Moved to the Virtual Machine and Guest OS forum.
SLES 11 uses a newer kernel than what is available for vmware-tools so you are most likely looking at the need to have update source code for these modules. You can either go direct to the open source version of these tools or use the Merged approach.... as outlined http://www.astroarch.com/wiki/index.php/VMware_Tools however this is just a guide as to how to get merged tools together.
Then the build process starts and at the end i got the error for the following
Unable to built the vmmemctl module (Memory driver)
Unable to built the vmhgfs module (Filesystem driver)
Unable to built the vmxnet module (Network device driver)
Does anyone have a solution for this problem?
Your best bet is to use the Open Source tools they tend to be more modern.
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Had same problems. Also tried updating to latest kernel and kernel-sources versions from Novell. Still having same problem, unable to build same modules.
output from 'gcc --version' shows:
gcc (SUSE Linux) 4.3.2 [gcc-4_3-branch revision 141291.
Per posts in a Novell forum, related to same problem, only dealing with a compile of VMware server, not VMware tools, but with same errors, this appears to be an issue with how vmware queries the rpm. The version is actually 4.3.2, per the gcc-version above.
Any more ideas?