VMware – Odd Behaviour with Kernel 4.18-rc1, and a Workaround?

VMware 14.1.2 worked OK with Kernel 4.17, on my Fedora 28 test system, but after updating to 4.18-rc1 the following occurred: Modules (vmmon/vmnet) compiled OK, but – after further testing – appeared to have a runtime problem..    I applied the … Continue reading

IA64 – Update to Kernel 4.15-rc1..

Just updated the Itanium2 system (RX2600/ZX9000 hybrid) to kernel 4.15-rc1, but encountered a problem with the NFSv4 code.    Recent changes have exposed problems with ‘older’ compilers, and the system currently has GCC 4.3 (on Fedora 9/IA64): ………………….. CALL scripts/checksyscalls.sh <stdin>:1185:2: … Continue reading

Fedora – 26-27 DNF Upgrade Woes, and a Workaround..

After upgrading four Fedora systems (x86_64) from release 26 to 27, using # dnf system-upgrade download –refresh –releasever=27 –allowerasing –nogpgcheck –best -y, two of these worked OK, but two failed – with a sudden reboot, back to F26 – and … Continue reading

Intel – Fix for Atom MMC/GPT warning..

I had been getting a warning on boot with recent kernels on my Intel Atom-based UP system, and found a workaround..    The error flagged is – apparently – harmless, and is due to systemd not being able to recognise some … Continue reading

NVIDIA – New Driver With 4.11 Workaround, Not a Fix…

NVIDIA have released driver 375.66, and the details are here:  http://www.nvidia.com/Download/driverResults.aspx/118290/en-us The details include the following: “Installation of the nvidia-drm kernel module is now optional. The new ‘- -no-drm’ option can be used to prevent nvidia-installer from building and installing … Continue reading

ARM64 – Odroid C2 – Hack to Fix Ethernet Hangs..

I had been constantly frustrated by the Odroid C2 meson8b-dwmac Ethernet ‘hang’ problem, which has persisted over (at least..) eight different ‘patched kernel’ versions that I have tested..    The network link hung/stopped after a short time at full (1000Mbps) speed, … Continue reading

ARM – Rock2 – Kernel 4.6-rc4 – MMC Swaparound – Bug or Feature?

I had been running Kernel 4.6-rc2 on the Radxa Rock2 without any issues, and decided to update to recently-released Kernel 4.6-rc4.. Brief details of changes from -rc3 are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1604.2/00610.html The boot failed, and I then compiled/installed 4.6-rc3 to see … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Beta Driver 361.16 Breaks Plasma/KDE5..

Updated the tests system to the latest ‘beta’ driver 361.16, and this broke Plasma/KDE5..    This driver is supposed to introduce the ‘vendor neutral’ libglvnd option: $ ll /usr/lib64/libGLX* lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 23 Jan 7 10:17 /usr/lib64/libGLX_indirect.so.0 -> libGLX_nvidia.so.361.16 lrwxrwxrwx … Continue reading

ARM – Pi2 – Kernel 4.4-rc5 – U-Boot Fail, and Workaround..

Recently attempted to update the Pi2 to Kernel 4.4-rc5, and encountered a problem.. The more recent proprietary Raspberry Pi 2 kernels have switched to using ‘DTB Overlays’ to control various components, but these are – currently – unsupported by U-Boot.. … Continue reading