Kernel – New Home for Release Candidates..

Updated Sept 24, to give specific location (from 4.19-rc5 release) In case you had previously been accessing the work-in-progress -rc version of the Kernel at https://github.com/torvalds/linux, then – after 4.19-rc4 – it can be found here:  https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/log/ To get the … Continue reading

PA-RISC – Back to the Future (Again..)

As part of my quest to test Linux on more obscure/historical hardware, and given that the theme was ‘HP’ after my perilous foray into the world of Linux on IA64, I have now acquired (eBay!) an ‘inexpensive’ PA-RISC system – … Continue reading

VMware – Patch, If You Need Better ‘Meltdown/Spectre’ Protection..

Thanks – again – to Michal Kubeček, who  has pointed out that there is still a vulnerability in some VMware (vmmon) code, that is not mitigated by Kernel/Compiler retpoline fixes, as it is written in assembler..   ( See comment on … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.17-rc3 Released – Still OK with Latest NVIDIA and VMware..

Kernel 4.17-rc3 is out, and brief details of changes from -rc2 are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1804.3/05507.html Tested with NVIDIA 396.18 and VMware 14.1.1 (vmmon and vmnet), and all still compile OK.. Robert Gadsdon.   April 29, 2018. … Continue reading

IA64 – Updated to 4.17-rc1..

Updated the IA64 system (HP RX2600) to 4.17-rc1, and the compile and install/boot was without incident..    The python-related warning with 4.16 was no longer present.. (see http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=2222 ). …………… [ OK ] Started Getty on tty1. [ OK ] Reached … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.17-rc1 Out – OK with Latest NVIDIA and VMware..

Kernel 4.17-rc1 has been released, and brief details are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1804.1/06654.html With the latest code-on-git milestone reached, there is speculation that a version bump to 5.x might be a possibility – but not just yet! The latest NVIDIA driver (396.18) … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Finally, a 4.16-Compatible Driver..

NVIDIA has released beta driver 396.18, and – at last – this is compatible with Kernel 4.16 (tested with 4.16.1). Details are here:  http://www.nvidia.com/Download/driverResults.aspx/133571/en-us     The ‘Release Highlights’ do not even mention kernel support.. …………………… Building modules, stage 2. MODPOST 4 … Continue reading

Kernel – Interim Changes for 4.17 – OK So Far..

Testing the changes submitted to date for Kernel 4.17-rc1, which is – of course – not due out just yet..   Kernel version obtained from https://github.com/torvalds/linux today – April 8. Latest VMware – 14.1.1 – vmnet/vmmon compile OK, and so does … Continue reading

Linux – Dual-Boot – Fixing the EFI FAT32 UUID..

Although I had successfully achieved a dual-boot uEFI Fedora27/Windows7 system, the expanded EFI partition issue was still unresolved..   I had successfully expanded the partition size, but the expansion of the FAT32 filesystem on it did not work, as gparted was … Continue reading

Linux – Dual-Boot Nasty Hack..

I am setting up an HP Z820 as – primarily – a video creating/editing/restoring system, but I need to be able to boot into Windows 7 Pro (for Vegas Pro, AviSynth, Prodrenalin, Mercalli, etc. etc..) and Linux (Fedora)..   I had … Continue reading