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Make vmware workstation 7.1.3 running with opensuse 11.4 (kernel 2.6.37)

November 15th, 2010 by

Note about the 2.6.37xx

There’s a solution to make the kernel modules building under openSUSE factory (11.4) and the kernel 2.6.37

Preparation

download the lastest vmware workstation 7.1.3 (the patch is only for this version)
download the patch vmware-7.1.3-2.6.37-rc5.patch
download the script to patch patch-modules_v62-opensuse.sh

Install

Proceed to the normal installation of workstation, if you have older version, it will be replaced
by running under root account

sh VMware-Workstation-Full-7.1.3-324285.x86_64.bundle

Patch

Now we have to apply the needed patch, just run as root

sh patch-modules_v62-opensuse.sh

Here the output result

sh patch-modules_v62-opensuse.sh 
(Stripping trailing CRs from patch.)
patching file vmci-only/include/compat_semaphore.h
(Stripping trailing CRs from patch.)
patching file vmmon-only/linux/driver.c
(Stripping trailing CRs from patch.)
patching file vmnet-only/compat_semaphore.h
(Stripping trailing CRs from patch.)
patching file vsock-only/shared/compat_semaphore.h
Stopping VMware services:
   VMware USB Arbitrator                                               done
   VM communication interface socket family                            done
   Virtual machine communication interface                             done
   Virtual machine monitor                                             done
   Blocking file system                                                done
Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.37-rc5-12-desktop/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \
  MODULEBUILDDIR= modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.37-rc5-12-obj/x86_64/desktop'
make -C ../../../linux-2.6.37-rc5-12 O=/usr/src/linux-2.6.37-rc5-12-obj/x86_64/desktop/. modules
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/iommu.o
/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/iommu.c: In function ‘IOMMUUnregisterDeviceInt’:
/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/iommu.c:217:17: warning: ignoring return value of ‘device_attach’, declared with attribute warn_unused_result
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.o
/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c: In function ‘HostIFReadUptimeWork’:
/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c:2004:37: warning: ‘newUpBase’ may be used uninitialized in this function
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driverLog.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/common/memtrack.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/common/vmx86.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/common/cpuid.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/common/task.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/common/hashFunc.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/common/comport.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/common/phystrack.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/vmcore/moduleloop.o
  LD [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/vmmon.o
  Building modules, stage 2.
  MODPOST 1 modules
  CC      /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/vmmon.mod.o
  LD [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/vmmon.ko
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.37-rc5-12-obj/x86_64/desktop'
make -C $PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \
  MODULEBUILDDIR= postbuild
make[1]: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only'
make[1]: `postbuild' is up to date.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only'
cp -f vmmon.ko ./../vmmon.o
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only'
Built vmmon module
Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.37-rc5-12-desktop/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \
  MODULEBUILDDIR= modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.37-rc5-12-obj/x86_64/desktop'
make -C ../../../linux-2.6.37-rc5-12 O=/usr/src/linux-2.6.37-rc5-12-obj/x86_64/desktop/. modules
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only/driver.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only/hub.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only/userif.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only/netif.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only/bridge.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only/filter.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only/procfs.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only/smac_compat.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only/smac.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only/vnetEvent.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only/vnetUserListener.o
  LD [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only/vmnet.o
  Building modules, stage 2.
  MODPOST 1 modules
  CC      /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only/vmnet.mod.o
  LD [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only/vmnet.ko
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.37-rc5-12-obj/x86_64/desktop'
make -C $PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \
  MODULEBUILDDIR= postbuild
make[1]: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only'
make[1]: `postbuild' is up to date.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only'
cp -f vmnet.ko ./../vmnet.o
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only'
Built vmnet module
Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock-only'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.37-rc5-12-desktop/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \
  MODULEBUILDDIR= modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.37-rc5-12-obj/x86_64/desktop'
make -C ../../../linux-2.6.37-rc5-12 O=/usr/src/linux-2.6.37-rc5-12-obj/x86_64/desktop/. modules
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock-only/linux/filesystem.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock-only/linux/dentry.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock-only/linux/stubs.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock-only/linux/dbllnklst.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock-only/linux/file.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock-only/linux/block.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock-only/linux/module.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock-only/linux/super.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock-only/linux/inode.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock-only/linux/control.o
  LD [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock-only/vmblock.o
  Building modules, stage 2.
  MODPOST 1 modules
  CC      /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock-only/vmblock.mod.o
  LD [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock-only/vmblock.ko
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.37-rc5-12-obj/x86_64/desktop'
make -C $PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \
  MODULEBUILDDIR= postbuild
make[1]: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock-only'
make[1]: `postbuild' is up to date.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock-only'
cp -f vmblock.ko ./../vmblock.o
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock-only'
Built vmblock module
Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.37-rc5-12-desktop/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \
  MODULEBUILDDIR= modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.37-rc5-12-obj/x86_64/desktop'
make -C ../../../linux-2.6.37-rc5-12 O=/usr/src/linux-2.6.37-rc5-12-obj/x86_64/desktop/. modules
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only/linux/driver.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only/linux/driverLog.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only/linux/vmciKernelIf.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only/common/vmciDatagram.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only/common/vmciDriver.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only/common/vmciDs.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only/common/vmciContext.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only/common/vmciHashtable.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only/common/vmciEvent.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only/common/vmciQueuePair.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only/common/vmciGroup.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only/common/vmciResource.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only/common/vmciProcess.o
  LD [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only/vmci.o
  Building modules, stage 2.
  MODPOST 1 modules
  CC      /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only/vmci.mod.o
  LD [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only/vmci.ko
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.37-rc5-12-obj/x86_64/desktop'
make -C $PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \
  MODULEBUILDDIR= postbuild
make[1]: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only'
make[1]: `postbuild' is up to date.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only'
cp -f vmci.ko ./../vmci.o
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only'
Built vmci module
Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vsock-only'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.37-rc5-12-desktop/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \
  MODULEBUILDDIR= modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.37-rc5-12-obj/x86_64/desktop'
make -C ../../../linux-2.6.37-rc5-12 O=/usr/src/linux-2.6.37-rc5-12-obj/x86_64/desktop/. modules
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vsock-only/linux/af_vsock.o
/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vsock-only/linux/af_vsock.c: In function ‘VSockVmciStreamConnect’:
/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vsock-only/linux/af_vsock.c:3172:4: warning: case value ‘255’ not in enumerated type ‘socket_state’
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vsock-only/linux/vsockAddr.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vsock-only/linux/util.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vsock-only/linux/stats.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vsock-only/linux/notify.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vsock-only/driverLog.o
  LD [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vsock-only/vsock.o
  Building modules, stage 2.
  MODPOST 1 modules
  CC      /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vsock-only/vsock.mod.o
  LD [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vsock-only/vsock.ko
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.37-rc5-12-obj/x86_64/desktop'
make -C $PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \
  MODULEBUILDDIR= postbuild
make[1]: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vsock-only'
make[1]: `postbuild' is up to date.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vsock-only'
cp -f vsock.ko ./../vsock.o
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vsock-only'
Built vsock module
Starting VMware services:
   VMware USB Arbitrator                                               done
   Virtual machine monitor                                             done
   Virtual machine communication interface                             done
   VM communication interface socket family                            done
   Blocking file system                                                done
   Virtual ethernet                                                    done
   Shared Memory Available                                             done


All done, you can now run VMWare WorkStation.
Modules sources backup can be found in the '/usr/lib/vmware/modules/source-workstation7.1.3-2010-12-13-19:07:07-backup' directory

References

vmware community post
vmware community thread

Mark D Bernstein aka InitiaZero for providing the script and patch by email and having ping me about it

Enjoy, and thanks to people having done the crappy job before.

Both comments and pings are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Make vmware workstation 7.1.3 running with opensuse 11.4 (kernel 2.6.37)”

  1. Alexandre Bars

    terminal throw the follow:

    make[4]: *** [/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o] Error 1
    make[3]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only] Error 2
    make[2]: *** [sub-make] Error 2
    make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.36-18-obj/x86_64/desktop’
    make: *** [vmmon.ko] Error 2
    make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only’
    Unable to install vmmon

  2. Hi Alexandre, sorry for the delay …

    I was waiting the new version of worstation 7.1.3 just published this day but it doesn’t do a better job, with the 2.6.37-rc kernel we have in factory .

    Bad result

    cat /tmp/vmware-root/setup-19748.log
    Dec 01 21:05:52.410: app-139812422121216| Log for VMware Workstation pid=19748 version=7.1.3 build=build-324285 option=Release
    Dec 01 21:05:52.410: app-139812422121216| The process is 64-bit.
    Dec 01 21:05:52.410: app-139812422121216| Host codepage=UTF-8 encoding=UTF-8
    Dec 01 21:05:52.410: app-139812422121216| Logging to /tmp/vmware-root/setup-19748.log
    Dec 01 21:05:52.881: app-139812422121216| System distribution is SuSE
    Dec 01 21:05:52.881: app-139812422121216| System version is 11.4
    Dec 01 21:05:52.881: app-139812422121216| modconf query interface initialized
    Dec 01 21:05:52.881: app-139812422121216| modconf library initialized
    Dec 01 21:05:52.985: app-139812422121216| Your GCC version: 4.5
    Dec 01 21:05:52.991: app-139812422121216| Your GCC version: 4.5
    Dec 01 21:05:53.001: app-139812422121216| Your GCC version: 4.5
    Dec 01 21:05:53.015: app-139812422121216| Your GCC version: 4.5
    Dec 01 21:05:53.029: app-139812422121216| Your GCC version: 4.5
    Dec 01 21:05:53.065: app-139812422121216| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 01 21:05:53.068: app-139812422121216| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 01 21:05:53.070: app-139812422121216| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 01 21:05:53.073: app-139812422121216| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 01 21:05:53.076: app-139812422121216| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 01 21:05:53.101: app-139812422121216| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 01 21:05:53.104: app-139812422121216| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 01 21:05:53.106: app-139812422121216| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 01 21:05:53.109: app-139812422121216| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 01 21:05:53.112: app-139812422121216| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 01 21:05:53.117: app-139812422121216| Your GCC version: 4.5
    Dec 01 21:05:53.128: app-139812422121216| Your GCC version: 4.5
    Dec 01 21:05:53.168: app-139812422121216| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 01 21:05:53.171: app-139812422121216| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 01 21:05:53.173: app-139812422121216| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 01 21:05:53.176: app-139812422121216| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 01 21:05:53.188: app-139812422121216| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 01 21:05:53.196: app-139812422121216| Your GCC version: 4.5
    Dec 01 21:05:53.208: app-139812422121216| Your GCC version: 4.5
    Dec 01 21:05:53.278: app-139812422121216| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 01 21:05:53.281: app-139812422121216| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 01 21:05:53.283: app-139812422121216| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 01 21:05:53.286: app-139812422121216| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 01 21:05:53.289: app-139812422121216| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 01 21:05:53.479: app-139812422121216| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 01 21:05:53.480: app-139812422121216| Building module vmmon.
    Dec 01 21:05:53.480: app-139812422121216| Extracting the sources of the vmmon module.
    Dec 01 21:05:53.493: app-139812422121216| Building module with command: /usr/bin/make -C /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only auto-build SUPPORT_SMP=1 HEADER_DIR=/lib/modules/2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop/build/include CC=/usr/bin/gcc GREP=/usr/bin/make IS_GCC_3=no VMCCVER=4.5
    Dec 01 21:05:54.485: app-139812422121216| Failed to compile module vmmon!
    Dec 01 21:06:03.338: app-139812422121216| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 01 21:06:03.341: app-139812422121216| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 01 21:06:03.344: app-139812422121216| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 01 21:06:03.348: app-139812422121216| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 01 21:06:03.351: app-139812422121216| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 01 21:06:03.356: app-139812422121216| Your GCC version: 4.5
    Dec 01 21:06:03.369: app-139812422121216| Your GCC version: 4.5
    Dec 01 21:06:03.424: app-139812422121216| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 01 21:06:03.426: app-139812422121216| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 01 21:06:03.429: app-139812422121216| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 01 21:06:03.432: app-139812422121216| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 01 21:06:03.435: app-139812422121216| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 01 21:06:03.599: app-139812422121216| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 01 21:06:03.600: app-139812422121216| Building module vmmon.
    Dec 01 21:06:03.600: app-139812422121216| Extracting the sources of the vmmon module.
    Dec 01 21:06:03.616: app-139812422121216| Building module with command: /usr/bin/make -C /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only auto-build SUPPORT_SMP=1 HEADER_DIR=/lib/modules/2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop/build/include CC=/usr/bin/gcc GREP=/usr/bin/make IS_GCC_3=no VMCCVER=4.5
    Dec 01 21:06:04.520: app-139812422121216| Failed to compile module vmmon!

    Hopefully we have kvm to do testing and virtual machine :-)

  3. initialZero

    Any update on M4 and 7.1.3?

    Dec 03 11:26:34.641: app-140033019078400| Log for VMware Workstation pid=18809 version=7.1.3 build=build-324285 option=Release
    Dec 03 11:26:34.641: app-140033019078400| The process is 64-bit.
    Dec 03 11:26:34.641: app-140033019078400| Host codepage=UTF-8 encoding=UTF-8
    Dec 03 11:26:34.641: app-140033019078400| Logging to /tmp/vmware-root/setup-18809.log
    Dec 03 11:26:34.753: app-140033019078400| System distribution is SuSE
    Dec 03 11:26:34.753: app-140033019078400| System version is 11.4
    Dec 03 11:26:34.754: app-140033019078400| modconf query interface initialized
    Dec 03 11:26:34.754: app-140033019078400| modconf library initialized
    Dec 03 11:26:34.778: app-140033019078400| Your GCC version: 4.5
    Dec 03 11:26:34.782: app-140033019078400| Your GCC version: 4.5
    Dec 03 11:26:34.790: app-140033019078400| Your GCC version: 4.5
    Dec 03 11:26:34.800: app-140033019078400| Your GCC version: 4.5
    Dec 03 11:26:34.808: app-140033019078400| Your GCC version: 4.5
    Dec 03 11:26:34.839: app-140033019078400| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 03 11:26:34.841: app-140033019078400| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 03 11:26:34.844: app-140033019078400| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 03 11:26:34.846: app-140033019078400| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 03 11:26:34.849: app-140033019078400| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
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    Dec 03 11:26:34.871: app-140033019078400| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 03 11:26:34.873: app-140033019078400| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 03 11:26:34.876: app-140033019078400| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 03 11:26:34.878: app-140033019078400| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 03 11:26:34.882: app-140033019078400| Your GCC version: 4.5
    Dec 03 11:26:34.890: app-140033019078400| Your GCC version: 4.5
    Dec 03 11:26:34.975: app-140033019078400| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 03 11:26:34.977: app-140033019078400| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 03 11:26:34.980: app-140033019078400| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 03 11:26:34.982: app-140033019078400| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 03 11:26:34.985: app-140033019078400| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 03 11:26:34.988: app-140033019078400| Your GCC version: 4.5
    Dec 03 11:26:34.997: app-140033019078400| Your GCC version: 4.5
    Dec 03 11:26:35.042: app-140033019078400| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 03 11:26:35.045: app-140033019078400| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 03 11:26:35.047: app-140033019078400| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 03 11:26:35.050: app-140033019078400| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 03 11:26:35.052: app-140033019078400| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 03 11:26:35.171: app-140033019078400| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop.
    Dec 03 11:26:35.171: app-140033019078400| Building module vmmon.
    Dec 03 11:26:35.171: app-140033019078400| Extracting the sources of the vmmon module.
    Dec 03 11:26:35.183: app-140033019078400| Building module with command: /usr/bin/make -C /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only auto-build SUPPORT_SMP=1 HEADER_DIR=/lib/modules/2.6.37-rc3-git1-6-desktop/build/include CC=/usr/bin/gcc GREP=/usr/bin/make IS_GCC_3=no VMCCVER=4.5
    Dec 03 11:26:35.949: app-140033019078400| Failed to compile module vmmon!

  4. initialZero

    Whatever, I give up. It seems to be mangling my post. If somebody really wants vmware working they will figure it out or ask me.