I have tried that sir, but vmware keeps on coming back with that it needs 2.6.31.-01 headers, i even recompiled my kernel and reboot the system…
Its a pity i still need vmware because of plc programming software what i cant get running under wine…
I simply use need to use vmware player2.52, here in Vietnam we can’t afford expensive software as our average income is only 100usd / month
PLC programming software mostly uses special assembly written drivers (at least what i use does) and that is not working with wine, crashes all the time. so vmware player is a simple solution what works well.
My previous distro was kubuntu 9.10 but it gave too many issues, so i thought ,lets try opensuse with kde too . I’m self a bit surprised about all the differences between the 2 distro’s, both kde 4 but I’m happy to have Opensuse working.
By the way ,the recompiling of the kernel was no issue, no broken packages
I wondered a bit why gcc is not standard installed… but those kind of things are easy solved…
hmm maybe a bit off topic, but what is the first serial port(the good old rs232,non usb) in opensuse, i’m used to use serial0(zero) but now its not listed anymore and tty0 is listed ,but not works.
indeed, my kernel is 188.8.131.52-0.1.1 and i installed even the source package
but the kernel headers in the standard repository is 184.108.40.206.4 so it seems I have to open a new trick box to get that version number updated but currently this trick box is empty for me rotfl! .Hopefully soon there will be something useful in it
I well understand you, if virtualbox could use an existing vmx(virtual machine) from vmware but that is just the catch. On my system , I’ve my home directory on an other partition . and of course i when installing opensuse i have not let it format so no data-losses. and my virtual machine is still there.
To have a new working virtual machine setup in virtualbox that is a few days work (installing win2k, drivers ,serial numbers, plc programming software and plc software self)… huge amount of work
I will try virtualbox as last solution still digging work to do but i’m not afraid of that
by the way, thanks for your suggestion, its appreciated
I have exactly the same, but somewhere in the vmware installation there seems to be a exact version check between line 4 ( kernel-default-220.127.116.11-0.1.1.i586) and line 1 (linux-kernel-headers-2.6.31-3.4.noarch)
and 18.104.22.168 is not the same as 2.6.31-3.4
gcc itself has no probelm with it, i could recompile the kernel with no trouble. but the installation program what will integrate vmware with the kernel doesn’t like it that way… sadly
I will drop this question also by the guys of vmware because i can’t imagine i’m the first one with this problem. if they have a solution I will put it in a new post for this forum because it will be useful
What you are missing is the kernel-syms package. Install it and VMPlayer will be a happy bunny ;). You may or may not have to run vmplayer using the user root on the first run (got that hint from elsewhere). I did run it as user root and it worked fine and still does (using less privileged users since).