Kernel 5.7-rc1 has been released, and brief details are here: http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/2004.1/04252.html There have been some reports of kernel crash on boot, so test with care.. My system (HP Z220) booted without any issues.. 5.6-patched VMware 15.5.2 compiled and ran OK, although the latest NVIDIA – 440.82 – failed to compile, but thanks to Isaak I. Aleksandrov, there … Continue reading →
Setting up an old HP8000 desktop small-form-factor system as a crash-and-burn test system, with dual-boot Fedora 29 and Windows 7, on separate drives. First slight gotcha with the Fedora install: The installation utility shows the two disks, the first of which has Windows 7 (sda) and the second – additional – was for the Fedora Linux install … Continue reading →
Apologies for the access/resource problems with this site.. After trying several mods, I have now ‘upgraded’ the hosting account, and – hopefully – all should be working OK, now… Robert Gadsdon.. June 19, 2018.
Thanks to Michal Kubeček, the source of the VMware problem with Kernel 4.18-rc1 has been found, and a Kernel patch produced: http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1806.2/02730.html I have applied this, and can confirm that VMware (14.1.2 patched) now operates correctly.. The kernel patch now has to run the gauntlet of the LKML ‘review process’, and so may be changed over time, … Continue reading →
The GPL error with NVIDIA drivers and kernel 4.1-rc has been fixed with a patch to linux/arch/x86/kernel/process.c Details are at http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1505.0/03818.html. EXPORT_PER_CPU_SYMBOL_GPL(cpu_tss); has been replaced by EXPORT_PER_CPU_SYMBOL(cpu_tss); I have applied the patch to Kernel 4.1-rc2, and rebooted, and NVIDIA driver 346.59 now compiles and loads OK.. Robert Gadsdon. May 6, 2015. … Continue reading →
The release notes for VMware 10.0.2 suggested that the hgfs problem with shared folders with a Linux ‘guest’ had been fixed, and I have tested this with Kernel 3.14 – and it (finally!) works again.. Upgrader: To VMX: tools.capability.hgfs_server tools-upgrader 0 Rpci: Sending request=’tools.capability.hgfs_server tools-upgrader 0′ Rpci: Sent request=’tools.capability.hgfs_server tools-upgrader 0′, reply=”, len=0, status=1 Unregistering callback ‘f’ … Continue reading →
Just updated to Kernel 3.12.5, and quickly reverted to 3.12.4.. Update: the problem turned out to be a badly-timed coincidental update to MariaDB (5.5.34).. Reverting to the previous version (5.5.33a) fixed the problem.. Now running 3.12.5.. With 3.12.5, Avahi mDNS failed, and – more importantly – MariaDB would not start: mariadb.service – MariaDB database server Loaded: … Continue reading →
The problem for those of us who prefer a non-graphical login, and then found that USB and other devices would not mount successfully, has now been fixed. I had created my own workaround, some time ago, but nice to know that an ‘official’ fix is now – finally – in the pipeline.. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=806491 Pre-release RPMs available at: … Continue reading →