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

ARM64 – Odroid C2 – Tested with Linux Net-Next – Ethernet Still Hangs..

Recent versions of the Linux net-next tree could not be tested on the C2, as the meson-gx mmc driver was missing, but now it has been added, and I tested the latest version (December 17) – but the Ethernet hang … Continue reading

NVIDIA – New Driver 375.26 – OK with Kernel 4.9..

NVIDIA driver 375.26 has been released, and details are available here:  http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/112992/en-us I had been experiencing some odd window (KDE5) behaviour with 375.20, and hopefully things might be more stable with this version..     If not, then possibly kwin is to … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.9 Released – OK With Latest NVIDIA, and Patched VMware..

Kernel 4.9 has been released, and (brief!) details of changes are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1612.1/01831.html The latest NVIDIA (375.20) driver works OK, and VMware 12.5.2 with the vmnet and vmmon hack/patches, also works OK.     Hack/patch details are at http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1838 On my Intel … Continue reading

ARM64 – Odroid C2 – A Better Ethernet Fix..

The old meson Ethernet fix/patch/hack no longer applies cleanly to the latest (December 1) linux-next, but – fortunately – there is a ‘better’ patch available for the meson8b-dwmac driver itself.. Details can be found in this thread:  http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/linux-amlogic/2016-November/001675.html I have … Continue reading

NVIDIA – New Driver – OK with Kernel 4.9..

Just tested the latest NVIDIA driver – 375.20 – and it compiles cleanly with Kernel 4.9-rc5: ……………………………… Building modules, stage 2. MODPOST 4 modules CC /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.20/kernel/nvidia-drm.mod.o LD [M] /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.20/kernel/nvidia-drm.ko CC /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.20/kernel/nvidia-modeset.mod.o LD [M] /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.20/kernel/nvidia-modeset.ko CC /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.20/kernel/nvidia-uvm.mod.o LD [M] /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.20/kernel/nvidia-uvm.ko CC … Continue reading