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

VMware – Workstation 14 released – with a Gotcha..

VMware Workstation Pro 14.0.0 has been released – a bit earlier than expected – and it has a (potentially) nasty surprise for those with ‘older’ CPUs..   Release notes are here:  https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workstation-Pro/14.0.0/rn/workstation-14-release-notes.html I installed this on my test system without any … Continue reading

Intel – Fix for Atom MMC/GPT warning..

I had been getting a warning on boot with recent kernels on my Intel Atom-based UP system, and found a workaround..    The error flagged is – apparently – harmless, and is due to systemd not being able to recognise some … Continue reading

VMware – Still waiting for 12.5.8…

Apparently there is ‘no information’ on the possible availability of an update to the 12.5.x version of VMware, to fix the well-known problems with GCC 7 etc… If you were thinking of trying the ‘technology preview’ version – which came … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.13 Final Released – Still OK with latest NVIDIA, and Patched VMware..

Kernel 4.13 has been released, and is OK with the latest NVIDIA drivers (tested with 384.69) and VMware 12.5.7 (with the vmnet patch – see http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=2012 ) Brief details of changes since -rc7 are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1709.0/01021.html The VMware workarounds for … Continue reading

VMware – 12.5.3 released – OK with Kernel 4.10. 4.11 Patch Still Works..

VMware 12.5.3 has been released, and release notes are here:  http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/workstation/12pro/workstation-1253-release-notes.html Although these notes only mention Kernel 4.9.0, I can confirm that it also supports 4.10.x Kernels (tested on 4.10.1). I applied the vmmon and vmnet patches for Kernel 4.11, … 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

ARM64 – Odroid C2 – Patches for USB..

Thanks to Heiner Kallweit for info on two USB patches for the Odroid C2, and thanks to John Youn for the patches themselves..  They can be found at http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-usb/msg151687.html and http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-usb/msg151688.html . I have applied these to Kernel 4.10-rc4 (including … Continue reading

ARM64 – Kernel 4.10-rc4 on Odroid C2 – Ethernet Still Needs DTS Patch..

Just updated the Odroid C2 to Kernel 4.10-rc4, but the Ethernet hang problem still persists..   Applied the dts Ethernet TX patch (see http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1872 ) , and it works OK now.. There seems to be a bit of a backlog of … 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