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Old 02-01-2004, 08:25 AM   #1
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VMware vmmon building error

I'm trying to install VMware 4 on my Slack 9.1 box, but I can't get the vmmon module compiled When I run
Quote: --compile
and point the script to
it ends with this error:
../linux/driver.c: At top level:
../linux/driver.c:133: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
../linux/driver.c: In function `init_module':
../linux/driver.c:246: structure has no member named `prev'
../linux/driver.c:247: structure has no member named `next'
make[2]: *** [driver.o] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/driver-2.6.1'
make[1]: *** [driver] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only'
make: *** [auto-build] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only'
Unable to build the vmmon module.

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Execution aborted.
What's going wrong?
Old 02-01-2004, 08:29 AM   #2
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You need to download the 2.6 patch from

IIRC unpack it and run instead of the vmware-install script, then and you should be good to go. More info at

For some reason I could never get the cdrom to read cds under XPPro with VMWare and 2.6, although it worked fine with 2.4 (but I never really tried very hard).
Old 02-01-2004, 08:58 AM   #3
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yep that did the trick, thanx man


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