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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Southeren Oregon
    Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn

    8.04 and VMware Player

    I am a newbe so please bare with me. Have installed Vm player but get an error mess when i try to do the config step.


    Trying to find a suitable vmmon module for your running kernel.

    None of the pre-built vmmon modules for VMware Player is suitable for your
    running kernel. Do you want this program to try to build the vmmon module for
    your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)? [yes]

    Using compiler "/usr/bin/gcc". Use environment variable CC to override.

    What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
    kernel? [/lib/modules/2.6.24-16-generic/build/include]

    Extracting the sources of the vmmon module.

    Building the vmmon module.

    Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
    make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only'
    make -C /lib/modules/2.6.24-16-generic/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.24-16-generic'
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/common/comport.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/common/cpuid.o
    In file included from include/asm/bitops.h:2,
    from /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/./include/vcpuset.h:74,
    from /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/./include/modulecall.h:23,
    from /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/common/vmx86.h:18,
    from /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/common/hostif.h:18,
    from /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/common/cpuid.c:14:
    include/asm/bitops_32.h:9:2: error: #error only <linux/bitops.h> can be included directly
    make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/common/cpuid.o] Error 1
    make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.24-16-generic'
    make: *** [vmmon.ko] Error 2
    make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only'
    Unable to build the vmmon module.

    For more information on how to troubleshoot module-related problems, please
    visit our Web site at "" and

    Execution aborted.

    help please

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008

    Re: 8.04 and VMware Player

    VMWare apparently doesn't support the new kernel version in 8.04. Here are a couple of links that should help you work around this problem:

    Hope that helps.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Kubuntu Development Release

    Re: 8.04 and VMware Player

    See the sticky at the top of these forums.
    There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth...not going all the way, and not starting.
    --Prince Gautama Siddharta

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