Re: Install of VMware
I'd guess (maybe incorrectly) that you are running a newer version of
the kernel than 2.2.12, because the latest release of VMWare for Linux
(2.02, build 621) has precompiled modules for kernels up to 2.2.15
including 2.2.12. So if you are actually running 2.2.12, then VMware
should have just used it's pre-compiled modules.
The precompiled VMware modules should be located in:
As the other message said, you can check your kernel version with
Also, hopefully you are installing using the tar.gz file and not the rpm
file. Many who have tried installing on Debian with the rpm (via alien)
have had problems. The tar.gz install went very smoothly here on potato.
I've recompiled the VMware modules a few times as I've upgraded to newer
"John C. Plummer" wrote:
> Found in the archives that others have loaded vmware on Debian 2.2
> w/o too much difficulty.
> But I had one small problem trying with the install of the current
> release for Linux. It did not
> find any prebuilt vmnet modules that worked and wanted to build one.
> When it asked for the
> headers location I gave it /usr/src/kernel-headers-2.2.12.
> It erred with a message that there might be a slight inconsistency
> between the current
> kernel and the source headers. Its recommendation was to rebuild the
> kernel with those
> headers. However, rebuilding kernels is a little out of my league right
> Using apt-get update and upgrade and trying again did not change the
> situation. Any
> suggestions. Should I supply a different location? Should I download
> and supply a different
> library? Thanks in advance for your support. If you guys are ever near
> Johnstown, PA, the
> pizzas on us.