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Kernel Headers issue on Fedora 18 64 bit using VMware Workstation 9.0.1

asked 2013-01-18 11:41:31 -0500

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updated 2014-09-28 08:47:55 -0500

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I have been having all sorts of issues getting this distro installed. I have run the following commands:

yum update kernel, 
yum install gcc make binutils, 
yum install kernel-headers kernel-devel

My current kernel version is 3.7.2-201.fc18.x86_64 I checked the header version and it was same.

I verified this by running uname -r followed by rpm -qa | grep kernel-

However, when I try to run /usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl it is not able to detect the path to kernel header files. I've tried to manually enter /usr/src/kernels/3.7.2-201.fc18.x86_64/include but this wasn't valid file path.

Any suggestions would be of great help as I am not finding any new information from browsing Google searches and forums.

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this is not an issue with Fedora 18 or Kernel its vmware who haven't updated their "vmware tools" for new kernel versions

Akshay gravatar imageAkshay ( 2013-01-18 21:38:09 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-01-18 22:14:18 -0500

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updated 2013-01-23 11:58:35 -0500

Shant Karakashian answered this here: https://ask.fedoraproject.org/question/3485/vmware-player-f18-kernel-headers?answer=4993#answer-container-4993 He wrote: The following will fix the problem by copying the version.h to the folder: cp /usr/include/linux/version.h /lib/modules/3.7.2-201.fc18.x86_64/build/include/linux/ For me (YMMV), this gets past the headers path issue but fails later. I find that if I install the tools but reboot instead of running the config script, then apply Shant's fix and run the script it all works fine.

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This failed for me on Player 4.0.6 / Fedora 18 Live installed to HD (make, gcc, kernel-headers etc updated to 3.8.3-203). The vmware-config-tools.pl proceeded but most of the modules failed to compile and the X.org server was also not detected. So not much use having the tools.

moberh gravatar imagemoberh ( 2013-03-22 02:43:03 -0500 )edit

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