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Old 10-08-2004, 03:32 PM   #1
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vmware on suse 9.1

I am new att this, i hope you can understand my question.
I am trying to get rid of my windows ws to switch to linux. And my choice is suse 9.1 pro. But to get some jobs done I have to run other os on this machine and I am trying to use vmware 4.5.2 build 8848 for linux. But my problem is that it isn't working. I have a fresh install of suse 9.1 and i have run the yast automatic update.

When I try to configure vmware I get this message.
I have been online for searching howto but no succes. Can someone help me, please.....

Making sure services for VMware Workstation are stopped.

Stopping VMware services:
Virtual machine monitor done

Trying to find a suitable vmmon module for your running kernel.

None of the pre-built vmmon modules for VMware Workstation is suitable for your
running kernel. Do you want this program to try to build the vmmon module for
your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)? [yes]

Using compiler "/usr/bin/gcc". Use environment variable CC to override.

What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include]

Extracting the sources of the vmmon module.

Building the vmmon module.

Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only'
make -C /usr/src/linux/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.5-7.108'
Makefile:438: .config: Filen eller katalogen finns inte

WARNING: Symbol version dump /usr/src/linux-2.6.5-7.108/Module.symvers is missing, modules will have CONFIG_MODVERSIONS disabled.

CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
/bin/sh: line 1: scripts/basic/fixdep: Filen eller katalogen finns inte
make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o] Fel 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only] Fel 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.5-7.108'
make: *** [vmmon.ko] Fel 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only'
Unable to build the vmmon module.
Old 10-11-2004, 09:46 AM   #2
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i am sorry i could not figure out the error message properly as it is on some language i cannot understand.

Anyway, is there is a compiler error, I think you have to install kernel and c headers for the compiler to go on smoothly.

Also make sure you have installed developement tools packages also like gcc, perl, tcl etc.

Best of luck
Old 10-22-2004, 04:02 PM   #3
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I found a recipe on
I'll have 2 go through the same process, so let me know if it worked for you.
Old 11-08-2004, 11:28 AM   #4
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To me this topic solve the problem

Old 11-10-2004, 03:25 AM   #5
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I am a newbie on linux, thats was the problem. I solved it a week ago. I just forgott to intsall kernel source. When I installed kernel source and ran cloneconfig and then I ran vmware config it worked. Thanx all for the support !
Old 11-19-2004, 02:17 PM   #6
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whats cloneconfig ?


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