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Re: Install Vmware player on debian unstable.

Surachai Locharoen wrote:
I use debian unstable (linux kernel 2.6.20). I want to install vmware player 2.0 but I can't compile vmware module. It is a segmentation fault. There are warning message about version incompatible of gcc. However I still compile it. I am not sure it is a problem.
Anybody know?, how to debug it or fix it.


This is message from vmware-config.pl :

None of the pre-built vmmon modules for VMware Player 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.

Your kernel was built with "gcc" version " 4.1.2", while you are trying to use
"/usr/bin/gcc" version "4.1.3". This configuration is not recommended and
VMware Player may crash if you'll continue. Please try to use exactly same
compiler as one used for building your kernel. Do you want to go with compiler
"/usr/bin/gcc" version "4.1.3" anyway? [no] yes

Probably this has to do with the different versions of gcc you used when compiling your kernel. When you compiled your kernel you had gcc 4.1.2, after that you probably updated gcc to 4.1.3 .Now you want to compile the vmware-modules with the new version, thats the problem. You should compile your kernel again with the new version of gcc, so that kernel and modules are compiled with the same version.

Hope that helps,


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