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VMware fedora 20 kernel headers x86_64

asked 2014-04-30 17:29:58 -0500

Kronolynx gravatar image

I'm trying to install VMware and I get this:

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after reading in the forum I saw i should install kernel headers and gcc but i can't install the kernel-devel:

[root@darkstar ~]# yum install kernel-devel
Loaded plugins: langpacks
Nothing to do

what should i do ? thanks in advance for the help

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answered 2015-05-14 10:09:07 -0500

Hi, guys!

I've the same problem with kernel headers

[root@localhost]# uname -r 3.19.5-200.fc21.x86_64

I installed kernel-devel and open-vm-tools to try to solve my problem, but i don't.

I check directory /usr/src/kernels and its there

[root@localhost]# ls /usr/src/kernels 3.19.5-200.fc21.x86_64+debug 3.19.7-200.fc21.x86_64

I tried to create a symbolic link using ln -s /usr/src/kernels/$(uname -r)/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/kernels/$(uname -r)/include/linux/version.h, but the error is the same of Kronolynx.

What I can do now?

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answered 2014-05-01 04:50:58 -0500

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Are you sure your kernel-headers is uptodate with kernel release? # rpm -q kernel-headers # uname -a

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answered 2014-04-30 20:40:58 -0500

You need to install kernel-headers, not kernel-devel (which you already have installed, it would appear).

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yes i have the kernel-headers and now what should i do to make vmware work ? yesterday while i was reading they suggested :

ln -s /usr/src/kernels/$(uname -r)/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/kernels/$(uname -r)/include/linux/version.h  
ln: failed to create symbolic link ‘/usr/src/kernels/3.13.10-200.fc20.x86_64/include/linux/version.h’: No such file or directory

but it doesn't work thanks for the answer

Kronolynx gravatar imageKronolynx ( 2014-05-01 03:22:57 -0500 )edit

i think they are look:

Package matching kernel-headers-3.13.10-200.fc20.x86_64 already installed. Checking for update.
Nothing to do
Kronolynx gravatar imageKronolynx ( 2014-05-01 05:02:57 -0500 )edit

weird... maybe try to erase/install again. I recently installed VMware-Player-6.0.1-1379776.x86_64.bundle with no problem.

tonioc gravatar imagetonioc ( 2014-05-01 12:11:31 -0500 )edit

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