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  1. #1
    avillegasdb NNTP User

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    Hello,

    I am planning to upgrade from open SuSE 10.2 to 11.0 these days. This is my host machine platform but I also have several other virtualized machines running inside (one has to have a Win XP machine somewhere ). I use VMWare server which runs rock solid on various other SuSE versions.

    However, when I end installing the rpm (version 1.0.5, the same that was running OK on open SuSE 10.2), and I run the vmware-config.pl script, I get the following error:

    Your kernel was built with "gcc" version "4.3.1", while you are trying to use
    "/usr/bin/gcc" version "4.3". This configuration is not recommended and VMware
    Player may crash if you'll continue. Please try to use exactly same compiler as
    one used for building your kernel.

    I tried VMWare player 1.0.7 with the same result.

    I've just installed open SuSE 11.0 RC1 on an Athlon 64 X2 machine (64-bit installation).

    I have checked the packages in Yast and I see 2 gcc packages (gcc and gcc43), but one is a link to the other. I could not find a more recent version of the packages.

    Any suggestions?


    Arturo

  2. #2
    ab@novell.com NNTP User

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    Have a coworker w/the same message using VMware Workstation on 11 like
    you are but when he tried to run vmware-config.pl he had other critical
    issues. Upgrading to the latest Workstation version still gives him the
    message you see but things proceed along properly and it has worked
    properly for him so I would probably just take this as a warning as I
    believe it is intended.

    Good luck.





    avillegasdb wrote:
    | Hello,
    |
    | I am planning to upgrade from open SuSE 10.2 to 11.0 these days. This
    | is my host machine platform but I also have several other virtualized
    | machines running inside (one has to have a Win XP machine somewhere
    | ). I use VMWare server which runs rock solid on various other SuSE
    | versions.
    |
    | However, when I end installing the rpm (version 1.0.5, the same that
    | was running OK on open SuSE 10.2), and I run the vmware-config.pl
    | script, I get the following error:
    |
    | Your kernel was built with "gcc" version "4.3.1", while you are
    | trying to use
    | "/usr/bin/gcc" version "4.3". This configuration is not recommended and
    | VMware
    | Player may crash if you'll continue. Please try to use exactly same
    | compiler as
    | one used for building your kernel.
    |
    | I tried VMWare player 1.0.7 with the same result.
    |
    | I've just installed open SuSE 11.0 RC1 on an Athlon 64 X2 machine
    | (64-bit installation).
    |
    | I have checked the packages in Yast and I see 2 gcc packages (gcc and
    | gcc43), but one is a link to the other. I could not find a more recent
    | version of the packages.
    |
    | Any suggestions?
    |
    |
    | Arturo
    |
    |
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  3. #3
    google01103 NNTP User

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    avillegasdb wrote:

    >
    > Hello,
    >
    > I am planning to upgrade from open SuSE 10.2 to 11.0 these days. This
    > is my host machine platform but I also have several other virtualized
    > machines running inside (one has to have a Win XP machine somewhere
    > ). I use VMWare server which runs rock solid on various other SuSE
    > versions.
    >
    > However, when I end installing the rpm (version 1.0.5, the same that
    > was running OK on open SuSE 10.2), and I run the vmware-config.pl
    > script, I get the following error:
    >
    > Your kernel was built with "gcc" version "4.3.1", while you are
    > trying to use
    > "/usr/bin/gcc" version "4.3". This configuration is not recommended and
    > VMware
    > Player may crash if you'll continue. Please try to use exactly same
    > compiler as
    > one used for building your kernel.
    >
    > I tried VMWare player 1.0.7 with the same result.
    >
    > I've just installed open SuSE 11.0 RC1 on an Athlon 64 X2 machine
    > (64-bit installation).
    >
    > I have checked the packages in Yast and I see 2 gcc packages (gcc and
    > gcc43), but one is a link to the other. I could not find a more recent
    > version of the packages.
    >
    > Any suggestions?
    >
    >
    > Arturo
    >
    >

    yeah, upgrade. I'm running 2.0.4 build-93057 of the VM player on 64bit no
    problem (do you mean VMserver?). Just answer that you wish to continue the
    install and it works.
    --
    Suse 11.0 x64, Kde 3.5.9, Gnome 2.20, Opera 9.x weekly

  4. #4
    avillegasdb NNTP User

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    I have ignored the warning but the script fails later as it had predicted.

    I am going to try VMWare Player 2.0.4.
    If it doesn't work I will have to go back to stable open SuSE 10.2 which I already know works fine, and wait some weeks to see if a fix appears.

    Thanks for your suggestions.

    Arturo

  5. #5
    google01103 NNTP User

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    avillegasdb wrote:

    >
    > I have ignored the warning but the script fails later as it had
    > predicted.
    >
    > I am going to try VMWare Player 2.0.4.
    > If it doesn't work I will have to go back to stable open SuSE 10.2
    > which I already know works fine, and wait some weeks to see if a fix
    > appears.
    >
    > Thanks for your suggestions.
    >
    > Arturo
    >
    >

    I needed to do this when I had VMplayer 2.06 and Suse 11.0beta3

    http://blog.creonfx.com/linux/how-to...on-2625-kernel
    -- it gave me a hunk error but everything ran fine afterwards, when I
    upgraded to rc1 it wasn't required but it could be because it had already
    ran
    --
    Suse 11.0 x64, Kde 3.5.9, Gnome 2.20, Opera 9.x weekly

  6. #6
    avillegasdb NNTP User

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    This is to complete the story so that it is useful for someone else in the future.

    I have found 2 solutions:

    1. Install the very latest stable Vmware Server (version 1.0.6 dated May 29th, 2008). It seems that there was an issue with kernel 2.6.25 that they have fixed lately, I guess.

    2. Install the very latest Vmware Player version (2.0.4, 32-bit only) That worked also in my case. I had previously tried the latest vmware player 1.0.x 64-bit, and the installation incorrectly failed to complete arguing that my linux was not 64-bit which was wrong (Athlon 64 x2 and SuSE installed the right 64-bit code)

    For me it's better option 1, as I have several vm's that sometimes need to coexist and I like more the interface and functionality of the server product.

    Thanks for your comments. This was my first time in these forums and it was worthwile

    Arturo

  7. #7
    statilus NNTP User

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    Has anyone else had any issue with vmware server 1.0.6 locking up Opensuse 11 systems. It doesn't crash when I am in run level 3. It does lock up when I am run level 5. I am using Gnome 2.22.1.
    I have isolated the problem with Vmware server 1.0.6. I uninstalled vmware server and my system is running great. The system typically locks a few seconds after gnome has finished loading up.

  8. #8
    kjiqbal NNTP User

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    I am having the same problem, any one of you has the solution, kindly post it here.

    K

  9. #9
    statilus NNTP User

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    I ended up turning off Desktop Effects. That seemed to fix the problem.

  10. #10
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    I received the same error, but went ahead and built it - everything came out fine (it seems) except I can't figure how how to get things going. I'd like to have Windows running under VMware but can't find a good online tutorial. I downloaded the trial x86_64 Workstation.

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