Problems with Vmware on Debian maybe Fedora instead?

Christian Schoepplein chris at
Wed Jul 19 16:03:13 UTC 2006

Hi Christian

On Mi, Jul 19, 2006 at 04:21:10 +0200, Christian wrote:
>On 2006-07-19 at 13:11 Christian Schoepplein wrote:
>>Use kernel 2.6.15 and the related header and sources. That should work. 
>>At least on my system I was able to compile the needed kernel modules 
>>with 2.6.15.
>OK, many thanks. As I am a little new to Debian, how do i compile it?

Install the following packages:


If you use another processor, e.g. k7, just install the same packages 
for your processor architecture.

Then install the vmware package (or vmplayer). There is no .deb package, 
I just converted the rpm file from the vmware site to an .deb package 
with alien.

After this conversion and the installation is done, just run the command

The installation procedure asks you some questions and the compilation 
is done automated.


Christian Schoepplein <chris at>
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