NVIDIA – Another GPL Problem, but only with AMD Systems..

Thanks to Pete for finding this one… There is another GPL-only issue with NVIDIA and Kernel 4.14-rc2, but this one only occurs if you have an AMD system, with the new ‘secure memory encryption’ feature enabled…    It may also crop … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Kernel 4.11 Fix Available, but not ‘Legal’..

There is a fix/patch available now, for NVIDIA driver 378.13 on Kernel 4.11, but it involves modifying the licence on NVIDIA code, and so is not legal.. Details – and links to discussions – here:  https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/995636/?comment=5101210 Some previous changes to … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.2 Final – Still Breaks NVIDIA…

Tested the 4.2 Final kernel, and the later NVIDIA drivers still fail to install, with the same GPL-only error.. A simple patch to fix this was proposed for 4.2-rc5, some time ago, but – for some reason – has failed … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.2-rc8 – One More Last -rc After All…

Kernel 4.2-rc8 has been released, but does not include the ‘GPL-only’ patch for NVIDIA:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1508.3/00008.html FATAL: modpost: GPL-incompatible module nvidia.ko uses GPL-only symbol ‘flush_workqueue’ A patch was proposed (for -rc5..) but has still not been incorporated:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1508.2/02297.html Details of the … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.2-rc7 – NVIDIA/GPL Issue – Patch Proposed, Not Included Yet..

A simple patch for the GPL-only issue with NVIDIA drivers was submitted on August 4, 2015, but has still not been included with 4.2-rc7..     http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1508.0/02260.html The patch has been put forward for 4.3, but there has been a request for … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.2-rc6 Still Breaks NVIDIA…

Updated the test system to Kernel 4.2-rc6, and the NVIDIA ‘GPL-Only’ problem still persists:  Building modules, stage 2.  MODPOST 2 modules FATAL: modpost: GPL-incompatible module nvidia.ko uses GPL-only symbol ‘flush_workqueue’ /usr/src/linux-4.2-rc6/scripts/Makefile.modpost:90: recipe for target ‘__modpost’ failed make[3]: *** [__modpost] Error … 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