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Old 08-15-2009, 09:49 PM   #1
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VmWare problem


hi everybody
i installed VMware-Workstation-6.5.1-126130.x86_64
and when i tired to run it i got this message
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Logging to /tmp/vmware-root/setup-12727.log
modinfo: could not find module vmmon
modinfo: could not find module vmnet
modinfo: could not find module vmblock
modinfo: could not find module vmci
modinfo: could not find module vsock
modinfo: could not find module vmmon
modinfo: could not find module vmnet
modinfo: could not find module vmblock
modinfo: could not find module vmci
modinfo: could not find module vsock
i tried #modprobe vmmon but in vain
so how can i solve this problem

thanks in advance
 
Old 08-15-2009, 11:45 PM   #2
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Have you run 'vmware-config.pl'?

This is where all of the modules mentioned in your error message are built and installed.
 
Old 08-16-2009, 07:39 PM   #3
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Have you run 'vmware-config.pl'?

This is where all of the modules mentioned in your error message are built and installed.
where to find that file vnware-config.pl

i searched in my machine but in vain
 
Old 08-16-2009, 09:43 PM   #4
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By default, the installer will place it in /usr/bin.

Be sure to run it as root.

If it's not there, then where did you get vmware and how exactly did you go about installing it?
 
Old 08-17-2009, 07:36 AM   #5
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By default, the installer will place it in /usr/bin.

Be sure to run it as root.

If it's not there, then where did you get vmware and how exactly did you go about installing it?
i searched for that file but i didn't find it
here you are what i found
Code:
vmware
vmware-acetool
vmware-gksu
vmware-modconfig
vmware-mount
vmware-netcfg
vmware-networks
vmware-ping
vmware-remotemks
vmware-tray
vmware-uninstall
vmware-unity-helper
vmware-vdiskmanager
and i got vmware rpm from vmware web site and i installed the rpm without any problems or warnings
 
Old 08-17-2009, 02:57 PM   #6
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Try vmware-modconfig

Interesting. I stopped using vmware a while back so I apologize that I can't retrace your steps.

Have you payed for vmware yet? If not, and you don't want to, you could try VirtualBox . . . I have found it to be more than adequate, especially since 3.0.

http://www.virtualbox.org/

The only problem is if you are trying to run a legacy system, like Windows 95.

Last edited by foodown; 08-17-2009 at 02:58 PM.
 
Old 08-20-2009, 09:09 PM   #7
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Try vmware-modconfig

Interesting. I stopped using vmware a while back so I apologize that I can't retrace your steps.

Have you payed for vmware yet? If not, and you don't want to, you could try VirtualBox . . . I have found it to be more than adequate, especially since 3.0.

http://www.virtualbox.org/

The only problem is if you are trying to run a legacy system, like Windows 95.
no i didn't pay for vmware yet
i'm trying to install vmware as i want to test install mac OSX virtually
and VirtualBox doesn't support .dmg images
so i switched to vmware

i tried vmware-modconfig and the result is
Code:
Logging to /tmp/vmware-root/setup-3816.log
Icon name must be set.
so?
 
Old 08-20-2009, 09:49 PM   #8
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where to find that file vnware-config.pl
Make sure when you search for the file that you are looking for vmware-config.pl and not vnware-config.pl(n vs m).


I think that VMware server is the non pay product and vmware workstation is the pay only product (this may be the initial source of the issue).

Also keep in mind every time you change kernels you need to rerun vmware-config.pl to rebuild the compenets against the new kernel. You will need to have the kernel-devel for that specific kernel installed as well.
 
Old 08-20-2009, 10:02 PM   #9
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i want to test install mac OSX virtually
and VirtualBox doesn't support .dmg images
so i switched to vmware

so?
Well, first off there are lots of OSX ISOs out there. (I assume that you do not legitimately own OSX, or the DMG format would be no prob.

Secondly, VMWare will not run OSX. Neither will VirtualBox. OSX is intentionally designed to resist virtualization.

The only ways (that I know of) to run OSX is to install it natively (I have no idea how to accomplish this, but I've heard that it can be done with trickery.) or to use a PowerPC emulator like PearPC. (http://pearpc.sourceforge.net)

I'll tell you what, though, PearPC runs really, really SLOW . . . I know this from first hand experience.

Third, I don't know how your VMWare install is so hosed, but it appears that it is. I would uninstall the RPM if I were you and try installing the generic Linux installer. That version always worked for me.
 
  


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