Aliov,

Thanks for your response. I have recompiled the kernel and its loaded fine. thanks for your guideness..

The kernels which i have installed

kernel-source-2.6.24.5_smp-noarch-2
kernel-headers-2.6.24.5-x86-2
kernel-huge-2.6.24.5
kernel-modules-2.6.24.5

I followed the url HOWTO Install Gentoo on VMware - Gentoo Linux Wiki also adapted to slackware

Aftre recompiling the kernel have tried to install vmware modules ie. vmmon and vmnet. (vmware-any-any-update117)

I am getting error while installing these modules,

root@ang189:~/vmware-any-any-update117/vmmon-only# make
VMware 2 or VMware Express detected, building for VMware 2, VMware Express and V Mware Workstation 4.0.x.
Using standalone build system.
Compiling linux/driver.c
In file included from /usr/include/asm/mpspec.h:2,
from /usr/include/asm/smp_32.h:15,
from /usr/include/asm/smp.h:2,
from /usr/include/linux/smp.h:19,
from /usr/include/asm/desc_32.h:10,
from /usr/include/asm/desc.h:2,
from /usr/include/asm/elf.h:80,
from /usr/include/linux/elf.h:6,
from /usr/include/linux/module.h:14,
from .././linux/driver.c:16:
/usr/include/asm/mpspec_32.h:6:25: error: mach_mpspec.h: No such file or directo ry
In file included from /usr/include/asm/mpspec.h:2,
from /usr/include/asm/smp_32.h:15,
from /usr/include/asm/smp.h:2,
from /usr/include/linux/smp.h:19,
from /usr/include/asm/desc_32.h:10,
from /usr/include/asm/desc.h:2,
from /usr/include/asm/elf.h:80,
from /usr/include/linux/elf.h:6,
from /usr/include/linux/module.h:14,
from .././linux/driver.c:16:
/usr/include/asm/mpspec_32.h:8: error: 'MAX_MP_BUSSES' undeclared here (not in a function)
/usr/include/asm/mpspec_32.h:22: error: 'MAX_IRQ_SOURCES' undeclared here (not i n a function)
In file included from /usr/include/asm/acpi.h:5,
from /usr/include/asm/fixmap_32.h:28,
from /usr/include/asm/fixmap.h:2,
from /usr/include/asm/apic_32.h:6,
from /usr/include/asm/apic.h:2,
from /usr/include/asm/smp_32.h:16,
from /usr/include/asm/smp.h:2,
from /usr/include/linux/smp.h:19,
from /usr/include/asm/desc_32.h:10,
from /usr/include/asm/desc.h:2,
from /usr/include/asm/elf.h:80,
from /usr/include/linux/elf.h:6,
from /usr/include/linux/module.h:14,
from .././linux/driver.c:16:
/usr/include/asm/acpi_32.h:31:28: error: acpi/pdc_intel.h: No such file or direc tory
In file included from /usr/include/asm/smp.h:2,
from /usr/include/linux/smp.h:19,
from /usr/include/asm/desc_32.h:10,
from /usr/include/asm/desc.h:2,
from /usr/include/asm/elf.h:80,
from /usr/include/linux/elf.h:6,
from /usr/include/linux/module.h:14,
from .././linux/driver.c:16:
/usr/include/asm/smp_32.h:157:26: error: mach_apicdef.h: No such file or directo ry
In file included from /usr/include/asm/irq.h:2,
from /usr/include/linux/irq.h:23,
from /usr/include/asm/hardirq_32.h:5,
from /usr/include/asm/hardirq.h:2,
from /usr/include/linux/hardirq.h:7,
from /usr/include/linux/interrupt.h:11,
from .././linux/driver.c:24:
/usr/include/asm/irq_32.h:15:25: error: irq_vectors.h: No such file or directory
In file included from /usr/include/asm/irq.h:2,
from /usr/include/linux/irq.h:23,
from /usr/include/asm/hardirq_32.h:5,
from /usr/include/asm/hardirq.h:2,
from /usr/include/linux/hardirq.h:7,
from /usr/include/linux/interrupt.h:11,
from .././linux/driver.c:24:
/usr/include/asm/irq_32.h:49: error: 'NR_VECTORS' undeclared here (not in a func tion)
In file included from /usr/include/asm/hardirq_32.h:5,
from /usr/include/asm/hardirq.h:2,
from /usr/include/linux/hardirq.h:7,
from /usr/include/linux/interrupt.h:11,
from .././linux/driver.c:24:
/usr/include/linux/irq.h:180: error: 'NR_IRQS' undeclared here (not in a functio n)
In file included from .././include/vmci_kernel_defs.h:26,
from .././common/vmciContext.h:19,
from .././linux/driver.h:21,
from .././linux/driver.c:53:
.././include/compat_wait.h:60: error: conflicting types for 'poll_initwait'
/usr/include/linux/poll.h:65: error: previous declaration of 'poll_initwait' was here
In file included from /usr/include/linux/mm.h:15,
from .././include/compat_page.h:5,
from .././linux/driver.c:89:
/usr/include/linux/security.h:35:22: error: net/flow.h: No such file or director y
.././linux/driver.c:172: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
.././linux/driver.c:176: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
make[1]: *** http://driver.o Error 1
make: *** driver Error 2

Please help me. I am trying this past one month.

Let me know what is the reason for version magic error? How to resolve the error.

Thanks
Sg..