Works great with VMware Player 3.1.4 if you modify “plreqver=3.1.3” to be “plreqver=3.1.4”. Very simple, great fix but all this patching is making Vbox look better and better even if it’s owned by Oracle now.
LOL … know you realy anything about VMWare ?
For every new version of kernel VMWare modules are AUTOMTICALY compiled. It is standard procedure. Our tip (just download… bla bla bla …) is USELES and stupid.
When modules are compiled with new kernel, all is ok.
When compiling not posible (2.6.39), then is PROBLEM - not working. Then is time for kernel roll-back. But, roll-back to PREViOUS (2.6.38) kernel is not possible. Not present in Tumbleweed repo.
Who get out working kernel 2.6.38 from Tumbleweed and left only one ( RC ! ) version of new kernel ?! When Tumbleweed came, I expected the next final versions of the kernel, not RCx !! Now i must return to 2.6.37 from official repos. Isn’t possible left 2 versions of kernel in repo ?
The file contents one script (that avoid to have to do all the cp, untar, tar by hand, and the latest patch (v3) for kernel 2.6.39.
It just works.
As an answer to another post that complains about the head kernel repo only having the latest kernel build :
A kernel upgrade/update is not a neutral process, it cannot (or should not) be considered as another update, you should consider some steps before and after the update, like
verifying if anyone else has already tried and if issues have been raised and solved (like this patch for vmware), the opensource community is huge enough to provide this kind of solution a couple of days already after the release of new kernels.
Never use a production machine/installation, there are plenty solutions to do so (a second machine, Vms, second boot disk etc…).
make backups of the current kernel installed, personally added to a backup of my working install (a partition dump using dd) I always make a local copy of the repository just after having updated and tested my new kernel once I get everything working. To do so, I have create and added a simple directory repository to my repository list, I can then easily rollback to the previous version if some issues aren’t solved.