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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 11:07 am    Post subject: Installing VMware [solved] Reply with quote

Trying to get vmware to work, and its being a royal pain in the ass. Everytime I try to run it I get
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 * VMware Workstation is installed, but it has not been (correctly) configured
 * for the running kernel. To (re-)configure it, invoke the
 * following command: /opt/vmware/bin/vmware-config.pl.
 * VMware is not properly configured! See above.                          [ !! ]


I've run the config many a time, trying different combinations and made sure that my system meets all the requirements to run vmware, but it still won't work. After the running vmware-config.pl I get this message.
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Starting VMware services:
   Virtual machine monitor                                            failed
   Virtual ethernet                                                   failed
   Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0                                   done
   Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet8 (background)                    done
   NAT service on /dev/vmnet8                                          done


Don't know if this is relevant, but it seemed odd to me. I'm running kernel 2.6.11 and have applied the patch needed to compile modules, and for some reason it doesn't work *cries*.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The vmware-config.pl script sucks.
After executing it, first do
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lsmod

and then unload all vmware modules present, e. g.
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rmmod vmnet
rmmod vmmon

Then, just to be sure, do
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rm -f /etc/vmware/not_configured

as this 0-byte-file will prevent the vmware service from starting. Now you can start up the service
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/etc/init.d/vmware start
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you sure your /usr/src/linux is pointing to the running kernel source? I think that is what the vmware-config script is assuming.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, so I went to try voltago's advice. But I didn't have module unloading supported in my kernel, so I thought I'd enable it just for the sake of it and bang the fucker worked. VMware doesn't have module unloading as a requirement for their workstation to work in their documentation, infact there is no mention of it at all in the installation manual.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thing is, the modules are loaded after they have been built, for testing or whatever. After restarting your machine, they are not loaded automatically.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

where do I activate module unloading in the kernel?

thanks.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

roRisc wrote:
where do I activate module unloading in the kernel?

thanks.

When you build your kernel look for Loadable module support

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cd /usr/src/linux
make menuconfig

Assuming /usr/src/linux is a proper link to the kernel sources you are building.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Desktop Environments to Duplicate Threads.
Moved in favour of https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-175081.html
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