wasp
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Fails to install vmmon vmnet : Host kernel 5.14.2 vmware workstation 16.1.2 Linux Mint 20.2

Generation of vmmon and vmnet ends with a popup saying : Unable to install all modules.

My system is Ryzen 5950X 64 Gb memory running linux mint 20.2.

I have compiled the kernel from source.

Attaching the logs generated.

Any ideas appreciated.

/Sten

 

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ajgringo619
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With such new hardware, I'm surprised you chose Linux Mint as your distro. Does your system work under one of the Mint-supplied kernels, say v5.11?

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wasp
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Well it is the kernel that matters.

Everything works on 5.11 kernel but I have been running on 5.13.15 perfectly.

I have nvidia gpu:s and my status is:

5.13.15  Nvidia dkms version 460 compiles ok and vmware compiles ok.

5.14.2 Had to upgrade Nvidia dkms to ver 470 for compiling ok but vmware fails.

 

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mkubecek
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You will need at least this patch to build against a 5.14.x kernel but I would rather suggest using current workstation-16.1.2 branch from that repository.

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wasp
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Well mkubecek thank You for the information/tip , I have now managed to compiled the two modules against kernel 14.3 and it works excellent.

/Sten

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