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Old 06-12-2004, 10:07 PM   #1
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Question VMware Workstation Error :-(


First at all I'm a beginner ( I'm running Slackware 9.1 & Windows XP Pro [dual boot] but
When I try to start my VMW in my linux host I can't because of the following error

bash-2.05b# vmware

VMware Workstation Error:
Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such device.
Please make sure that the kernel module `vmmon' is loaded.

Press "Enter" to continue...

VMware Workstation Error:
Failed to initialize monitor device.

Press "Enter" to continue...

How can I load 'vmmon' module?

P4 2.6Ghz
1GHZ DDR 33M chache 7200

Old 06-12-2004, 11:02 PM   #2
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It's been a while that I mucked around with
vmware (3.1.x) but ....

Did you run
For all I know vmmon is not part of the normal
linux kernel but installed/set-up by vmware...

Old 06-13-2004, 01:13 AM   #3
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You're going to run into problems running the setup because Slack uses the BSD style init (as opposed to the Sys V init used by most distros). Check out the following site for a step-by-step guide for getting around this.

You may also have troubles if you're running a 2.6.* kernel. Try searching the forum for info about that, I know people have posted solutions.

--- Cerbere
Old 07-01-2004, 10:15 AM   #4
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the Solution is Simple
i just install Vmware workstation 4.5.1 in my Salckware 10.0 kernel 2.6.7
i follow this how to
and before i run i open the X11 configuration and in the line
Option "omit xfree86-dga" # don't initialise the DGA extension

i put one # -> #Option "omit xfree86-dga" # don't initialise the DGA extension

and after Load "extmod"

after i run

And the party begin
Old 07-01-2004, 11:12 AM   #5
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