Here is patch for VMWare player 3.1.4 build-385536 on Linux 2.6.39-2-amd64 kernel

modules (Rename modules.pdf to modules.tar and extract.)


35 Responses to “Here is patch for VMWare player 3.1.4 build-385536 on Linux 2.6.39-2-amd64 kernel”

  1. gibtsdesaaaa Says:

    Thank you!
    Worked for me with Player 3.1.

  2. Grateful Says:

    Worked great for VMWare Server 2.0.2 on this kernel, many thanks.

  3. Jouflux Says:

    I got it working with kernel 3.0.0-1 and vmplayer

  4. Fred Says:

    with workstation 7.1.4, it recompiles driver at each start with

    Aug 03 18:50:16.029: app-140631537714976| Building module with command: /usr/bin/make -C /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vsock-only auto-build SUPPORT_SMP=1 HEADER_DIR=/lib/modules/2.6.40-4.fc15.x86_64/build/include CC=/usr/bin/gcc GREP=/usr/bin/make IS_GCC_3=no VMCCVER=4.6.0
    Aug 03 18:50:17.055: app-140631537714976| Failed to compile module vsock!

  5. LibTrib Says:

    Many thanks – this worked for my vmplayer 3.1.4 on 2.6.40-4.fc15.x86_64 SMP Fedora after a recent update 🙂

  6. JohnDoe Says:

    Could someone let me know how to actually use these files?

    ( I’m a newbie 🙂 )

  7. JohnDoe Says:

    Figured it out. For those wondering, put the individual tars in

    Then run as normal.

  8. Willem Says:

    After a recent kernel update 2.6.40-4.fc15.x86_64 on a fedora 15 system a have the same issue. This seems a usefull sollution for installing vmware workstation 7.1.4.
    Can you tell me in witch folder to extract the modules.tar?

  9. Willem Says:

    Thanks for all the usefull information!

    Using this information a managed to install vmware workstation 7.1.4. successfully on a fedora 15 system with kernel 2.6.40-4.fc15.x86_64. This is how I run the install:

    ***first install vmware by going to the folder where you stored the workstation.bundle. In my case it was:

    sh VMware-Workstation-Full-7.1.4-385536.x86_64.bundle

    ***than update the modules:

    cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/
    mv source source_backup
    mkdir source
    cd cource
    mv modules.pdf modules.tar
    tar xvf modules.tar

    ***Now start vmware and configuration wil complete without errors:


    • maiku Says:

      thanks man, that’s the solution for me :’)

    • lazarus Says:

      you don’t really need to do this;

      mv modules.pdf modules.tar
      tar xvf modules.tar

      tar knows it’s a valid format no matter what’s the exension
      so you can just; tar xvf modules.pdf

  10. ski Says:

    works great on Ubuntu 11.04 with the linux3.0.1 kernel. Thanks.


  11. m@dmac Says:

    working here, ubuntu natty, kernel 2.6.39-10 (git from mainline oneiric, I won’t use 3.0.1 since there is no ck patch yet), vmware fusion 3.1.3 (416484); wonder if you might agree to patch the modules from version 8.4.7 (416484) which includes vmhgfs module, I can upload the source folder, it’s like 13mb +/-… well, thanks anyhow, many many thanks!!!

  12. Danie Wessels Says:

    Wow.. Magic.. Works today like a charm for F15 32bit (needed after update)
    2.6.40-4.fc15.i686.PAE #1 SMP Fri Jul 29 18:47:58 UTC 2011 i686 i686 i386
    Just note ‘cd cource’ should be ‘cd source’ — for those lazy ones who copy and paste

    Thank you / Dankie

  13. Denis Says:

    Worked a treat, thanks.

  14. racheesingh Says:

    Thanks so much! I was dYing bouncing back and forth between 2.6.38 and 2.6.40 kernel headers, trying to somehow get it working. From the RedHat bugzilla page ended up here and literally got my life saved!


  15. David Says:

    Thanks a ton… been stuck on this all morning.

  16. Nosmoht Says:

    Thanks all. I’m running that patch on Oracle Linux 6.1 with Kernel 3.0.3 and it runs fine.

  17. Steve Kelem Says:

    That worked on 2.6.40-3 Fedora 15!
    I had to install the kernel-devel package,
    run the vmware installation,
    then run “vmware” as root to complete the installation.
    Then I was able to run vmware as a normal user.


  18. Peter Says:

    thanks 🙂

  19. Jafery Says:

    Thanks a lot!
    VMware player is working now on fedora 15 ( PAE kernel)

  20. Tim Says:

    Unfortunately the tarball is broken for me: it won’t extract on Mac OS X or on Fedora 64 bit. Unexpected EOF errors. Downloaded it a few times.

  21. Tim Says:

    It’s truncated: undownloadable. Connection closed every time at byte 1549397.

  22. Ravi Says:

    Thanks a lot.. Works perfectly fine with Ubuntu 11.10 kernal on x64 machine.. Though the interface now looks pretty old-fashioned, feels like some old Java-based application, but since I use it with remote desktop, doesn’t bothers that much..

  23. JohnDuff Says:

    Thanks !!!

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