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Old 08-08-2012, 06:48 AM   #1
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vmplayer fedora 17 kernel 3.5

Hello everyone,
I'm using fedora 17 and kernel 3.5.0-2.fc17.x86_64 and i have a very similar problem with vmplayer like here
In a short, i can't run vmplayer after succesfull install 'cause failing compile moduls: Virtual Network Devices and VMware blocking Filesystem. (vmblock and vmnet)

If you read the link then you'll insist there is a patch. Solution by using the path did't work for me. Can anyone help me to fix this problem? Thank you very much.

My log from vmplayer is in the pastebin

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Old 08-08-2012, 03:30 PM   #2
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How did you install VMPlayer? From the VMWare website I assume?

Also, have you tried to run all the build commands seperately in a terminal? They're all in the log file you provided. It seems like only vmnet and vmblock don't build...

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Old 08-09-2012, 05:58 AM   #3
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You are right. I installed VMWplayer (4.0.4) from official websiet.

After some experimented I can run VMplayer. When I used kernel-headers-3.4.6-2.fc17.x86_64 instead of kernel-headers-3.5.0-2.fc17.x86_64 then I could compile all VMware modules. Even when i use kernel-3.5.0-2.fc17.x86_64. Of course i had to use patch. It's strange for me but it work now.
and you want to patch again then you have to remove file "
Thank you for your response.

PS: You have to change a variable from plreqver=4.0.2 to plreqver=4.0.4. And one more hint: If you used the patch already and you want to patch again then you have to remove file ".patched" in a path "/usr/lib/vmware/modules/source."


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