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Workstation 6.5.1 x86_64 on Opensuse 11.1 Segmentation fault.

Installation from RPM went OK.

vmware-config.pl has vanished. Is this not part of the set-up any longer? Nothing in the User's manual about it.

So not surprisingly, when I try to start vmware, I get a stream of missing modules:

modinfo: could not find module vmmon

modinfo: could not find module vmnet

modinfo: could not find module vmblock

modinfo: could not find module vmci

modinfo: could not find module vsock

modinfo: could not find module vmmon

modinfo: could not find module vmnet

modinfo: could not find module vmblock

modinfo: could not find module vmci

modinfo: could not find module vsock

/usr/bin/vmware: line 31: 8602 Segmentation fault "$BINDIR"/vmware-modconfig --appname="VMware Workstation" --icon="vmware-workstation"

I've been using VMware Workstation since the very early days and a new install is generally an adventure. It seems you're just expected to know what's going on.

What's the configuration procedure now?

Cheers.

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Deanjo14
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Same exact issue here. Does not matter if the bundle or rpm is used. Results are the same.

logs attached.

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Aureal
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Same Problem, no help found up to now.

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marmfield01
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Same problem here.

No trouble with VMware-Workstation 6.0 - 6.5.1 on opensuse 10.3 - 11.0 x86_64.

Current VMware-Workstation 6.5.1-126130 x86_64 on opensuse 11.1 x86_64 has this problem.

Please help!

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raid3868
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Hi, guy

Try this.

Login as root

mv /usr/lib/vmware/modules/binary /usr/lib/vmware/modules/binary_old

run as root vmware and vmware will automatic recompile everything.

hope help

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ailmarpete
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Hey, great fix raid3868, I have just installed OPenSuse 11.1 64 bit and I was having this problem. Running that command did the trick.

Thanks!

Regards Peter. Smiley Happy

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marmfield01
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Fix works for me too.

Nice and easy too.

Thanks!

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uy
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Yes indeed it works! And Thanks & have a great X'mas & New Year!

initially:

I followed your rename step give here, and it compiled. Smiley Happy

But it still can not find modules when running a VM after compiling. I had reboot still same. Smiley Sad

I found out that it was vmmon & vmnet services not running:

# service -status-all

Module vmmon not loaded
Module vmnet not loaded

Then I restarted vmware service then it became OK:

# /etc/init.d/vmware restart

Note have to be root to do all the above stuff Smiley Happy

Latest:

After reboot, it is the same still, vmware serivce have to be restarted manually once before any VM will run, otherwise it will still be unable to connect to vmmon & vmnet. Some how the init scripts is wrong or this AMD quad core 9950 with 4GB RAM is not doing things right when it entered run level 5.

vmmon & vmnet were not loaded automatically. Restarting vmware service will fix it. But it will e annoying to have to do this every time it boots up. Smiley Sad

u.y.

u.y.
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terryxela
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Guys I have the same problem. I was happy when it compiled and started XP then the next time back to zero.

Now is the only problem I have to solve before I can upgrade to opensuse 11.1.

If I figure out a way I'll post it here.

-=terry=-

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terryxela
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I revised the previous message

1. The fix works very well and the change is permanent, so it works after reboot etc. Thanks a lot for the tip.

2. Unity mode works very well

3. Palm sync (usb) works very well.

4. Loading of XP seems to take a long time. Other factors may be involved and if not I will open a thread about performance. Under opensuse 11 it was loading very fast. I will look into it.

Again thanks a lot for this tip!!

Wish for 2009 Smiley Happy : VM ware team will update the VMware Workstation to work the new kernels.

Have all a happy new year.

-=terry=-

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bachrich
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This fix worked great!!! Thanks for posting the information

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charlesb770
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Hi guys,

Ok, here are the steps to getting VMWare 6.5.1 running on OpenSuse 11.1 even after a reboot

zypper install gcc

you may also need: zypper install kernel-source

rpm -i VMware-Workstation-6.5.1-126130.x86_64.rpm

as raid3868 pointed out:

mv /usr/lib/vmware/modules/binary /usr/lib/vmware/modules/binary_old

run as root vmware and vmware will automatic recompile everything.

Next disable IPv6 in yast

Yast->Network Settings->Global Options-> Uncheck Enable IPv6->Ok

Also! (Very important)

Yast->Network Settings->Overview->"edit" your active

NIC(s)->Change DHCP version 4 and 6 to *DHCP version 4

only*->Next->Ok

Reboot

VMware should be right as rain now.

Someone else somewhere suggested turning off the RUN_PARALLEL option in

sysconfig. I don't recommend this unless you like your system to take

forever to restart. The IPv6 is really what's killing everything as the

system takes too long trying to bring it up and VMMON, which is

dependent on the network services, gives up and fails.

Have fun!

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uy
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Thanks,

Excellent that you found out what caused it.

My problem vanished in SuSE 11.1 although IPv6 was not disabled in Yast. I am using Knetworkmanager that may be the reason.

u.y.

u.y.
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rocketero
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thanks it worked for me

opensuse 11.1 x86_64

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