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Old 10-08-2004, 12:54 PM   #1
austinjreid
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trying to apt-get vmware


I'm trying to apt-get install vmware from the source found on apt-get.org but I get the following error ....

Setting up vmware (4.5.2-8848-0fbriere.2) ...
Creating VMware devices...done.
Starting VMware services...
Loading VMware kernel modules:Package `vmware-modules-2.6.8-1-k7' is not installed and no info is available.


can anyone help?

BTW: this is a few days old sid install. kernel 2.6.8.1-k7
 
Old 10-08-2004, 01:08 PM   #2
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I thought you had to pay for VMWARE. I'm a Fedora Core user, and would love to use VMWARE if I can get it for FC2. But I'd be interested in knowing if it's a free download for private use. Is it?
 
Old 10-08-2004, 01:15 PM   #3
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Loading VMware kernel modules:Package `vmware-modules-2.6.8-1-k7' is not installed and no info is available.
You don't have this kernel module installed and it's not available on the download server. VMWare is not a free piece of software, you have to pay for it. Go to their home page and either (if you just want to try it) get the trial version or pay for it. If you pay for it, you also get support.
 
Old 10-08-2004, 01:22 PM   #4
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yeah you need to pay for it and get a licence key, which have done, but its not officially supported on debian so no official deb file.

Last edited by austinjreid; 10-08-2004 at 01:23 PM.
 
Old 10-08-2004, 01:26 PM   #5
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Why not just install it as it's provided? You don't have to lock yourself into .debs and since it's not provided as one not using a deb file won't hurt anyuthing.
 
Old 10-08-2004, 02:17 PM   #6
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yeah, that's my next move, just to use the installation given, apt-get is just .....easier .....

never mind, no issue
 
Old 10-09-2004, 10:19 AM   #7
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Hey,

VMWare 3 for linux work's just fine on debian...for me anyways. I am not presently using it, don't have it installed on this PC, but I used to have it installed on this PC (the demo) and it work's real good for about ..hhhmmm...I beleive the tr5ial was for 30 days. A wonderful piece of software, to bad it wasn't under gpl or something...

Cheers,

J
 
  


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