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Offline dibl

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VMware patch for linux kernel 3.13
« on: 2013/12/31, 19:07:54 »
The source code for the vmnet module requires a patch to build on kernel 3.13.  Here is the guidance (assuming you have installed and booted kernel 3.13):

#Download the third file on this page, named ws1001.vmnet.filter.c.313.patch.zip

#Unzip it and save it in /home/username/Downloads


(You could rename the patch file to somethingsimpler.patch)


#In a root terminal, change to /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source


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cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source

#Copy the patch file to the current directory


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cp /home/username/Downloads/ws1001.vmnet.filter.c.313.patch .

#Un-tar the vmnet.tar file


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tar -xvf vmnet.tar

#change to the /usr/lib/vmnet/modules/source/vmnet-only directory


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cd vmnet-only

#apply the patch


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patch filter.c < ../ws1001.vmnet.filter.c.313.patch

#you should not see any error


#Re-tar the vmnet source code


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cd ..
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tar -uvf vmnet.tar vmnet-only

#Now test it by starting VMware Player.  It should notify you that the kernel modules need built, and prompt for the root password.


#Or (still at the root termnal) you can issue /usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-modconfig --console --install-all


If it builds the modules with no error, and launches VMware Player correctly, you can delete the vmnet-only directory


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rm -r vmnet-only


NOTE:  When you upgrade to VMware Player ver. 6.0.1, /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmnet.tar will be replaced with the same buggy filter.c file, and the patch will need to be re-applied.
« Last Edit: 2014/02/08, 20:45:31 by dibl »
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