Kernel 3.14-rc6 – ‘Final’ May be Delayed..

Just installed Kernel 3.14-rc6 on the X86_64 test system, and DreamPlug (armv5)..

On x86_64, the latest (patched) VMware (10.0.1) and NVIDIA (334.21) drivers compile/install OK..

Details are here:


Fedora release 18 (Spherical Cow)
Kernel 3.14.0-rc6 on an armv5tel (ttyS0)
# uname -a
Linux rgdreamplug 3.14.0-rc6 #1 PREEMPT Mon Mar 10 11:31:56 GMT 2014 armv5tel armv5tel armv5tel GNU/Linux

The large number of fixes in this -rc may mean that there need to be more release-candidates, before 3.14-final..

Robert Gadsdon.   March 10, 2014.


Kernel 3.14-rc6 – ‘Final’ May be Delayed.. — 3 Comments

  1. Do the Nvidia drivers now work, as apart from compiling? As far as I understand it action has to be taken either in the kernel or in the nvidia drivers, but neither have been forthcoming.

    • The latest driver – 334.21 – works fine with kernel 3.13, and I’m using that now, with 3.13.6.

      The driver compiles/loads – with the nv-linux.h patch – with 3.14-rc.. I had tested this (briefly) on my main system, with 3.14-rc3, and it ran OK, as well as compiling/loading..

      The current 3.14-rc kernels seem to be a bit of a moving target, at the moment, with many changes/reversions still being made, and I wouldn’t recommend using them on a live system, yet..


  2. Perhaps we are talking rather at cross-purposes here. In a previous post you talked about 334.21 still needing the ‘3.13 patch’ – is this not the case with 3.14rc6? So my question is: with a clean 3.14rc6 and and clean 334.21 will the module work without filling up the log with error messages? Don’t forget users were reporting ‘it worked for a while and stopped’ – in my case a rather puzzled df showed 100%. So either nvidia had to stop calling ‘that’ acpi call, or linus had to put it back.

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