LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 12-05-2008, 03:36 PM   #1
rahilmaknojia
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2007
Distribution: RHEL6, CentOS6.3
Posts: 188

Rep: Reputation: 32
Problem configuring vmware-workstation in fedora core 10


I have install vmware-workstation 6.5 in FC 10

when I typy vmware on command line I get following error ablow.


[root@rahil ~]# vmware
Logging to /tmp/vmware-root/setup-4534.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
[root@rahil ~]#


is there any solution for this error.
 
Old 12-05-2008, 06:17 PM   #2
Acron_0248
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Venezuela
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 453

Rep: Reputation: 33
Did you start vmware's services before attempting to load the application?

Any problems during installation? (specially on modules compilation)

Last edited by Acron_0248; 12-05-2008 at 06:19 PM.
 
Old 12-08-2008, 11:31 AM   #3
rahilmaknojia
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2007
Distribution: RHEL6, CentOS6.3
Posts: 188

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Acron_0248 View Post
Did you start vmware's services before attempting to load the application?

Any problems during installation? (specially on modules compilation)
How to start vmware. I just type vmware to configure Vmware WS 6.5.
 
Old 12-08-2008, 11:39 PM   #4
Acron_0248
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Venezuela
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 453

Rep: Reputation: 33
Let's see...

Assuming that installing VMWare over fedora is like everywhere else, after installation you should run vmware-config.pl (it should be located where vmware was installed, normally in /opt)

This, among other things, is in charge of creating vmware's modules (vmmon, vmnet...)

It also create the entries needed to start/stop vmware process (normally under xinetd)

Did you run vmware-config?

Since you doesn't have the modules I'm guessing no, so start doing that.

Then, you should be able to start/stop vmware through fedora's service manager
 
Old 12-13-2008, 12:21 PM   #5
Srooibok
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2008
Location: U.K.
Distribution: Centos 5, Fedora 9/10
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
Hi

I have the same problem as rahilmaknojia, there does not appear to be a vmware-config.pl anywhere on my Fedora 10 64bit system. If I try to run the consol from the applications menu bar you see the application try to start but it then conks out (there is nothing in /var/log/messages that indicate any problems) however the vmware network consol starts fine.

Anymore idea's anyone?

Srooi
 
Old 12-14-2008, 11:44 PM   #6
kristian.spangsege
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
It appears that starting with version 6.5, vmware no longer has a "vmware-config.pl". I've tried to install the RPM, and it reported success, however, when I look in "/var/log/vmware-installer", I can see that if failed to build/install the required kernel modules. Bad thing is, I have no idea what to do about it.
 
Old 12-17-2008, 01:42 PM   #7
pantoniades
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Distribution: Fedora 10, OpenSuse 11, Ubuntu
Posts: 7

Rep: Reputation: 0
Fix for broken vmware-workstation

There actually is a good fix, posted here:
http://geekdom.wesmo.com/2008/11/14/...rkstation-650/

In a nutshell, i did this:
$ sudo mv /usr/lib/vmware/modules/binary /usr/lib/vmware/modules/binary.old
$ sudo vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

You wait while it all compiles (assuming you have the kernel source packages installed), and booyah.
 
Old 12-27-2008, 01:38 PM   #8
readydave
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Location: Florida
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.10
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by pantoniades View Post
There actually is a good fix, posted here:
http://geekdom.wesmo.com/2008/11/14/...rkstation-650/

In a nutshell, i did this:
$ sudo mv /usr/lib/vmware/modules/binary /usr/lib/vmware/modules/binary.old
$ sudo vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

You wait while it all compiles (assuming you have the kernel source packages installed), and booyah.

I, too, am in the same boat as the OP. I downloaded the latest VMware Workstation from VMWare's site, and ran the RPM installer. It came back with a warning about it Missing Security Signature. I click on the Force Install button and enter the root authentication, and it comes back as being successful. However, I cannot find where it installed to, nor can I start it from a terminal prompt. It says not found. I am also using Fedora 10 w/ the latest updates.

I have no VMware directory under /usr/lib, nor do I have any vmware entries under /var/log.

Anyone have any other ideas?

Thanks,
Dave
 
Old 01-08-2009, 12:45 PM   #9
Srooibok
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2008
Location: U.K.
Distribution: Centos 5, Fedora 9/10
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
Hi Guys

The answer was surprisingly simple, just run /usr/bin/vmware from the consol obviously as root, Vmware 6.5.1 is now happily chugging along in my Fedora 10 box

Hth

Srooi
 
Old 01-08-2009, 11:18 PM   #10
readydave
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Location: Florida
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.10
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Srooibok View Post
Hi Guys

The answer was surprisingly simple, just run /usr/bin/vmware from the consol obviously as root, Vmware 6.5.1 is now happily chugging along in my Fedora 10 box
Hth
Srooi
Hi Srooi,

Well, I would love to have done that, but after installing the packages, and received an install successful message, that folder doesn't exist. Because of some software tools I use for work, I ended up putting Vista back on the machine. Instead of running Vista or XP in a VM, I will now be running Fedora inside of a VM...go figure. Thanks for the suggestion though...
Dave
 
Old 01-09-2009, 04:18 PM   #11
Byte Me
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2009
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
The problem lies in that the installer for vmware is an interactive install. As such, you can't install it successfully through the GUI. You need to install via command line in order to accept/agree to the licensing agreement. If you've already 'successfully' installed it via the GUI package manager, back it out through the command line first using the command rpm -e VMware-Workstation then re-install using rpm -ivh VMware-Workstation-<version>.x86_64.rpm.

Last edited by Byte Me; 01-09-2009 at 04:21 PM.
 
Old 01-11-2009, 11:23 AM   #12
readydave
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Location: Florida
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.10
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
This looks promising. Thank you! I'll try it once I return from my conference this week.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fedora 7 and Vmware Workstation Dummy-in-Linux Fedora 4 07-25-2007 05:16 AM
configuring VMware Workstation in SUSE 10.0 mikeotieno Linux - Software 0 08-11-2006 07:16 AM
Problem printing to a Windows 2000 server from a Fedora Core 2 workstation RThomson Fedora 1 10-24-2004 02:59 AM
Problem printing to a Windows 2000 server from a Fedora Core 2 workstation RThomson Fedora 0 10-22-2004 07:56 AM
VMware Workstation Problems with new Fedora Core 2 Kernal Update.. Elite_Gamer04 Linux - Software 12 07-20-2004 05:32 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:55 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration