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Re: Kernel 2059 from Dave Jones fixes nvidia.ko loading





On 3/18/06, Jim Bevier <jim jbsys com> wrote:

----- Original Message -----
From: "Filip Tsachev" <filip tsachev fedora redhat com>
To: "For testers of Fedora Core development releases"
<fedora-test-list redhat com>
Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2006 7:36 AM
Subject: Re: Kernel 2059 from Dave Jones fixes nvidia.ko loading


> On 18/03/06, Jim Bevier < jim jbsys com> wrote:
>> Well, kernel 2059 fixes the nvidia.ko loading problem.
> nice!
>
>>It also still works for VMware,<snip>
> since when?
> I can't use vmplayer with 2.6.15-1.2041_FC5, because of
>
> The kernel defined by this directory of header files does not have the
> same
> address space size as your running kernel.
>
> I've read this topic:
> https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-test-list/2006-February/msg00701.html
> Patched vmmon and vmnet, all went fine except patching vmware-config.pl:
>
> patch unexpectedly ends in middle of line
> Hunk #1 FAILED at 1969.
> 1 out of 1 hunk FAILED -- saving rejects to file
> /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl.rej
> [root fbi vmware]# cat /usr/bin/vmware- config.pl.rej
> ***************
> *** 1969,1976 ****
>     . ' -E - | ' . shell_string($gHelper{'grep'}) . ' '
>     . shell_string($pattern));
>  chomp($header_page_offset);
> -   $header_page_offset =~ s/^$pattern \(?0x([0-9a-fA-F]{8,}).*$/$1/;
> -   if ($header_page_offset =~ /[0-9a-fA-F]{8,}/) {
>     # We found a valid page offset
>     if (defined($gSystem{'page_offset'}) and
>
> --- 1969,1976 ----
>     . ' -E - | ' . shell_string($gHelper{'grep'}) . ' '
>     . shell_string($pattern));
>  chomp($header_page_offset);
> +   if ($header_page_offset =~ /^$pattern \(?0x([0-9a-fA-F]{8,})/) {
> +     $header_page_offset = $1;
>     # We found a valid page offset
>     if (defined($gSystem{'page_offset'}) and
>
> patch itself:
> --- vmware-config.pl.old        2005-12-15 21:55:24.000000000 -0800
> +++ vmware-config.pl    2006-02-04 16:53:06.000000000 -0800
> @@ -1969,8 +1969,8 @@
>    . ' -E - | ' . shell_string($gHelper{'grep'}) . ' '
>    . shell_string($pattern));
>  chomp($header_page_offset);
> -  $header_page_offset =~ s/^$pattern \(?0x([0-9a-fA-F]{8,}).*$/$1/;
> -  if ($header_page_offset =~ /[0-9a-fA-F]{8,}/) {
> +  if ($header_page_offset =~ /^$pattern \(?0x([0-9a-fA-F]{8,})/) {
> +    $header_page_offset = $1;
>    # We found a valid page offset
>    if (defined($gSystem{'page_offset'}) and
>        not (lc($header_page_offset) eq lc($gSystem{'page_offset'}))) {
>
>
> --
> Cheers,
> Filip
> http://fedora.linux.duke.edu/wiki/FilipTsachev

Filip

It looks like you have some bad characters in the patch.  Edit it with
your favorite editor or try the patch again.  Here is the stuff again:

>From a Tom London message on this list:

There is a bug in the vmware-config.pl script that is exposed by
changes to the newer kernel headers.

I've reported this to vmware:
http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=31877&tstart=0

Here is the patch described there:

--- vmware-config.pl.old        2005-12-15 21:55:24.000000000 -0800
+++ vmware-config.pl    2006-02-04 16:53: 06.000000000 -0800
@@ -1969,8 +1969,8 @@
     . ' -E - | ' . shell_string($gHelper{'grep'}) . ' '
     . shell_string($pattern));
   chomp($header_page_offset);
-  $header_page_offset =~ s/^$pattern \(?0x([0-9a-fA-F]{8,}).*$/$1/;
-  if ($header_page_offset =~ /[0-9a-fA-F]{8,}/) {
+  if ($header_page_offset =~ /^$pattern \(?0x([0-9a-fA-F]{8,})/) {
+    $header_page_offset = $1;
     # We found a valid page offset
     if (defined($gSystem{'page_offset'}) and
         not (lc($header_page_offset) eq lc($gSystem{'page_offset'}))) {


I am able to build a vmware 5.5 system with a couple of patches to vmware.
One is in the makefile.kernel in vmmon and vmnet directory.  The other is
the patch above.  See the vmware forum for the latest.  I am also building
on a x86_64 box.  Also make sure you have the kernel-devel rpm installed.

Jim


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http://ftp.cvut.cz/vmware/

Just grab the latest patch (98) and "su -c ./runme.pl"   and it will patch everything for you.

wget -c http://ftp.cvut.cz/vmware/vmware-any-any-update98.tar.gz
 



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