VMware – 11.1 Released – Still Broken with Kernel 3.19.. — 2 Comments

  1. Sorry for the noise, but I fixed it at last and thought I should share:

    1: Uninstall VMware completely.
    2: Delete old files littering /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source with sudo rm -rf ./*only
    3: Reinstall VMware
    4: cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source && sudo tar -xvf vmnet.tar && cd vmnet-only
    5: Apply your patches to driver.c and userif.c
    6: Blow away the old vmnet-only.tar and repackage the fixed versions: sudo rm vmnet.tar && sudo tar -cf vmnet.tar vmnet-only
    7: sudo vmware-modconfig –console –install-all
    8: Install VMware update and repeat entire process
    9: Install vmware-unlocker for OSX guest access
    10: Profit!

    Details: Ubuntu 14.04 host, custom 3.19 based on pf-kernel, VMware Workstation 11.1.0 build-2496824.

    Many thanks for your fix chief :]

    • Glad you got it to work, and thanks for the additional info… ‘Distribution’ supplied kernels are often a bit of an unknown, depending an what they may have already patched..

      The VMware install/update only copies the files etc to their respective directories, and the ‘compile’ only happens when you start VMware for the first time.. So.. in future, you should be able to just do the ‘update’ without patching, and then just patch/compile the new installation, to save time..


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