Tuesday, December 21, 2010

VMware Player and 2.6.36 Liquorix Kernel

VMwareplayer is a freeware virtualization software package from VMware.
I downloaded their VMware-Player-3.1.3-324285.x86_64.bundle and installed it :
chmod +x VMware-Player-3.1.3-324285.x86_64.bundle
./ VMware-Player-3.1.3-324285.x86_64.bundle ( as root ). No problems, but when starting for the first time I got this error :

After some Googling failed to compile module vmmon patch vmware player I found the solution at this page :https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/VMware : For 2.6.36 kernel and VMware 7.x.x, there's a script to patch the vmmon .
To be sure I first uninstalled VMware Player :
vmware-installer --uninstall-product vmware-player ( as root ) and installed again.
Then before running for the first time I followed the instructions at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/VMware  :
wget http://files.archlinux.org.il/vmmon_fix_2.6.36.sh
chmod +x vmmon_fix_2.6.36.sh
./vmmon_fix_2.6.36.sh ( as root )

After this VMware Player will run without showing any error ....

To check your version : vmware-installer -l

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  1. for vmware and (liquorix) 2.6.37 look here: