Kernel 3.15-rc2 – No Surprises, So Far…

Just installed Kernel 3.15-rc2 on the test system, and the same comments apply as for -rc1: (http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1098) $ uname -a Linux rglinux 3.15.0-rc2 #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Apr 20 22:11:36 BST 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux The changes are – … 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 3.14-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: http://lkml.iu.edu//hypermail/linux/kernel/1403.1/00505.html DreamPlug: Fedora release 18 (Spherical Cow) Kernel 3.14.0-rc6 on an armv5tel … Continue reading

Kernel 3.13-rc7 – First For 2014..

Updated the test system to Kernel 3.13-rc7, and VMware 10.0.1 and (patched) NVIDIA 319.76 and 331.20 compile and install OK..   Details of the NVIDIA runtime patch were in an earlier article: http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=948 Details of changes are here: http://www.mail-archive.com/linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org/msg563675.html According to … Continue reading

Kernel 3.13-rc6 – Not so Many Changes, This Time..

Just updated the test system to Kernel 3.13-rc6, which has a smaller changelog, due to the ‘holidays’..   Details are here: http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/1621119/ As before, patched NVIDIA drivers 331.20 and 319.76 compile and load OK, as does VMware 10.0.1.. Robert Gadsdon.   December … Continue reading

Kernel 3.13-rc4 – VMware and (Patched) NVIDIA OK..

Updated the test system to kernel 3.13-rc4, and VMware 10.0.1 and (patched) NVIDIA 331.20 compile and load OK.. NVIDIA appear to have pulled driver version 319.76 from their ftp download site – ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/, for some reason.. Robert Gadsdon.    December 16, … Continue reading

3.13-rc1 – Mostly Harmless?

Just updated the test system to kernel 3.13-rc1, and VMware 10.0.1 and NVIDIA drivers 331.20 and 319.72 all compile OK.. # uname -a Linux rg6830l 3.13.0-rc1 #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Nov 22 23:48:06 GMT 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Very … Continue reading

Kernel 3.12.1 – NVIDIA and VMware OK..

Just updated to Kernel 3.12.1, and VMware 10.0.1 and NVIDIA 331.20 (and 319.72) all compile OK (with the kernel.org compiled Kernel) More details here:   https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.12.1 FYI..  I have been running compiled kernels – from kernel.org – on all my Linux … Continue reading