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    VMWare 3.1.6 on Ubuntu 12.04.1


    Hello,

    I'm having trouble installing VMWare 3.1.6.
    I have set the shell to bash before applying a patch.
    It's the patch-modules_3.4.0.sh patch.
    I'm getting No protocol specified messages several times.
    Anyway when I start VMWare I get the messages that several modules have to be recompiled.

    The (graphical) output is:

    Virtual Machine Monitor OK
    Virtual Network Device OK
    VMWare Blocking Filesystem NOT OK
    Virtual Machine Communication Interface OK
    VMCI Sockets OK

    Then I get the message that compilaton failed, see the log file.
    Here's a part of the log file:

    Feb 12 10:56:08.521: app-3076372160| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.2.0-29-generic-pae.
    Feb 12 10:56:08.522: app-3076372160| Building module vmblock.
    Feb 12 10:56:08.522: app-3076372160| Extracting the sources of the vmblock module.
    Feb 12 10:56:08.565: app-3076372160| Building module with command: /usr/bin/make -C /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock-only auto-build SUPPORT_SMP=1 HEADER_DIR=/lib/modules/3.2.0-29-generic-pae/build/include CC=/usr/bin/gcc GREP=/usr/bin/make IS_GCC_3=no VMCCVER=4.6
    Feb 12 10:56:12.640: app-3076372160| Failed to compile module vmblock!

    Please help I need VMWare.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vitronix View Post
    Hello,

    I'm having trouble installing VMWare 3.1.6.
    I have set the shell to bash before applying a patch.
    It's the patch-modules_3.4.0.sh patch.
    I'm getting No protocol specified messages several times.
    Anyway when I start VMWare I get the messages that several modules have to be recompiled.

    The (graphical) output is:

    Virtual Machine Monitor OK
    Virtual Network Device OK
    VMWare Blocking Filesystem NOT OK
    Virtual Machine Communication Interface OK
    VMCI Sockets OK

    Then I get the message that compilaton failed, see the log file.
    Here's a part of the log file:

    Feb 12 10:56:08.521: app-3076372160| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.2.0-29-generic-pae.
    Feb 12 10:56:08.522: app-3076372160| Building module vmblock.
    Feb 12 10:56:08.522: app-3076372160| Extracting the sources of the vmblock module.
    Feb 12 10:56:08.565: app-3076372160| Building module with command: /usr/bin/make -C /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock-only auto-build SUPPORT_SMP=1 HEADER_DIR=/lib/modules/3.2.0-29-generic-pae/build/include CC=/usr/bin/gcc GREP=/usr/bin/make IS_GCC_3=no VMCCVER=4.6
    Feb 12 10:56:12.640: app-3076372160| Failed to compile module vmblock!

    Please help I need VMWare.

    Thanks in advance.
    I don't know anything about VMWare....BUT.

    Look into the patch regarding compiling on kernel 3.1 and higher. VMWare apparently needs to be patched to do so.

    Instructions are here: Patches for VMwareŽ Workstation 8.0.4 build-744019

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