VMware – Not Working with Fedora 26 – GCC 7, and Workarounds..

UPDATE:  The vmware runtime fix shown here has not worked since version 12.5.6, and the solution is in a later article:  http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1992 I have recently updated one crash-and-burn system to Fedora 26 (alpha/testing) and have encountered two problems with VMware and … Continue reading

VMware – Patch for Kernel 4.11 Support..

Thanks to Virgo, there are now patches for vmnet and vmmon with Kernel 4.11 (see his comments under the earlier article).    These are incremental patches, for application to VMware 12.5.2 code already patched for Kernel 4.9/4.10 support.. Links are here:   … Continue reading

VMware – Possible Kernel 4.7 Fix for 12.1.1..

Thanks to g, from their comment on my previous article ( http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1746 ), there may be a more correct vmnet fix than simply ‘commenting out the code’..    Replace dev->trans_start = jiffies with  netif_trans_update(dev) in netif.c I have made this change, and … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.2-rc1 – and rc2 – and -rc3 – Breaks Nvidia and VMware..

Update:   Same results with 4.2-rc3..    (RG  July 19) Update:   Kernel 4.2-rc2 fails with VMware (vmnet) and NVIDIA in the same ways..     (RG July 14) Updated to kernel 4.2-rc1 on the test system: # uname -a Linux rg6830l 4.2.0-rc1 #1 SMP … Continue reading

VMware – Backward-Compatible 3.19 Fix..

After the solution to the Kernel 3.19/vmnet problem mentioned in previous posts, I have produced a fix that includes tests for kernel versions, and works with Kernel 3.19 and with earlier kernel versions.. This is probably not the most elegant … Continue reading

Kernel 3.17-rc4 – OK with (Patched) VMware, and latest NVIDIA..

Updated to Kernel 3.17-rc4, and the vmnet-patched VMware (10.0.3) and latest NVIDIA (340.32) all compile/load OK..    See previous -rc3 article for details of the patch.. $ uname -a Linux rg6830l 3.17.0-rc4 #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Sep 7 22:33:23 PDT 2014 … Continue reading

Kernel 3.17-rc3 – Breaks VMNET – and a Fix..

Just tested Kernel 3.17-rc3, and it breaks VMware (10.0.3) – vmnet: ……………. /tmp/modconfig-d0zqLW/vmnet-only/netif.c: In function ‘VNetNetIf_Create’: /tmp/modconfig-d0zqLW/vmnet-only/netif.c:152:64: error: macro “alloc_netdev” requires 4 arguments, but only 3 given     dev = alloc_netdev(sizeof *netIf, deviceName, VNetNetIfSetup);                                                                 ^ /tmp/modconfig-d0zqLW/vmnet-only/netif.c:152:10: error: ‘alloc_netdev’ undeclared (first … Continue reading

VMware 10.0.2 – No Patch Needed..

Just upgraded to VMware Workstation 10.0.2, and no patches are needed…   Tested with (Host) Kernels 3.14.1 and 3.15-rc2.. Details are here:  https://www.vmware.com/support/ws10/doc/workstation-1002-release-notes.html Robert Gadsdon.   April 21, 2014.. … Continue reading

3.13 Final – And a VMware Patch You May Not Need..

Installed 3.13 Final on my test system, and then on my main system, and encountered an odd problem with VMware (10.0.1).. On my test system, VMware had been compiling and installing/running OK on all the 3.13-rc versions, and 3.13 Final, … Continue reading