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vmware f22 kernel headers

asked 2015-08-05 19:21:45 -0500

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updated 2015-08-06 09:54:05 -0500

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I am trying to install vmware player 6 on Fedora 22. I, too, have an issue with kernel-headers and kernel-devel. This will illustrate the issue:

me@yonder]$ uname -r
[me@yonder]$ ls /usr/src/kernels
4.1.3-200.fc22.i686  4.1.3-200.fc22.i686+PAE
[me@yonder]$ ls /lib/modules
4.0.8-300.fc22.i686+PAE  4.1.2-200.fc22.i686+PAE

The OS is 4.1.2-200.fc22.i686+PAE while kernel-PAE-devel gives me 4.1.3-200.fc22.i686+PAE . This mismatch is stopping vmware player in its tracks.

Any help would be very appreciated.

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If you are running a 64-bit Fedora, you can just install a newer version of vmware player. For more info, please refer to my answer below.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2015-09-03 20:50:14 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-08-06 01:04:43 -0500

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Either update the kernel: dnf update kernel*, or install matching kernel-devel package: dnf install kernel-PAE-devel-4.1.2-200*. Certainly, the former is better unless for some reason you don't want to update the kernel.

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Thanks! updating the kernel did the trick.

bit_twiddler gravatar imagebit_twiddler ( 2015-08-07 04:36:54 -0500 )edit

You're welcome. :) If the answer was correct, would you please mark it as correct answer by clicking the check mark on the left? Thanks.

hedayat gravatar imagehedayat ( 2015-08-07 13:45:59 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-09-03 20:46:47 -0500

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updated 2015-09-03 20:48:37 -0500

Just install the newer version of vmware player, and you don't have to deal with kernel-headers or any patches.

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.

Be aware: The software is available for 64-bit hosts only!

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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