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    Here is patch for Workstation 6.5.2 on Linux 2.6.29 kernel

    Krellan Enthusiast

      Here we go again, with VMware Workstation 6.5.2 (including VMware Player 2.5.2).


      Here is a patch to get their modules to cleanly build on Linux kernel version 2.6.29.


      It's a followup from this earlier thread, that was for the earlier 6.5.1 version:




      The changes between 6.5.1 and 6.5.2 are minimal.  VMware, thankfully, no longer attempts to re-define the APIC_BASE_MSR symbol, making one part of the patch no longer necessary on 2.6.29, so it has been removed.  That was what was causing the earlier error: the patch was attempting to patch something that no longer existed in the code.


      Here's the new 6.5.2 patch, and a shellscript to help you apply it, attached.


      Make sure your /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source directory is pristine.  Reinstall 6.5.2 if you have to, in order to return this directory to its unchanged settings, if you had trouble applying the patch earlier.


      Use the bash command to run the script:


      bash ./vmware-6.5.2-modules-2.6.29-fix.sh


      It should now apply cleanly, and there should be no errors.


      Hope this helps!



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