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Old 04-12-2009, 07:26 AM   #1
mistertylersmith
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what is linux-kernel-devel?


Sorry if this is n00bish, but I'm trying to install vmware/vmplayer and I keep getting this one error and everything I read says I have to recompile my kernel and that I need this elusive app/src/wtf?... when I
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sudo apt-get install linux-kernel-devel
I get something to the effect of "E: Can't find your app dummy". I don't mind being flamed, but at least provide the answer at the end of it.
-T
 
Old 04-12-2009, 08:39 AM   #2
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What distro are you running? Can you please put this information in your profile - it helps us to help you.

I assume you are running Ubuntu, and so what you need to do is:
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sudo aptitude install linux-headers-`uname -r`
Also, you may need the build-essential package to give you the gcc compiler and various other libraries.

--Ian
 
Old 04-12-2009, 09:15 AM   #3
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Thanks Ian. I am running Ubuntu. I did that command, didnt return any errors. Should I
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sudo apt-get install linux-kernel-devel
now?
 
Old 04-12-2009, 09:29 AM   #4
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No. That package doesn't exist. The command I gave you should do what they want, so your next step is to try to install VMWare again and see what errors
 
Old 04-12-2009, 11:46 AM   #5
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Ian, you are the man! Thanks for the shell kungfu!
 
  


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