Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Issues with VMware 8 wont run Kernel 3.8 wont let VMware 8 & 9 work



When I try to launch VMware workstation, I get the following error:
Before you can run VMware, several modules must be compiled and loaded into the kernel CANCEL / INSTALL

No errors, when I select INSTALL nothing happens just closes.
I install manually:
sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools open-vm-tools-dev open-vm-dkms open-vm-toolbox open-vm-tools-dev
But already installed to the latest versions.
I will start a bounty to fix this.
Ubuntu 13.04 64bit

pst007x@pst007x-Serval-Professional:~$ uname -a
Linux pst007x-Serval-Professional 3.9.0-030900-generic #201304291257 SMP Mon Apr 29 16:58:15 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

I have uninstalled and reinstalled all components, but same problem.
I have tried a different Kernel, but end up with the same problem.

Tried this as suggested: here

#!/bin/bash
cd
cp -prn /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source-backup
mkdir fixed
cd fixed
find /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source -name "*.tar" -exec tar xf '{}' \;

## add missing header on kernels
sed -i '/#include "compat_wait.h"/a\#include "compat_sched.h"' vmnet-only/vnetUserListener.c
sed -i '/#include "compat_page.h"/a\#include "compat_sched.h"' vmci-only/include/pgtbl.h
## comment out an invalid definition
sed -i 's|\(extern void poll_initwait(compat_poll_wqueues \*);\)|//\1|' *-only/include/compat_wait.h

tar cf vmblock.tar vmblock-only
tar cf vmci.tar vmci-only
tar cf vmmon.tar vmmon-only
tar cf vmnet.tar vmnet-only
tar cf vmppuser.tar vmppuser-only
tar cf vsock.tar vsock-only

cp -p *.tar /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source

cd /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/include/linux
ln -s ../generated/autoconf.h
ln -s ../generated/utsrelease.h
cd

vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

# clean up
cd
rm -rf fixed
cd /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/include/linux
rm autoconf.h utsrelease.h
cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/
rm -rf source-backup
cd

Didn't work, results of script in terminal:

pst007x@pst007x-Serval-Professional:~/Desktop$ sudo ./run
[sudo] password for pst007x: 
sed: can't read vmci-only/include/pgtbl.h: No such file or directory
sed: can't read *-only/include/compat_wait.h: No such file or directory
tar: vmppuser-only: Cannot stat: No such file or directory
tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors
ln: failed to create symbolic link ‘./autoconf.h’: File exists
ln: failed to create symbolic link ‘./utsrelease.h’: 

File exists
Stopping VMware services:
   VMware Authentication Daemon                                        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/modconfig-tGleah/vmmon-only'
/usr/bin/make -C /lib/modules/3.9.0-030900-generic/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \
      MODULEBUILDDIR= modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.9.0-030900-generic'
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmmon-only/linux/driverLog.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmmon-only/common/apic.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmmon-only/common/comport.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmmon-only/common/cpuid.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmmon-only/common/hashFunc.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmmon-only/common/memtrack.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmmon-only/common/phystrack.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmmon-only/common/task.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmmon-only/common/vmx86.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmmon-only/vmcore/moduleloop.o
  LD [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmmon-only/vmmon.o
  Building modules, stage 2.
  MODPOST 1 modules
  CC      /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmmon-only/vmmon.mod.o
  LD [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmmon-only/vmmon.ko
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.9.0-030900-generic'
/usr/bin/make -C $PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \
      MODULEBUILDDIR= postbuild
make[1]: Entering directory `/tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmmon-only'
make[1]: `postbuild' is up to date.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmmon-only'
cp -f vmmon.ko ./../vmmon.o
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmmon-only'
Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmnet-only'
/usr/bin/make -C /lib/modules/3.9.0-030900-generic/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \
      MODULEBUILDDIR= modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.9.0-030900-generic'
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmnet-only/driver.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmnet-only/hub.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmnet-only/userif.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmnet-only/netif.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmnet-only/bridge.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmnet-only/filter.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmnet-only/procfs.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmnet-only/smac_compat.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmnet-only/smac.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmnet-only/vnetEvent.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmnet-only/vnetUserListener.o
  LD [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmnet-only/vmnet.o
  Building modules, stage 2.
  MODPOST 1 modules
  CC      /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmnet-only/vmnet.mod.o
  LD [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmnet-only/vmnet.ko
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.9.0-030900-generic'
/usr/bin/make -C $PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \
      MODULEBUILDDIR= postbuild
make[1]: Entering directory `/tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmnet-only'
make[1]: `postbuild' is up to date.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmnet-only'
cp -f vmnet.ko ./../vmnet.o
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmnet-only'
Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmblock-only'
/usr/bin/make -C /lib/modules/3.9.0-030900-generic/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \
      MODULEBUILDDIR= modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.9.0-030900-generic'
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmblock-only/linux/block.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmblock-only/linux/control.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmblock-only/linux/dentry.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmblock-only/linux/file.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmblock-only/linux/filesystem.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmblock-only/linux/inode.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmblock-only/linux/module.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmblock-only/linux/stubs.o
/tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmblock-only/linux/dentry.c:38:4: warning: initialisation from incompatible pointer type [enabled by default]
/tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmblock-only/linux/dentry.c:38:4: warning: (near initialisation for ‘LinkDentryOps.d_revalidate’) [enabled by default]
/tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmblock-only/linux/dentry.c: In function ‘DentryOpRevalidate’:
/tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmblock-only/linux/dentry.c:104:7: warning: passing argument 2 of ‘actualDentry->d_op->d_revalidate’ makes integer from pointer without a cast [enabled by default]
/tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmblock-only/linux/dentry.c:104:7: note: expected ‘unsigned int’ but argument is of type ‘struct nameidata *’
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmblock-only/linux/super.o
/tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmblock-only/linux/control.c: In function ‘ExecuteBlockOp’:
/tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmblock-only/linux/control.c:285:9: warning: assignment from incompatible pointer type [enabled by default]
/tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmblock-only/linux/control.c:296:4: warning: passing argument 1 of ‘putname’ from incompatible pointer type [enabled by default]
In file included from include/linux/proc_fs.h:5:0,
                 from /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmblock-only/linux/control.c:28:
include/linux/fs.h:2040:13: note: expected ‘struct filename *’ but argument is of type ‘char *’
/tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmblock-only/linux/inode.c:49:4: warning: initialisation from incompatible pointer type [enabled by default]
/tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmblock-only/linux/inode.c:49:4: warning: (near initialisation for ‘RootInodeOps.lookup’) [enabled by default]
  LD [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmblock-only/vmblock.o
  Building modules, stage 2.
  MODPOST 1 modules
WARNING: "putname" [/tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmblock-only/vmblock.ko] undefined!
  CC      /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmblock-only/vmblock.mod.o
  LD [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmblock-only/vmblock.ko
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.9.0-030900-generic'
/usr/bin/make -C $PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \
      MODULEBUILDDIR= postbuild
make[1]: Entering directory `/tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmblock-only'
make[1]: `postbuild' is up to date.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmblock-only'
cp -f vmblock.ko ./../vmblock.o
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmblock-only'
Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmci-only'
/usr/bin/make -C /lib/modules/3.9.0-030900-generic/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \
      MODULEBUILDDIR= modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.9.0-030900-generic'
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmci-only/linux/driver.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmci-only/linux/vmciKernelIf.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmci-only/common/vmciContext.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmci-only/common/vmciDoorbell.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmci-only/common/vmciDriver.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmci-only/common/vmciDatagram.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmci-only/common/vmciEvent.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmci-only/common/vmciHashtable.o
/tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmci-only/linux/driver.c:127:4: error: implicit declaration of function ‘__devexit_p’ [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]
/tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmci-only/linux/driver.c:127:4: error: initialiser element is not constant
/tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmci-only/linux/driver.c:127:4: error: (near initialisation for ‘vmci_driver.remove’)
/tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmci-only/linux/driver.c:1754:1: error: expected ‘=’, ‘,’, ‘;’, ‘asm’ or ‘__attribute__’ before ‘vmci_probe_device’
/tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmci-only/linux/driver.c:1982:1: error: expected ‘=’, ‘,’, ‘;’, ‘asm’ or ‘__attribute__’ before ‘vmci_remove_device’
/tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmci-only/linux/driver.c:119:12: warning: ‘vmci_probe_device’ used but never defined [enabled by default]
/tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmci-only/linux/driver.c:121:13: warning: ‘vmci_remove_device’ used but never defined [enabled by default]
/tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmci-only/linux/driver.c:2063:1: warning: ‘vmci_interrupt’ defined but not used [-Wunused-function]
/tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmci-only/linux/driver.c:2137:1: warning: ‘vmci_interrupt_bm’ defined but not used [-Wunused-function]
/tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmci-only/linux/driver.c:1717:1: warning: ‘vmci_enable_msix’ defined but not used [-Wunused-function]
cc1: some warnings being treated as errors
make[2]: *** [/tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmci-only/linux/driver.o] Error 1
make[2]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmci-only] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.9.0-030900-generic'
make: *** [vmci.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/modconfig-tGleah/vmci-only'
Unable to install all modules.  See log for details.

pst007x@pst007x-Serval-Professional:~/Desktop$ 


Tried as suggested below, but same issue:

pst007x@pst007x-Serval-Professional:~$ sudo vmware-modconfig --console --install-all
[sudo] password for pst007x: 
Stopping VMware services:
   VMware Authentication Daemon                                        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/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmmon-only'
/usr/bin/make -C /lib/modules/3.9.0-030900-generic/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \
      MODULEBUILDDIR= modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.9.0-030900-generic'
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmmon-only/linux/driverLog.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmmon-only/common/apic.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmmon-only/common/comport.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmmon-only/common/cpuid.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmmon-only/common/hashFunc.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmmon-only/common/memtrack.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmmon-only/common/phystrack.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmmon-only/common/task.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmmon-only/common/vmx86.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmmon-only/vmcore/moduleloop.o
  LD [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmmon-only/vmmon.o
  Building modules, stage 2.
  MODPOST 1 modules
  CC      /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmmon-only/vmmon.mod.o
  LD [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmmon-only/vmmon.ko
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.9.0-030900-generic'
/usr/bin/make -C $PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \
      MODULEBUILDDIR= postbuild
make[1]: Entering directory `/tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmmon-only'
make[1]: `postbuild' is up to date.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmmon-only'
cp -f vmmon.ko ./../vmmon.o
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmmon-only'
Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmnet-only'
/usr/bin/make -C /lib/modules/3.9.0-030900-generic/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \
      MODULEBUILDDIR= modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.9.0-030900-generic'
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmnet-only/driver.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmnet-only/hub.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmnet-only/userif.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmnet-only/netif.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmnet-only/bridge.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmnet-only/filter.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmnet-only/procfs.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmnet-only/smac_compat.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmnet-only/smac.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmnet-only/vnetEvent.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmnet-only/vnetUserListener.o
  LD [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmnet-only/vmnet.o
  Building modules, stage 2.
  MODPOST 1 modules
  CC      /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmnet-only/vmnet.mod.o
  LD [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmnet-only/vmnet.ko
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.9.0-030900-generic'
/usr/bin/make -C $PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \
      MODULEBUILDDIR= postbuild
make[1]: Entering directory `/tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmnet-only'
make[1]: `postbuild' is up to date.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmnet-only'
cp -f vmnet.ko ./../vmnet.o
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmnet-only'
Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmblock-only'
/usr/bin/make -C /lib/modules/3.9.0-030900-generic/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \
      MODULEBUILDDIR= modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.9.0-030900-generic'
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmblock-only/linux/block.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmblock-only/linux/control.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmblock-only/linux/dentry.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmblock-only/linux/file.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmblock-only/linux/filesystem.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmblock-only/linux/inode.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmblock-only/linux/module.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmblock-only/linux/stubs.o
/tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmblock-only/linux/control.c: In function ‘ExecuteBlockOp’:
/tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmblock-only/linux/control.c:285:9: warning: assignment from incompatible pointer type [enabled by default]
/tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmblock-only/linux/control.c:296:4: warning: passing argument 1 of ‘putname’ from incompatible pointer type [enabled by default]
In file included from include/linux/proc_fs.h:5:0,
                 from /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmblock-only/linux/control.c:28:
include/linux/fs.h:2040:13: note: expected ‘struct filename *’ but argument is of type ‘char *’
/tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmblock-only/linux/dentry.c:38:4: warning: initialisation from incompatible pointer type [enabled by default]
/tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmblock-only/linux/dentry.c:38:4: warning: (near initialisation for ‘LinkDentryOps.d_revalidate’) [enabled by default]
/tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmblock-only/linux/dentry.c: In function ‘DentryOpRevalidate’:
/tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmblock-only/linux/dentry.c:104:7: warning: passing argument 2 of ‘actualDentry->d_op->d_revalidate’ makes integer from pointer without a cast [enabled by default]
/tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmblock-only/linux/dentry.c:104:7: note: expected ‘unsigned int’ but argument is of type ‘struct nameidata *’
/tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmblock-only/linux/inode.c:49:4: warning: initialisation from incompatible pointer type [enabled by default]
/tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmblock-only/linux/inode.c:49:4: warning: (near initialisation for ‘RootInodeOps.lookup’) [enabled by default]
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmblock-only/linux/super.o
  LD [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmblock-only/vmblock.o
  Building modules, stage 2.
  MODPOST 1 modules
WARNING: "putname" [/tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmblock-only/vmblock.ko] undefined!
  CC      /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmblock-only/vmblock.mod.o
  LD [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmblock-only/vmblock.ko
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.9.0-030900-generic'
/usr/bin/make -C $PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \
      MODULEBUILDDIR= postbuild
make[1]: Entering directory `/tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmblock-only'
make[1]: `postbuild' is up to date.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmblock-only'
cp -f vmblock.ko ./../vmblock.o
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmblock-only'
Using 2.6.x kernel build system.

make: Entering directory `/tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmci-only'
/usr/bin/make -C /lib/modules/3.9.0-030900-generic/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \
      MODULEBUILDDIR= modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.9.0-030900-generic'
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmci-only/linux/driver.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmci-only/linux/vmciKernelIf.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmci-only/common/vmciContext.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmci-only/common/vmciDatagram.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmci-only/common/vmciDoorbell.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmci-only/common/vmciDriver.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmci-only/common/vmciHashtable.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmci-only/common/vmciEvent.o
/tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmci-only/linux/driver.c:127:4: error: implicit declaration of function ‘__devexit_p’ [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]
/tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmci-only/linux/driver.c:127:4: error: initialiser element is not constant
/tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmci-only/linux/driver.c:127:4: error: (near initialisation for ‘vmci_driver.remove’)

/tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmci-only/linux/driver.c:1754:1: error: expected ‘=’, ‘,’, ‘;’, ‘asm’ or ‘__attribute__’ before ‘vmci_probe_device’
/tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmci-only/linux/driver.c:1982:1: error: expected ‘=’, ‘,’, ‘;’, ‘asm’ or ‘__attribute__’ before ‘vmci_remove_device’
/tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmci-only/linux/driver.c:119:12: warning: ‘vmci_probe_device’ used but never defined [enabled by default]
/tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmci-only/linux/driver.c:121:13: warning: ‘vmci_remove_device’ used but never defined [enabled by default]
/tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmci-only/linux/driver.c:2063:1: warning: ‘vmci_interrupt’ defined but not used [-Wunused-function]
/tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmci-only/linux/driver.c:2137:1: warning: ‘vmci_interrupt_bm’ defined but not used [-Wunused-function]
/tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmci-only/linux/driver.c:1717:1: warning: ‘vmci_enable_msix’ defined but not used [-Wunused-function]
cc1: some warnings being treated as errors
make[2]: *** [/tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmci-only/linux/driver.o] Error 1
make[2]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmci-only] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.9.0-030900-generic'
make: *** [vmci.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/modconfig-IFjtiM/vmci-only'
Unable to install all modules.  See log for details.


pst007x@pst007x-Serval-Professional:~$ sudo apt-get install build-essential
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
build-essential is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
pst007x@pst007x-Serval-Professional:~$ 

Friday, 12 July 2013

How to get Fedore 17 to upgrade to Fedore 18 Using Yum !!


Hi Guys !!!

I am using Fedora 17 for quite a while on VMware I decide to give it a go because my older brother advice me to do so.. Since here, most of time I've using  CentOS, RedHat, Debian Kali and uBuntu mainly... 



But I decided to give it a go on Fedora 17, after some months into it I realize that a new release was launched, therefore I decide to upgrade my machine ... And here is the workout ...

Here are some WORDS of RECOMMENDATION BEFORE YOU DO THIS ...

Upgrading using the yum method described here is not recommended for new users. Use FedUp instead 
 
For upgrades to Fedora 18 and later, the recommended upgrade method is the FedUp tool. This section has instructions on using FedUp to upgrade. 


For upgrades to Fedora 17 and earlier, the recommended installation method is with a boot media with the Anaconda installer as detailed in the Installation Guide or via PreUpgrade. PreUpgrade is a slightly different upgrade method where all the packages are downloaded before the system is rebooted into the Anaconda installer. 

Although upgrades with yum do work, they are not explicitly tested as part of the release process by the Fedora QA and are not documented in the Fedora installation guide. If you are not prepared to resolve issues on your own if things break, you should probably use the recommended installation methods instead
 Extracted from: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Upgrading_Fedora_using_yum

2 Upgrading To Fedora 18 (Desktop & Server)

First we must upgrade the rpm package:

# sudo yum clean-all

yum upgrade yum
yum install fedup
yum -y upgrade
fedup-cli --network 18 --debuglog fedup-to-18.log


Than when the install finished .. run on terminal the command " # reboot "
Let the machine boot up and then look into the Grub menu and choose the option that says "fedora fedup upgrade"


Press "Enter" and let the system upgrade start ! When it finish's the system will reboot again and then if all goes well you will boot up on the Fedora 18 ...

For more help  here are some links : http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedUp , http://tech.saos.co.in/post/2013/02/16/upgrade-fedora-17-to-18-using-yum.aspx

To download Fedora : go here http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora

Hope this article help you guys somehow .. If you guys got any query please drop me some questions  I will very happy to answer them ..

:-) Enjoy

This is another posting showing "how to do computing" for everyday computer usages... For a general public 

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Solve VMWare Workstation 9 Error on Linux Kernel 3.8.0-26



I have VMware Workstations 9 installed on my uBuntu 13 machine and today without any apparent reason it stop working throwing me the following error, every time I've tried to boot up any VM machine.


To solver the problem .. here is what I have done ... created bash script to handle problems with VMware Player on 13.04 ...




  • #!/bin/bash
  • if [[ $UID != 0 ]]; then
  •     echo "Please run this script with sudo:"
  •     echo "sudo $0 $*"
  •     exit 1
  • fi
  • sudo ln -s /usr/src/linux-headers-$(uname -r)/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/linux-headers-$(uname -r)/include/linux/version.h
  • cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source
  • sudo tar -xf vmci.tar
  • cd vmci-only
  • sudo sed '127s/.*/   .remove = vmci_remove_device,/' driver.c > driver.c.tmp
  • mv driver.c.tmp driver.c
  • sudo sed '1753s/.*/static int/' driver.c > driver.c.tmp
  • mv driver.c.tmp driver.c
  • sudo sed '1981s/.*/static void/' driver.c > driver.c.tmp
  • mv driver.c.tmp driver.c
  • cd ..
  • sudo tar -cf vmci.tar vmci-only/
  • sudo rm vmci-only/ -Rf
  • sudo vmware-modconfig --console --install-all
  • sudo rm /usr/src
  • Before write the script I've open the terminal and type " #sudo kate " then when kate opened I entered the script and saved on " /usr/src/open-vm-tools-xxxx.xx.xx" (replace the x with year month and day) and save it. Then close Kate

    The Open terminal again and do the following;


    after you should have VMware workstation running...



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    Wednesday, 10 July 2013

    Manually uninstalling VMware Workstation from Linux hosts

    Manually uninstalling VMware Workstation from Linux

    VMWare Workstation doesn't ship in a deb, so it isn't registered in dpkg (which is why you can't find it in the software center). It does have an install and uninstall utility though.

    To uninstall VMWare Workstation, you will need to run


    #vmware-installer --uninstall-product vmware-workstation
    
    
    

    Details

    This article provides steps for manually removing VMware Workstation when the uninstaller script or RPM package fails to remove the product automatically.

    Solution

    Note: Log into the host using the root account to execute the terminal commands in this article. If running Ubuntu, the root account is not available by default. Prepend all commands with sudo,or switch to root using this command:

    sudo su -

    Warning: This command provides unrestricted access to the operating system. It is possible to cause damage to the system when using this access level.

    1. Open a command prompt. For more information, see Opening a command or shell prompt (1003892). Type the commands as indicated in the steps of this procedure.
    2. Shut down all VMware applications and services.

      /etc/init.d/vmware stop

    3. Verify that all processes have stopped:

      lsmod | grep vm

      Note: A zero must be listed beside VMware related modules to indicate that they are no longer running.

    4. Move the VMware libraries to the /tmp directory:

      cd /lib/modules/kernel_version/misc
      mv vm* /tmp


      Note: If the kernel has ever been updated, you must check and move the files from multiple paths. Substitute the kernel version where indicated above.

    5. Unload the kernel modules:

      rmmod vmnet.o
      rmmod vmmon.o
      rmmod vmci.o
      rmmod vmblock.o
      rmmod vmppuser.o


    6. Remove the VMware startup scripts:

      RedHat and Most Distributions:
      rm /etc/rc.d/init.d/rc2.d/*vmware*
      rm /etc/rc.d/init.d/rc3.d/*vmware*
      rm /etc/rc.d/init.d/rc5.d/*vmware*
      rm /etc/rc.d/init.d/rc6.d/*vmware*


      Ubuntu:

      rm /etc/rc2.d/*vmware*
      rm /etc/rc3.d/*vmware*
      rm /etc/rc5.d/*vmware*
      rm /etc/rc6.d/*vmware*


      Note: If you are using a different Linux distribution, substitute the correct path in the commands.

    7. Remove the remaining VMware files and directories:

      rm -rf /etc/vmware*
      rm /usr/bin/vmware-usbarbitrator
      rm /usr/bin/vmnet*
      rm -r /usr/lib/vmware*
      rm -r /usr/share/doc/vmware*


    8. If an RPM package was used to install the VMware product, complete these steps to delete the RPM database entry:

      rpm -qa | grep VMware

      A list of VMware packages is presented. Copy the exact package name for the next step and paste it into the command where indicated.

    9. Remove the VMware packages:

      rpm --erase --nodeps VMware_Package_Name