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20th August 2007, 05:44 PM
Hi I am trying to install VMWARE and I get a problem with the linux driver for VMWARE so I was wondering if anyone had a solution for that in FC7????

20th August 2007, 05:48 PM
here is the problem

Building for VMware Server 1.0.0.
Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only'
make -C /lib/modules/ SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/'
CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:85:
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/compat_kernel.h:21: error: expected declaration specifiers or ‘...’ before ‘compat_exit’
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/compat_kernel.h:21: error: expected declaration specifiers or ‘...’ before ‘exit_code’
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/./include/compat_kernel.h:21: warning: type defaults to ‘int’ in declaration of ‘_syscall1’
make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/'
make: *** [vmmon.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only'
Unable to build the vmmon module.

20th August 2007, 05:59 PM
One of the vmware people has posted a patch to help the vmware-config.pl work with more recent kernels (http://knihovny.cvut.cz/ftp/pub/vmware/ ).

Also, I guess there are some issues with the 2.6.22 kernel...you may wish to search the forums at vmware.com. I'm running vmware on FC7 with the 2.6.21 kernel successfully, but haven't tried the 2.6.22 kernel yet.

hope that helps.

20th August 2007, 06:04 PM
Follow the steps given here

20th August 2007, 06:35 PM
you must have vmware-any-any-updatexxx and GCC (as described in the link above by howtoforge.net.