Kernel – 4.11 released, Patched VMware OK, NVIDIA Still Not OK..

Kernel 4.11 Final is out, a week later than planned, and brief details of changes from -rc8 are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1704.3/04608.html

As expected, VMware 12.5.5 with the 4.11 patches is still OK (see http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1932 ), but there is still no ‘legal’ solution for the latest NVIDIA driver – 381.09 (see https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/1002820/linux/-patch-381-09-kernel-4-11-rc5/ ):

.................
 Building modules, stage 2.
 MODPOST 4 modules
FATAL: modpost: GPL-incompatible module nvidia-drm.ko uses GPL-only symbol 'refcount_inc'
/usr/src/linux-4.11/scripts/Makefile.modpost:91: recipe for target '__modpost' failed
make[3]: *** [__modpost] Error 1
/usr/src/linux-4.11/Makefile:1495: recipe for target 'modules' failed
.........................

See previous article for more background on this: http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1935

The NVIDIA ftp site has been down for the last 48 hours or so, and I cannot find any mention of any more recent driver version, so far..

If this goes on much longer, I may be tempted to try nouveau on my main system again..

Robert Gadsdon.   April 30, 2017.


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Kernel – 4.11 released, Patched VMware OK, NVIDIA Still Not OK.. — 4 Comments

    • Yes – this follows on from kernel.org closing their ftp site… Seems ftp is out-of-date now! Shame – as http(s) access is so slow, in comparison, when downloading the latest kernel.

      RG.

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