Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Quick note about Fedora 24 and VMWare Workstation 12.1

I just updated Fedora 24 from update-testing repository and that pulled Linux kernel 4.6. Well, as usual, VMWare Workstation needed some patching in order to work. Luckily, I quickly found a fix on VMWare forums. Note that at the end of the thread there is a script you can use to automatically patch necessary files. But, be careful, I didn't try it!

Anyway, after patching, run:

vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

and that should be it!

Just as a sidenote, turns out that the same info I found on Arch Wiki page devoted to VMWare. And that page is full of information so you should bookmark it and whenever you have a problem with VMWare check there.

Edit 20160707: The script mentioned above had some errors in it. Here is the fixed version.

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