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

Kernel 3.14-rc1 – VMware OK, NVIDIA Fail..

Just updated the test system to Kernel 3.14-rc1, and did the usual tests with the latest VMware (10.0.1) and NVIDIA (331.38). VMware compile failed with the VMware version of vmci, but this can be fixed by selecting the kernel.org versions … Continue reading

3.13 Final – And a VMware Patch You May Not Need..

Installed 3.13 Final on my test system, and then on my main system, and encountered an odd problem with VMware (10.0.1).. On my test system, VMware had been compiling and installing/running OK on all the 3.13-rc versions, and 3.13 Final, … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Driver 331.13 Released – Still Fails..

Sadly – as has already been reported – the latest NVIDIA 331.13 driver still won’t compile with 3.11 kernels.. I did manage to get it to work, by applying the 3.11-only patch originally created for 325.15.. It would appear that … Continue reading

NVIDIA – We Have a Problem…

After some time, NVIDIA have just released their latest driver – 319.60.  Unfortunately, it fails to compile with the latest kernel – 3.11.3: /home/rgadsdon/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-319.60/kernel/os-interface.c: In function ‘os_get_system_memory_size’: /home/rgadsdon/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-319.60/kernel/os-interface.c:255:21: error: ‘num_physpages’ undeclared (first use in this function) return (((NvU64)NV_NUM_PHYSPAGES * PAGE_SIZE) … Continue reading

3.12-rc1 – VMware OK, NVIDIA Not…

Just installed kernel 3.12-rc1 on the test system, and VMware 10.0 compiles OK.. NVIDIA 325.15 (with the 3.11 patch) fails: /home/rgadsdon/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-325.15/kernel/nv-drm.c: At top level: /home/rgadsdon/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-325.15/kernel/nv-drm.c:109:15: error: ‘drm_fasync’ undeclared here (not in a function) .fasync = drm_fasync, ^ /home/rgadsdon/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-325.15/kernel/nv-drm.c: In function … Continue reading

Pi to 3.8.2 – OK, but 3.9-rc1 needs more Hacking..

Just updated the raspberry Pi to kernel 3.8.2, by applying the incremental patch at: ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.0/incr/patch-3.8.1-2.bz2 – which worked fine.. Fedora release 18 (Spherical Cow) Kernel 3.8.2-pi on an armv6l (ttyAMA0) ………………… # uname -a Linux rgpi 3.8.2-pi #1 Mon Mar … Continue reading

3.7.9 – and a Surprise..

Just updated to 3.7.9, but forgot to do the usual ‘softlink’ for correct compilation of VMware.. # ln -s /usr/src/linux-3.7.9/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/linux-3.7.9/include/linux/version.h I ran the compilation for the the latest ‘stable’ NVIDIA driver (310.32), but discovered that – with 3.7.9 – … Continue reading