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SV: SV: SV: [opensuse] vmtools problem...
  • From: "Anders Norrbring" <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2011 18:54:31 +0200
  • Message-id: <001a01cc3421$b8259e60$2870db20$@se>
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At 26.06.2011 12:34, Anders Norrbring wrote:

The directory of kernel headers (version @@VMWARE@@ UTS_RELEASE) does
not match
your running kernel (version Even if the
module were to
compile successfully, it would not load into the running kernel.


yes, this is one of the reasons why I changed from VMWare to

Did you do a "make cloneconfig && make prepare" in /usr/src/linux? I
think this was necessary on older SUSEs. And is there a version of the
"any-any-patch" you can install? (mentioned in

Maybe you can give the open vmtools a try and rpmbuild your own version
from the vmware repo on the buildservice?


All of the above is tried, it just won't work.. vmtoolsd from the open-vmtools
states this in the messages log:
vmsvc[2240]: [ warning] [vmtoolsd] The vmsvc service needs to run inside a
virtual machine.
So for some reason vmsvc doesn't recognize that it's running in a VMware guest.


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