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21st April 2008, 03:18 AM

I have installed FC8 and fully updated it

My uname -r gives kernel

I installed latest VMwareTools-6.0.3-80004.i386.rpm

Then ran vmware-config-tools.pl

It gives me the following problems

1) My Network Manager now shows no network ( x under the network symbol on top panel ). Although eth0 exists and internet is working fine

2) while compilation it gave me the following error

Extracting the sources of the vmhgfs module.

Building the vmhgfs module.

Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmhgfs-only'
make -C /lib/modules/ SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/'
CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config0/vmhgfs-only/backdoor.o
CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config0/vmhgfs-only/backdoorGcc32.o
CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config0/vmhgfs-only/bdhandler.o
CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config0/vmhgfs-only/cpName.o
In file included from include/linux/string.h:11,
from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmhgfs-only/cpName.h:18,
from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmhgfs-only/cpName.c:18:
include/linux/types.h:40: error: conflicting types for ‘uintptr_t’
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmhgfs-only/vm_basic_types.h:170: error: previous declaration of ‘uintptr_t’ was here
make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config0/vmhgfs-only/cpName.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config0/vmhgfs-only] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/'
make: *** [vmhgfs.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmhgfs-only'
Unable to build the vmhgfs module.

So file sharing is also not working..

3) Mouse scroll doesnt work as well

I am a total newbie. Please help me fix these problems. Especially 1 and 2


21st April 2008, 03:08 PM
Unfortunately i got the same problem on Fedora Core 9. I will try to find a solution.

22nd April 2008, 08:55 AM
ok.. hope some1 else has a solution as well