VMware – 12.5.6 Breaks Fedora 26 / GCC 7 Workaround..

I had been testing VMware 12.5.6 – unsuccessfully – with Kernel 4.12-rc2, but on reverting to Kernel 4.11.3, I found that the vmware runtime workaround for Fedora 26 / GCC 7 ( see http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1939 ) no longer worked, and produced the same result as before the modifications – no execution, and a return to the command prompt..

After further testing, I found that the only solution was to revert to VMware 12.5.5 – with the 4.11 vmmon/vmnet patches.    The workaround was successful, again..

Fedora 26 is due to be released in about six weeks time (but may slip..) and hopefully this workaround will be unnecessary, by then..

Robert Gadsdon.   May 26, 2017.


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VMware – 12.5.6 Breaks Fedora 26 / GCC 7 Workaround.. — 6 Comments

  1. hi Robert,
    I’m running fedora 26 beta and try to get the vmware player running. You mention some patches for vmmon/vmnet – any hint where they can be found?

    best regards
    Mirco

    • Latest Vmplayer (with W/S Version 12.5.7) does not need any patches, now. Still needs the runtime fix for the executable, with F26, and vmmon/vmnet still need to be compiled separately, as mentioned in previous articles.

      RG

  2. Fedora 26
    VMware 12.5.7

    Getting this error –

    cd vmmon-only/
    [root@hp vmmon-only]# make
    Using standalone build system.
    In file included from ./autoconf/geninclude.c:20:0:
    ./include/compat_autoconf.h:38:13: fatal error: generated/autoconf.h: No such file or directory
    # include
    ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    compilation terminated.
    In file included from .././autoconf/geninclude.c:20:0:
    .././include/compat_autoconf.h:38:13: fatal error: generated/autoconf.h: No such file or directory
    # include
    ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    compilation terminated.
    Dependencies for driver.c
    In file included from .././linux/driver.c:20:0:
    .././include/driver-config.h:43:5: error: #error “No Module support in this kernel. Please configure with CONFIG_MODULES”
    # error “No Module support in this kernel. Please configure with CONFIG_MODULES”
    ^~~~~
    make[1]: *** [.././Makefile.normal:128: driver.d] Error 1
    make: *** [Makefile.normal:135: deps] Error 2

  3. i have the same problem as Jet Walsh, but can anyone send a solution. It makes me SICK when people expect an answer but nobody send a answer. When i install the new 12.5.8 it have the same problem, i can not use kernel 4.13 on Fedora 26.

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