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Re: VMware server cannot run on FC6

On Sat, 28 Oct 2006, Paul Smith wrote:

On 10/28/06, Jeffrey D. Yuille <jeffy5 optonline net> wrote:
>> > Unable to make a vmmon module that can be loaded in the running
>> kernel:
>> > insmod: error inserting '/tmp/vmware-config4/vmmon.o': -1 Invalid
>> module
>> > format


  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config8/vmnet-only/bridge.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config8/vmnet-only/procfs.o
/tmp/vmware-config8/vmnet-only/procfs.c:33:26: error: linux/config.h: No
such file or directory
make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config8/vmnet-only/procfs.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config8/vmnet-only] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-1.2798.fc6-i686'
make: *** [vmnet.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config8/vmnet-only'
Unable to build the vmnet module.

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Execution aborted.

[root jeffrey bin]#

Any help and advice would be appreciated.

Maybe, Jeff, you could try instead the pair i586 kernel and
kernel-devel. (It works here.)

Nope.  Wrong answer.

Symlink config.h to autoconf.h in /usr/src/kernel/<version>/include/linux.

This is the same problem that bjorks the nvidia driver. config.h was depricated, but far too much code looks for it.

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