VMware – Fix for Kernel 4.13-rc1 and vmnet, Already..

Thanks to fast work by dariusd at the VMware forum, there is already a fix for the vmnet compile failure with Kernel 4.13-rc1.. The patch can be found on this thread:  https://communities.vmware.com/message/2688967 I have tested it, and vmnet now compiles … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.12 Final Released – OK with Latest VMware and NVIDIA..

Kernel 4.12 is out, and brief details of changes from -rc7 are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1707.0/00325.html    You can find more detailed info from the kernel git site: https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/log/?h=v4.12&showmsg=1 The latest versions of VMware (12.5.7) and NVIDIA (384.47-beta and 381.22) compile and load/run … Continue reading

Fedora – Fix for Broken Kodi on Fedora 25

More distro-specific than usual posts, but hopefully ‘useful’.. I found that Kodi on Fedora 25 would no longer play M2T/MTS files.    Frustratingly, there was no error shown, or apparent debug clue, but the program just exited without any messages, when … Continue reading

VMware – Updated vmnet Patch for Kernel 4.9/4.10..

Thanks to Mikkel Kroman, there is a more complete patch for VMware 12.5.2  vmnet on Kernel 4.9.x and 4.10-rc’s: The change is to the get_user_pages parameter list, to now include the FOLL_WRITE parameter, and is as follows: In vmnet-only/userif.c, around … Continue reading

ARM64 – Odroid C2 – A Better Ethernet Fix..

The old meson Ethernet fix/patch/hack no longer applies cleanly to the latest (December 1) linux-next, but – fortunately – there is a ‘better’ patch available for the meson8b-dwmac driver itself.. Details can be found in this thread:  http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/linux-amlogic/2016-November/001675.html I have … Continue reading

ARM64 – Odroid C2 – Boots with Linux-Next..

The ‘linux-next’ kernel branch has included the meson/gxbb mmc driver for some time, but the boot process hung on root disk access.     I tested with the latest (November 17) version, and this time, the boot process completed successfully: Fedora 25 … Continue reading

ARM64 – Odroid C2 – Ethernet Fix, at Last..

Thanks to Jerome Brunet, there is now a fix for the long-standing Ethernet hang problem on the C2..   Details are here:   http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/linux-amlogic/2016-November/001538.html The patch is an attachment – named ‘attachment.bin‘, and so will need to be renamed to something appropriate..     … Continue reading

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

X86_64 – UP Board – ‘Cherry Trail’ – Sound – Working..

The only missing OS component on the new UP Board (x5-Z8350) was that sound (HDMI) was not present..    After a bit of digging, I found some patches for Kernel 4.5, and a later patched kernel version that was supposed to … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Driver for Kernel 4.7.. Patch for 4.8 Still Works

NVIDIA have released their latest driver – 370.23 – which (finally!) works with Kernel 4.7, without any patches.. The driver fails to compile with Kernel 4.8, but the previous 367.35 patch fixes this (See article here: http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1788). Tested with 4.8-rc2: … Continue reading