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: 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: 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: 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: 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: $ 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: $ 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: 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: … 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 Use the ‘zip’ download (cloud symbol), which will give you the source tree in This is good news, as it suggests that the Pi … Continue reading