This did not work for me. I previously applied the patch for version 18.104.22.168 and now when I try to use the patch for 2.6.36 I get the following message:
Stale backup found /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source-backup, probably you've already patched the sources. Exiting
maybe, i can help you!
This is that i did
1- i must setup password for root ( sudo passwd root )
2- log off from my user and log on with root
3- open terminal
4- go to /usr/lib/vmware/modules/ and rename the folder "source-backup" (for example: mv source-backup source-backupOLD)
5- go to the folder where you have downloader the files for patch
6- go to super root (? i don't know if is his right name, but i do it!!!) sudo su
my ubuntu is 10.10 64bit with kernel 2.6.36-020636-generic. now, all work great
i hope this is help for you
I found the patch not to work with VMWare Workstation 7.1.3 and Kernel 2.6.36 (on a Gentoo AMD64 box).
As far as I can see, most changes have already been incorporated in the sources, only vmmon needed one last modifacation. I've therefore rediffed for the new version and adjusted the patching script accordingly, both files are attached.
The usual warning applies: Use at your own risk.
Goods for me!
i am ubuntu 10.10 64bit with kernel 2.6.36-020636-generic and VmWare Workstation 7.1.3.
All it's right!
(but, some after problems... i have uninstall wmware
sudo vmware-installer -u vmware-workstation
then i removed old source (because before i used workstation 7.1)
rm -rf /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source*
then install vmware workstation 7.1.3, and apply the patch.
Tnx so much!