Just installed kernel 3.9-rc7 on my test system, and VMware (9.02) and the latest NVIDIA ‘stable’ (310.44) and ‘beta’ (319.12) drivers all compile without problems..
# uname -a
Linux rg6830l 3.9.0-rc7 #1 SMP Mon Apr 15 09:40:44 BST 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
One additional piece of information… I am running Fedora 18, but using the ‘official’ kernel.org compiled kernels… If you are using a standard Rawhide (F19) kernel, then the NVIDIA compile will fail.. This is – apparently – due to the fact that these Rawhide kernels have debugging features enabled, which will effectively block any non-GPL code from compiling for them. There are non-debug versions of Rawhide kernels available, and details are at: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/RawhideKernelNodebug Thanks to benedikt for reporting this problem (see comments on previous post http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=700).
It is also possible that the VMware (re)compile may fail, with standard Rawhide kernels, although I have not tested this, myself..
Robert Gadsdon. April 15, 2013.