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No Internet on VMWare WS w/ Linux 2.6.22 kernel

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I'm able to use VMWare WS v. 6.x with no problems on kernel 2.6.20, but not with the current 2.6.22 kernel. I've applied the any-any patch build 112, which permitted me to compile all modules. VMWare loads and will boot my guest OS (Win2K Pro). All is fine with the guest -- but no Internet connection. If I revert to an older kernel and recompile modules, everything is hunky-dorey again.

Here's the pertinent info:

(1) Output from ifconfg -a on host:

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:15:58:2F:B2:AA

BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1

RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000

RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

Interrupt:16

eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:16:6F:BA:6E:5A

inet addr:192.168.1.101 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0

inet6 addr: fe80::216:6fff:feba:6e5a/64 Scope:Link

UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1

RX packets:39303 errors:0 dropped:2 overruns:0 frame:0

TX packets:38288 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000

RX bytes:33077558 (31.5 Mb) TX bytes:8409858 (8.0 Mb)

Interrupt:22 Base address:0xe000 Memory:b4001000-b4001fff

irda0 Link encap:IrLAP HWaddr 00:00:00:00

NOARP MTU:2048 Metric:1

RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

collisions:0 txqueuelen:8

RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

lo Link encap:Local Loopback

inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0

inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host

UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1

RX packets:1711 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

TX packets:1711 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

collisions:0 txqueuelen:0

RX bytes:2344355 (2.2 Mb) TX bytes:2344355 (2.2 Mb)

(2) Using bridged networking.

(3) Output from psauwww | grep -i bridge:

username 16693 0.0 0.0 3176 768 pts/4 R+ 01:41 0:00 grep -i bridge

(4) .vmx file for virtual machine:

#!/usr/bin/vmware

config.version = "8"

virtualHW.version = "6"

scsi0.present = "TRUE"

memsize = "1024"

MemAllowAutoScaleDown = "FALSE"

scsi0:0.present = "TRUE"

scsi0:0.fileName = "Windows 2000 Professional.vmdk"

ide1:0.present = "TRUE"

ide1:0.autodetect = "TRUE"

ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-raw"

floppy0.startConnected = "FALSE"

floppy0.autodetect = "TRUE"

ethernet0.present = "TRUE"

ethernet0.wakeOnPcktRcv = "FALSE"

usb.present = "TRUE"

ehci.present = "TRUE"

sound.present = "TRUE"

sound.fileName = "-1"

sound.autodetect = "TRUE"

svga.autodetect = "TRUE"

pciBridge0.present = "TRUE"

isolation.tools.hgfs.disable = "FALSE"

displayName = "Windows 2000 Professional"

guestOS = "win2000pro"

nvram = "Windows 2000 Professional.nvram"

deploymentPlatform = "windows"

virtualHW.productCompatibility = "hosted"

RemoteDisplay.vnc.port = "0"

tools.upgrade.policy = "useGlobal"

floppy0.fileName = "/dev/fd0"

ide1:0.startConnected = "TRUE"

ethernet0.addressType = "generated"

uuid.location = "56 4d 8a 9a c8 f4 fd e6-37 23 07 ea 06 d6 b5 ee"

uuid.bios = "56 4d 8a 9a c8 f4 fd e6-37 23 07 ea 06 d6 b5 ee"

scsi0:0.redo = ""

pciBridge0.pciSlotNumber = "17"

scsi0.pciSlotNumber = "16"

ethernet0.pciSlotNumber = "32"

sound.pciSlotNumber = "33"

ehci.pciSlotNumber = "34"

ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:d6:b5:ee"

ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"

ide1:0.fileName = "auto detect"

tools.syncTime = "FALSE"

extendedConfigFile = "Windows 2000 Professional.vmxf"

sharedFolder.option = "alwaysEnabled"

sharedFolder.maxNum = "2"

sharedFolder0.present = "TRUE"

sharedFolder0.enabled = "TRUE"

sharedFolder0.readAccess = "TRUE"

sharedFolder0.writeAccess = "TRUE"

sharedFolder0.hostPath = "/home/claw/Docs"

sharedFolder0.guestName = "Home-Claw-Docs on Arch Linux"

sharedFolder0.expiration = "never"

ethernet0.connectionType = "bridged"

#ethernet0.vnet = "/dev/vmnet0"

ethernet0.startConnected = "TRUE"

sharedFolder1.present = "TRUE"

sharedFolder1.enabled = "TRUE"

sharedFolder1.readAccess = "TRUE"

sharedFolder1.writeAccess = "TRUE"

sharedFolder1.hostPath = "/home/ftp"

sharedFolder1.guestName = "Home-Ftp on Arch Linux"

sharedFolder1.expiration = "never"

(5) ipconfig /all on guest OS (Win2K Pro):

Windows 2000 IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : vmware-arch

Primary DNS Suffix . . . . . . . :

Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast

IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VMware Accelerated AMD PCNet Adapter

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0C-29-D6-B5-EE

DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.47.239

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :

Thanks for any advice. Meanwhile, it's not that big a deal to revert to an older kernel, but this is the sort of thing that I like to get to the bottom of if possible.

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derekliang
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it worked for on ubuntu 64 8.04. thanks alot.

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Tokolosh
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I've just swapped my base os from xp to ubuntu having recently (re)joined the linux community but I seem to have hit the same snag, i.e. wired connection works fine, wireless doesn't, I've re-run the config and manually set vmnet0 to wlan0 but I just don't get any traffic on the vmnet0 adapter.

I've tried leaving vmnet0 as eth0 and configuring vmnet2 as wlan0 but still nothing.

I've downloaded and applied the patch but still no traffic at all.

Are there any updates to the patch for vmware 6.0.4 on Linux 2.6.24(-19-generic)?

Do these patches normally get included in the full releases and if so how long does that normally take?

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fuzZzball
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Confirmed, works on ubuntu hardy 8.04 (2.6.24-22)

VMware Server 1.08 (I used "Hauke's" vmnet patch for Workstation 6.03 for kernel 2.6.24)

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studentt
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hi . am using vmware player  5.0.2. i cant find any package by the name vmnet.tar.. can u help me ??

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