Re: Running VMWare Player with 2.6.15 kernel
On Mon, May 29, 2006 at 11:03:08PM +0200, Mirco Piccin wrote:
> Hi Tony.
> It's yet late for me, so my mind is not in optimal conditions :-D...
> i remember I've found & tried the vmware-any-any-update, and it solved my
> VMplayer/VMserver related problems .
> Look at
> Hope it helps you...
> Bye and...good night!
I was aware of the vmware-any-any patch and had tried it in the past
without success on the Player. I've just tried it again together with
enabling one additional feature in the kernel that vmware seems to want
to use (CONFIG_MODULE_UNLOAD) and everything compiled properly this
time. It may be a combination of those two things that finally got it to
> On 5/29/06, Tony Terlecki < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Has anyone managed to get VMWare Player (not the full Workstation)
> running on top of a 2.6.15 kernel?
> I've just compiled the Player, including the modules, from the tarball
> distribution (accepting all the defaults except for installing to
> /usr/local) and everything seems to go well until the services are
> started when I get the following:
> Starting VMware services:
> Virtual machine monitor failed
> Virtual ethernet failed
> Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0 done
> Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet1 (background) done
> Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet8 (background) done
> NAT service on /dev/vmnet8 done
> The configuration of VMware Player 1.0.1 build-19317 for Linux for this
> running kernel completed successfully.
> You can now run VMware Player by invoking the following command:
> when I run vmplayer I get:
> vmware is installed, but it has not been (correctly) configured
> for this system. To (re-)configure it, invoke the following command:
> Basically two of the modules will not load.
> Any ideas because I don't know where to go fomr here? I'm compiling
> using the same kernel headers from the running kernel and the same
> version of gcc as was used for the running kernel so it's not that.
> Tony Terlecki
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