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2015-03-25 20:09:10 -0500 answered a question VMware Workstation 11 fails to build vmnet on Fedora 21

I did use that thread, but I shall type out the commands that I had to use to make VMware Workstation work on my machine.

$ curl http://pastie.org/pastes/9934018/download -o /tmp/vmnet-3.19.patch
$ cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source
# tar -xf vmnet.tar
# patch -p0 -i /tmp/vmnet-3.19.patch
# tar -cf vmnet.tar vmnet-only
# rm -r *-only
# vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

After I did these steps I was able to run VMware Workstation without any problems.

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2015-03-23 23:29:41 -0500 answered a question Install VMware workstation 11 on Fedora 21

If you have the correct versions of everything you have to login as root and perform

yum update kernel

Then after that is complete you must restart your host machine. I was having the same problems as you and it worked for me after I did this.

2015-03-23 23:22:19 -0500 asked a question VMware Workstation 11 fails to build vmnet on Fedora 21

I was finally able to get VMware workstation installed on my Linux machine (in which I am still a newb) this means getting all the kernel-headers correct, etc. However now when I try and open for the first time and it tries to build the modules it fails every time at the vmnet. I have attached the failure log it produced. If anyone know of a patch for Fedora 21 and VMware 11 please let me know!

2015-03-23T19:49:28.782-07:00| vthread-4| I120: Log for VMware Workstation pid=6969 version=11.0.0 build=build-2305329 option=Release
2015-03-23T19:49:28.782-07:00| vthread-4| I120: The process is 64-bit.
2015-03-23T19:49:28.782-07:00| vthread-4| I120: Host codepage=UTF-8 encoding=UTF-8
2015-03-23T19:49:28.782-07:00| vthread-4| I120: Host is Linux 3.19.1-201.fc21.x86_64 Fedora release 21 (Twenty One)
2015-03-23T19:49:28.782-07:00| vthread-4| I120: DictionaryLoad: Cannot open file "/usr/lib/vmware/settings": No such file or directory.
2015-03-23T19:49:28.782-07:00| vthread-4| I120: Msg_Reset:
2015-03-23T19:49:28.782-07:00| vthread-4| I120: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/usr/lib/vmware/settings": No such file or directory.
2015-03-23T19:49:28.782-07:00| vthread-4| I120: ----------------------------------------
2015-03-23T19:49:28.782-07:00| vthread-4| I120: PREF Optional preferences file not found at /usr/lib/vmware/settings. Using default values.
2015-03-23T19:49:28.782-07:00| vthread-4| I120: DictionaryLoad: Cannot open file "/root/.vmware/config": No such file or directory.
2015-03-23T19:49:28.782-07:00| vthread-4| I120: Msg_Reset:
2015-03-23T19:49:28.782-07:00| vthread-4| I120: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/root/.vmware/config": No such file or directory.
2015-03-23T19:49:28.782-07:00| vthread-4| I120: ----------------------------------------
2015-03-23T19:49:28.782-07:00| vthread-4| I120: PREF Optional preferences file not found at /root/.vmware/config. Using default values.
2015-03-23T19:49:28.782-07:00| vthread-4| I120: PREF Unable to check permissions for preferences file.
2015-03-23T19:49:28.782-07:00| vthread-4| I120: DictionaryLoad: Cannot open file "/root/.vmware/preferences": No such file or directory.
2015-03-23T19:49:28.782-07:00| vthread-4| I120: Msg_Reset:
2015-03-23T19:49:28.782-07:00| vthread-4| I120: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/root/.vmware/preferences": No such file or directory.
2015-03-23T19:49:28.782-07:00| vthread-4| I120: ----------------------------------------
2015-03-23T19:49:28.782-07:00| vthread-4| I120: PREF Failed to load user preferences.
2015-03-23T19:49:28.800-07:00| vthread-4| W110: Logging to /tmp/vmware-root/vmware-6969.log
2015-03-23T19:49:28.844-07:00| vthread-4| I120: Obtaining info using the running kernel.
2015-03-23T19:49:28.844-07:00| vthread-4| I120: Created new pathsHash.
2015-03-23T19:49:28.845-07:00| vthread-4| I120: Setting header path for 3.19.1-201.fc21.x86_64 to "/lib/modules/3.19.1-201.fc21.x86_64/build/include".
2015-03-23T19:49:28.845-07:00| vthread-4| I120: Validating path "/lib/modules/3.19.1-201.fc21.x86_64/build/include" for kernel release "3.19.1-201.fc21.x86_64".
2015-03-23T19:49:28.845-07:00| vthread-4| I120: Failed to find /lib/modules/3.19.1-201.fc21.x86_64/build/include/linux/version.h
2015-03-23T19:49:28.845-07:00| vthread-4| I120: /lib/modules/3 ...
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