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

Kernel – 4.16-rc3 Released, and Still no NVIDIA Fix?

Kernel 4.16-rc3 is out, and brief details of post-rc2 changes are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1802.3/00500.html I still cannot find any solution proposed for the ‘Unknown symbol swiotlb_map_sg_attrs‘ error with the latest NVIDIA drivers, despite posting brief details on the Developers Forum over … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.16-rc1 – OK with VMware 14.1.1, Breaks NVIDIA?..

Kernel 4.16-rc1 is out, and brief details are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1802.1/02325.html VMware 14.1.1 is OK, and NVIDIA 384.111 and 390.25 both compile OK, but then fail to load/run: ………… modprobe: ERROR: could not insert ‘nvidia’: Unknown symbol in module, or unknown … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.15-rc1 is Out – Breaks VMware and NVIDIA…

Kernel 4.15-rc1 has been released, and brief details are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1711.3/00971.html With VMware 14.0.0 – plus the 4.14 vmmon patch – vmmon breaks again: ……………………… /tmp/modconfig-hOVOTM/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c: In function ‘LinuxDriverInitTSCkHz’: /tmp/modconfig-hOVOTM/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:254:22: error: assignment from incompatible pointer type [-Werror=incompatible-pointer-types] tscTimer.function = LinuxDriverEstimateTSCkHzDeferred; … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.14 Released – OK with Latest NVIDIA and – Patched – VMware

Kernel 4.14 is now out, and brief details – including updates from -rc8 – are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1711.1/03305.html As expected, the latest NVIDIA drivers (384.98 and 387.22) are OK with this release, and VMware 14.0.0 – with the vmmon patch ( … Continue reading

KERNEL – 4.7 Released – OK with Patched VMware and NVIDIA..

Kernel 4.7 has been released – slightly later than usual – and brief details are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1607.3/00150.html $ uname -a Linux rglinux-i7 4.7.0 #1 SMP Sun Jul 24 14:34:37 PDT 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Neither VMware nor NVIDIA have … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.3 Final released – OK with Latest VMware and NVIDIA…

Updated to Kernel 4.3 ‘Final’ and the latest versions of VMware (12.0.1) and NVIDIA (tested with 352.55) install and load/run OK, without the need for any patches.. Brief details of changes from -rc7 are here: http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1511.0/00204.html $ uname -a Linux … 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:  http://lkml.iu.edu//hypermail/linux/kernel/1403.3/03023.html It is worth repeating the changes for 3.14 relating to VMware modules, … Continue reading

Kernel 3.12 Released – VMware OK, NVIDIA Still Needs Patch..

Kernel 3.12 is out, and the same comments apply as for the later -rc versions.. VMware 10.0.1 compiles and runs OK, and NVIDIA 331.17 – with the patch mentioned in previous articles – works. Details of changes are here:  http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/1589267 … Continue reading

Pi – Right Up to Date, with 3.9!

Kernel 3.9 is just out, and already the Raspberry Pi version is available, at https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/tree/rpi-3.9.y Use the ‘zip’ download (cloud symbol), which will give you the source tree in rpi-3.9.y.zip.. This is good news, as it suggests that the Pi … Continue reading