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Old 08-23-2006, 09:22 PM   #1
lonecrow
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VMWare installation problem - vmmon module


I have this error when I try to install VMWare 5.5 on Suse 10.1 .

I dont know much about linux, so please go easy on me

Code:
What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
kernel? [/lib/modules/2.6.16.13-4-default/build/include] /lib/modules/2.6.16.13-
4-default/build/include

Extracting the sources of the vmmon module.

Building the vmmon module.

Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.16.13-4-default/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$
PWD/. modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.16.13-4-obj/i386/default'
make -C ../../../linux-2.6.16.13-4 O=../linux-2.6.16.13-4-obj/i386/default modul
es
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:20,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:49:
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:37:5: warning: "VMW_HAVE_
EPOLL" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:43:5: warning: "VMW_HAVE_
EPOLL" is not defined
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:20,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:49:
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:60: error: conflicting ty
pes for ‘poll_initwait’
/usr/src/linux-2.6.16.13-4/include/linux/poll.h:45: error: previous declaration                                                                                                        of ‘poll_initwait’ was here
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:145: warning: initialization from                                                                                                        incompatible pointer type
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:149: warning: initialization from                                                                                                        incompatible pointer type
make[4]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o] Error 1
make[3]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only] Error 2
make[2]: *** [modules] Error 2
make[1]: *** [modules] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.16.13-4-obj/i386/default'
make: *** [vmmon.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only'
Unable to build the vmmon module.

For more information on how to troubleshoot module-related problems, please
visit our Web site at "http://www.vmware.com/download/modules/modules.html" and
"http://www.vmware.com/support/reference/linux/prebuilt_modules_linux.html".

Execution aborted.
Thanks anyone... Because Ive been on their website and I dont understand their answer!
 
Old 08-24-2006, 04:37 PM   #2
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That would be because it's not compatable with 10.1
They would have told you this when you went to buy it, (I hope). So I'd assume your either using the trial version or trying to steal it?

There is a patch for it to make it work. I'll post you a link if you actually did purchase it and are not just using it for free.
 
Old 08-24-2006, 09:04 PM   #3
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Could also be a misconfigured system.

I had a running VMWare go south when I built and installed KDE3.5.2 from source on my Mandriva more-or-less 2006 system.

I had some problems with my installation and for awhile I couldn't get VMWare to run or to recompile (vmmon errors...and I live or die by VMWare, so I was having a real cow...). Finally straightened out my KDE installation enough, then VMWare would recompile to match the sytem.
 
Old 03-24-2009, 06:17 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Caeda View Post
That would be because it's not compatable with 10.1
They would have told you this when you went to buy it, (I hope). So I'd assume your either using the trial version or trying to steal it?

There is a patch for it to make it work. I'll post you a link if you actually did purchase it and are not just using it for free.
Hi,
Im hoping you'll post that fix, since I have a legal copy with the same error. Thanks, tt.
 
Old 03-25-2009, 05:35 PM   #5
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For older VMware software version the vmware-any-any-updates did solve the issue. It fixes the problems related to the vmmon module. I'm not sure if this is still needed with new versions, but here's a link anyway:
http://knihovny.cvut.cz/ftp/pub/vmwa...date115.tar.gz

You could also try a Google search for 'vmware-any-any-update', maybe there are more recent updates as well.

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Last edited by JaksoDebr; 04-02-2009 at 05:23 AM.
 
Old 03-26-2009, 11:57 AM   #6
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any-any-update remission

Quote:
Originally Posted by JaksoDebr View Post
For older VMware software version the vmware-any-any-updates did solve the issue. It fixes the problems related to the vmmon module. I'm not sure if this is still needed with new versions, but here's a link anyway:
http://knihovny.cvut.cz/ftp/pub/vmwa...date115.tar.gz

You could also try a Google search for 'vmware-any-any-update', maybe there are more recent updates as well.
I have tried this patch, but it does seem inapplicable here, because there is no /etc/vmware/locations folder. Maybe I should try searching for it elsewhere...
in the install i get to the point where i select the c header files, which i am unsure if im doing right, and then i get vmmon errores im using fedora 10
 
  


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