NVIDIA – Possible Kernel 4.7 Fix for 361.45.11 and 367.18..

Thanks to juston_li on the NVIDIA Devtalk forum, there is specific detail of the changes needed for Kernel 4.7 compatibility.. Details are at   https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/938665/linux/linux-4-7-rc1-367-18-build-errors/ The first issue is interesting, as it is due to a Kernel Dev. deciding to introduce … Continue reading

VMware – Possible Kernel 4.7 Fix for 12.1.1..

Thanks to g, from their comment on my previous article ( http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1746 ), there may be a more correct vmnet fix than simply ‘commenting out the code’..    Replace dev->trans_start = jiffies with  netif_trans_update(dev) in netif.c I have made this change, and … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.7-rc1 Breaks NVIDIA and VMware..

Kernel 4.7-rc1 is out, and brief details are here:  https://lkml.org/lkml/2016/5/29/77 The update breaks the latest NVIDIA drivers – 367.18 and 361.45.11: ………. /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-367.18/kernel/nvidia-uvm/uvm_linux.h:557:13: error: redefinition of ‘radix_tree_empty’ static bool radix_tree_empty(struct radix_tree_root *tree) ……………………………. /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-367.18/kernel/nvidia-drm/nvidia-drm-gem.c: In function ‘nvidia_drm_dumb_map_offset’: /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-367.18/kernel/nvidia-drm/nvidia-drm-gem.c:411:33: error: passing … Continue reading

ARM64 – Odroid C2 U-Boot – More Progress..

Thanks to an additional U-Boot patch from Carlo Caione, it is now possible to (partially) boot the mainline Kernel from U-Boot on an eMMC module, as well as from SDcard..    Patch details here:  https://www.mail-archive.com/u-boot@lists.denx.de/msg213468.html => mmc info Device: <NULL> Manufacturer … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Driver 367.18 – OK with Kernel 4.6..

Tested the latest NVIDIA ‘Beta’ driver – 367.18 – and it compiles OK with Kernel 4.6.. …………… Building modules, stage 2. MODPOST 4 modules CC /home/rgadsdon/Desktop/Downloads/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-367.18/kernel/nvidia-drm.mod.o LD [M] /home/rgadsdon/Desktop/Downloads/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-367.18/kernel/nvidia-drm.ko CC /home/rgadsdon/Desktop/Downloads/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-367.18/kernel/nvidia-modeset.mod.o LD [M] /home/rgadsdon/Desktop/Downloads/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-367.18/kernel/nvidia-modeset.ko CC /home/rgadsdon/Desktop/Downloads/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-367.18/kernel/nvidia-uvm.mod.o LD [M] /home/rgadsdon/Desktop/Downloads/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-367.18/kernel/nvidia-uvm.ko CC … Continue reading

VMware – 12.1.1 – Not Very Impressed..

VMware Workstation 12.1.1 is out, but still needs the same patches (vmmon and vmnet) for Kernel 4.6 as 12.1.0, and the update also (still..!.) breaks the front-end gui (/usr/bin/vmware) on Fedora 23.. Release Notes for 12.1.1 are here:  https://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/workstation/12pro/workstation-1211-release-notes.html Kernel … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.6 Final – OK with Patched VMware and NVIDIA..

Installed Kernel 4.6 Final on the test system, and the patched versions of VMware 12.1.0 (vmnet and vmmon patched) and NVIDIA driver 364.19 all compile OK..     Details of changes since -rc7 are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1605.1/05030.html , and VMware / NVIDIA patch … Continue reading

ARM64 – Odroid C2 – U-Boot MMC Support..

After the initial patches to provide basic U-Boot support for the C2, as mentioned in a previous article – there is now a further patch, to enable MMC support.    Details at https://www.mail-archive.com/u-boot@lists.denx.de/msg212503.html I have applied this additional patch, and for … Continue reading

ARM64 – Odroid C2 – U-Boot Boots..

After some valuable info received from Brad (see comment on my earlier article, at http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1723 ), I found the complete set of four patches for initial C2 U-Boot support, and applied these to the latest (May 9) GIT version of … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.6-rc7 Out – ‘Final’ Should be Next..

Updated to kernel 4.6-rc7 on the test system, and this is still OK with the ‘patched’ versions of VMware 12.1.0 and NVIDIA 364.19.. Brief details of changes since -rc6 are here:   http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1605.1/00123.html Barring unforeseen problems, the next release should be … Continue reading