VMware – Problem with Kernel 4.18-rc1 Found, and a Patch..

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 … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Kernel 4.1 GPL-only Fixed

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    EXPORT_PER_CPU_SYMBOL_GPL(cpu_tss); has been replaced by EXPORT_PER_CPU_SYMBOL(cpu_tss); I have applied the patch to Kernel 4.1-rc2, and rebooted, and NVIDIA driver … Continue reading

VMware Linux Guest – Shared Folders Finally Fixed..

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 … Continue reading

3.12.5 – Problems? – No..

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 … Continue reading