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kernel compile error for VM Player 3.0 install w/ Ubuntu 9.10

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I recently performed a fresh install to Ubuntu 9.10 (realtime kernel). I attempted to install VM Player 3.0 (though received the same errors w/ 2.5) and received the following errors upon the kernel recompile. I was running VM Player 2.5 w/ Ubuntu 9.04 previously with no problems.

Any advice is appreciated.

- mlandis

Here's the bundle I installed.

mikee@poignetta:~$ ls *.bundle

VMware-Player-3.0.0-203739.x86_64.bundle

Here's my kernel.

mikee@poignetta:~$ uname -a

Linux poignetta 2.6.31-9-rt #152-Ubuntu SMP PREEMPT RT Thu Oct 15 13:22:24 UTC 2009 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Here's the kernel rebuild error.

mikee@poignetta$ sudo vmplayer

http:// ...

Stopping VMware services:

VMware USB Arbitrator done

VM communication interface socket family done

Virtual machine communication interface done

Virtual machine monitor done

Blocking file system done

Using 2.6.x kernel build system.

make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only'

make -C /lib/modules/2.6.31-9-rt/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \

MODULEBUILDDIR= modules

make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.31-9-rt'

CC /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o

In file included from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_asm.h:42,

from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:100:

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_asm_x86_64.h:50:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined

In file included from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_asm.h:42,

from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:100:

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_asm_x86_64.h:50:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined

CC /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driverLog.o

CC /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.o

In file included from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_asm.h:42,

from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c:67:

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_asm_x86_64.h:50:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c: In function ‘HostIFReadUptimeWork’:

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c:1944: warning: ‘newUpBase’ may be used uninitialized in this function

CC /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/iommu.o

CC /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/common/comport.o

CC /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/common/cpuid.o

CC /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/common/hashFunc.o

CC /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/common/memtrack.o

CC /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/common/phystrack.o

CC /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/common/task.o

In file included from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_asm.h:42,

from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/common/task.c:50:

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_asm_x86_64.h:50:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined

CC /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/common/vmx86.o

In file included from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_asm.h:42,

from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/common/vmx86.c:43:

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_asm_x86_64.h:50:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined

CC /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/vmcore/moduleloop.o

LD /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/vmmon.o

Building modules, stage 2.

MODPOST 1 modules

CC /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/vmmon.mod.o

LD /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/vmmon.ko

make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.31-9-rt'

make -C $PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \

MODULEBUILDDIR= postbuild

make[1]: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only'

make[1]: `postbuild' is up to date.

make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only'

cp -f vmmon.ko ./../vmmon.o

make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only'

Using 2.6.x kernel build system.

make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only'

make -C /lib/modules/2.6.31-9-rt/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \

MODULEBUILDDIR= modules

make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.31-9-rt'

CC /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only/driver.o

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only/driver.c:116: warning: data definition has no type or storage class

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only/driver.c:116: warning: type defaults to ‘int’ in declaration of ‘DECLARE_MUTEX’

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only/driver.c:116: warning: parameter names (without types) in function declaration

CC /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only/hub.o

CC /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only/userif.o

CC /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only/netif.o

CC /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only/bridge.o

CC /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only/filter.o

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only/filter.c:79: warning: type defaults to ‘int’ in declaration of ‘DECLARE_MUTEX’

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only/filter.c:79: warning: parameter names (without types) in function declaration

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only/filter.c: In function ‘VNetFilter_HandleUserCall’:

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only/filter.c:1085: error: ‘filterIoctlSem’ undeclared (first use in this function)

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only/filter.c:1085: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only/filter.c:1085: error: for each function it appears in.)

make[2]: *** Error 1

make[1]: *** Error 2

make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.31-9-rt'

make: *** http://vmnet.ko Error 2

make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only'

Using 2.6.x kernel build system.

make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock-only'

make -C /lib/modules/2.6.31-9-rt/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \

MODULEBUILDDIR= modules

make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.31-9-rt'

CC /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock-only/linux/block.o

CC /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock-only/linux/control.o

CC /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock-only/linux/dbllnklst.o

CC /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock-only/linux/dentry.o

CC /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock-only/linux/file.o

CC /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock-only/linux/filesystem.o

CC /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock-only/linux/inode.o

CC /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock-only/linux/module.o

CC /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock-only/linux/stubs.o

CC /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock-only/linux/super.o

LD /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock-only/vmblock.o

Building modules, stage 2.

MODPOST 1 modules

CC /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock-only/vmblock.mod.o

LD /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock-only/vmblock.ko

make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.31-9-rt'

make -C $PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \

MODULEBUILDDIR= postbuild

make[1]: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock-only'

make[1]: `postbuild' is up to date.

make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock-only'

cp -f vmblock.ko ./../vmblock.o

make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock-only'

Using 2.6.x kernel build system.

make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only'

make -C /lib/modules/2.6.31-9-rt/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \

MODULEBUILDDIR= modules

make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.31-9-rt'

CC /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only/linux/driver.o

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only/linux/driver.c: In function ‘LinuxDriver_Open’:

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only/linux/driver.c:375: error: implicit declaration of function ‘init_MUTEX’

make[2]: *** Error 1

make[1]: *** Error 2

make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.31-9-rt'

make: *** http://vmci.ko Error 2

make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only'

Using 2.6.x kernel build system.

make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only'

make -C /lib/modules/2.6.31-9-rt/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \

MODULEBUILDDIR= modules

make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.31-9-rt'

CC /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only/linux/driver.o

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only/linux/driver.c: In function ‘LinuxDriver_Open’:

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only/linux/driver.c:375: error: implicit declaration of function ‘init_MUTEX’

make[2]: *** Error 1

make[1]: *** Error 2

make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.31-9-rt'

make: *** http://vmci.ko Error 2

make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only'

Starting VMware services:

VMware USB Arbitrator done

Virtual machine monitor done

Virtual machine communication interface failed

VM communication interface socket family failed

Blocking file system done

Virtual ethernet failed

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pbarratt
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I have managed to get VM Player 3.0 working. I'm not 100% sure which of the following actually made the difference, but here's what I did (as root):

apt-get install linux-backports-modules-karmic-generic

apt-get install build-essential

apt-get remove vmware

chmod a+x ~paul/downloads/VMware-Player-3.0.0-203739.i386.bundle

~paul/downloads/VMware-Player-3.0.0-203739.i386.bundle

Good luck.

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Just to reiterate this, but with VM Player 2.5.2 and 2.5.3. I was previously running 2.5.2 on Kubuntu 9.04 with no problems. I upgraded to Kubuntu 9.10 using the upgrader application and when I try and use VM Player the installer appears asking to compile the kernel modules. The dialog appears and displays '"Stopping VM Monitor" and then stops with an error dialog saying "Unable to build kernel module. See log file /tmp/vmware-root/setup-27595.log for details."

Here is the contents of "/tmp/vmware-root/setup-27595.log":

root@mantaray:~# cat /tmp/vmware-root/setup-27595.log

Nov 03 12:47:23.588: app| Log for VMware Workstation pid=27595 version=6.5.1 build=build-126130 option=Release

Nov 03 12:47:23.588: app| Host codepage=UTF-8 encoding=UTF-8

Nov 03 12:47:23.588: app| Logging to /tmp/vmware-root/setup-27595.log

Nov 03 12:47:24.583: app| Extracting the sources of the vmmon module.

Nov 03 12:47:24.594: app| Building module with command: /usr/bin/make -C /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only auto-build SUPPORT_SMP=1 HEADER_DIR=/lib/modules/2.6.31-14-generic/build/include CC=/usr/bin/gcc GREP=/usr/bin/make IS_GCC_3=no VMCCVER=4.4.1

Here is the output from running 'vmplayer' from terminal:

Logging to /tmp/vmware-paul/setup-26986.log

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmmon

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmnet

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmblock

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmci

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vsock

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmmon

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmnet

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmblock

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmci

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vsock

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmmon

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmnet

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmblock

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmci

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vsock

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmmon

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmnet

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmblock

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmci

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vsock

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmmon

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmnet

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmblock

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmci

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vsock

2daabcb030c7419a4bf4cc

Logging to /tmp/vmware-root/setup-27595.log

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmmon

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmnet

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmblock

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmci

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vsock

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmmon

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmnet

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmblock

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmci

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vsock

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmmon

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmnet

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmblock

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmci

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vsock

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmmon

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmnet

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmblock

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmci

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vsock

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmmon

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmnet

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmblock

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmci

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vsock

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmmon

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmnet

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmblock

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmci

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vsock

Stopping VMware services:

Virtual machine communication interface done

Virtual machine monitor done

Blocking file system done

Using 2.6.x kernel build system.

make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only'

make -C /lib/modules/2.6.31-14-generic/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules

make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.31-14-generic'

CC /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o

In file included from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:31:

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:78: error: conflicting types for ‘poll_initwait’

include/linux/poll.h:70: note: previous declaration of ‘poll_initwait’ was here

In file included from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vmware.h:38,

from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:99:

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_basic_types.h:108:7: warning: "__FreeBSD__" is not defined

In file included from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./common/vmx86.h:31,

from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:29,

from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:101:

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/x86apic.h:97:1: warning: "APIC_BASE_MSR" redefined

In file included from /usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.31-14-generic/arch/x86/include/asm/apic.h:11,

from /usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.31-14-generic/arch/x86/include/asm/smp.h:13,

from include/linux/smp.h:36,

from include/linux/topology.h:33,

from include/linux/gfp.h:7,

from include/linux/kmod.h:22,

from include/linux/module.h:13,

from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/compat_module.h:27,

from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:26:

/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.31-14-generic/arch/x86/include/asm/apicdef.h:133:1: warning: this is the location of the previous definition

In file included from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vcpuset.h:103,

from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/modulecall.h:37,

from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./common/vmx86.h:33,

from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:29,

from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:101:

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:329:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:333:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:401:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:407:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:506:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:595:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:684:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:773:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:775:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:860:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:862:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:945:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:947:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:1028:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:1030:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:1223:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:1227:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:1536:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_atomic.h:1663:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined

In file included from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_basic_asm.h:46,

from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/rateconv.h:45,

from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/modulecall.h:40,

from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./common/vmx86.h:33,

from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:29,

from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:101:

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_basic_asm_x86.h:62:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_basic_asm_x86.h:177:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_basic_asm_x86.h:346:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_basic_asm_x86.h:453:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined

In file included from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_asm.h:43,

from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:103:

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_asm_x86.h:486:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_asm_x86.h:779:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_asm_x86.h:820:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./include/vm_asm_x86.h:922:7: warning: "_MSC_VER" is not defined

In file included from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:119:

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/./common/hostif.h:53:7: warning: "WINNT_DDK" is not defined

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c: In function ‘LinuxDriverSyncCallOnEachCPU’:

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1423: error: too many arguments to function ‘smp_call_function’

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c: In function ‘LinuxDriver_Ioctl’:

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1987: error: ‘struct task_struct’ has no member named ‘euid’

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1987: error: ‘struct task_struct’ has no member named ‘uid’

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1988: error: ‘struct task_struct’ has no member named ‘fsuid’

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1988: error: ‘struct task_struct’ has no member named ‘uid’

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1989: error: ‘struct task_struct’ has no member named ‘egid’

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1989: error: ‘struct task_struct’ has no member named ‘gid’

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1990: error: ‘struct task_struct’ has no member named ‘fsgid’

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1990: error: ‘struct task_struct’ has no member named ‘gid’

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:2007: error: too many arguments to function ‘smp_call_function’

make[2]: *** Error 1

make[1]: *** Error 2

make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.31-14-generic'

make: *** http://vmmon.ko Error 2

make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only'

ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmmon

So right now I'm not able to use any VMs - this is a show-stopper.

Thanks,

Paul

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mlandis
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Anyone have any thoughts? I believe this is caused by missing files. I reinstalled the most recent kernel headers, but this did not help. I also found some sites recommending the download of a patched version of the VMWare module source, but this didn't help either.

My gut feeling is that this build of VM Player 3.0 is not yet capable of running on Ubuntu 9.10 x64.

O! Ye VMWare gods, pity me.

Thanks for reading,

mlandis

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pbarratt
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I have managed to get VM Player 3.0 working. I'm not 100% sure which of the following actually made the difference, but here's what I did (as root):

apt-get install linux-backports-modules-karmic-generic

apt-get install build-essential

apt-get remove vmware

chmod a+x ~paul/downloads/VMware-Player-3.0.0-203739.i386.bundle

~paul/downloads/VMware-Player-3.0.0-203739.i386.bundle

Good luck.

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mlandis
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That worked. Thanks!

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alarmalarm
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Hello!

I have the same problem, but I'm using ArchLinux and coudn't install linux-backports-modules-karmic-generic & build-essential

when I try to run

vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

I get

....

Starting VMware services:

VMware USB Arbitrator done

Virtual machine monitor failed

Virtual machine communication interface failed

VM communication interface socket family failed

Blocking file system done

Virtual ethernet failed

uname -a

Linux archlinux 2.6.31-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Oct 23 11:12:58 CEST 2009 i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

Do you have any idias?

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jvon
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im on karmic here and when i load it from the command i get this :

Glib-GObject: attempt to add property in gtkmenubar :: local class after it was derived.

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stav
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Hi,

New to Linux and to VMWare, so bare with me for a sec.!

Want to run XP or Visat 64 on Ubuntu 9.10. I downloaded the VM ware Player but dont have enough knowledge (actally have zero) of Linux commands to install it using command line. I'm trying with Add/Remove programsbut it doesnt show in the drop-downlist.

Any help welcome,

Thx,

Stav

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Student_Driver
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@stav, you'll get more help if you create your own thread. While most forums encourage you to search and use existing threads for issues, it's a different case here because:

1. You basically have a different issue in that you're a beginner.

2. You can award points to those that help you.

Have you tried hitting up the Ubuntu forums and searching for installation directions? Also, list your hardware that you're using.

Dell SXPS 1340, P9600, 8GB RAM

MCSE/MCSA 2003, MCTS, RHCT

Dell SXPS 1340, P9600, 8GB RAM MCSE/MCSA 2003, MCTS, RHCT
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stav
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@studentdriver, thx so much for your comments, appreciate it. I quickly checked the ubuntu site for such help but not yet 100% where to look at. Will keep trying,

Thx again,

Stav

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