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From: Paul Hartman <paul.hartman+gentoo@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] How to build vmware-modules for kernel 2.6.30
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 14:16:54
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] How to build vmware-modules for kernel 2.6.30 by Jim Cunning
1 On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 12:21 AM, Jim Cunning <jcunning@×××××××××××.org> wrote:
2 > I upgraded to kernel 2.6.30 and now cannot build the vmware kernel-
3 > modules- that I need for vmware-workstation-5.5.9. I've seen
4 > references on google searches that kernel-modules- will work for
5 > vmware-5.3 up to vmware-6.something.
6 >
7 > vmware-workstation-5.5.9 seems to require *only* vmware-modules- Is
8 > there a way I can change this and rebuild both vmware and its kernel modules?
10 You could perhaps emerge the newer modules with --nodeps and see if it
11 works. You might have to put the old vmware-modules package into
12 package.provided so emerge doesn't complain about it.
14 There are patches to supposedly make it work (it requires patching
15 your kernel as well as your vmware-module sources):
18 Other possible actions would be to go back to older kernel or upgrade
19 to newer vmware-workstation. :)
21 Good luck


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Re: [gentoo-user][SOLVED] How to build vmware-modules for kernel 2.6.30 Jim Cunning <jcunning@×××××××××××.org>