14 Replies Latest reply: Feb 12, 2013 12:54 PM by mfelker RSS

    Fedora 18 and VMWare Workstation 9

    nrivoli Novice

      If you have troubles installing on the newest Fedora, here is the workaround:

       

      vmware-workstation   9.0.1.894247

      Fedora Core 18 Release (Vanilla) kernel 3.7.2-201.fc18.x86_64

       

      Just do:

       

      sudo yum install kernel-*

      sudo cp /usr/src/kernels/3.7.2-201.fc18.x86_64/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /lib/modules/3.7.2-201.fc18.x86_64/build/include/linux/

       

      hope it helps

        • 1. Re: Fedora 18 and VMWare Workstation 9
          adamcstephens Lurker

          Thanks, this solved it for me.

          • 2. Re: Fedora 18 and VMWare Workstation 9
            mfelker Expert

            Thanks!  Worked perfectly

            • 3. Re: Fedora 18 and VMWare Workstation 9
              geeehbee Novice

              I have the same Workstation & Fed versions but after the post-install reboot and successful date etc. setup, I do not get a log in screen!! Just stalls as follows - what am I missing here?

              • 4. Re: Fedora 18 and VMWare Workstation 9
                nrivoli Novice

                Hello.

                This is for installing VMWare in Fedora and not backwards

                • 5. Re: Fedora 18 and VMWare Workstation 9
                  adamcstephens Lurker

                  I clearly didn't read the original post clearly enough, as I am running Fedora 18 in Workstation. This fix allowed me to install Tools which weren't working prior to the change.

                  • 6. Re: Fedora 18 and VMWare Workstation 9
                    mfelker Expert

                    The fix worked bothi ways.  Installed WS 9 on Fedora 18 host - kernel 3.7-  and install VMware Tools on a Fedora 18 guest running on an Ubuntu 13.04 host.  Now if I can find a fix that will work with Ubuntu and openSUSE hosts to allow  WS  install on kernel 3.7!  As usual VirtualBox works on any kernel as well as Oracle extentions and guest tadd-ons.

                    • 7. Re: Fedora 18 and VMWare Workstation 9
                      geeehbee Novice

                      No worries - it works now, thanks much for your help!

                      • 8. Re: Fedora 18 and VMWare Workstation 9
                        chrislauwers Lurker

                        Disabling "3D Graphics Acceleration" in the Display section of the configuration will fix the problem. However, this will cause Fedora 18 to feel very sluggish. Anybody know how to get Fedora 18 to work with 3D Graphics Acceleration enabled?

                         

                        thanks,

                         

                        Chris

                        • 9. Re: Fedora 18 and VMWare Workstation 9
                          ran Enthusiast

                          Have look uname -a and found that I has 3.7.4-204.fc18.x86_64 . What I can do? Only back to original?

                          • 10. Re: Fedora 18 and VMWare Workstation 9
                            nrivoli Novice

                            Try this

                             

                            sudo yum install kernel-*

                            sudo cp /usr/src/kernels/$(uname -r)/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/build/include/linux/

                            • 11. Re: Fedora 18 and VMWare Workstation 9
                              chrislauwers Lurker

                              I'm still struggling to get 3D acceleration to work in Fedora 18 with Workstation 9/Player 5 (on a Windows 7 host). I've seen reports suggesting that the problem is with the OpenGL libraries or display drivers on Fedora, and that I need to enable blacklisted drivers. However, 3D acceleration seems to work just fine with Ubuntu 10.4 running on exactly the same host. Does anybody know what the differences are between Fedora and Ubuntu that enable this to work with Ubuntu but not with Fedora?

                               

                              Thanks,

                               

                              Chris

                              • 12. Re: Fedora 18 and VMWare Workstation 9
                                mfelker Expert

                                Although this workaround worked with 3.7.2-201.fc18.x86_64/ it failed with 3.7.2-204.fc18.x86_64 which was normal update.  When updating a kerenel Fedora replaces the devel files of the earlier kernel so you can't go back to it (perhaps one might find in some rpm search).  WS would not compile for me with the 204 kernel because of the problem that   WS cannot  find the heaaders.  I have found a work around for that by installing the debug version of the kernel - but that is slower of course.

                                • 13. Re: Fedora 18 and VMWare Workstation 9
                                  esotericbyte Lurker

                                  You must change the path in the source and destination for the cp command to work.

                                  The REVISED cp command that nrivoli posted Feb 1, 2013 7:36 AM should always work as long as youv'e rebooted since updating your kernel and if you haven't you should.

                                  • 14. Re: Fedora 18 and VMWare Workstation 9
                                    mfelker Expert

                                    Yes I did reboot and yes I did change the path to  reference the 204 kernel. I alwalys reboot after a kernel upgrade in any Linux flavor.   Perheps I should not have removed the 201 kernel since WS was working under that . Unforuntaly if I did have to re-install WS for any reason I could not do after the upgrade as Fedora wipes out the devel files and  upgrades them enve though it leaves the kernel alone. Even if you find the header rpm in a  rpmnfind serach you can't reinstall them because the newer version is already installed. The same thing  happlens in openSUSE.  The .h are greyed out  and so apparently inaccessible to WS even if you   point to thiem.  I have given up  try to install WS on openSUSE 12.2 and Fedora 18  with 3.7 or 3.8 kernels until the kernel developers post on what to do.  Haven't tried rolling  my own kernel however.

                                     

                                     

                                    Ifoufind a solution please please let me know.

                                     

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                                    Actually I did get the instgall working but   orgot that I'd p[osted it already.  I installed the debug version of the kenrel (3.7.x) and chanaged the pathi accordinaly.   Too bad I wasn't realy intersted in debug version  versions of a kernel - theyi are invariably slower (as for that matter prerealeased  versions of WS). Extra debugging code.  Guess the kernel developers need to find the .h files if they deblug the kernel.