VMware does not work on Breezy. Big problem for me!

Trent Lloyd lathiat at bur.st
Sun Sep 4 00:39:53 CDT 2005


VMWare doesn't work very well with 2.6.12 but if you grab this


You run the runme.pl script in there and it replaces the drivers with a
slightly udpated version that works (works here).

And please don't post to ubuntu-devel in future, its for discussion of
development not user support as this is, ubuntu-users is the list you
want :)


On Sat, Sep 03, 2005 at 05:47:11PM -0400, Matt Galvin wrote:
> Hey all,
> I am in the mist of getting Breezy installed on 70+ corporate laptops
> where Breezy would get a great deal of exposure all across the US. My
> one issue is that VMware is required ATM and it does not work on
> Breezy.
> First vmware would not compile b/c the kernel is built with gcc3.4 and
> vmware was trying to build with gcc4. OK, so I forced it(export
> CC=/usr/bin/gcc-3.4) to build with gcc3.4 but the network modules fail
> to load. Then when I try to run vmware it just hangs. I then get hal
> errors and I have to start killing things.
> I have been able to get everything I need running on Hoary, but since
> these laptops will be rolling out over the next month I would like to
> try and target everything for use with Breezy if at all possible.
> Has anyone else been able to get it working?
> Is there anything we can do to try and get VMware to run on Breezy in
> some way, or do I just have to wait until the vmware guys release a
> version that works. In which case I would have to just stick with
> Hoary.
> Here is the relevant build output:
> --- snip ---
> Building the vmnet module.
> Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
> make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only'
> make -C /lib/modules/2.6.12-8-686-smp/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD
> SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
> make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.12-8-686-smp'
>   CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/driver.o
>   CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/hub.o
>   CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/userif.o
> /tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/userif.c: In function `VNetUserIfMapUint32Ptr':
> /tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/userif.c:152: warning: `verify_area' is
> deprecated (declared at include/asm/uaccess.h:105)
> /tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/userif.c:153: warning: `verify_area' is
> deprecated (declared at include/asm/uaccess.h:105)
>   CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/netif.o
>   CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/bridge.o
> /tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/bridge.c: In function `VNetBridgeUp':
> /tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/bridge.c:716: warning: passing arg 3 of
> `sk_alloc' makes pointer from integer without a cast
> /tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/bridge.c:716: warning: passing arg 4 of
> `sk_alloc' makes integer from pointer without a cast
>   CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/procfs.o
>   LD [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/vmnet.o
>   Building modules, stage 2.
> Warning: could not open /tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/includeCheck.h:
> Invalid argument
>   CC      /tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/vmnet.mod.o
>   LD [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/vmnet.ko
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.12-8-686-smp'
> cp -f vmnet.ko ./../vmnet.o
> make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only'
> The module loads perfectly in the running kernel.
> Starting VMware services:
>    Virtual machine monitor                                             done
>    Virtual ethernet                                                    done
>    Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0                                  failed
>    Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet8 (background)                    done
>    NAT service on /dev/vmnet8                                          done
> --- snip ---
> After that trying to run any vmare command just hangs.
> Thanks a million in advance,
> Matt
> P.S. - Sorry for the cross post.
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Trent Lloyd <lathiat at bur.st>
Bur.st Networking Inc.

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