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vsock compile error. Troubleshoote: 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`. Monokrome 07:12, 19 March 2011 (EDT)

as posted in the archlinux forum, 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

--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

# sh ./

--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

--Monokrome 07:15, 19 March 2011 (EDT)

vmware workstation 7.1.3-x + archlinux kernel 2.6.37 using vmware-7.1.3-2.6.37-9-generic.patch and which are both located at this forum post. I just had to change one line in the file ::

changed this original line


change TO


copy both files to /tmp then run the following ::

chmod +x 
sudo ./

works for me! --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...