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Does VMware Player run under fedora 22 workstation?

asked 2015-05-29 02:16:59 -0500

Sardathrion gravatar image

updated 2015-05-30 11:18:26 -0500

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Pretty much what it say on the title. I use it for work so I kinda need it to run if I am to upgrade.

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There is an update from vmware (VMware Workstation Player (formerly known as Player Pro) that doesn't need any patching.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2015-09-03 20:41:06 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-05-29 05:30:36 -0500

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updated 2015-05-30 08:24:44 -0500

No you need to patch it, run these commands as root

Step 7, A patch is available at:

curl -o /tmp/vmnet-3.19.patch

Step 8, Extract the vmnet module sources:

cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source
tar -xf vmnet.tar

Step 9, Apply the patch:

patch -p0 -i /tmp/vmnet-3.19.patch

Step 10, Recreate the archive:

tar -cf vmnet.tar vmnet-only

Then launch using the vmplayer menu launcher.

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I have already patched it since I am running F21 so an upgrade of OS should not mess that up, right? I'm assuming that I will need to rebuild things but VMware does that automatically.

Sardathrion gravatar imageSardathrion ( 2015-05-29 05:55:06 -0500 )edit

Thanks a lot. It worked!

Real_B gravatar imageReal_B ( 2015-06-03 04:21:46 -0500 )edit

Hi!. I have F22, the first time install vmware on kernel 4.0.4-301.f22.X86_64 and work it perfect, but, when I update the kernel to the next version 4.0.6-300.f22.X86_64, vmware can't find the headers, now i got the kernel 4.0.8-300.f22.x86_64, and can't compile the modules. and this happen with virtualbox too.

Osuna.J gravatar imageOsuna.J ( 2015-07-23 17:31:43 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-09-03 20:38:14 -0500

florian gravatar image

The latest version (as of today) called VMware Workstation 12 Player runs smoothly out-of-the-box under Fedora 21. I guess, it would also work under F22.

Just download the binary package (it is free for personal, non-commercial use), make it executable (chmod +x VMware-Player-12.0.0-2985596.x86_64.bundle), and run the installer sudo ./VMware-Player-12.0.0-2985596.x86_64.bundle)

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In case you ever want to uninstall: sudo vmware-installer -u vmware-player.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2015-09-03 20:44:02 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-12-05 17:26:45 -0500

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VMware Workstation 12 Player does not run smoothly out-of-the-box under Fedora 22 as suggested. I tried the patch above and I still get nothing when I try to load VMware Player. I've tried 11 and 12 patching for both and they still do not load. When I apply the patch I get...

sudo patch -p0 -i /tmp/vmnet-3.19.patchpatching file vmnet-only/driver.c Hunk #1 FAILED at 265. Hunk #2 FAILED at 1191. 2 out of 2 hunks FAILED -- saving rejects to file vmnet-only/driver.c.rej patching file vmnet-only/userif.c Hunk #1 FAILED at 523.

I am going to uninstall and try again for the 4th or 5th time.

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What's the error you get when you trying to install it the binaries from here: ?

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2015-12-05 22:03:20 -0500 )edit

Thank u florian, your link provided for me a version that work properly !!!!!!

econdami gravatar imageecondami ( 2016-03-25 09:04:16 -0500 )edit

What version of Fedora? I am asking because I will update my answer above that contains the same link...

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-03-25 12:58:01 -0500 )edit

I tried VMware Player 12 on 2 Fedora 23 PCs and in both it just did not run, it installed fine, it built the kernel modules fine, but when I tried to run it, it never did, any other ideas?

jfha73 gravatar imagejfha73 ( 2016-03-29 09:51:11 -0500 )edit

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