3.8-rc5 Already – Works with Patched / Softlinked VMware, and ‘Old’ NVIDIA..

Just installed kernel 3.8-rc5 – recently released..

This release has the same dependencies as -rc4, for VMware and NVIDIA..

For VMware, apply Tim’s vmci patch (see previous article for -rc4) and use the softlink:
$ ln -s /usr/src/linux-3.8-rc5/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/linux-3.8-rc5/include/linux/version.h

For NVIDIA, use the ‘old’ driver 310.14, as the newer 3.7-compatible drivers still won’t compile with 3.8..

$ uname -a
Linux rg6830l 3.8.0-rc5 #1 SMP Fri Jan 25 21:13:42 GMT 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Robert Gadsdon.   January 25th, 2013.


Comments

3.8-rc5 Already – Works with Patched / Softlinked VMware, and ‘Old’ NVIDIA.. — 7 Comments

  1. I thank you man 🙂

    Works with 3.8-rc6 too but… I encounter really slow Workstation 9.0.1 (i7 990@4.32GHz 😉 )

    Is it the case for you ? Have you some kind of miracle stuff to make it run as usual ?

    Thanks !

  2. [quote]For NVIDIA, use the ‘old’ driver 310.14, as the newer 3.7-compatible drivers still won’t compile with 3.8.[/quote]

    This is not true. I just compiled 310.32 with 3.8.0-rc4

    • – But it _was_ true when this (old) post was written, and 310.32 did not exist!
      You should read my newer post, which confirms that 310.32 works with 3.8-rc6..

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