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#1 2020-06-14 13:03:20

vikasdobhal
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vmware kernel module updater error

I had successfully installed vmware 15.1 in Arch linux kernel 5.7.2, linux kernel header downloaded from arch site and installed. While starting the vmware through admin and user mode Below error is showing in terminal:-

Stopping VMware services:
   VMware Authentication Daemon                                        done
   VM communication interface socket family                            done
   Virtual machine communication interface                             done
   Virtual machine monitor                                             done
   Blocking file system                                                done
make: Entering directory '/tmp/modconfig-YPwm9S/vmmon-only'
Using kernel build system.
/sbin/make -C /lib/modules/5.7.2-arch1-1/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \
  MODULEBUILDDIR= modules
make[1]: Entering directory '/usr/lib/modules/5.7.2-arch1-1/build'
scripts/kconfig/conf  --syncconfig Kconfig
Kconfig:34: can't open file "Documentation/Kconfig"
make[3]: *** [scripts/kconfig/Makefile:71: syncconfig] Error 1
make[2]: *** [Makefile:588: syncconfig] Error 2
make[1]: *** [Makefile:699: include/config/auto.conf.cmd] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/lib/modules/5.7.2-arch1-1/build'
make: *** [Makefile:110: vmmon.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory '/tmp/modconfig-YPwm9S/vmmon-only'
make: Entering directory '/tmp/modconfig-YPwm9S/vmnet-only'
Using kernel build system.
/sbin/make -C /lib/modules/5.7.2-arch1-1/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \
  MODULEBUILDDIR= modules
make[1]: Entering directory '/usr/lib/modules/5.7.2-arch1-1/build'
scripts/kconfig/conf  --syncconfig Kconfig
Kconfig:34: can't open file "Documentation/Kconfig"
make[3]: *** [scripts/kconfig/Makefile:71: syncconfig] Error 1
make[2]: *** [Makefile:588: syncconfig] Error 2
make[1]: *** [Makefile:699: include/config/auto.conf.cmd] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/lib/modules/5.7.2-arch1-1/build'
make: *** [Makefile:110: vmnet.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory '/tmp/modconfig-YPwm9S/vmnet-only'
Starting VMware services:
   Virtual machine monitor                                                           failed
   Virtual machine communication interface                             done
   VM communication interface socket family                            done
   Blocking file system                                                                   done
   Virtual ethernet                                                                         failed
   VMware Authentication Daemon                                             done

What exactly happening and what could be the possible solution.

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#2 2020-06-14 13:08:19

Slithery
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From: Norfolk, UK
Registered: 2013-12-01
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Re: vmware kernel module updater error

Please edit your post and put commands and their output in between [⁣code] [⁣/code] tags...
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Co … s_and_code


No, it didn't "fix" anything. It just shifted the brokeness one space to the right. - jasonwryan
Closing -- for deletion; Banning -- for muppetry. - jasonwryan

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#3 2020-06-15 10:34:25

Lone_Wolf
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From: Netherlands, Europe
Registered: 2005-10-04
Posts: 8,197

Re: vmware kernel module updater error

$ pacman -F /usr/lib/modules/5.7.2-arch1-1/build/Documentation/Kconfig
usr/lib/modules/5.7.2-arch1-1/build/Documentation/Kconfig is owned by core/linux-docs 5.7.2.arch1-1
$

Try installing linux-docs .


Multi-init booting with apg Openrc and systemd coexisting
Automounting : not needed, i prefer pmount
Aur helpers : makepkg + my own local repo === rarely need them

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#4 2020-06-21 22:34:35

Renan_Bodom
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Registered: 2020-06-21
Posts: 1

Re: vmware kernel module updater error

I am also having the same problem when upgrading my kernel to 5.7.4, I tried to install linux-docs, but without success.
-vmmon and vmnet failure

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#5 2020-07-02 14:09:59

vikasdobhal
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Registered: 2020-06-14
Posts: 4

Re: vmware kernel module updater error

I had installed linux docs but the error is coming like below. Usually vmware had problem if your linux kernel and header are different but I make sure that linux kernel and headers versioin would be remain same. It is compiling the modules and then error is coming.
when I am executing command vmware through root below error is coming:-

$ sudo vmware
Stopping VMware services:
   VMware Authentication Daemon                                        done
   VM communication interface socket family                            done
   Virtual machine communication interface                             done
   Virtual machine monitor                                             done
   Blocking file system                                                done
make: Entering directory '/tmp/modconfig-7h2UCU/vmmon-only'
Using kernel build system.
/sbin/make -C /lib/modules/5.7.6-arch1-1/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \
  MODULEBUILDDIR= modules
make[1]: Entering directory '/usr/lib/modules/5.7.6-arch1-1/build'
scripts/Makefile.build:44: arch/x86/entry/syscalls/Makefile: No such file or directory
make[2]: *** No rule to make target 'arch/x86/entry/syscalls/Makefile'.  Stop.
make[1]: *** [arch/x86/Makefile:217: archheaders] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/lib/modules/5.7.6-arch1-1/build'
make: *** [Makefile:110: vmmon.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory '/tmp/modconfig-7h2UCU/vmmon-only'
make: Entering directory '/tmp/modconfig-7h2UCU/vmnet-only'
Using kernel build system.
/sbin/make -C /lib/modules/5.7.6-arch1-1/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \
  MODULEBUILDDIR= modules
make[1]: Entering directory '/usr/lib/modules/5.7.6-arch1-1/build'
scripts/Makefile.build:44: arch/x86/entry/syscalls/Makefile: No such file or directory
make[2]: *** No rule to make target 'arch/x86/entry/syscalls/Makefile'.  Stop.
make[1]: *** [arch/x86/Makefile:217: archheaders] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/lib/modules/5.7.6-arch1-1/build'
make: *** [Makefile:110: vmnet.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory '/tmp/modconfig-7h2UCU/vmnet-only'

Starting VMware services:

   Virtual machine monitor                                                          failed
   Virtual machine communication interface                             done
   VM communication interface socket family                           done
   Blocking file system                                                                   done
   Virtual ethernet                                                                          failed
   VMware Authentication Daemon                                             done

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#6 2020-07-02 15:22:32

seth
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Registered: 2012-09-03
Posts: 15,326

Re: vmware kernel module updater error

What did Slithery tell you about using code tags?
Please fix your posts, then post -in code tag!- the output of

pacman -Qs linux

and your pacman log (/var/log/pacman.log - you can curl it to ix.io if it's too long)

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#7 Yesterday 12:37:10

Lone_Wolf
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From: Netherlands, Europe
Registered: 2005-10-04
Posts: 8,197

Re: vmware kernel module updater error

Also post the exact command you use to have vmware (re)build the kernel modules.

Did you install VMWare through a vmware bundle or one of the aur packages ?


Multi-init booting with apg Openrc and systemd coexisting
Automounting : not needed, i prefer pmount
Aur helpers : makepkg + my own local repo === rarely need them

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