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3Jun/098

vmware modules 2.6.30-rc3

Posted by Trenton

If you are using VMware-Workstation-6.5.1-126130.x86_64, you will find that it does not work on kernels greater than or equal to 2.6.29.  The vmware modules will not load.  I found one patch for vmware to work with the Linux kernel 2.6.29 on the vmware forums, and I came up with another patch for 2.6.30-rc3 on my own.  If you know who made the original patch (as I have lost the link to the forum), please let me know who that is so I can give credit where credit is due.  Below are the results.

I have tried these changes on 2.6.30-rc3, and 2.6.30-rc7, and they seem to work fine.  I would imagine that they would work on 2.6.30-rc3, 2.6.30-rc4, 2.6.30-rc5, 2.6.30-rc6, and 2.6.30-rc7, but I have not confirmed.  They may also work on 2.6.30 versions that are less than rc3.