Kernel – 4.9-rc3 – NVIDIA Patch still works, and Fix for VMware 12.5.1?

Updated the test system to Kernel 4.9-rc3, and the patch for NVIDIA mentioned in my article for -rc2 still works OK..     I Compiled 370.28 and 375.10 successfully.. As I could not find any patches for VMware – and the latest … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.9-rc2 Breaks VMware and NVIDIA – Patch for NVIDIA..

Updated the test system to Kernel 4.9-rc2, and both VMware (12.5.0) and NVIDIA (370.28 and 375.10) failed to compile.. Fedora 25 (Workstation Edition) Kernel 4.9.0-rc2 on an x86_64 (ttyS0) ………….. # uname -a Linux rgtest 4.9.0-rc2 #1 SMP Sun Oct … Continue reading

ARM64 – Odroid C2 – Hack to Fix Ethernet Hangs..

I had been constantly frustrated by the Odroid C2 meson8b-dwmac Ethernet ‘hang’ problem, which has persisted over (at least..) eight different ‘patched kernel’ versions that I have tested..    The network link hung/stopped after a short time at full (1000Mbps) speed, … Continue reading

ARM64 – Odroid C2 – New MMC Driver, Ethernet / USB Still Broken..

After some of the code for the C2 has been removed from various git repositories, there is a new 4.9-rc1-based tree at https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/khilman/linux-amlogic.git/?h=v4.10/integ , which now includes the ‘new’ rewritten MMC driver. To select this, choose ‘Amlogic S905/GX* SD/MMC Host … Continue reading

X86_64 – UP Board – Updated to 4.8, With Sound..

Updated the Intel ‘Cherry Trail’ UP Board to Kernel 4.8.2: Fedora 25 (Workstation Edition) Kernel 4.8.2-up on an x86_64 (ttyS0) …… [root@rgup ~]# uname -a Linux rgup 4.8.2-up #1 SMP Sat Oct 15 13:16:45 PDT 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.9-rc1 released – OK with Latest VMware, and NVIDIA 370.28/367.57

Kernel 4.9-rc1 has been released, and brief details are here: http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1610.1/03881.html Fedora 25 (Workstation Edition) Kernel 4.9.0-rc1 on an x86_64 (ttyS0) ………….. # uname -a Linux rgtest 4.9.0-rc1 #1 SMP Sat Oct 15 13:42:12 PDT 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux … Continue reading

ARM64 – Multiple Meson MMC Mystery..

I was going to update the Odroid C2 to the latest patched kernel, but then found that the meson-mmc driver had mysteriously vanished from the source tree..     This – of course – makes the kernel pretty useless…    I did some … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.8 Final – OK with Latest VMware and NVIDIA..

Kernel 4.8 is out, and is – unusually – OK with the latest versions of VMware (12.5.0) and NVIDIA (370.28), without any patches.. Robert Gadsdon.   October 2, 2016. PS..  Apologies for the delay in responding to comments – I should … Continue reading