runtimes to execute correctly.   The VMware 14.1.2 vmmon patch is still required (see http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=2322 ) NVIDIA … Continue reading