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Thread: VMWare tools on RC1, missing include.h for kernel?

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    Default VMWare tools on RC1, missing include.h for kernel?

    Posted this in another thread that probably is too old, after a lot of googling. I am a relative amateur, but I started with SuSE at version 6.4.

    I am trying to install opensuse 11.2 rc1 in a vmware image (vmware fusion).

    When I try to install vmware-tools it needs to compile a module, but it cannot find include.h.

    I have verified the kernel version and the kernel source version and they are the same. I have updated the kernel-source but that did not help.

    There are a lot of files in the directory, but include.h seems to be simply missing. I am probably blind as a bat...

    erik@linux-v50r:/usr/src/linux/include> ls -l
    total 108
    drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2009-10-16 15:29 acpi
    drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2009-10-16 15:29 asm-generic
    drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2009-10-16 15:29 crypto
    drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2009-10-16 15:29 drm
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 253 2009-09-10 00:13 Kbuild
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2009-10-16 15:29 keys
    drwxr-xr-x 34 root root 36864 2009-10-16 15:29 linux
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2009-10-16 15:29 math-emu
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2009-10-16 15:29 media
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2009-10-16 15:29 mtd
    drwxr-xr-x 13 root root 4096 2009-10-16 15:29 net
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2009-10-16 15:29 pcmcia
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2009-10-16 15:29 rdma
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2009-10-16 15:29 rxrpc
    drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2009-10-16 15:29 scsi
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2009-10-16 15:29 sound
    drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2009-10-16 15:29 trace
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2009-10-16 15:29 video
    drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 2009-10-16 15:29 xen
    erik@linux-v50r:/usr/src/linux/include> find . -name include.h
    erik@linux-v50r:/usr/src/linux/include>

    Could I grab it from a repository and just drop it in?

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    Vahis NNTP User

    Default Re: VMWare tools on RC1, missing include.h for kernel?

    Purpendicular wrote:
    > Posted this in another thread that probably is too old, after a lot of
    > googling. I am a relative amateur, but I started with SuSE at version
    > 6.4.
    >
    > I am trying to install opensuse 11.2 rc1 in a vmware image (vmware
    > fusion).


    So you're doing this with YaST in the quest OS?
    By installing open-vm-tools?

    Should work. Although my VMWare is WMWaseServer 1.09.
    My host machine is 11.0 64 bit, I have 11.2 running in it fine.

    Vahis
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    Default Re: VMWare tools on RC1, missing include.h for kernel?

    No, I was using the vmware-tools from vmware. Using the "Install VMware Tools" option in the Virtual Machine menu.

    Then I had a number of conflicts and removed all the conflicting packages (kernel modules), like the open-vm-tools. This was suggested in a forum post, I think it was on vmware. Google was not really my friend here...

    Once I had removed the conflicting kernel modules, the installation proceeds without a problem until it tries to compile a module for my kernel model.

    So you suggest that I use open-vm-tools instead of the vmware provided ones?

    I didn't know about them. Are they equivalent to the vmware ones?

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    Vahis NNTP User

    Default Re: VMWare tools on RC1, missing include.h for kernel?

    Purpendicular wrote:
    > No, I was using the vmware-tools from vmware. Using the "Install VMware
    > Tools" option in the Virtual Machine menu.
    >
    > Then I had a number of conflicts and removed all the conflicting
    > packages (kernel modules), like the open-vm-tools. This was suggested in
    > a forum post, I think it was on vmware. Google was not really my friend
    > here...
    >
    > Once I had removed the conflicting kernel modules, the installation
    > proceeds without a problem until it tries to compile a module for my
    > kernel model.
    >
    > So you suggest that I use open-vm-tools instead of the vmware provided
    > ones?
    >
    > I didn't know about them. Are they equivalent to the vmware ones?
    >
    >


    When one runs an openSUSE guest OS and it has its own package for this
    one would expect that to be used?
    Just install it with YaST software management in the guest OS
    That's how I work, YMMV.

    Vahis
    --
    "Sunrise 8:09am (EEST), sunset 6:00pm (EEST) at Espoo, Finland (9:50
    hours daylight)"
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    Linux 2.6.25.20-0.5-default #1 SMP 2009-08-14 01:48:11 +0200 x86_64
    1:56pm up 26 days 20:36, 16 users, load average: 0.03, 0.16, 0.34

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    Default Re: VMWare tools on RC1, missing include.h for kernel?

    Thanks for the advice. It is now working.

    I fumbled around for a while, started vmware-user but "nothing" happened. I still couldn't get the mouse to move outside the window without a ctrl-cmd.

    I then clicked on the full-screen button, went back to the window and then resized the window. Somewhere along the way, the mouse pointer was released and now moves "freely".

    Thanks again.

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