Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Unable to build the vmmon module while installing VMware

  1. #1
    taqi303 NNTP User

    Default Unable to build the vmmon module while installing VMware

    Hi, I am trying to install VMWare Workstation 6.0.4 (the latest version as far as I know) into Suse 11.0. When running /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl it tries to build the necessary modules. Everything seems to go fine except for the vmmon module.

    This is what I get:

    Code:
    Trying to find a suitable vmmon module for your running kernel.
    
    None of the pre-built vmmon modules for VMware Workstation is suitable for your
    running kernel.  Do you want this program to try to build the vmmon module for 
    your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)? [yes] 
    
    Using compiler "/usr/bin/gcc". Use environment variable CC to override.
    
    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 
    Workstation may crash if you'll continue. Please try to use exactly same 
    compiler as one used for building your kernel. Do you want to go with compiler 
    "/usr/bin/gcc" version "4.3" anyway? [no] yes
    
    What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
    kernel? [/lib/modules/2.6.26.3-default/build/include]                   
    
    Extracting the sources of the vmmon module.
    
    Building the vmmon module.
    
    Unknown VMware Workstation 6.0.4 build 93057 detected. Building for Workstation 6.0.0.
    Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
    make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config20/vmmon-only'
    make -C /lib/modules/2.6.26.3-default/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/packages/BUILD/kernel-2.6.26.3default'
    CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config20/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
    /tmp/vmware-config20/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:171: error: unknown field nopage specified in initializer
    /tmp/vmware-config20/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:172: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
    /tmp/vmware-config20/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:175: error: unknown field nopage specified in initializer
    /tmp/vmware-config20/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:176: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
    make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config20/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o] Error 1
    make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config20/vmmon-only] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/packages/BUILD/kernel-2.6.26.3default'
    make: *** [vmmon.ko] Error 2
    make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config20/vmmon-only'
    Unable to build the vmmon module.
    
    For more information on how to troubleshoot module-related problems, please 
    visit our Web site at "http://www.vmware.com/download/modules/modules.html" and
    "http://www.vmware.com/support/reference/linux/prebuilt_modules_linux.html".
    
    Execution aborted.
    I have these packages installed:
    Code:
    gcc
    gcc-c++
    binutils
    binutils-devel
    linux-kernel-headers
    kernel-source
    make
    i've just update to a new kernel

    Output of uname -r:
    Code:
    2.6.26.3-default
    I ran those commands as suggested and got...

    rpm -qa|grep kernel:
    Code:
    kernel-syms-2.6.25.11-0.1
    linux-kernel-headers-2.6.25-8.1
    kernel-2.6.26.3default-1
    kernel-default-2.6.25.11-0.1
    kernel-source-2.6.25.11-0.1

    Has anyone else had this problem or know how to fix it? I'm stuck!!

  2. #2

    Default Re: Unable to build the vmmon module while installing VMware


  3. #3
    taqi303 NNTP User

    Default Re: Unable to build the vmmon module while installing VMware

    thanks a lot

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •