OK, I'm at the very beginning of learning Linux right now and so even the simplest thing gives me a head-ache. Right now I have problems updating the VMware tools in VMware workstation 6.5. The VMware help file says to run the RPM and then run vmware-config-tools.pl, so it should be simple but even this has caused me to come unstuck. I think I've installed the RPM ok (I had to uninstall open vmware tools first) but when I then run vmware-config-tools.pl it throws an error:


The following VMware kernel modules have been found on your system that were
not installed by the VMware Installer. Please remove them then run this
installer again.


Execution aborted.


The message also suggests deleting these files, which I do. When I re-run vmware-config-tools.pl it tells me that the above 4 files are now missing and asks me whether I want to compile them. Opting for 'yes' seems like the logical thing to do but then I get asked for the location of the Make app (so I point it to GCC) and the 'header' files (I assume the context of C++, and I have no idea where they are). I can't help thinking that I shouldn't even be at this stage since the VMware help files makes no mention of compiling apps and it all seems too involved. Anyone any idea what I've done wrong??