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Re: [opensuse-factory] Getting VMware Workstation to compile and run again on Tumbleweed using kernel-source-4.2.1
  • From: James PEARSON <pearson45j@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2015 19:19:12 +0200
  • Message-id: <20151011191912.1f81b91b@Sabertooth>
On Wed, 7 Oct 2015 10:51:06 +0200
Rainer Klier <rainer.klier@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Am 06.10.2015 um 20:23 schrieb James PEARSON:
Hello all

VMware has been working great but running "zypper dup" last night (the 5th
of Oct) installed kernel 4.2.1-1. As a result I was no longer able to
manually recompile the VMware Workstation "vmnet" module without errors:
Ex. Error 1: No Internet connection
Ex. Error 2: The status of the "Virtual ethernet" was "failed"
Ex. Error 3: Virtual ethernet failed kernel-source-4.2.1
/usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmnet-only/bridge.o' failed
For more info concerning the exact error messages when compiling, see
"ORIGINAL ERROR MESSAGES" at the end of this email

Note : Before the update I was on kernel 4.1.6-3.2

i updated vmware to latest version and compiled vmnet ansd vmmon modules


My experience using VMware Workstation on Tumbleweed since I moved to kernel
4.2.1-1, is that my system has been crashing, i.e. my screen just freezes (too)
The only changes on my system are the "zypper dup" the 5th of Oct when I
installed kernel 4.2.1-1 etc.
IMO, kernel 4.1.6-3.2 was definitely better.

I was hoping that someone else on this list, who is using VMware would be so
kind as to comment on their experiences using VMware Workstation on kernel
4.2.1-1 so that I can compare notes.

My setup is shown below :
cat version
Linux version 4.2.1-1-desktop (geeko@buildhost) (gcc version 5.1.1 20150713
[gcc-5-branch revision 225736] (SUSE Linux) ) #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Sep 25
08:21:54 UTC 2015 (6996a42)

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