Friday, 1 October 2010

VMware Workstation 7.1.2 on Meerkat 10.10

You probably have noticed: VMware did it again.

They ship a new version, it offers update, downloads fine, installs with a breeze and
... zilch ...
crashes on restart.

vmmon and vsocks do not compile.

How many time does that have to happen?

Here is a patch:
patch-modules.sh
vmware-7.1-2.6.35-3-generic.patch

Download both. Then:
chmod u+x patch-modules.sh
sudo ./patch-modules.sh
This script will save the original driver tars, patch them and run the module installation script.

VMware Workstation should start fine.

5 comments:

Lashinsky said...

Good stuffs here. I upgraded to Meerkat today and this was one of the many things that broke... Thanks to your patch and script its one less thing to fix.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic worked first time and saved my back-side.

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Alex said...

Wow, thanks for posting this, it fixed my only issue with my Meerkat upgrade.

Anonymous said...

Thank you. Patch worked perfectly on 7.1.0.261024

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for this patch, it successfully compiled all VMWare-Modules.
Unfortunately VMware Workstation (7.1.2, right version) always crashes if I click on "create a new Virtual Machine". Do you have any advices for my problem?