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Old 28th July 2013, 05:28 PM
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vmware player 5.0.2 onf fc19 (3.10.3-300.fc19.x86_64) - who got it running?

Hi,

after using fc17 a long time now i moved to fc 19/64 (a clean install).

Installing all neccessary kernel headers, gcc and so on the installation of vmware plaer worked ("Installation successful").

But starting vmware player doesn't work.

Is there any one running a successful installation?

-Peter
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Old 28th July 2013, 06:57 PM
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Re: vmware player 5.0.2 onf fc19 (3.10.3-300.fc19.x86_64) - who got it running?

This kernel is not able to accept vmware-player or
vmware-player does not accept this kernel.

Only until kernel 3.9, but not 3.10.

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Old 28th July 2013, 06:58 PM
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Re: vmware player 5.0.2 onf fc19 (3.10.3-300.fc19.x86_64) - who got it running?

ok,

i can boot with kernel version 3.9.x

are there any other things to do?
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Old 29th July 2013, 09:42 AM
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Re: vmware player 5.0.2 onf fc19 (3.10.3-300.fc19.x86_64) - who got it running?

I have 5.0.2 running. To get it running at all, I first had to do a tweak to the /usr/bin/vmplayer file to allow VMPlayer to run in Fedora 19.

1. Open /usr/bin/vmplayer in nano or other text editor of your choice, using sudo or su.

2. Look for the lines that read as follows:
Code:
export PRODUCT_NAME="VMware Player"
libdir="$LIBDIR"/vmware

bindir=$libdir/bin
sharedir=$libdir/share
3. Add the following after the above lines:
Code:
# Makes vmware player more compatible with Fedora 19.
export VMWARE_USE_SHIPPED_LIBS=force
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$PATH:/usr/lib64/gtk-2.0/modules/:
4. Save the file. You should be able to at least get the program running after that.

You also very likely will experience an error with building two of the required modules in Fedora 19 as VMPlayer tries to build them. There are two patches out there on the net that fix the problems with vmnet and vmblock with 3.10 kernels, if you are experiencing those problems. I did not write the patches and do not recall who did or where I got them, but here they are:

vmblock.3.10.patch

vmnet.3.10.patch

Here is what you have to do with these patch files:

1. Go to /lib/vmware/modules/source and copy the vmnet.tar and vmblock.tar archives to the desktop. Also put the patch files on your desktop.

2. Extract files for VMNet and VMBlock TAR files to desktop. You will have two folders when done.

3. Just cd into vmnet folder on desktop in terminal and run
Code:
patch -p1 < ~/Desktop/vmnet.3.10.patch
4. Just cd into vmblock folder on desktop in terminal and run:
Code:
patch -p1 < ~/Desktop/vmblock.3.10.patch
5. Put the folders back into the archives sitting on your desktop, rename the original TAR files in the folder mentioned in step 1, and put your modified tar files into the same source folder.

After that, VMWare Player should run and rebuild the modules in Fedora 19 with 3.10 kernels.

Hope this helps.

Last edited by dcharlespyle; 29th July 2013 at 10:46 PM. Reason: Removed dolar signs from commands to clear up any potential confusion.
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Old 29th July 2013, 07:49 PM
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Re: vmware player 5.0.2 onf fc19 (3.10.3-300.fc19.x86_64) - who got it running?

Thanks for your post.

Your part works.

But the two patches did not solve the problem building the modules vmblock and vmnet.

So vmware player does not start.

Other hints?
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Old 29th July 2013, 10:42 PM
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Re: vmware player 5.0.2 onf fc19 (3.10.3-300.fc19.x86_64) - who got it running?

Something must have gone wrong with the patching.

What did you do with the folders on your desktop and how did you put them back into the TAR files? I did not specify the method because there are several ways to do it and left it to the reader.

What I did was to open each TAR on the desktop with Archive Manager, and used drag and drop; vmnet-only to the vmnet.tar file and vmblock-only to the vmblock.tar file. I then moved them over to the original source folder mentioned above. You must be superuser to put the files back into the source folder.

Did you make sure to cd into the precise folder on your desktop in terminal before running each patch command?

Did you run the vmnet patch in the vmnet-only folder and the same with the vmblock patch method in the vmblock-only folder?

Did you enter the commands in Terminal exactly as I wrote them? And did you have the patch files on the Desktop as instructed?

Did you type Desktop with a capital 'D'? If not, that is where things went wrong. It is case sensitive.

Did you put the dollar sign before the commands? If you did, that is where things likely went wrong. The $ sign is not part of the commands. Rather, it is to distinguish between root user and your user. Root user would have been a number sign rather than dollar sign. I have removed the dollar sign in case anyone does type that in.

Any mistake in any place will result in failure of the patching.

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Old 30th July 2013, 05:00 AM
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Re: vmware player 5.0.2 onf fc19 (3.10.3-300.fc19.x86_64) - who got it running?

do you guys know when and if VMware is going to launch an update or patch for this new kernel, il like to know when
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Old 30th July 2013, 07:51 AM
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Re: vmware player 5.0.2 onf fc19 (3.10.3-300.fc19.x86_64) - who got it running?

I hear that there is a tech preview in the works but I do not know the schedule of the release. Unfortunately, until that happens were are stuck with using patches and a workaround like the one above.
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Old 30th July 2013, 08:47 AM
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Re: vmware player 5.0.2 onf fc19 (3.10.3-300.fc19.x86_64) - who got it running?

@dcharlespyle

Thank for your help - I can use vmware-player under Fedora19 with kernel-3.10.

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Old 30th July 2013, 09:02 AM
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Re: vmware player 5.0.2 onf fc19 (3.10.3-300.fc19.x86_64) - who got it running?

De nada. Glad to be of help.
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Old 30th July 2013, 03:09 PM
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Re: vmware player 5.0.2 onf fc19 (3.10.3-300.fc19.x86_64) - who got it running?

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Originally Posted by dcharlespyle View Post
De nada. Glad to be of help.
Worked fine for me as well, lots of warnings during the module compilation but all working ok

Thanks!
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Old 30th July 2013, 08:11 PM
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Yes - thank you.

My mistake. The tar archive was the problem.

I did it completely new again today-> it's working!

-Peter
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Old 31st July 2013, 05:03 AM
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Re: vmware player 5.0.2 onf fc19 (3.10.3-300.fc19.x86_64) - who got it running?

i have this problem could you help

[root@localhost vmnet-only]# pwd
/home/slevin/Escritorio/vmnet-only
[root@localhost vmnet-only]# patch -p1 < /home/slevin/Escritorio/vmnet.3.10.patch
bash: patch: no se encontró la orden
[root@localhost vmnet-only]#

the patch files are on the desktop
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Old 31st July 2013, 12:54 PM
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Re: vmware player 5.0.2 onf fc19 (3.10.3-300.fc19.x86_64) - who got it running?

if the patch file resides on your Desktop: patch -p1 < /home/slevin/Desktop/vmnet.3.10.patch

if the patch file resides on your Escritorio: patch -p1 < /home/slevin/Escritorio/vmnet.3.10.patch

-Peter

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Old 31st July 2013, 07:35 PM
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Re: vmware player 5.0.2 onf fc19 (3.10.3-300.fc19.x86_64) - who got it running?

konsole show me this error everytime, patchs r on the Escritorio and im runing the comand at vmnet-only folder

[root@localhost vmnet-only]# patch -p1 < /home/slevin/Escritorio/vmnet.3.10.patch
bash: patch: no se encontró la orden


why the comand is not found
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