Updated the test system to kernel 3.10-rc7, and the patched NVIDIA drivers for 310.51 and 319.23 compile OK, as before.
VMware 9.02 – with the vmnet patch – compiles OK, except for vmblock.. I still can’t find a patch for vmblock and kernel 3.10-rcN, but VMware can run without vmblock, so just stop it from trying to compile:
in /etc/vmware, edit the config file, and change
VMBLOCK_CONFED = “yes”
VMBLOCK_CONFED = “no”
– then save the file, and recompile/restart VMware:
I found that the usual command line for compiling and (re)installing VMware kernel modules (vmware-modconfig –console –install-all) appears to ignore the options to ‘not’ compile certain modules, as specified in /etc/vmware/config..
So… to selectively install these, just use the command line instruction normally used by the # vmware command itself:
(as root, from an X session console window)
# vmware-modconfig –icon=vmware-workstation –appname=VMware
This _does_ follow the module configuration options in /etc/vmware/config, and compiles/starts vmware successfully, without trying to start the client as well.. If you need to re-compile, you will need to delete the existing vmware modules (usually in /lib/modules/3.10-rcN/misc) and run the command again..
So… VMware works, but without drag-and-drop..
Robert Gadsdon. June 27, 2013.