3.10-rc3 – NVIDIA Patches OK, Still Missing VMware vmblock Patch..

Just installed 3.10-rc3 on the test system, and the latest NVIDIA drivers (310.51, and 319.23 beta) both compile OK with the patch mentioned in the posting on 3.10-rc2  http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=738 The – rather complex – 3.10 patch for vmnet works, but … Continue reading

3.10-rc2 – NVIDIA Patch now Available..

As reported by Walter Layher and Mal Haak, there is a now a patch available for the NVIDIA drivers on kernel 3.10-rc2, and it works successfully… For details and a link, see the comments below the original article:  http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=733 Update: … Continue reading

3.10-rc2 – No Go for VMware and NVIDIA…

Just installed kernel 3.10-rc2, and VMware and NVIDIA fail to compile: VMware: ………………. /tmp/modconfig-i0TsV7/vmnet-only/hub.c: In function ‘VNetHubAlloc’: /tmp/modconfig-i0TsV7/vmnet-only/hub.c:366:28: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type /tmp/modconfig-i0TsV7/vmnet-only/hub.c:367:28: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type make[2]: *** [/tmp/modconfig-i0TsV7/vmnet-only/hub.o] Error 1 make[2]: *** Waiting for … Continue reading

3.9.3 – All OK, with VMware and NVIDIA latest..

My swap file boot failure turned out – as I suspected – to be self-inflicted, as I had somehow managed to ‘unselect’ the ”support for paging of anonymous memory (swap)” option under General setup… Once this was corrected, the 3.9.x … Continue reading

3.9.1 – HP6830s – Hang on Boot…

Just updated my HP6830s laptop to kernel 3.9.1, and got a hang at boot: ……………. Mounting /boot… systemd[1]: segfault at 0 ip 00007fede1d04241 sp  00007fff8e4fdf20 error 4 in libc-2.16.so[7fede1c90000+1ad000] [FAILED] Failed to activate swap /dev/disk/by-uuid/82145a5b-0a2f-4659-9f14-8acf69aea7b4. …………….. [   OK   ] Reached … Continue reading

Pi – Right Up to Date, with 3.9!

Kernel 3.9 is just out, and already the Raspberry Pi version is available, at https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/tree/rpi-3.9.y Use the ‘zip’ download (cloud symbol), which will give you the source tree in rpi-3.9.y.zip.. This is good news, as it suggests that the Pi … Continue reading