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vsock compile error. Troubleshoote: [http://www.linuxinsight.com/persuading-vmware-workstation-7.1-to-cooperate-with-linux-kernel-2.6.35.html VMware Workstation 7.1 to cooperate with Linux kernel 2.6.35]
Please fix page [sorry, my english very poor for it]
In the most recent versions of vmware player, there are other names for the executable. This article refers to it as `vmware`, but the newest version uses `vmplayer` and a previous (but recent) version was longer and used `vmware-player`.
[[User:Monokrome|Monokrome]] 07:12, 19 March 2011 (EDT)
as posted [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=857835#p857835 in the archlinux forum], [http://communities.vmware.com/servlet/JiveServlet/download/1650169-45603/vmmon_fix_2.6.36.sh this script] should fix vmware kernel modules for linux kernel 2.6.36 + vmware workstation 7.1.x  .. I continue an issue though => 'Virtual ethernet' module fails to load so I am still looking for a solution there
Starting VMware services:
  VMware USB Arbitrator                                              done
  Virtual machine monitor                                            done
  Virtual machine communication interface                            done
  VM communication interface socket family                            done
  Blocking file system                                                done
  Virtual ethernet                                                  failed
Unable to start services
--[[User:Fnord0|Fnord0]] 19:14, 27 November 2010 (EST)
:: ahh, correction - things are working great now. the fix was to uninstall/reinstall VMware workstation, then run the script, which I did as follows ::
# vmware-installer --uninstall-component=vmware-workstation
# wget http://communities.vmware.com/servlet/JiveServlet/download/1650169-45603/vmmon_fix_2.6.36.sh
# sh ./vmmon_fix_2.6.36.sh
--[[User:Fnord0|Fnord0]] 17:40, 16 December 2010 (EST)
:: I had this same issue after initially installing vmware player, and found that it was easy to fix. I just had to stop and start the service again. I think that reinstalling might have been unneccessary. Although, I did get an error when I stopped the server - they were gone when I started it again. Something was probably already running after the installer - which might have been causing the issue.
# /etc/rc.d/vmware stop # Errors may occur after this step.
# /etc/rc.d/vmware start
--[[User:Monokrome|Monokrome]] 07:15, 19 March 2011 (EDT)
vmware workstation 7.1.3-x + archlinux kernel 2.6.37 using  [http://communities.vmware.com/servlet/JiveServlet/download/1650363-51266/vmware-7.1.3-2.6.37-9-generic.patch.zip vmware-7.1.3-2.6.37-9-generic.patch] and [http://communities.vmware.com/servlet/JiveServlet/download/1652300-45809/patch-modules_v62.sh patch-modules_v62.sh] which are both located at [http://communities.vmware.com/thread/293321?start=0&tstart=0 this forum post]. I just had to change one line in the file [http://communities.vmware.com/servlet/JiveServlet/download/1652300-45809/patch-modules_v62.sh patch-modules_v62.sh] ::
changed this original line
change TO
copy both files to /tmp then run the following ::
chmod +x patch-modules_v62.sh
sudo ./patch-modules_v62.sh
works for me! --[[User:Fnord0|Fnord0]] 06:57, 31 January 2011 (EST)
== Linux kernel 2.6.37 ==
I created a aur package called vmware-patch in order to handle several things:
* Fix the lsmod issue when installing vmware-player by creating a softlink
* Creates /etc/rc.d/vmware. /etc/rc.d/vmware is almost a standard archlinux rc.d script which call /etc/rc.d/vmware.d/init.d/vmware
* Add all necessary patch to compile kernel 2.6.35, 2.6.36 and 2.6.37.
* Add the scripts vmware-patch and vmware-unpatch to apply the necesarry patches
You are welcome to review the scripts or the patches. You can browse it directly from the aur:
You can also directly grab the patches if you don't want to use my ugly scripts :)
By the way the sources of the scripts and the patches are random, sometime from vmware community, sometimes from gentoo, sometimes from ubuntu. Maybe I should better use directly the vmware-7.1.3-2.6.37-9-generic.patch patches...

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