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Old 09-26-2005, 03:10 AM   #1
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Question Vmware missing device /dev/vmmon

Hello. I have vmware and knoppix, slax, and a few other distros. I dont have much knowledge of linux yet. I wanna know why it says missing /dev/vmmon when i have installed vmware and try to run it in slax? It is the only distro i have tried so far. When i installed it, it was from rpm, I said - rpm ivh nodeps vmware.rpm and it installed. but when i tried to start a virtual machine the error came up: missing /dev/vmmon. What do i do?
Is it cause i installed it with nodeps? I figured that means no dependencies.

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Old 09-26-2005, 04:45 AM   #2
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You will need to run to configure VMware. It will compile the two modules vmmon and vmnet which are require to run a virtual machine. I rather use tar.gz or tar.bz2 files instead of RPM files.
Old 09-29-2005, 07:28 AM   #3
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Talking Thank you. It works now

Took a while but its working now. Thank you
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in Ubuntu 10.04 (TLS) try this...
sudo /etc/init.d/vmware start
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Originally Posted by dspatel_devri View Post
in Ubuntu 10.04 (TLS) try this...
sudo /etc/init.d/vmware start
that's for slackware too!!! please set it in your rc.local to run in every boot


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