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7th May 2007, 04:51 AM
:confused: (real fedora newbie) When I first installed vmware it was under kernel 2944.fc6 . In the past week kernel 2948.fc6 was "apparently" installed (see, real newbie). Now vmware doesn't work because there is no /usr/src/kernels/2.6.20-1.2948.fc6-i586 directory and vmware-config.pl now can't find the required c header files. I'm wondering if I can find a tar file that contains the 2.6.20-1.2948.fc6-i586 dir and all its necessary sub-dirs I may get vmware back (well, I can get it back if I select 2944 when booting). Is there anything else I can do other than that? Is that dir buried somewhere in my computer? Thanks in advance.

7th May 2007, 04:58 AM
i586? Those are Pentium processors in the 90s.

What does this shows?
su -
uname -a

7th May 2007, 06:12 AM
you need to upgrade the kernel-devel package as well. I think the c header files are in there. However, marcrblevins might be right about having the i586 kernel installed you should fix that be going here:


7th May 2007, 11:58 PM
uname -a
Linux <hostname> 2.6.20-1.2948.fc6 #1 SMP Fri Apr 27 18:53:15 EDT 2007 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

OK, looks like I need to do the 'upgrade' to 686 kernel and download the devel pkg. I'll keep you posted - when I find more time to do this.

8th May 2007, 03:04 AM
Thanks Marc and jdeslip,

while I still don't understand how I 'upgraded', it was obviously the right thing. and playing catch up to install the source rpm was all that was needed for vmware to compile. proof is that I'm posting this reply from within vmware on my winblows 2000 pro firefox app.