Kernel 3.18-rc6 – Still Needs Work..

Just installed Kernel 3.18-rc6, and the latest NVIDIA drivers – 340.58 and 346.16 – compile and load OK… Although VMware have just released version 10.0.4, this still needs the ‘vmnet patch’ to compile OK, with kernels 3.17 and 3.18.. # … Continue reading

VMware 10.0.4 Released – Still Needs VMNET Patch…

VMware have released VMware Workstation version 10.0.4, but it still doesn’t compile with Kernel 3.17 or later..    In fact, the only ‘fix’ appears to be for ‘memory problems with Windows 8.1 and Server 2012’, according to the release notes: https://www.vmware.com/support/ws10/doc/workstation-1004-release-notes.html … Continue reading

Kernel 3.18-r5 – Bigger than -rc4..

Just installed Kernel 3.18-rc5 on the test system, and the latest NVIDIA drivers – 340.58 and 346.16 – and VMware 10.0.3 – with the vmnet patch – compile and load OK.. $ uname -a Linux rg6830l 3.18.0-rc5 #1 SMP PREEMPT … Continue reading

ARM – Odroid U3 with Kernel 3.18-rc4 – Better, but still Slow…

Just installed the kernel.org version of kernel 3.18-rc4 on the Odroid U3, and this time it completed the boot, but still had a ‘tombstone’: …………… cam-power-domain: Power-on latency exceeded, new value 413333 ns cam-power-domain: Power-on latency exceeded, new value 564291 … Continue reading

Kernel 3.18-rc4 – Better than -rc3..

Just installed Kernel 3.18-rc4 on the test system, and this time it booted OK, and without any ‘tombstones’… Further details here: http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1411.1/00410.html $ uname -a Linux rg6830l 3.18.0-rc4 #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Nov 9 21:27:52 PST 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Driver 340.58 – No Patch Needed..

Tested the latest ‘main’ release of the NVIDIA driver – 340.58 – and it compiled/loaded with Kernel 3.18-rc3 without any patches..    Further testing not possible, as 3.18-rc3 is still not stable on my systems.. More info at:  http://www.nvidia.com/Download/driverResults.aspx/79413/en-us Robert Gadsdon.  … Continue reading

Kernel 3.18-rc3 – Boots OK with ‘new’ .config..

Tested Kernel 3.18-rc3 and found that it would not boot with the .config that worked OK with -rc1..    Re-created a new .config from scratch, and now my temporary test system (HP6830 laptop) boots OK, but overall performance still seems rather … Continue reading