KERNEL – 4.7 Released – OK with Patched VMware and NVIDIA..

Kernel 4.7 has been released – slightly later than usual – and brief details are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1607.3/00150.html

$ uname -a
Linux rglinux-i7 4.7.0 #1 SMP Sun Jul 24 14:34:37 PDT 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Neither VMware nor NVIDIA have drivers that work with this kernel version, but the 4.7-rc patched versions of VMware 12.1.1 and NVIDIA 367.35 both work OK with 4.7-Final..     For details on these patches, see earlier articles on 4.7-rc1..  http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1746  http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1750

I had already created a patched version of the NVIDIA installer (see previous article), and applied it to 4.7:

./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-367.35-custom.run -s --install-libglvnd --glvnd-glx-client

Robert Gadsdon.  July 24, 2016.

 


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KERNEL – 4.7 Released – OK with Patched VMware and NVIDIA.. — 1 Comment

  1. With version 4.7rc-candidates the installation of nVidia driver failed. But with the final version it worked on my computer without patching on xubuntu:

    ~$ uname -a
    Linux xubuntu 4.7.0-040700-generic #201607241632 SMP Sun Jul 24 20:34:30 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

    ~$ lsb_release -a

    Distributor ID: Ubuntu
    Description: Ubuntu Yakkety Yak (development branch)
    Release: 16.10
    Codename: yakkety

    NVIDIA Driver Version: 367.35 from PPA: http://ppa.launchpad.net/graphics-drivers/ppa/ubuntu/

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