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Old 10-01-2005, 03:53 PM   #1
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Problem with vmware

I have to compile a module before installing vmware.
I compile it with "make-kpkg modules_image" command, as it is described in README
The module seems to be installed successfully, but when I try to install vmware I see the message, that the module is not installed or not configured. What's the problem? I even tried to compile kernel with all default settings, but it doesn't help.
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First of all, your system has to be messed up, or old as the hills for VMware workstation not to install. There is more than one README file. There is more than one module. So, if all you say is "a module", it is difficult to tell which module it might actually be. Just install the 2.6.8 kernel from dselect - open a terminal and type dselect. Give it a debian mirror to get files from. So, look that up first. That is called an "apt source". Then, do a search for "kernel". Optionally, you can add an apt source, or not if you already have one. Type "apt-cache search 2.6.8". Then pick the exact name of the kernel for your machine. Type "apt-get install kernel_name" where kernel name is the name of the kernel from the previous apt-cache command. You can also try "man apt".
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I use Debian Sarge 3.1 with kernel 2.6.8, compiled from source.
I install the "vmware-source_4.5.2-8848-0fbriere.5_all.deb", compile it and try to install. I think it should be enough to install vmware. But as I'm a newbie with Linux I don't know what to do now, as it doesn't work.

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