Same problem here of course
yeah same problem here too, every time I upgrade, I have similar issues...
Copy /tmp/vsock.o to the appropriate location in /lib/modules, rerun 'depmod -a' etc.Code:$ cd /tmp $ tar xf /usr/lib/vmware-tools/modules/source/vmci.tar $ tar xf /usr/lib/vmware-tools/modules/source/vsock.tar $ cd vmci-only $ make $ cp Module.symvers ../vsock-only $ cd ../vsock-only $ make
You also need to change
toCode:answer VSOCK_CONFED no
in /etc/vmware-tools/locations so that /etc/init.d/vmware-tools will load vsock on startup.Code:answer VSOCK_CONFED yes
? But vmware-tools is build on guest machines, here the error occurs within host?
Oops, I misread the original message. I got a similar error trying to install vmware tools in a guest, and the above was how I solved that.
It does look like the cause for the error in the host is the same though. Does vmci get compiled for the host also? Can you get the Module.symvers file from it?
I've patched the vmware-config.pl script with attached patch and with that I solved this issue. Thanks for pointing me at the right direction how to solve this.
This patch is for the most recent 2.0.0 version of VMWare: 122956
Last edited by delgurth; November 28th, 2008 at 03:26 PM.
thanks for the good job!Code:kubuntu 8.10 intrepid uname -a Linux host 2.6.27-10-generic #1 SMP Fri Nov 21 19:19:18 UTC 2008 x86_64 GNU/Linux lsmod |grep v vmnet 54732 3 vsock 31536 0 vmci 65832 1 vsock vmmon 85968 0 (...)
Just upgraded my VMWare Workstation install to the "hot-off-the-press" 6.5.1 build-126130.
No joy in mudville, I'm afraid. The same problem exists. When you try to rebuild the vmware-toolbox, the vsock module will not insert in the Intrepid kernel.
Very disappointing....I was hoping that VMWare would have fixed this issue in the latest release.
So still no cut/paste between the host OS and the guest for now with Workstation 6.5.1.
Maybe next version....<sigh>
In the meantime, if some kind soul was able to create a similar patch for the Workstation /usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl script, that would be very much appreciated!
Last edited by chaeron; November 29th, 2008 at 06:35 PM.
Nice work Delgurth! Worked perfectly for me as well. For those who don't know how to patch the vmware-config.pl file it's simply:
sudo patch /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl /path/to/vmware-config.pl.patch