VMware Workstation 7 on OpenSuse 11.4 error Unable to build kernel module.

Hey folks,
I am having a bit of trouble getting VMware-Workstation-Full-7.1.3-324285.x86_64 to run on My OpenSuse 11.4 box, I have followed a couple of guides on the internet. I get to the point were in looks to be installed but when I try to run it I get the following error

“Unable to build kernel module. See log file /tmp/vmware-root/setup-4806.log for details.”

the log file contains

May 06 14:05:55.796: app-140142487279360| Log for VMware Workstation pid=4806 version=7.1.3 build=build-324285 option=Release
May 05 14:05:55.796: app-140142487279360| The process is 64-bit.
May 05 14:05:55.796: app-140142487279360| Host codepage=UTF-8 encoding=UTF-8
May 05 14:05:55.796: app-140142487279360| Logging to /tmp/vmware-root/setup-4806.log
May 05 14:05:55.913: app-140142487279360| System distribution is SuSE
May 05 14:05:55.913: app-140142487279360| System version is 11.4
May 05 14:05:55.913: app-140142487279360| modconf query interface initialized
May 05 14:05:55.913: app-140142487279360| modconf library initialized
May 05 14:05:55.949: app-140142487279360| Your GCC version: 4.5
May 05 14:05:55.956: app-140142487279360| Your GCC version: 4.5
May 05 14:05:55.968: app-140142487279360| Your GCC version: 4.5
May 05 14:05:55.988: app-140142487279360| Your GCC version: 4.5
May 05 14:05:56.001: app-140142487279360| Your GCC version: 4.5
May 05 14:05:56.039: app-140142487279360| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop.
May 05 14:05:56.041: app-140142487279360| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop.
May 05 14:05:56.044: app-140142487279360| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop.
May 05 14:05:56.047: app-140142487279360| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop.
May 05 14:05:56.049: app-140142487279360| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop.
May 05 14:05:56.072: app-140142487279360| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop.
May 05 14:05:56.075: app-140142487279360| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop.
May 05 14:05:56.077: app-140142487279360| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop.
May 05 14:05:56.079: app-140142487279360| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop.
May 05 14:05:56.081: app-140142487279360| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop.
May 05 14:05:56.086: app-140142487279360| Your GCC version: 4.5
May 05 14:05:56.098: app-140142487279360| Your GCC version: 4.5
May 05 14:05:56.145: app-140142487279360| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop.
May 05 14:05:56.147: app-140142487279360| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop.
May 05 14:05:56.149: app-140142487279360| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop.
May 05 14:05:56.151: app-140142487279360| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop.
May 05 14:05:56.154: app-140142487279360| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop.
May 05 14:05:56.158: app-140142487279360| Your GCC version: 4.5
May 05 14:05:56.171: app-140142487279360| Your GCC version: 4.5
May 05 14:05:56.231: app-140142487279360| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop.
May 05 14:05:56.233: app-140142487279360| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop.
May 05 14:05:56.235: app-140142487279360| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop.
May 05 14:05:56.237: app-140142487279360| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop.
May 05 14:05:56.239: app-140142487279360| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop.
May 05 14:05:56.483: app-140142487279360| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop.
May 05 14:05:56.483: app-140142487279360| Can't get required utilities make, tar, echo, grep, rmmod, insmod
May 05 14:05:56.483: app-140142487279360| Could not prepare build system.

uname -r

2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop

Any help would be great.
Thanks
Ras

On 05/05/2011 03:36 PM, GSVRasputin wrote:
>
> May 05 14:05:56.039: app-140142487279360| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop.

did the guide mention, and have you installed the kernel headers (or
maybe VMware requires kernel source, i do not know) which exactly
matches the kernel you are wanting to run the VM in?

note, i don’t really know what “PMB” is, do you? a really quick google
tells me it might be something to do with PhpMyBibli or something Sony
gives away…

anyhow, the error tells me the “PMB” is not where the compiler expects
to find it…

btw, most folks find VBox drop dead easy…ymmv


CAVEAT: http://is.gd/bpoMD
[openSUSE11.3 + KDE4.5.5 + Firefox3.6.17 + Thunderbird3.1.10 via NNTP]
HACK Everything → http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5b4CCe9pS8&NR=1

GSVRasputin wrote:

> Can’t get required utilities make, tar, echo, grep, rmmod, insmod
Seems you miss some prerequisites.
Open a terminal


su -
zypper in module-init-tools make tar grep

and check again.


PC: oS 11.3 64 bit | Intel Core2 Quad Q8300@2.50GHz | KDE 4.6.2 | GeForce
9600 GT | 4GB Ram
Eee PC 1201n: oS 11.4 64 bit | Intel Atom 330@1.60GHz | KDE 4.6.0 | nVidia
ION | 3GB Ram

On 05/05/2011 04:22 PM, martin_helm wrote:
> GSVRasputin wrote:
>
>> Can’t get required utilities make, tar, echo, grep, rmmod, insmod
> Seems you miss some prerequisites.

hmmmmmm…i missed that…since openSUSE is born with tar, echo, grep,
rmmod and insmod i must ask the OP when and how he installed 11.4 and
if he did this prior to install: http://tinyurl.com/2ebcf27

what happened to the default install linux bash guts???

has the OP gotten ‘creative’ with the path?
is the OP compiling as superuser?
or, logged into KDE/Gnome as root?

or, maybe ssh into a distant machine…info needed before help can flow.

additionally, are the guides “found on the internet” openSUSE specific
and current??

does VMware not have a relevant guide which addresses use on openSUSE?

how about openSUSE, do we have any guides on installing VMware? well,
how about:

http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Installing_VMware_server_or_workstation

which i learned about here (among LOTs of additional info):
http://tinyurl.com/6kmxsrj


CAVEAT: http://is.gd/bpoMD
[openSUSE11.3 + KDE4.5.5 + Firefox3.6.17 + Thunderbird3.1.10 via NNTP]
HACK Everything → http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5b4CCe9pS8&NR=1

Judging for martin-helm’s post and DenverD’s supplied guide it looks like I may be missing make and patch.

I am logging in locally as a normal user and opeing the CLI typing su then sh the bundle file it found the gcc and linux-kernel-header after I installed them.

Sadly I am now at work so I will try this later. Virtual Box is not an option as I need to have more than one instance running at a time. The only two options that I have are KVM or VMware.

DenverD wrote:

> On 05/05/2011 04:22 PM, martin_helm wrote:
>> GSVRasputin wrote:
>>
>>> Can’t get required utilities make, tar, echo, grep, rmmod, insmod
>> Seems you miss some prerequisites.
>
> hmmmmmm…i missed that…since openSUSE is born with tar, echo, grep,
> rmmod and insmod i must ask the OP when and how he installed 11.4 and
> if he did this prior to install: http://tinyurl.com/2ebcf27
>
> what happened to the default install linux bash guts???
>

Thinking again about that, I guess (!) the vmware error message is simply
misleading, it probably means that at least one of that tools is missing and
not all (and this is then most probably just make, because the rest is
installed by default).
But this is now just speculation.


PC: oS 11.3 64 bit | Intel Core2 Quad Q8300@2.50GHz | KDE 4.6.2 | GeForce
9600 GT | 4GB Ram
Eee PC 1201n: oS 11.4 64 bit | Intel Atom 330@1.60GHz | KDE 4.6.0 | nVidia
ION | 3GB Ram

On 05/05/2011 06:06 PM, GSVRasputin wrote:
>
> I am logging in locally as a normal user and opeing the CLI typing su

good…few things:

if you knew that, sorry to mention it again…


CAVEAT: http://is.gd/bpoMD
[openSUSE11.3 + KDE4.5.5 + Firefox3.6.17 + Thunderbird3.1.10 via NNTP]
HACK Everything → http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5b4CCe9pS8&NR=1