i’m running OS 11.2 64 bit and installed vmware-player 3.0 (by bundle). It runs fine till i shut down the pc. After the next start the player starts, but refuses to start a virtual machine (it says “Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory…”). I had the same message after first installation but then i installed the missing modules (make etc) and it worked fine. If i de-install the vm-player and reinstall it, everything works fine as long as i do not shutdown the pc?
make, kernel-source is installed.
linux-kernel-headers…hmm…I think it is by default,but let’s check.
kernel-syms - never heard before so I have to check it…(and google it what is this exactly)
gcc - from gcc there are 32 and 64 bit version if I am right. Do we know which is used? i am running 64bit OS but i am not sure VMware player install is satisfied with only the 64bit gcc…
I will check it later cause at the moment I had to boot XP to be able to work
I will be back with the result.
I got the error “kernel headers 184.108.40.206-0.1-desktop were not found” and I used your suggestion of adding kernel-syms via YAST.
that worked, however I am now getting an error when VMware Player is trying to build the kernel as I get the error “Unable to build kernel module”, per the log file i am missing some applications “Can’t get required utilities make, tar, echo, grep, rmmod, insmod”
any suggestions as I really come up with alot of applications when I search in YAST for the required utilities.
In YaST->Software->Software Management, select the ‘View’ tab (defaults
to search). If you select patterns and scroll down the list there is a
pattern called ‘Base Development’, and ‘Linux kernel Development’
select those and install. This should provide all the requirements.
Figured it out, something funky… just reinstalled the vmware tools on the guest XP… later I still couldn’t get the USB working, there was (2) different sections in Device Manager that had USB (one was unknown, the other was vmware)…so I deleted the unknown, rebooted and everything works great.