NVIDIA – Beta Driver 378.09 – Still Broken with Kernel 4.10

New beta driver 378.09 has been released, and details are here:  http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/114232/en-us The driver compiles OK with Kernel 4.9.4, but fails to compile with 4.10-rc4, with different errors from 375.26, as some of the code base has changed.. …………………. CC … Continue reading

ARM64 – Kernel 4.10-rc1 Compile Errors – The Official Fix..

There is now an ‘official’ fix for the 4.10-rc1 compile failure with ARM64/aarch64, from Al Viro, and the patch itself is available here: https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/viro/vfs.git/commit/?h=arm64-fix&id=b4b8664d291ac1998e0f0bcdc96b6397f0fe68b3 I have applied this to kernel 4.10-rc1 on the Odroid C2, and the kernel compiles successfully.. … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Latest Driver – Still Fails with Kernel 4.7..

Kernel 4.7-rc7 is out, and 4.7 Final should be next, but the latest NVIDIA driver released – 367.35 – still fails to compile with 4.7-rc7..     The patch for 367.xx still works OK…  Details here:  http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1750 In case you need to … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.2-rc1 – and rc2 – and -rc3 – Breaks Nvidia and VMware..

Update:   Same results with 4.2-rc3..    (RG  July 19) Update:   Kernel 4.2-rc2 fails with VMware (vmnet) and NVIDIA in the same ways..     (RG July 14) Updated to kernel 4.2-rc1 on the test system: # uname -a Linux rg6830l 4.2.0-rc1 #1 SMP … Continue reading

Kernel – Pre-4.1-rc Test with Linux-Next..

As Kernel 4.1-rc1 is not released yet, I tested the April 24 version of linux-next, to see how VMware and NVIDIA compiles would behave.. # uname -a Linux rg6830l 4.0.0-next-20150424 #2 SMP Sun Apr 26 12:04:54 PDT 2015 x86_64 x86_64 … Continue reading

Kernel – Welcome to Linux 4.0? VMware (Patched) OK, NVIDIA Fix Available..

Just tested Kernel 4.0-rc1 – announced here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1502.2/04059.html As you will see – not much actual detail on what has changed, and I have already run into a couple of ‘issues’… The Radeon drm driver on my laptop refuses to … Continue reading

NVIDIA – New Driver 346.35, Still Fails with 3.19-rc..

Tested the lates NVIDIA driver (346.35) today, and although it fixes the f_dentry error, the compile still fails with Kernel 3.19-rc4, due to the incompatible GPL problem: FATAL: modpost: GPL-incompatible module nvidia.ko uses GPL-only symbol ‘__cachemode2pte_tbl’ /usr/src/linux-3.19-rc4/scripts/Makefile.modpost:90: recipe for target … Continue reading

Kernel 3.19-rc3, ‘Lockup’ Bug, Latest..

Updated the test system to Kernel 3.19-rc3, and there is still no fix for VMware (11.0) and the latest NVIDIA (340.65 and 346.22) drivers…     The NVIDIA problem will involve getting around a GPL-incompatible module issue.. FATAL: modpost: GPL-incompatible module nvidia.ko … Continue reading

More Fun with Audacity…

This article relates to compilation on the latest Fedora (21) but can also apply to other Distros… The Distro-supplied version of Audacity is typically functionality-challenged, and does not allow working with some of the more up-to-date audio formats, due to … Continue reading