Sunday, February 23, 2014

Kernel upgrade to 3.13.3-201 and VMWare Workstation...

I just started VMWare for the first time after upgrade and restart into kernel 3.13.3-201, and it didn't work. Well, I already got used to it. Anyway, the fix was very quick. I found a patch in a post on VMWare forums, downloaded it and applied it. The application process is a bit more manually involved that with the previous patches. You need to:

  1. Switch to root user.
  2. Go to the /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source directory
  3. Unpack vmnet.tar using tar command.
  4. Enter into newly created vmnet-only directory
  5. Apply patch (patch -p1 < path_and_name_of_unpacked_patch_file). Patch shouldn't make any noise, only patched file is displayed.
  6. Go one level up (exit vmnet-only directory)
  7. Rename existing vmnet.tar into something else, just in case.
  8. Create new vmnet.tar (tar cf vmnet.tar vmnet-only)
  9. Start vmware
And that's it...

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