Kernel – 4.9-rc3 – NVIDIA Patch still works, and Fix for VMware 12.5.1?

Updated the test system to Kernel 4.9-rc3, and the patch for NVIDIA mentioned in my article for -rc2 still works OK..     I Compiled 370.28 and 375.10 successfully.. As I could not find any patches for VMware – and the latest … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Latest Driver – Still Fails with Kernel 4.7..

Kernel 4.7-rc7 is out, and 4.7 Final should be next, but the latest NVIDIA driver released – 367.35 – still fails to compile with 4.7-rc7..     The patch for 367.xx still works OK…  Details here: In case you need to … Continue reading

ARM – Rock2 – Kernel 4.6-rc4 – MMC Swaparound – Bug or Feature?

I had been running Kernel 4.6-rc2 on the Radxa Rock2 without any issues, and decided to update to recently-released Kernel 4.6-rc4.. Brief details of changes from -rc3 are here: The boot failed, and I then compiled/installed 4.6-rc3 to see … Continue reading

VMware – Now a Patch for Kernel 4.3

Thanks to info from zezaocapoeira, there is a patch – from efferre79 – for VMware vmmon to fix the compile problem with kernel 4.3.. I have tested the vmmon part of this with Workstation 12 and Kernel 4.3-rc5, and … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Patch for Kernel 4.3-rc1 Compile Error..

Thanks to juston_li on the NVIDIA forums, there is now a patch to fix the compile error with Kernel 4.3-rc1. Details – and the patch – can be found here: I have applied this, and the NVIDIA driver now … Continue reading

ARM – Pi2 to U-Boot..

I decided to try U-Boot on the Raspberry Pi 2, and the process has been fairly well documented in several places.. I used the latest U-Boot, with ‘patch’ info from here, as I needed Device Tree support: Actual ‘installation’ … Continue reading

ARM – CuBox-i4Pro and DreamPlug to 4.0-rc2..

Updated the CuBox-i4Pro and DreamPlug to Kernel 4.0-rc2..   No problems with the DreamPlug, and the CuBox just needed the same small patch as for -rc1.. CuBox-i4Pro: Fedora release 22 (Twenty Two) Kernel 4.0.0-rc2 on an armv7l (ttymxc0) ……………. ]# … Continue reading

More Fun with Audacity…

This article relates to compilation on the latest Fedora (21) but can also apply to other Distros… The Distro-supplied version of Audacity is typically functionality-challenged, and does not allow working with some of the more up-to-date audio formats, due to … Continue reading

VMware: Linux ‘Guest’ Fix for Kernel 3.15..

After further testing, I found that the hgfs ‘shared folders’ function in VMware 10.0.2, which worked fine for Kernel 3.14, did not work for Kernel 3.15… I tried to find a patch, and eventually created a (fairly unsophisticated!) one for … Continue reading

NVIDIA – New Driver – Kernel 3.13 Fail..

NVIDIA have just released driver 334.16, but – despite the fact that Kernel 3.13 has been released for some time now – the driver still fails to load correctly, with the same ”Unknown symbol acpi_os_wait_events_complete (err 0)” error.. So, the … Continue reading