VMware – Simple Fix for 12.5.6 Runtime with Fedora 26

After further research, I have found a simple solution for the VMware 12.5.6 runtime, with Fedora 26, thanks to comments by ronengi and others on the Archlinux site ( https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/vmware-patch/ ).   This made sense, as the vmware-installer graphical interface still … Continue reading

VMware – 12.5.6 Released – OK with Kernel 4.11, Still Not with 4.12, Breaks F26 Workaround..

VMware version 12.5.6 is out, and (brief) details are here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/workstation/12/workstation-1256-release-notes.html In the release notes, it would be helpful if a bit more detail than just ” Bug fixes and security updates ” were given… This version now works OK … Continue reading

VMware – 12.5.5. released – Another ‘Security Fix’..

VMware 12.5.5 is out, and the release notes are here:  http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/workstation/12pro/workstation-1255-release-notes.html As with 12.5.4, this is another security/fix release, and still supports Kernels 4.10 and earlier.    (see http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1937 ) 12.5.5 runs OK on Kernel 4.10.6, and the 4.11 vmmon and vmnet … Continue reading

VMware – Updated vmnet Patch for Kernel 4.9/4.10..

Thanks to Mikkel Kroman, there is a more complete patch for VMware 12.5.2  vmnet on Kernel 4.9.x and 4.10-rc’s: The change is to the get_user_pages parameter list, to now include the FOLL_WRITE parameter, and is as follows: In vmnet-only/userif.c, around … Continue reading

VMware – Fedora 23 Breaks vmware app, and a Workaround..

Although VMware 12.0.1 was installed OK, the desktop app (/usr/bin/vmware) fails, with – frustratingly – no error shown..    According to various comments found, this is due to a change to GCC version 5.1.1 in Fedora 23.. Thanks to Vincent Cojot, … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.3-rc1 – Breaks NVIDIA and VMware..

Updated the test system to Kernel 4.3-rc1.. $ uname -a Linux rg6830l 4.3.0-rc1 #1 SMP Sat Sep 12 19:15:35 PDT 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Brief details of changes are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1509.1/03200.html The NVIDIA gpl_only issue has been fixed in … 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 – 11.1.2 Released, No Patch Needed..

Just updated VMware to the latest version 11.1.2 on the test system, and it compiles/loads OK with Kernel 4.1-rc8.. Release notes are here:  https://www.vmware.com/support/ws/doc/workstation-1112-release-notes.html. At last, there is no need for the venerable vmnet patch (required since Kernel 3.19 was … Continue reading

Kernel 3.19-rc3, ‘Lockup’ Bug, Latest..

Updated the test system to Kernel 3.19-rc3, and there is still no fix for VMware (11.0) and the latest NVIDIA (340.65 and 346.22) drivers…     The NVIDIA problem will involve getting around a GPL-incompatible module issue.. FATAL: modpost: GPL-incompatible module nvidia.ko … Continue reading

Kernel 3.13 in Linux VMware Guest – Shared Folders Problem

Setting up a test system for the usb/uvcvideo tests, I have found another kernel 3.13 issue – this time with Linux as a VMware guest.. The shared folders – which work OK with 3.12, do not work with 3.13. Normally … Continue reading