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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]
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== DKMS ==
Please fix page [sorry, my english very poor for it]
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Is the section about using DKMS to compile the kernel modules still valid? There is [https://www.archlinux.org/packages/community/i686/open-vm-tools-dkms/ open-vm-tools-dkms] in the community repository which seems to be the same thing. I don't know how to use DKMS yet so it would be nice if someone with experience on using DKMS could update the corresponding section. --[[User:BertiBoeller|BertiBoeller]] ([[User talk:BertiBoeller|talk]]) 11:33, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
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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
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Starting VMware services:
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  VMware USB Arbitrator                                              done
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  Virtual machine monitor                                            done
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  Virtual machine communication interface                            done
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  VM communication interface socket family                            done
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  Blocking file system                                                done
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  Virtual ethernet                                                  failed
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Unable to start services
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--[[User:Fnord0|Fnord0]] 19:14, 27 November 2010 (EST)
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:: ahh, correction - things are working great now. the fix was to uninstall/reinstall VMware workstation, then run the script, which I did as follows ::
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# vmware-installer --uninstall-component=vmware-workstation
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# wget http://communities.vmware.com/servlet/JiveServlet/download/1650169-45603/vmmon_fix_2.6.36.sh
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# sh ./vmmon_fix_2.6.36.sh
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--[[User:Fnord0|Fnord0]] 17:40, 16 December 2010 (EST)
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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] ::
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changed this original line
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== Instability ==
fpatch=vmware-7.1.3-2.6.37-2-generic.patch
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change TO
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fpatch=vmware-7.1.3-2.6.37-9-generic.patch
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copy both files to /tmp then run the following ::
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chmod +x patch-modules_v62.sh
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sudo ./patch-modules_v62.sh
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works for me! --[[User:Fnord0|Fnord0]] 06:57, 31 January 2011 (EST)
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== Linux kernel 2.6.37 ==
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Anyone else experienced random kernel crashes when shutting down a VM? The stack trace always mentions XFS(which I use), but is never consistent. I'm on 9.0.0. Going to try upgrading to 9.0.1 to see if that helps it. --[[User:Earlz|Earlz]] ([[User talk:Earlz|talk]]) 23:03, 26 December 2012 (UTC)
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:So did it? --[[User:Det|Det]] ([[User talk:Det|talk]]) 14:18, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
  
I created a aur package called vmware-patch in order to handle several things:
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== Broken on Linux 3.11-1 ==
  
* Fix the lsmod issue when installing vmware-player by creating a softlink
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I get compiler errors when compiling the kernel modules. This appears to be the fix: http://mysticalzero.blogspot.dk/2013/07/vmblock-patch-for-linux-311-rc1-vmware.html --[[User:Earlz|Earlz]] ([[User talk:Earlz|talk]]) 14:15, 25 September 2013 (UTC)
* 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
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* Add all necessary patch to compile kernel 2.6.35, 2.6.36 and 2.6.37.
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* Add the scripts vmware-patch and vmware-unpatch to apply the necesarry patches
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You are welcome to review the scripts or the patches. You can browse it directly from the aur:
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:Hi Earlz - Please file a bug report at https://bugs.archlinux.org/ - this way the developers will be able to respond quickly. [[User:DarkCerberus|'''<span style="color:black;font-family:Tempus Sans ITC;">Dark</span>''']][[User Talk:DarkCerberus|'''<span style="color:black;font-family:Tempus Sans ITC;">Cerberus</span>''']] 16:10, 25 September 2013 (UTC)
http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=45952
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You can also directly grab the patches if you don't want to use my ugly scripts :)
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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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Revision as of 16:10, 25 September 2013

DKMS

Is the section about using DKMS to compile the kernel modules still valid? There is open-vm-tools-dkms in the community repository which seems to be the same thing. I don't know how to use DKMS yet so it would be nice if someone with experience on using DKMS could update the corresponding section. --BertiBoeller (talk) 11:33, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

Instability

Anyone else experienced random kernel crashes when shutting down a VM? The stack trace always mentions XFS(which I use), but is never consistent. I'm on 9.0.0. Going to try upgrading to 9.0.1 to see if that helps it. --Earlz (talk) 23:03, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

So did it? --Det (talk) 14:18, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

Broken on Linux 3.11-1

I get compiler errors when compiling the kernel modules. This appears to be the fix: http://mysticalzero.blogspot.dk/2013/07/vmblock-patch-for-linux-311-rc1-vmware.html --Earlz (talk) 14:15, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

Hi Earlz - Please file a bug report at https://bugs.archlinux.org/ - this way the developers will be able to respond quickly. DarkCerberus 16:10, 25 September 2013 (UTC)