VMware – Fix for Kernel 4.2..?

Thanks to craigacgomez on the VMware Forum, there is a hack to fix VMware (vmnet) with Kernel 4.2..  https://communities.vmware.com/thread/516196 I made some more changes, to make it backward-compatible, and it seems to work OK with Kernels 4.1.3 and 4.2-rc4.. I … Continue reading

3.19 Final – NVIDIA and (Patched) VMware OK..

Updated the test system to Kernel 3.19 ‘final’, and – as expected – the latest NVIDIA (346.35) and VMware 11.0 (with the vmnet patch..) compile and boot/load OK.. Quite a lot of changes from -rc7, and some reverted..  More details … Continue reading

Kernel 3.19-rc6 – Good News for NVIDIA..

Updated to Kernel 3.19-rc6 on the test system, and – at last – the problem with NVIDIA driver GPL inconsistency has been fixed, and now driver 346.35 compiles and loads OK.. Details of changes since -rc5 are here:   http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1501.3/00776.html And … Continue reading

VMware – Backward-Compatible 3.19 Fix..

After the solution to the Kernel 3.19/vmnet problem mentioned in previous posts, I have produced a fix that includes tests for kernel versions, and works with Kernel 3.19 and with earlier kernel versions.. This is probably not the most elegant … Continue reading

VMware 11 – OK with Kernel 3.17 and 3.18..

Just upgraded to VMware Workstation 11.0, and – as expected – it compiles and loads/runs OK with Kernel 3.17 (3.17.4) and 3.18 (3.18-rc7) without the need for any patches.. Release notes are here:  https://www.vmware.com/support/ws/doc/workstation-11-release-notes.html I have not – yet – … Continue reading