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Old 01-29-2004, 12:31 AM   #1
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installing vmware in Fedora (C1)- kernel module probs

So I install vmware from an rpm, (is that the problem there), and the rpm install goes fine. I then run vmware, and I get a message saying it has not been configured for my running kernel, which is the default FC1 kernel 2.4.22-1.2115.nptl. So, I run the config and it says no prebuilt modules, and it asks if I have a compiler, I say yes. Then it complains about a compiler version difference between the compiler the kernel was compiled with and the compiler I have, I say yes contrary to the no it suggests. It then asks for a kernel include directory and here is where the trouble really starts. I point it to /usr/src/linux-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl/include but it complains now about a version difference, about 2.4.22-1.2115.nptlcustom because I tried to compile the kernel my self with V4L support but the compile fails, go figure. So anyway, how can I make this work? Can I uninstall the kernel source then re-install it? Will that work?
Old 02-11-2004, 10:31 AM   #2
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On my SuSE distribution RPM installation installed fine but was not operational. So I downloaded gzipped version and this one worked just fine. You have to have compatible kernel source and header files still.
Old 06-12-2005, 11:38 AM   #3
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FC1 VMWare

I have FC1 kernel of 2.4.22-2115.nptl. I couldn't install kernel source files to get VMware work properly. I couldn't find the correct path to kernel source. I searched the default paths, header files weren't there

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