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Old 09-18-2007, 11:46 AM   #1
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Question openSUSE 10.2 vmware tools issue (vmware fusion)

I'm running vmware fusion on a macbook pro. I installed opensuse 10.2, and I'm trying to install the vmware tools. I've got the tools in the guest OS, but when I run the, it detects that the kernel headers don't match the updated kernel.

I've installed gcc and all available updates, but my kernel headers don't match the installed kernel:

rpm -qa | grep kernel:


I can't find any kernel headers online or through Yast that match my updated kernel. Any suggestions?




I added four other repositories to yast, and none of them had updated kernel headers ( i was searching for kernel-source in yast). I'm still at:


I tried manually installing kernel-source- from the web, and yast gives me an error saying that this would conflict with kernel-source- that's currently installed. I'm not sure why the 8-0.5 header files aren't installed as well.


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Old 09-19-2007, 05:59 PM   #2
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I think the opensuse folks forgot to publish an updated linux-headers package or it isn't necessary. You need to configure an update repository and update the kernel and kernel-source packages through it.

Last edited by auxsvr; 09-19-2007 at 06:03 PM.
Old 09-20-2007, 12:11 PM   #3
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Thanks. I updated the kernel-source package and then got:


Then the vmware tools ran fine. Thanks for the response.



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