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Problem compiling vmware driver
  • From: Bill Allen <suse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 3 Oct 2004 15:22:37 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <200410030719.24455.suse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi. I'm trying to install vmware on suse 9.1 professional for amd64 as the
host OS. When I run I get the following. Any ideas on what
is wrong. I have seen that there are people who have gotten vmware to work
for this setup, so I suspect that I'm just missing a package or something.
Any help appreciated.


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What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your
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-config2/vmmon-only'
make -C /usr/src/linux/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.5-7.108'
Makefile:438: .config: No such file or directory

WARNING: Symbol version dump /usr/src/linux-2.6.5-7.108/Module.symvers is  
missing, modules will have CONFIG_MODVERSIONS disabled.

  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/common/cpuid.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/common/memtrack.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/common/phystrack.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/common/task.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/common/vmx86.o
  LD [M]  /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/vmmon.o
  Building modules, stage 2.
/usr/src/linux-2.6.5-7.108/scripts/Makefile.modpost:38: .config: No such file
or directory
make[2]: *** No rule to make target `.config'.  Stop.
make[1]: *** [modules] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.5-7.108'
make: *** [vmmon.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only'
Unable to build the vmmon module.

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Execution aborted.

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