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David Relson 06-12-2008 12:12 AM

vmware problem
 
Greetings,

I've got vmware-server installed on my AMD64x2 workstation with kernel
2.6.25-gentoo-r4. It used to work fine with kernel 2.6.22-gentoo-r9.

My current versions are:

vmware-server: 1.0.5.80187
vmware-modules: 1.0.0.15-r1

Today vmware won't start up. It's complaining:

vmware is installed, but it has not been (correctly) configured
for this system. To (re-)configure it, invoke the following command:
/opt/vmware/server/bin/vmware-config.pl.

I've run vmware-config.pl and accepted the default answers to all
questions -- the same thing I've done several times over the past
year. The run ends with the following messages:

* Starting VMware services: [ ok ]
* Virtual machine monitor [ !! ]
* Virtual ethernet [ !! ]
* Module vmnet is not loaded. Please verify that it is loaded
before [ !! ]
* running this script. [ !! ]

The configuration of VMware Server 1.0.5 build-80187 for Linux for
this running kernel completed successfully.

Given the "module vmnet" message, I've run "emerge --oneshot
vmware-modules" and verified that /lib/modules/2.6.25-gentoo-r4/misc
has new versions of vmmon.ko and vmnet.ko. When I run "modprobe
vmnet", it reports:

FATAL: Error inserting vmnet
(/lib/modules/2.6.25-gentoo-r4/misc/vmnet.ko): Invalid module
format

What detail am I missing about building vmnet.ko ??

Thanks.

David


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"Andrey Falko" 06-12-2008 02:10 AM

vmware problem
 
On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 8:12 PM, David Relson <relson@osagesoftware.com> wrote:
> Greetings,
>
> I've got vmware-server installed on my AMD64x2 workstation with kernel
> 2.6.25-gentoo-r4. It used to work fine with kernel 2.6.22-gentoo-r9.
>
> My current versions are:
>
> vmware-server: 1.0.5.80187
> vmware-modules: 1.0.0.15-r1
>
> Today vmware won't start up. It's complaining:
>
> vmware is installed, but it has not been (correctly) configured
> for this system. To (re-)configure it, invoke the following command:
> /opt/vmware/server/bin/vmware-config.pl.
>
> I've run vmware-config.pl and accepted the default answers to all
> questions -- the same thing I've done several times over the past
> year. The run ends with the following messages:
>
> * Starting VMware services: [ ok ]
> * Virtual machine monitor [ !! ]
> * Virtual ethernet [ !! ]
> * Module vmnet is not loaded. Please verify that it is loaded
> before [ !! ]
> * running this script. [ !! ]
>
> The configuration of VMware Server 1.0.5 build-80187 for Linux for
> this running kernel completed successfully.
>
> Given the "module vmnet" message, I've run "emerge --oneshot
> vmware-modules" and verified that /lib/modules/2.6.25-gentoo-r4/misc
> has new versions of vmmon.ko and vmnet.ko. When I run "modprobe
> vmnet", it reports:
>
> FATAL: Error inserting vmnet
> (/lib/modules/2.6.25-gentoo-r4/misc/vmnet.ko): Invalid module
> format
>
> What detail am I missing about building vmnet.ko ??
>
> Thanks.
>
> David
>
>
> --
> David Relson Osage Software Systems, Inc.
> relson@osagesoftware.com Ann Arbor, MI 48103
> www.osagesoftware.com
> --
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>
>

I have a hunch that vmware-modules-1.0.0.17 is too old for
kernel-2.6.25. See what happens if you do: modprobe --force vmnet

Perhaps you reconfigured something with your kernel that throws it
off. I can't read German too well, I think this guy got it working my
fixing his kernel config:
http://www.gentooforum.de/artikel/11913/gel-st-problem-nach-vmware-update.html
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Iain Buchanan 06-12-2008 02:15 AM

vmware problem
 
Hi,

On Wed, 2008-06-11 at 20:12 -0400, David Relson wrote:
> Greetings,
>
> I've got vmware-server installed on my AMD64x2 workstation with kernel
> 2.6.25-gentoo-r4. It used to work fine with kernel 2.6.22-gentoo-r9.
>
> My current versions are:
>
> vmware-server: 1.0.5.80187
> vmware-modules: 1.0.0.15-r1
>
> Today vmware won't start up. It's complaining:
>
> vmware is installed, but it has not been (correctly) configured
> for this system. To (re-)configure it, invoke the following command:
> /opt/vmware/server/bin/vmware-config.pl.
>
> I've run vmware-config.pl and accepted the default answers to all
> questions -- the same thing I've done several times over the past
> year. The run ends with the following messages:
>
> * Starting VMware services: [ ok ]
> * Virtual machine monitor [ !! ]
> * Virtual ethernet [ !! ]
> * Module vmnet is not loaded. Please verify that it is loaded
> before [ !! ]
> * running this script. [ !! ]
>
> The configuration of VMware Server 1.0.5 build-80187 for Linux for
> this running kernel completed successfully.
>
> Given the "module vmnet" message, I've run "emerge --oneshot
> vmware-modules" and verified that /lib/modules/2.6.25-gentoo-r4/misc
> has new versions of vmmon.ko and vmnet.ko. When I run "modprobe
> vmnet", it reports:
>
> FATAL: Error inserting vmnet
> (/lib/modules/2.6.25-gentoo-r4/misc/vmnet.ko): Invalid module
> format
>
> What detail am I missing about building vmnet.ko ??

I have various vmware module problems, and there are a number of tweaks
I try when I get to a brick wall:

sometimes just `rm /etc/vmware/not_configured` is enough, but given you
can't load it manually, maybe not!

try both:
/etc/init.d/vmware stop
/etc/vmware/init.d/vmware stop
and make sure all vm* modules are unloaded.

run vmware-config, but say no to everthing. Then start start the vmware
init.d service, see if it works. (don't run vmware).

stop vmware, run vmware-config again, and then add in your options.
Start the vmware service again... and cross your fingers :)

There might also be some useful messages in dmesg, or syslog (can't
remember where they go) about why the module isn't loading - perhaps
there's a deprecated kernel option you have to compile in?

HTH,
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Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
-- Elbert Hubbard

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David Relson 06-12-2008 03:57 AM

vmware problem
 
On Thu, 12 Jun 2008 11:45:46 +0930
Iain Buchanan wrote:

> Hi,
>
> On Wed, 2008-06-11 at 20:12 -0400, David Relson wrote:
> > Greetings,
> >
> > I've got vmware-server installed on my AMD64x2 workstation with
> > kernel 2.6.25-gentoo-r4. It used to work fine with kernel
> > 2.6.22-gentoo-r9.
> >
> > My current versions are:
> >
> > vmware-server: 1.0.5.80187
> > vmware-modules: 1.0.0.15-r1
> >
> > Today vmware won't start up. It's complaining:
> >
> > vmware is installed, but it has not been (correctly) configured
> > for this system. To (re-)configure it, invoke the following
> > command: /opt/vmware/server/bin/vmware-config.pl.
> >
> > I've run vmware-config.pl and accepted the default answers to all
> > questions -- the same thing I've done several times over the past
> > year. The run ends with the following messages:
> >
> > * Starting VMware services: [ ok ]
> > * Virtual machine monitor [ !! ]
> > * Virtual ethernet [ !! ]
> > * Module vmnet is not loaded. Please verify that it is loaded
> > before [ !! ]
> > * running this script. [ !! ]
> >
> > The configuration of VMware Server 1.0.5 build-80187 for Linux
> > for this running kernel completed successfully.
> >
> > Given the "module vmnet" message, I've run "emerge --oneshot
> > vmware-modules" and verified that /lib/modules/2.6.25-gentoo-r4/misc
> > has new versions of vmmon.ko and vmnet.ko. When I run "modprobe
> > vmnet", it reports:
> >
> > FATAL: Error inserting vmnet
> > (/lib/modules/2.6.25-gentoo-r4/misc/vmnet.ko): Invalid module
> > format
> >
> > What detail am I missing about building vmnet.ko ??
>
> I have various vmware module problems, and there are a number of
> tweaks I try when I get to a brick wall:
>
> sometimes just `rm /etc/vmware/not_configured` is enough, but given
> you can't load it manually, maybe not!
>
> try both:
> /etc/init.d/vmware stop
> /etc/vmware/init.d/vmware stop
> and make sure all vm* modules are unloaded.
>
> run vmware-config, but say no to everthing. Then start start the
> vmware init.d service, see if it works. (don't run vmware).
>
> stop vmware, run vmware-config again, and then add in your options.
> Start the vmware service again... and cross your fingers :)
>
> There might also be some useful messages in dmesg, or syslog (can't
> remember where they go) about why the module isn't loading - perhaps
> there's a deprecated kernel option you have to compile in?
>

/var/log/messages says:

vmnet: disagrees about version of symbol struct_module

So I upgraded linux-headers from 2.6.23-r3 to 2.6.25-r4, then emerged
vmware-modules again, ran "modprobe vmnet", and (again) got the above
message

Attempted to upgrade vmware-modules from 1.0.0.15-r1 to 1.0.0.17-r1 and
found it blocked by vmware-server-1.0.5.80187:

emerge --oneshot vmware-modules
Calculating dependencies... done!
[ebuild U ] app-emulation/vmware-modules-1.0.0.17-r1 [1.0.0.15-r1]
[blocks B ] >=app-emulation/vmware-modules-1.0.0.16 (is blocking
app-emulation/vmware-server-1.0.5.80187)

It seems that the vmware-server ebuild only permits modules-1.0.0.15 ...

Is any of this ringing any bells???

Also, reading the google translation of the German posting, it seems to
say there was a conflict with dual core and vmmon and (perhaps)
disabling SMP, then building vmmon, then enabling SMP gave a working
module. This is a guess and I've not yet tried it.

Regards,

David
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"Andrey Falko" 06-12-2008 05:41 AM

vmware problem
 
On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 11:57 PM, David Relson <relson@osagesoftware.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Jun 2008 11:45:46 +0930
> Iain Buchanan wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> On Wed, 2008-06-11 at 20:12 -0400, David Relson wrote:
>> > Greetings,
>> >
>> > I've got vmware-server installed on my AMD64x2 workstation with
>> > kernel 2.6.25-gentoo-r4. It used to work fine with kernel
>> > 2.6.22-gentoo-r9.
>> >
>> > My current versions are:
>> >
>> > vmware-server: 1.0.5.80187
>> > vmware-modules: 1.0.0.15-r1
>> >
>> > Today vmware won't start up. It's complaining:
>> >
>> > vmware is installed, but it has not been (correctly) configured
>> > for this system. To (re-)configure it, invoke the following
>> > command: /opt/vmware/server/bin/vmware-config.pl.
>> >
>> > I've run vmware-config.pl and accepted the default answers to all
>> > questions -- the same thing I've done several times over the past
>> > year. The run ends with the following messages:
>> >
>> > * Starting VMware services: [ ok ]
>> > * Virtual machine monitor [ !! ]
>> > * Virtual ethernet [ !! ]
>> > * Module vmnet is not loaded. Please verify that it is loaded
>> > before [ !! ]
>> > * running this script. [ !! ]
>> >
>> > The configuration of VMware Server 1.0.5 build-80187 for Linux
>> > for this running kernel completed successfully.
>> >
>> > Given the "module vmnet" message, I've run "emerge --oneshot
>> > vmware-modules" and verified that /lib/modules/2.6.25-gentoo-r4/misc
>> > has new versions of vmmon.ko and vmnet.ko. When I run "modprobe
>> > vmnet", it reports:
>> >
>> > FATAL: Error inserting vmnet
>> > (/lib/modules/2.6.25-gentoo-r4/misc/vmnet.ko): Invalid module
>> > format
>> >
>> > What detail am I missing about building vmnet.ko ??
>>
>> I have various vmware module problems, and there are a number of
>> tweaks I try when I get to a brick wall:
>>
>> sometimes just `rm /etc/vmware/not_configured` is enough, but given
>> you can't load it manually, maybe not!
>>
>> try both:
>> /etc/init.d/vmware stop
>> /etc/vmware/init.d/vmware stop
>> and make sure all vm* modules are unloaded.
>>
>> run vmware-config, but say no to everthing. Then start start the
>> vmware init.d service, see if it works. (don't run vmware).
>>
>> stop vmware, run vmware-config again, and then add in your options.
>> Start the vmware service again... and cross your fingers :)
>>
>> There might also be some useful messages in dmesg, or syslog (can't
>> remember where they go) about why the module isn't loading - perhaps
>> there's a deprecated kernel option you have to compile in?
>>
>
> /var/log/messages says:
>
> vmnet: disagrees about version of symbol struct_module
>
> So I upgraded linux-headers from 2.6.23-r3 to 2.6.25-r4, then emerged
> vmware-modules again, ran "modprobe vmnet", and (again) got the above
> message
>
> Attempted to upgrade vmware-modules from 1.0.0.15-r1 to 1.0.0.17-r1 and
> found it blocked by vmware-server-1.0.5.80187:
>
> emerge --oneshot vmware-modules
> Calculating dependencies... done!
> [ebuild U ] app-emulation/vmware-modules-1.0.0.17-r1 [1.0.0.15-r1]
> [blocks B ] >=app-emulation/vmware-modules-1.0.0.16 (is blocking
> app-emulation/vmware-server-1.0.5.80187)
You need to emerge -C =app-emulation/vmware-modules-1.0.0.16 first...I think.
>
> It seems that the vmware-server ebuild only permits modules-1.0.0.15 ...
>
> Is any of this ringing any bells???
>
> Also, reading the google translation of the German posting, it seems to
> say there was a conflict with dual core and vmmon and (perhaps)
> disabling SMP, then building vmmon, then enabling SMP gave a working
> module. This is a guess and I've not yet tried it.
>
> Regards,
>
> David
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>
>
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"Andrey Falko" 06-12-2008 05:42 AM

vmware problem
 
On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 1:41 AM, Andrey Falko <ma3oxuct@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 11:57 PM, David Relson <relson@osagesoftware.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, 12 Jun 2008 11:45:46 +0930
>> Iain Buchanan wrote:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> On Wed, 2008-06-11 at 20:12 -0400, David Relson wrote:
>>> > Greetings,
>>> >
>>> > I've got vmware-server installed on my AMD64x2 workstation with
>>> > kernel 2.6.25-gentoo-r4. It used to work fine with kernel
>>> > 2.6.22-gentoo-r9.
>>> >
>>> > My current versions are:
>>> >
>>> > vmware-server: 1.0.5.80187
>>> > vmware-modules: 1.0.0.15-r1
>>> >
>>> > Today vmware won't start up. It's complaining:
>>> >
>>> > vmware is installed, but it has not been (correctly) configured
>>> > for this system. To (re-)configure it, invoke the following
>>> > command: /opt/vmware/server/bin/vmware-config.pl.
>>> >
>>> > I've run vmware-config.pl and accepted the default answers to all
>>> > questions -- the same thing I've done several times over the past
>>> > year. The run ends with the following messages:
>>> >
>>> > * Starting VMware services: [ ok ]
>>> > * Virtual machine monitor [ !! ]
>>> > * Virtual ethernet [ !! ]
>>> > * Module vmnet is not loaded. Please verify that it is loaded
>>> > before [ !! ]
>>> > * running this script. [ !! ]
>>> >
>>> > The configuration of VMware Server 1.0.5 build-80187 for Linux
>>> > for this running kernel completed successfully.
>>> >
>>> > Given the "module vmnet" message, I've run "emerge --oneshot
>>> > vmware-modules" and verified that /lib/modules/2.6.25-gentoo-r4/misc
>>> > has new versions of vmmon.ko and vmnet.ko. When I run "modprobe
>>> > vmnet", it reports:
>>> >
>>> > FATAL: Error inserting vmnet
>>> > (/lib/modules/2.6.25-gentoo-r4/misc/vmnet.ko): Invalid module
>>> > format
>>> >
>>> > What detail am I missing about building vmnet.ko ??
>>>
>>> I have various vmware module problems, and there are a number of
>>> tweaks I try when I get to a brick wall:
>>>
>>> sometimes just `rm /etc/vmware/not_configured` is enough, but given
>>> you can't load it manually, maybe not!
>>>
>>> try both:
>>> /etc/init.d/vmware stop
>>> /etc/vmware/init.d/vmware stop
>>> and make sure all vm* modules are unloaded.
>>>
>>> run vmware-config, but say no to everthing. Then start start the
>>> vmware init.d service, see if it works. (don't run vmware).
>>>
>>> stop vmware, run vmware-config again, and then add in your options.
>>> Start the vmware service again... and cross your fingers :)
>>>
>>> There might also be some useful messages in dmesg, or syslog (can't
>>> remember where they go) about why the module isn't loading - perhaps
>>> there's a deprecated kernel option you have to compile in?
>>>
>>
>> /var/log/messages says:
>>
>> vmnet: disagrees about version of symbol struct_module
>>
>> So I upgraded linux-headers from 2.6.23-r3 to 2.6.25-r4, then emerged
>> vmware-modules again, ran "modprobe vmnet", and (again) got the above
>> message
>>
>> Attempted to upgrade vmware-modules from 1.0.0.15-r1 to 1.0.0.17-r1 and
>> found it blocked by vmware-server-1.0.5.80187:
>>
>> emerge --oneshot vmware-modules
>> Calculating dependencies... done!
>> [ebuild U ] app-emulation/vmware-modules-1.0.0.17-r1 [1.0.0.15-r1]
>> [blocks B ] >=app-emulation/vmware-modules-1.0.0.16 (is blocking
>> app-emulation/vmware-server-1.0.5.80187)
> You need to emerge -C =app-emulation/vmware-modules-1.0.0.16 first...I think.
Sorry, I meant vmware-modules-1.0.0.15-r1.
>>
>> It seems that the vmware-server ebuild only permits modules-1.0.0.15 ...
>>
>> Is any of this ringing any bells???
>>
>> Also, reading the google translation of the German posting, it seems to
>> say there was a conflict with dual core and vmmon and (perhaps)
>> disabling SMP, then building vmmon, then enabling SMP gave a working
>> module. This is a guess and I've not yet tried it.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> David
>> --
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>>
>>
>
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David Relson 06-12-2008 11:41 AM

vmware problem
 
On Thu, 12 Jun 2008 01:42:50 -0400
Andrey Falko wrote:

...[snip]...

> >>
> >> Attempted to upgrade vmware-modules from 1.0.0.15-r1 to
> >> 1.0.0.17-r1 and found it blocked by vmware-server-1.0.5.80187:
> >>
> >> emerge --oneshot vmware-modules
> >> Calculating dependencies... done!
> >> [ebuild U ] app-emulation/vmware-modules-1.0.0.17-r1
> >> [1.0.0.15-r1] [blocks B ]
> >> >=app-emulation/vmware-modules-1.0.0.16 (is blocking
> >> >app-emulation/vmware-server-1.0.5.80187)
> > You need to emerge -C =app-emulation/vmware-modules-1.0.0.16
> > first...I think.
> Sorry, I meant vmware-modules-1.0.0.15-r1.
> >>
> >> It seems that the vmware-server ebuild only permits
> >> modules-1.0.0.15 ...
> >>
> >> Is any of this ringing any bells???
> >>
> >> Also, reading the google translation of the German posting, it
> >> seems to say there was a conflict with dual core and vmmon and
> >> (perhaps) disabling SMP, then building vmmon, then enabling SMP
> >> gave a working module. This is a guess and I've not yet tried it.

OK. I've removed all vmware builds. "emerge -C vmware-modules" reports

--- Couldn't find 'vmware-modules' to unmerge.

and 'find /var/db/pkg/ -name "*vmware*"' doesn't find anything.

Doing a new "emerge -aDtqv vmware-server" brings in:

[ebuild N ] app-emulation/vmware-server-1.0.5.80187
[ebuild N ] app-emulation/vmware-modules-1.0.0.15-r1

Then "modprobe vmmon" reports (as before):

FATAL: Error inserting vmmon
(/lib/modules/2.6.25-gentoo-r4/misc/vmmon.ko): Invalid module format

with /var/log/messages saying:

Jun 12 07:26:15 osage vmmon: disagrees about version of symbol
struct_module

I've googled the above message and found this thread (from last night)
and another thread in which the running kernel version didn't match the
installed version of linux-headers. I've running the 2.6.25-gentoo-r4
kernel and have the same versions of linux-headers and gentoo-sources
installed.

Looking for more ideas as to what's wrong :->

Regards,

David
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"Andrey Falko" 06-12-2008 12:51 PM

vmware problem
 
On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 7:41 AM, David Relson <relson@osagesoftware.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Jun 2008 01:42:50 -0400
> Andrey Falko wrote:
>
> ...[snip]...
>
>> >>
>> >> Attempted to upgrade vmware-modules from 1.0.0.15-r1 to
>> >> 1.0.0.17-r1 and found it blocked by vmware-server-1.0.5.80187:
>> >>
>> >> emerge --oneshot vmware-modules
>> >> Calculating dependencies... done!
>> >> [ebuild U ] app-emulation/vmware-modules-1.0.0.17-r1
>> >> [1.0.0.15-r1] [blocks B ]
>> >> >=app-emulation/vmware-modules-1.0.0.16 (is blocking
>> >> >app-emulation/vmware-server-1.0.5.80187)
>> > You need to emerge -C =app-emulation/vmware-modules-1.0.0.16
>> > first...I think.
>> Sorry, I meant vmware-modules-1.0.0.15-r1.
>> >>
>> >> It seems that the vmware-server ebuild only permits
>> >> modules-1.0.0.15 ...
>> >>
>> >> Is any of this ringing any bells???
>> >>
>> >> Also, reading the google translation of the German posting, it
>> >> seems to say there was a conflict with dual core and vmmon and
>> >> (perhaps) disabling SMP, then building vmmon, then enabling SMP
>> >> gave a working module. This is a guess and I've not yet tried it.
>
> OK. I've removed all vmware builds. "emerge -C vmware-modules" reports
>
> --- Couldn't find 'vmware-modules' to unmerge.
>
> and 'find /var/db/pkg/ -name "*vmware*"' doesn't find anything.
>
> Doing a new "emerge -aDtqv vmware-server" brings in:
>
> [ebuild N ] app-emulation/vmware-server-1.0.5.80187
> [ebuild N ] app-emulation/vmware-modules-1.0.0.15-r1
>
> Then "modprobe vmmon" reports (as before):
>
> FATAL: Error inserting vmmon
> (/lib/modules/2.6.25-gentoo-r4/misc/vmmon.ko): Invalid module format
>
> with /var/log/messages saying:
>
> Jun 12 07:26:15 osage vmmon: disagrees about version of symbol
> struct_module
>
> I've googled the above message and found this thread (from last night)
> and another thread in which the running kernel version didn't match the
> installed version of linux-headers. I've running the 2.6.25-gentoo-r4
> kernel and have the same versions of linux-headers and gentoo-sources
> installed.
>
> Looking for more ideas as to what's wrong :->
>
> Regards,
>
> David
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>
>

Opps, it was my mistake. I have 1.0.0.17 installed with ~x86
workstation, server. According to vmware-server ebuild, only 1.0.0.15
will work with the latest vmware-server. I'd file a bug in
bugs.gentoo.org that vmware-server does not work for you with 2.6.25.
As a work around, try to use 2.6.24 kernel or earlier.

Sorry for my blunder.
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"Kevin O'Gorman" 06-12-2008 01:46 PM

vmware problem
 
On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 5:51 AM, Andrey Falko <ma3oxuct@gmail.com> wrote:

On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 7:41 AM, David Relson <relson@osagesoftware.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 12 Jun 2008 01:42:50 -0400

> Andrey Falko wrote:

>

> ...[snip]...

>

>> >>

>> >> Attempted to upgrade vmware-modules from 1.0.0.15-r1 to

>> >> 1.0.0.17-r1 and found it blocked by vmware-server-1.0.5.80187:

>> >>

>> >> * *emerge --oneshot vmware-modules

>> >> * * *Calculating dependencies... done!

>> >> * * *[ebuild * * U ] app-emulation/vmware-modules-1.0.0.17-r1

>> >> [1.0.0.15-r1] [blocks B * * ]

>> >> >=app-emulation/vmware-modules-1.0.0.16 (is blocking

>> >> >app-emulation/vmware-server-1.0.5.80187)

>> > You need to emerge -C =app-emulation/vmware-modules-1.0.0.16

>> > first...I think.

>> Sorry, I meant vmware-modules-1.0.0.15-r1.

>> >>

>> >> It seems that the vmware-server ebuild only permits

>> >> modules-1.0.0.15 ...

>> >>

>> >> Is any of this ringing any bells???

>> >>

>> >> Also, reading the google translation of the German posting, it

>> >> seems to say there was a conflict with dual core and vmmon and

>> >> (perhaps) disabling SMP, then building vmmon, then enabling SMP

>> >> gave a working module. This is a guess and I've not yet tried it.

>

> OK. *I've removed all vmware builds. *"emerge -C vmware-modules" reports

>

> * --- Couldn't find 'vmware-modules' to unmerge.

>

> and 'find /var/db/pkg/ -name "*vmware*"' doesn't find anything.

>

> Doing a new "emerge -aDtqv vmware-server" brings in:

>

> *[ebuild *N * *] app-emulation/vmware-server-1.0.5.80187

> *[ebuild *N * *] *app-emulation/vmware-modules-1.0.0.15-r1

>

> Then "modprobe vmmon" reports (as before):

>

> * *FATAL: Error inserting vmmon

> * (/lib/modules/2.6.25-gentoo-r4/misc/vmmon.ko): Invalid module format

>

> with /var/log/messages saying:

>

> *Jun 12 07:26:15 osage vmmon: disagrees about version of symbol

> *struct_module

>

> I've googled the above message and found this thread (from last night)

> and another thread in which the running kernel version didn't match the

> installed version of linux-headers. *I've running the 2.6.25-gentoo-r4

> kernel and have the same versions of linux-headers and gentoo-sources

> installed.

>

> Looking for more ideas as to what's wrong :->

>

> Regards,

>

> David

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>

>



Opps, it was my mistake. I have 1.0.0.17 installed with ~x86

workstation, server. According to vmware-server ebuild, only 1.0.0.15

will work with the latest vmware-server. I'd file a bug in

bugs.gentoo.org that vmware-server does not work for you with 2.6.25.

As a work around, try to use 2.6.24 kernel or earlier.



Sorry for my blunder.

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I have been watching this thread and wondering why my vmware keeps
working.* Then I noticed that all the 2.6.25 kernels are ~x86.* If I were
you I'd check if they're ~arch for you too, and if so it might be best to

go back to stable versions of both vmware and the kernel.

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Iain Buchanan 06-12-2008 11:53 PM

vmware problem
 
David - at this point I'd try a couple of things. Since you've upgraded
your linux-headers, it's a good idea to recompile your system libc, as
per the elog message.

Also, since you're getting version error messages, recompile your kernel
and reboot into it. Just to make sure, as you've just done headers and
libc (may be a long shot, but may as well rule it out).

Then unload all vm* modules and recompile them also. (Say no to all
vmware-config questions first, then second time around say yes!). If it
doesn't work, downgrade to a previous version of modules and try them.
I use vmware-modules-1.0.0.11-r1 because that's the only version that
works with workstation 4, which I have a license for.

Finally, if this all still fails, try with an earlier kernel and see if
it magically works. Then you know it's probably a new kernal feature
thats bugging you!

I hope you have a few spare clock cycles for all this compiling :)

HTH,
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