3.9-rc1 – OK with VMware, and NVIDIA – so far..

Just updated the test system to 3.9-rc1, and with the usual softlink*, and (3.8-patched) VMware 9.01, and NVIDIA 310.32, everything compiled OK. *  # ln -s /usr/src/linux-3.9-rc1/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/linux-3.9-rc1/include/linux/version.h $ uname -a Linux rg6830l 3.9.0-rc1 #1 SMP Mon Mar 4 11:13:53 … Continue reading

3.7.9 – and a Surprise..

Just updated to 3.7.9, but forgot to do the usual ‘softlink’ for correct compilation of VMware.. # ln -s /usr/src/linux-3.7.9/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/linux-3.7.9/include/linux/version.h I ran the compilation for the the latest ‘stable’ NVIDIA driver (310.32), but discovered that – with 3.7.9 – … Continue reading

3.8-rc6 – Newest ‘Stable’ NVIDIA Driver Compiles OK, now

Just installed 3.8-rc6 on my test system, and – as for the previous -rc version – the softlink + vmci patch works for VMware 9.0.1.    The good news is that the latest ‘stable’ NVIDIA driver – 310.32 – now compiles … 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

Rapid Pace of Change – 3.6.6 and 3.7-rc4, Already..

Kernel updates are coming thick and fast, these days..    Updated my ‘main’ system to 3.6.6, with no problems, and updated the ‘test’ system to 3.7-rc4.. Same comments as before apply regarding NVIDIA and VMware compatibility, and both work fine on … Continue reading