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    Default VMWare Installation Problem

    I have installed OpenSUSE 11.3 64 bit and want to install VMWare workstation 7.1.

    I have run the install script for VMWare without any issues.

    When I start the VMWare Workstation I get a window saying this:

    Before you can run VMWare, several modules must be compiled and loaded into the running kernel.
    Kernel Headers 2.6.34-12-desktop
    Kernel headers for version 2.6.34-12-desktop were not found.

    What should I do?

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    Default Re: VMWare Installation Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by deakinp
    I have installed OpenSUSE 11.3 64 bit and want to install VMWare
    workstation 7.1.

    I have run the install script for VMWare without any issues.

    When I start the VMWare Workstation I get a window saying this:

    Before you can run VMWare, several modules must be compiled and loaded
    into the running kernel.
    Kernel Headers 2.6.34-12-desktop
    Kernel headers for version 2.6.34-12-desktop were not found.

    What should I do?

    Hi
    32 or 64bit system? There is some patching to do to fix the discrepancy
    with the change in header location.

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    Did you install the kernel development packages using Yast > Software Manager ?

    Workstation 7.1 installs fine for me on 3 machines with new 64 bit 11.3 installs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ski K2
    Did you install the kernel development packages using Yast > Software
    Manager ?

    Workstation 7.1 installs fine for me on 3 machines with new 64 bit 11.3
    installs.
    Hi
    It installs fine (I'm using 6.5.4 though) it's building the modules
    that you can strike issues because autoconf.h and utsrelease.h are now
    in the generated directory rather than the linux one.

    Now, hopefully the OP has installed the kernel-source, kernel-syms,
    linux-glibc-devel (a.k.a. linux-kernel-headers), make, gcc and gcc-c++.

    You didn't run into the compat_wait.h and compat_page.h errors?

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    up 1:54, 2 users, load average: 0.00, 0.01, 0.00
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    You didn't run into the compat_wait.h and compat_page.h errors?
    I didn't get any errors.

    I always install Gnome dev, kernel dev patterns rather than checking individual packages.

    Works without error.

    I just have to remember to disable ipv6 or VMs don't start after reboot.

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    Hi!
    I cannot install vmware server!
    Can you help me pls?
    "What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
    kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include]

    The path "/usr/src/linux/include" is a kernel header file directory, but it
    does not contain the file "linux/version.h" as expected. This can happen if
    the kernel has never been built, or if you have invoked the "make mrproper"
    command in your kernel directory. In any case, you may want to rebuild your
    kernel."

    uname -r = 2.6.34-12-desktop
    I have installed kernel-default, kernel-devel, kernel-source

    ty

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    I have the same problem. VMWare server doesn't find the kernel-headers anymore, even if everything is installed the way as in the previous opensuse versions.

    Has anyone a hint?

    I cannot install a VMWare player as a workaround because the server has no window manager installed.

    Best regards
    Werner

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    If your having trouble compiling the vmware, you'll probably have to make a symlink in
    Code:
    /usr/src/linux-2.6.34-12/include/linux
    that points to

    Code:
    /usr/src/linux-2.6.34-12-obj/x86_64/desktop/include/generated/autoconf.h
    so something like :
    Code:
    ln -s /usr/src/linux-2.6.34-12-obj/x86_64/desktop/include/generated/autoconf.h /usr/src/linux-2.6.34-12/include/linux/autoconf.h
    this should allow you to compile the necessary modules for vmware.

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    On 2010-07-26 09:06, speedysupranet wrote:
    >
    > I have the same problem. VMWare server doesn't find the kernel-headers
    > anymore, even if everything is installed the way as in the previous
    > opensuse versions.


    For vmware server, you have to patch it.

    I don't have the exact link available, but have a look here, I think this is it:

    http://radu.cotescu.com/2010/01/19/h...dora-opensuse/

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    It installs fine (I'm using 6.5.4 though) it's building the modules
    that you can strike issues because autoconf.h and utsrelease.h are now
    in the generated directory rather than the linux one.

    Now, hopefully the OP has installed the kernel-source, kernel-syms,
    linux-glibc-devel (a.k.a. linux-kernel-headers), make, gcc and gcc-c++.

    You didn't run into the compat_wait.h and compat_page.h errors?

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    Cheers Malcolm (Linux Counter #276890)
    openSUSE 11.3 (x86_64) Kernel 2.6.34-12-default
    up 1:54, 2 users, load average: 0.00, 0.01, 0.00
    GPU GeForce 8600 GTS Silent - Driver Version: 256.35



    Hi,

    do I get it right that you were able to install VMware workstation 6.5.4 on openSUSE 11.3 ??
    That's my main problem at the moment. I have an old laptop (ACER TravelMate 6003LMi with 1.6GHz Pentium M without PAE support, 2GB RAM). After installation of openSUSE 11.3, my VMware workstation 6.5.4 ist no longer able to compile its kernel modules. I always get the message:

    Before you can run VMWare, several modules must be compiled and loaded into the running kernel.
    Kernel Headers 2.6.34-12-default
    Kernel headers for version 2.6.34-12-default were not found.

    My first idea was a stupid one; I upgraded to VMware 7.1, installed it (fine), started it (fine), opened my existing virtual machine (fine) and tried to boot it (failed). Here I got a small message that VMWare cannot proceed since my processor does not support PAE. Don't ask me why one doesn't get this message already during the installation process.
    So I have to get my old VMware workstation 6.5.4 working on openSUSE 11.3 but everything I tried so far, didn't help. The kernel source are definitely installed.

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