Kernel 3.16-rc3 – ”Looking reasonably normal”

Just installed Kernel 3.16-r3 on the test system, and the latest VMware (10.0.2) and NVIDIA (340.17) install and load/run OK.. Brief details of changes are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1406.3/03892.html #uname -a Linux rglinux-i7 3.16.0-rc3 #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Jun 30 09:33:45 PDT … Continue reading

Kernel 3.16-rc1 – OK So Far?

Just installed Kernel 3.16-rc1 on the test system, and the latest VMware (10.0.2) and NVIDIA (340.17) compile and load OK… # uname -a Linux rg6830l 3.16.0-rc1 #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Jun 16 09:57:01 BST 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Brief … Continue reading

Kernel 3.15 ‘Final’ – Relatively Painless..

Just updated the test system to Kernel 3.15 ‘Final’, and – as with the -rc series, the latest VMware (10.0.2) and NVIDIA (337.25) drivers compile and load OK, without the need for any patches.. # uname -a Linux rg6830l 3.15.0 … Continue reading

Kernel 3.15-rc8 – Fast Release, ‘Final’ Soon…

Just updated the test system to Kernel 3.15-rc8, and the same comments apply as for -rc7..   The latest VMware (10.0.2) and NVIDIA (337.25) drivers compile and load OK.. # uname -a Linux rg6830l 3.15.0-rc8 #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Jun 2 … Continue reading

Kernel 3.15-rc6 – rc7 still to come..

Installed Kernel 3.15-rc6 on the test system, and VMware 10.0.2, and NVIDIA (337.19 and 331.79) all compile and load OK.. Brief details are here: http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1405.2/03755.html $ uname -a Linux rg6830l 3.15.0-rc6 #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu May 22 12:05:07 BST 2014 … Continue reading

Kernel 3.14.3 – Long List of Fixes..

Just updated to Kernel 3.14.3, and – as before – there is no problem with the latest VMware (10.0.2) and NVIDIA (337.19) drivers.. The changes are detailed here:  https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.14.3 Quite a long list, and the update is certainly worth it, … Continue reading

Kernel 3.15-rc4 – Still OK..

Updated to Kernel 3.15-rc4 on my test system, and the latest VMware (10.0.2) and NVIDIA (337.12) still compile and run OK.. Brief details are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu//hypermail/linux/kernel/1405.0/01774.html You will have to select the kernel.org versions of VMware modules, as the original … Continue reading

VMware: Linux ‘Guest’ Fix for Kernel 3.15..

After further testing, I found that the hgfs ‘shared folders’ function in VMware 10.0.2, which worked fine for Kernel 3.14, did not work for Kernel 3.15… I tried to find a patch, and eventually created a (fairly unsophisticated!) one for … Continue reading

VMware Linux Guest – Shared Folders Finally Fixed..

The release notes for VMware 10.0.2 suggested that the hgfs problem with shared folders with a Linux ‘guest’ had been fixed, and I have tested this with Kernel 3.14 – and it (finally!) works again.. Upgrader: To VMX: tools.capability.hgfs_server tools-upgrader … Continue reading