installing vmware workstation 6.5.x on ubuntu

hey folks!

today i’ve got the message that vmware workstation was updated and that version 6.5.4 is out. so, i downloaded it and wanted to install … *schmecks*

there was a problem – i remembered it, that the version 6.5.3 made similar troubles – the installer hung up at configuring the vmplayer. here and here we found again the solution. shortly briefed:

  • in one terminal, run: while true; do sudo killall -9 vmware-modconfig-console; sleep 1; done
  • in a second terminal, run: sudo ./VMware-Workstation-6.5.4-246459.x86_64.bundle –ignore-errors
  • kill loop in first terminal.
  • # cd /tmp
    # tar xf /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmnet.tar
    # vi vmnet-only/vnetUserListener.c (near line 37 add #include “compat_sched.h”)
    # tar cf /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmnet.tar vmnet-only
    # tar xf /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmci.tar
    # vi vmci-only/linux/vmciKernelIf.c (add #include “compat_sched.h” around line 30)
    # vi vmci-only/include/pgtbl.h (add #include “compat_sched.h” around line 30)
    # tar cf /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmci.tar vmci-only
  • run: sudo vmware-modconfig –console –install-all
  • edit /etc/vmware/bootstrap to add the line: VMWARE_USE_SHIPPED_GTK=force

and everything is fine 🙂

thanks for all the fish!

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