Kernel – 4.19-rc2 – OK with Latest VMware, and Patched NVIDIA

Kernel 4.19-rc2 is out, and details of changes from -rc1 are here: As with -rc1, the latest VMware (14.1.3) compiles/loads OK, and the latest NVIDIA (396.54 and 390.87) with the patch mentioned in a previous article ( ) … Continue reading

ARM64 – Pi3 Still Very Unstable..

I have tried the latest 4.7-next patched kernel, from After some trials, I did manage to – just – get it to boot – after falling to an ’emergency console’, but the system is very unstable, with multiple recurring … Continue reading

ARM64 – DragonBoard 410c to Kernel 4.2-rc5..

Just updated the Qualcomm DragonBoard 410c to (patched..) Kernel 4.2-rc5, from here: This time, the boot was successful, and the mmc1 SDcard (rootfs) was recognised correctly.. Fedora release 23 (Twenty Three) Kernel 4.2.0-rc5 on an aarch64 (ttyMSM0) ……… ]# … Continue reading

ARM – Odroid U3 to 4.0-rc4..

Updated the Odroid U3 to Kernel 4.0-rc4, from the patched source here: This time, the system booted successfully.. Fedora release 21 (Twenty One) Kernel 4.0.0-rc4 on an armv7l (ttySAC1) ……………. ]# uname -a Linux rgodroid 4.0.0-rc4 #1 SMP Wed … Continue reading

ARM – Kernel 3.19 for Odroid U3 – With Fan Control..

Updated the Odroid U3 to (patched) Kernel 3.19, from Thanks to work by tobiasjakobi, this now includes the preliminary patches – updated for 3.19 – for fan control on the Odroid U3, originally posted by Lukasz Majewski at … Continue reading

ARM – Odroid U3 to 3.19-rc7 – Fan ‘Fixed’?

Updated the Odroid U3 to Kernel 3.19-rc7, from Had to ‘refresh’ the config, by # make exynos4412_odroid_defconfig, and then (re)enable selinux etc… One feature is that the CPU fan no longer runs constantly, but I need to do more … Continue reading

Kernel 3.14 is Here..

Just installed Kernel 3.14 on my main system, and (patched) VMware 10.0.1 and (patched) NVIDIA 334.21 install and run OK. Details of changes from -rc8 are here: It is worth repeating the changes for 3.14 relating to VMware modules, … Continue reading

Kernel 3.14-rc6 – ‘Final’ May be Delayed..

Just installed Kernel 3.14-rc6 on the X86_64 test system, and DreamPlug (armv5).. On x86_64, the latest (patched) VMware (10.0.1) and NVIDIA (334.21) drivers compile/install OK.. Details are here: DreamPlug: Fedora release 18 (Spherical Cow) Kernel 3.14.0-rc6 on an armv5tel … Continue reading

Kernel 3.8.1 – and 3.7.10 is EOL..

Recently updated my main system to 3.8.1, without any fuss..   As before, the (patched) VMware 9.01 works fine, and the latest NVIDIA ‘stable’ driver 310.32 compiles OK, too..    Don’t forget to include the obligatory softlink, before compiling VMware! ln -s … Continue reading

3.8-rc5 Already – Works with Patched / Softlinked VMware, and ‘Old’ NVIDIA..

Just installed kernel 3.8-rc5 – recently released.. This release has the same dependencies as -rc4, for VMware and NVIDIA.. For VMware, apply Tim’s vmci patch (see previous article for -rc4) and use the softlink: $ ln -s /usr/src/linux-3.8-rc5/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/linux-3.8-rc5/include/linux/version.h For … Continue reading