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Re: [SLE] Trying to get VMWare 4.5.1 installed on SUSE 9.1
  • From: "Ken Schneider" <suselist@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 22 May 2004 18:12:27 -0400
  • Message-id: <WorldClient-F200405221812.AA12274900@xxxxxxxx>
-----Original Message-----
From: Trey Sizemore <trey@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Ken Schneider <suselist@xxxxxxxx>
Cc: suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx
Date: Sat, 22 May 2004 14:16:16 -0400
Subject: Re: [SLE] Trying to get VMWare 4.5.1 installed on SUSE 9.1

> On Sat, 2004-05-22 at 13:50 -0400, Ken Schneider wrote:
>
> > Configuring VMware requires that the kernel sources be installed
> also.
> >
> > After installing the kernel sources cd /usr/src/linux and make
> cloneconfig
> > then re-run vmware-config.pl. It should now work. I just went through
> the
> > same thing.
> >
> Thanks. I did the 'make cloneconfig' and re-ran vmware-config.pl. I
> get the following error:
>
> linux:/home/trey # vmware-config.pl
> Making sure VMware Workstation's services are stopped.
>
> Stopping VMware services:
> Virtual machine monitor
> done
>
> Trying to find a suitable vmmon module for your running kernel.
>
> None of VMware Workstation's pre-built vmmon modules 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
> kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include]
>
> Extracting the sources of the vmmon module.
>
> Building the vmmon module.
>
> Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
> make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only'
> make -C /usr/src/linux/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
> make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.5-17.14'
>
> WARNING: Symbol version dump /usr/src/linux-2.6.5-17.14/Module.symvers
> is missi ng, modules
> will have CONFIG_MODVERSIONS disabled.
>
> CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
> /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:131: warning:
> initialization from
> incompatible pointer type
> /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:135: warning:
> initialization from
> incompatible pointer type
> /bin/sh: line 1: scripts/genksyms/genksyms: No such file or directory
> make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o] Error 1
> make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only] Error 2
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.5-17.14'
> make: *** [vmmon.ko] Error 2
> make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config3/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
> "http://www.vmware.com/support/reference/linux/prebuilt_modules_linux.h
> tml".
>
> Execution aborted.
>
>
> Am I missing some development packages possibly?
>
> Thanks again.
>
>
I would guess that that is the current problem.

Also please try not to just do a reply to all and only post to the list.
This way you only end up with onbe copy of the message.

I just did a reply to all to demostrate.

Ken



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