VMware 9.0.2 – No More Patch, or Softlink..

Just installed VMware Workstation 9.0.2 – released yesterday – and it compiles and installs cleanly on kernel 3.8.2, without the need for the 9.0.1 patch, or the ‘softlink’, as it now finds version.h correctly. I have tested with kernel 3.9-rc1, … Continue reading

3.7.9 – and a Surprise..

Just updated to 3.7.9, but forgot to do the usual ‘softlink’ for correct compilation of VMware.. # ln -s /usr/src/linux-3.7.9/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/linux-3.7.9/include/linux/version.h I ran the compilation for the the latest ‘stable’ NVIDIA driver (310.32), but discovered that – with 3.7.9 – … Continue reading

3.8-rc5 Already – Works with Patched / Softlinked VMware, and ‘Old’ NVIDIA..

Just installed kernel 3.8-rc5 – recently released.. This release has the same dependencies as -rc4, for VMware and NVIDIA.. For VMware, apply Tim’s vmci patch (see previous article for -rc4) and use the softlink: $ ln -s /usr/src/linux-3.8-rc5/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/linux-3.8-rc5/include/linux/version.h For … Continue reading

VMware 9.0.1 – Not so Clever, After all..

Just updated the kernel on my test system to 3.7-rc6, and discovered – sadly – that the standard VMware (re)compile/install script – vmware-modconfig – still doesn’t find the ‘relocated’ version.h in the 3.7 series kernels. So, although the VMware new-install/update … Continue reading