NVIDIA – Driver Fix, for Kernel 4.0. and Earlier..

I have hacked together a kernel-version-friendly fix for the latest NVIDIA driver (346.35) which works with Kernel 4.0-rc1 (and later) and also for previous kernel versions..   Thanks are due to juston_li for producing the actual code changes needed..  https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/813458/linux/linux-4-0-rc1-346-35-build-error-_cr4-functions-fix/ Unpack … Continue reading

Kernel – Welcome to Linux 4.0? VMware (Patched) OK, NVIDIA Fix Available..

Just tested Kernel 4.0-rc1 – announced here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1502.2/04059.html As you will see – not much actual detail on what has changed, and I have already run into a couple of ‘issues’… The Radeon drm driver on my laptop refuses to … Continue reading

3.19 Final – NVIDIA and (Patched) VMware OK..

Updated the test system to Kernel 3.19 ‘final’, and – as expected – the latest NVIDIA (346.35) and VMware 11.0 (with the vmnet patch..) compile and boot/load OK.. Quite a lot of changes from -rc7, and some reverted..  More details … Continue reading

Kernel 3.19-rc7 – ‘Final’ Soon?

Installed Kernel 3.19-rc7 on the test system, and the same comments apply as for -rc6.    The latest NVIDIA driver (346.35) and VMware 11.0 – with the vmnet patches – install and load/run OK.. Changelog summary here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1502.0/00273.html $ uname -a … Continue reading

NVIDIA – New Driver 346.35, Still Fails with 3.19-rc..

Tested the lates NVIDIA driver (346.35) today, and although it fixes the f_dentry error, the compile still fails with Kernel 3.19-rc4, due to the incompatible GPL problem: FATAL: modpost: GPL-incompatible module nvidia.ko uses GPL-only symbol ‘__cachemode2pte_tbl’ /usr/src/linux-3.19-rc4/scripts/Makefile.modpost:90: recipe for target … Continue reading