2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 5, 2018 10:56 AM by GaborRacz

    Vmware server 2 installation on Debian 8 (Jessie) problem with vmci

    Kordian Lurker


      I try to install the vmware server 2 on Debian 8 (Jessie) and right at the start I get the following error:

      The following VMware kernel modules have been found on your system that were
      not installed by the VMware Installer.  Please remove them then run this
      installer again.
      I.e. - 'rm /lib/modules/3.16.0-4-amd64/misc/<ModuleName>.{o,ko}'
      Execution aborted.

      I found many patches on the net, but none of these refers to the problem with vmci. More to that, there is no misc folder inside the directory specified.

      I would appreciate any help with it.

      Thank you in avdance!

        • 1. Re: Vmware server 2 installation on Debian 8 (Jessie) problem with vmci
          Kordian Lurker

          ok, latest on the problem: I have found some ways to start the installation. Got to the point, where the smp_lock.h file cannot be found during the compilation.

          Any help would be appreciated.

          Here's the code:

          Building the vmmon module.

          make: Entering directory '/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only'
          Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
          make -C /usr/src/linux-headers-3.16.0-4-amd64/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
          make[1]: Entering directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-3.16.0-4-amd64'
          make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.16.0-4-amd64'
            CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driverLog.o
          In file included from /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/./include/vm_assert.h:45:0,
                           from /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driverLog.h:33,
                           from /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driverLog.c:31:
          /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/./include/vm_basic_types.h:108:7: warning: "__FreeBSD__" is not defined [-Wundef]
          #elif __FreeBSD__
            CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
          In file included from /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:31:0:
          /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:78:13: error: conflicting types for âpoll_initwaitâ
          extern void poll_initwait(compat_poll_wqueues *);
          In file included from /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:24:0,
                           from /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:31:
          /usr/src/linux-headers-3.16.0-4-common/include/linux/poll.h:95:13: note: previous declaration of âpoll_initwaitâ was here
          extern void poll_initwait(struct poll_wqueues *pwq);
          /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:39:28: fatal error: linux/smp_lock.h: No such file or directory
          #include <linux/smp_lock.h>
          compilation terminated.
          /usr/src/linux-headers-3.16.0-4-common/scripts/Makefile.build:262: recipe for target '/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o' failed
          make[4]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o] Error 1
          /usr/src/linux-headers-3.16.0-4-common/Makefile:1353: recipe for target '_module_/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only' failed
          make[3]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only] Error 2
          Makefile:181: recipe for target 'sub-make' failed
          make[2]: *** [sub-make] Error 2
          Makefile:8: recipe for target 'all' failed
          make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
          make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-3.16.0-4-amd64'
          Makefile:101: recipe for target 'vmmon.ko' failed
          make: *** [vmmon.ko] Error 2
          make: Leaving directory '/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only'
          Unable to build the vmmon module.

          For more information on how to troubleshoot module-related problems, please
          visit our Web site at "http://www.vmware.com/go/unsup-linux-products" and

          Execution aborted.

          Thank you in advance!

          • 2. Re: Vmware server 2 installation on Debian 8 (Jessie) problem with vmci
            GaborRacz Lurker

            Hello Kordian,


            I'm playing with the same but on Debian 9.


            The missing smp_lock.h is the smaller problem.

            Basicly just create the file with a //comment line inside and thats all.


            If you check the complete stack trace you will see other issues as well.


            And thats the point where i'm stucked.


            I will bookmark this thread now, and expect my return if i found something useful.


            Best Regards,