VMware – 12.5.6 Released – OK with Kernel 4.11, Still Not with 4.12

VMware version 12.5.6 is out, and (brief) details are here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/workstation/12/workstation-1256-release-notes.html In the release notes, it would be helpful if a bit more detail than just ” Bug fixes and security updates ” were given… This version now works OK … Continue reading

VMware – 12.5.5. released – Another ‘Security Fix’..

VMware 12.5.5 is out, and the release notes are here:  http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/workstation/12pro/workstation-1255-release-notes.html As with 12.5.4, this is another security/fix release, and still supports Kernels 4.10 and earlier.    (see http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1937 ) 12.5.5 runs OK on Kernel 4.10.6, and the 4.11 vmmon and vmnet … 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

VMware – Fedora 23 Breaks vmware app, and a Workaround..

Although VMware 12.0.1 was installed OK, the desktop app (/usr/bin/vmware) fails, with – frustratingly – no error shown..    According to various comments found, this is due to a change to GCC version 5.1.1 in Fedora 23.. Thanks to Vincent Cojot, … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.3-rc1 – Breaks NVIDIA and VMware..

Updated the test system to Kernel 4.3-rc1.. $ uname -a Linux rg6830l 4.3.0-rc1 #1 SMP Sat Sep 12 19:15:35 PDT 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Brief details of changes are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1509.1/03200.html The NVIDIA gpl_only issue has been fixed in … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.2-rc1 – and rc2 – and -rc3 – Breaks Nvidia and VMware..

Update:   Same results with 4.2-rc3..    (RG  July 19) Update:   Kernel 4.2-rc2 fails with VMware (vmnet) and NVIDIA in the same ways..     (RG July 14) Updated to kernel 4.2-rc1 on the test system: # uname -a Linux rg6830l 4.2.0-rc1 #1 SMP … Continue reading

VMware – 11.1.2 Released, No Patch Needed..

Just updated VMware to the latest version 11.1.2 on the test system, and it compiles/loads OK with Kernel 4.1-rc8.. Release notes are here:  https://www.vmware.com/support/ws/doc/workstation-1112-release-notes.html. At last, there is no need for the venerable vmnet patch (required since Kernel 3.19 was … Continue reading

Kernel 3.19-rc3, ‘Lockup’ Bug, Latest..

Updated the test system to Kernel 3.19-rc3, and there is still no fix for VMware (11.0) and the latest NVIDIA (340.65 and 346.22) drivers…     The NVIDIA problem will involve getting around a GPL-incompatible module issue.. FATAL: modpost: GPL-incompatible module nvidia.ko … Continue reading

Kernel 3.13 in Linux VMware Guest – Shared Folders Problem

Setting up a test system for the usb/uvcvideo tests, I have found another kernel 3.13 issue – this time with Linux as a VMware guest.. The shared folders – which work OK with 3.12, do not work with 3.13. Normally … Continue reading

3.13 Final – And a VMware Patch You May Not Need..

Installed 3.13 Final on my test system, and then on my main system, and encountered an odd problem with VMware (10.0.1).. On my test system, VMware had been compiling and installing/running OK on all the 3.13-rc versions, and 3.13 Final, … Continue reading