Fedora 9 latest kernel - 4k stack disabled

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

it take a day to update fedora 8 to fedora 9.. actually, there are several way to upgrade it.
A. Download ISO fedora 9 -> burn DVD - > boot -> upgrade.
B. Update thru yum.. -> install fedora-release 9 rpm -> enter 'yum update'
C. Download ISO fedora 9 - > mount to /media/iso -> install fedora-release 9 package-> edit /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora*.repo -> change 'baseurl=file:///media/iso/' -> then upgrade by simply enter 'yum update'

i choose step C, due to limited internet access in my place and i hate use cd/dvd.. :lol:

Here is the latest kernel for fedora 9 - i change only 2 thing in configuration for this kernel release.

  • CPU set to AMD K8
  • 4k stack disabled
kernel- -
kernel-devel- - Size : 17.83 megabytes

* successfully run atheros AR5BXB63 -in fedora 9 detect as Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
kernel-module-ndiswrapper- -
ndiswrapper-1.52-1.i386.rpm -

Acer crystal Eye Webcam

kmod-uvcvideo-0.1.0-fedora4520.i686.rpm -

[root@fedora Desktop]# dmesg | grep uvcvideo
uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device Acer CrystalEye webcam (064e:a101)
usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo

Notes : there are some problem with nvidia driver & kernel 2.6.25 , so i have to downgrade Xorg package and use xorg from Fedora 8 package.. how to downgrade?

Posted by fedorasal at 12:44 AM 14 comments  

Vmware 6.0.2 with Fedora 8 kernel

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

i get some trouble when running fedora4520.kernel + vmware, the vmware-config.pl cannot compile vmmon module, the error messages is below, so how to solved it?, i google and found vmware patch - 116, it patch some vmmon module and it successfully compile vmware module like before.
[root@fedorasal planet]# vmware-config.pl
Making sure services for VMware Workstation are stopped.

Stopping VMware services:
Virtual machine monitor [ OK ]
Blocking file system: [ OK ]
Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0 [ OK ]
Host network detection [ OK ]
DHCP server on /dev/vmnet1 [ OK ]
Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet1 [ OK ]
DHCP server on /dev/vmnet8 [ OK ]
NAT service on /dev/vmnet8 [ OK ]
Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet8 [ OK ]
Virtual ethernet [ OK ]

Configuring fallback GTK+ 2.4 libraries.

In which directory do you want to install the theme icons?

What directory contains your desktop menu entry files? These files have a
.desktop file extension. [/usr/share/applications]

In which directory do you want to install the application's icon?

Trying to find a suitable vmmon module for your running kernel.

None of the pre-built vmmon modules for VMware Workstation is suitable for your
running kernel. Do you want this program to try to build the vmmon module for
your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)? [yes]

Using compiler "/usr/bin/gcc". Use environment variable CC to override.

What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running

Extracting the sources of the vmmon module.

Building the vmmon module.

Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only'
make -C /lib/modules/ SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/'
CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/./include/vmware.h:25,
from /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:83:
/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/./include/vm_basic_types.h:170: error: conflicting types for ‘uintptr_t’
include/linux/types.h:40: error: previous declaration of ‘uintptr_t’ was here
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/./include/x86.h:23,
from /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:15,
from /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:84:
/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/./include/x86cpuid.h:383:1: warning: "BIT_MASK" redefined
In file included from include/linux/kernel.h:15,
from /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:11:
include/linux/bitops.h:7:1: warning: this is the location of the previous definition
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/./include/vmci_kernel_defs.h:26,
from /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/./common/vmciContext.h:19,
from /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:21,
from /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:84:
/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:37:5: warning: "VMW_HAVE_EPOLL" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:43:5: warning: "VMW_HAVE_EPOLL" is not defined
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/./include/vmci_kernel_defs.h:26,
from /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/./common/vmciContext.h:19,
from /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:21,
from /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:84:
/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:60: error: conflicting types for ‘poll_initwait’
include/linux/poll.h:65: error: previous declaration of ‘poll_initwait’ was here
/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:198: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/'
make: *** [vmmon.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only'
Unable to build the vmmon module.

For more information on how to troubleshoot module-related problems, please
visit our Web site at "http://www.vmware.com/download/modules/modules.html" and

Execution aborted.

[root@fedorasal planet]#

Posted by fedorasal at 6:21 PM 1 comments  

Fedora 9 releases

i'm still downloading fedora 9 , it might take more than 24 hours to finish 3.4Gb iso DVD file.. lol,
http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora , so, i will try to update fedora 9 as soon as possible

Posted by fedorasal at 6:16 PM 0 comments  


Monday, April 21, 2008

Posted by fedorasal at 11:16 PM 3 comments