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    Default How to find Kernel Headers

    know - I know - search the forums first. Well I did, can't find anything I understand.
    So please help an ignoramus in simple terms.
    The problem:-
    I'm trying to run vmware workstation and I get a desktop box pop up which says "Kernel .heade4s for version 2.6.37.1-1.2 desktop not found"
    How do I find them and install please.

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    Default Re: How to find Kernel Headers

    theblackpig wrote:

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    > know - I know - search the forums first. Well I did, can't find anything
    > I understand.
    > _SO_PLEASE_HELP_AN_IGNORAMUS_IN_SIMPLE_TERMS._
    > The problem:-
    > I'm trying to run vmware workstation and I get a desktop box pop up
    > which says "Kernel .heade4s for version 2.6.37.1-1.2 desktop not found"
    > How do I find them and install please.
    >
    >

    Most probably you are loking for the packages kernel-headers and maybe
    kernel-syms.
    Start yast software management search and install that's it.

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    Default Re: How to find Kernel Headers

    On Fri, 18 Mar 2011 21:36:02 +0000, theblackpig wrote:

    > know - I know - search the forums first. Well I did, can't find anything
    > I understand.
    > _SO_PLEASE_HELP_AN_IGNORAMUS_IN_SIMPLE_TERMS._ The problem:-
    > I'm trying to run vmware workstation and I get a desktop box pop up
    > which says "Kernel .heade4s for version 2.6.37.1-1.2 desktop not found"
    > How do I find them and install please.


    Go into the software management tool and select the "kernel-headers" (or
    maybe "linux-kernel-headers" - if you search for "kernel-headers" you
    should find it) package. Install. :-)

    That should also bring in the stuff needed to build software, but if not,
    make sure to include gcc and make.

    Jim

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    Default Re: How to find Kernel Headers

    Did as instructed I get no results

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    Default Re: How to find Kernel Headers

    Have now found kernel headers in Yast and it says this kernel is all ready installed !

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    Default Re: How to find Kernel Headers

    You need 2 packages from kernels. Kernel-source and kernel-syms ( don't think the the kernel-header package is used anymore)

    You also need at least the gcc package.

    In the yast-software management search type kernal then be sure that the Kernel-source and kernel-syms packages are checked. You will see a lot of kernal related packages but you just need those two.

    Then in search again type gcc and install just the gcc package there will be lots of other related but you just need gcc

    make should already be installed but you can check if you want using the above procedure.

    Note you need to be root when running the installer become root by typing su and entering the root password when prompted

    Note VMware installs seem to be a problem these days Is there a reason you need VMware? I moved to VirtualBox and am happy with it.

    If none of this works you need to post the exact errors you get.

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    Default Re: How to find Kernel Headers

    theblackpig wrote:

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    > Have now found kernel headers in Yast and it says this kernel is all
    > ready installed !
    >
    >

    If you do not care that you waste some MB on your harddisk go the easy way.
    Open a terminal and type
    Code:
    sudo zypper in -t pattern kernel-devel
    this should install all you need (and a bit more).

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    Default Re: How to find Kernel Headers

    martin_helm wrote:

    >>

    > If you do not care that you waste some MB on your harddisk go the easy
    > way. Open a terminal and type
    >
    Code:
    > sudo zypper in -t pattern kernel-devel
    >
    > this should install all you need (and a bit more).
    >

    My fault it is (!) devel_kernel not kernel-devel

    Code:
    sudo zypper in -t pattern devel_kernel
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    Default Re: How to find Kernel Headers

    OK getting closer , did this - sudo zypper in -t pattern devel_kernel and then ran vmware again.
    Now I get the vmware kernel module updater which starts to run and the this pops up "Unable to build kernel module.

    See log file /tmp/vmware-root/setup-4178.log for details."

    However I don't know how to access /tmp/vmware-root/setup-4178.log to post it here for further help

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    Default Re: How to find Kernel Headers

    Just open it with a text editor (kwrite if you use kde or gedit if you use
    gnome will do it)

    for example

    gedit /tmp/vmware-root/setup-4178.log
    or
    kwrite /tmp/vmware-root/setup-4178.log

    then you can copy and paste from the text editor (ok you can use cat from
    the terminal but I don't want to explain now how to copy from there.

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