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#1 2011-07-01 10:15:18

I am Gianluca
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[SOLVED] Unable to start VMware

Hi all,
this morning when I've tried to start VMware I received this error log.

$ vmplayer
No value set for `/desktop/gnome/interface/accessibility'
No value set for `/desktop/gnome/interface/accessibility'
Logging to /tmp/vmware-gianluca/setup-1647.log
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmmon
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmnet
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmblock
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmci
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vsock
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmmon
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmnet
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmblock
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmci
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vsock
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmmon
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmnet
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmblock
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmci
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vsock
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmmon
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmnet
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmblock
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmci
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vsock
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmmon
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmnet
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmblock
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmci
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vsock
No value set for `/desktop/gnome/interface/accessibility'
No value set for `/desktop/gnome/interface/accessibility'


No value set for `/desktop/gnome/interface/accessibility'
No value set for `/desktop/gnome/interface/accessibility'
Logging to /tmp/vmware-root/setup-1743.log
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmmon
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmnet
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmblock
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmci
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vsock
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmmon
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmnet
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmblock
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmci
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vsock
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmmon
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmnet
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmblock
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmci
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vsock
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmmon
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmnet
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmblock
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmci
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vsock
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmmon
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmnet
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmblock
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmci
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vsock
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmmon
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmnet
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmblock
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vmci
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module vsock
Stopping VMware services:
   VMware USB Arbitrator                                               done
   VM communication interface socket family                            done
   Virtual machine communication interface                             done
   Virtual machine monitor                                             done
   Blocking file system                                                done
Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.39-ARCH/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \
  MODULEBUILDDIR= modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.39-ARCH'
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driverLog.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/iommu.o
/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/iommu.c:47:44: error: ‘SPIN_LOCK_UNLOCKED’ undeclared here (not in a function)
/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/iommu.c: In function ‘IOMMU_SetupMMU’:
/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/iommu.c:103:28: warning: cast from pointer to integer of different size [-Wpointer-to-int-cast]
/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/iommu.c:113:17: warning: format ‘%lx’ expects argument of type ‘long unsigned int’, but argument 3 has type ‘long long unsigned int’ [-Wformat]
/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/iommu.c:117:35: warning: cast to pointer from integer of different size [-Wint-to-pointer-cast]
/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/iommu.c:120:20: warning: format ‘%lu’ expects argument of type ‘long unsigned int’, but argument 3 has type ‘uint64’ [-Wformat]
make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/iommu.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.39-ARCH'
make: *** [vmmon.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only'

What could be the problem?
Thank you very much,

Gianluca

Last edited by I am Gianluca (2011-08-12 15:16:33)


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#2 2011-07-01 11:07:36

tomk
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Re: [SOLVED] Unable to start VMware

You upgraded your kernel without rebuilding the vmware drivers.

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#3 2011-07-04 11:17:59

I am Gianluca
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Re: [SOLVED] Unable to start VMware

Thank you for your answer tomk.
If I don't understand wrongly I need to uninstall VMplayer and reinstall it following the guide on the Arch wiki.
Do I understand wrong?


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#4 2011-07-04 12:00:10

tomk
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Re: [SOLVED] Unable to start VMware

If the kernel upgrade is the issue, you just need to rebuild the modules - I don't use vmware anymore, but I seem to remember there was a way to do that without a complete reinstall.

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#5 2011-07-04 18:48:28

whompus
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Re: [SOLVED] Unable to start VMware

To rebuild the modules

sudo vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

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#6 2011-07-04 19:09:58

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Re: [SOLVED] Unable to start VMware

And because you won't be able to compile VMware (7.1.4) modules on kernel 2.6.39, you need to apply this patch first:

http://weltall.heliohost.org/wordpress/ … v3.tar.bz2


pie!

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#7 2011-07-11 15:17:11

I am Gianluca
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Re: [SOLVED] Unable to start VMware

Thank you guys! I've resolved it.
I'll change the title wink


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#8 2011-08-04 00:14:15

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Re: [SOLVED] Unable to start VMware

karabaja4 wrote:

And because you won't be able to compile VMware (7.1.4) modules on kernel 2.6.39, you need to apply this patch first:

http://weltall.heliohost.org/wordpress/ … v3.tar.bz2


Thanks karabaja4!  The file in your post worked swimmingly.

More explicitly -- just for total completeness:

Download the file linked above and cd to the directory where you've saved it.

$ tar xvjf vmware2.6.39patchv3.tar.bz2
$ sudo chmod +x patch-modules_2.6.39.sh
$ sudo ./patch-modules_2.6.39.sh

Also, after you uncompress the files, make sure you keep them all in the same directory together.

Last edited by caryy (2011-08-04 00:18:10)

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#9 2011-08-09 08:52:31

I am Gianluca
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Re: [SOLVED] Unable to start VMware

Hi all,
after I've upgraded to Kernel 3.0 I encounter this problem:

[gianluca@gianluca-laptop ~]$ sudo /etc/rc.d/vmware start
Password: 
Starting VMware services:
   VMware USB Arbitrator                                               done
   Virtual machine monitor      upgrade to Kernel 3.0 I've had this problem:                                      failed
   Virtual machine communication interface                            failed
   VM communication interface socket family                           failed
   Blocking file system                                               failed
   Virtual ethernet                                                   failed
[gianluca@gianluca-laptop ~]$ vmplayer
No value set for `/desktop/gnome/interface/accessibility'
No value set for `/desktop/gnome/interface/accessibility'
Logging to /tmp/vmware-gianluca/setup-1409.log
Unable to initialize module building library
[gianluca@gianluca-laptop ~]$ sudo vmware-modconfig --console --install-all
Password: 
Unable to initialize kernel module configuration
[gianluca@gianluca-laptop ~]$ 

I'm not able to rebuild the modules like I did with the old kernels.
Thank you,

Gianluca


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#10 2011-08-09 12:38:40

mgmartins
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Re: [SOLVED] Unable to start VMware

Me too:


root /tmp #  vmware-modconfig --console --install-all
Unable to initialize kernel module configuration
root /tmp #  uname -a
Linux ExpApp01 3.0-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Aug 6 16:49:00 CEST 2011 i686 Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5700 @ 3.00GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux


Spanish Arch Linux user since 2009

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#11 2011-08-09 14:38:32

karabaja4
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Re: [SOLVED] Unable to start VMware

I am Gianluca wrote:

I'm not able to rebuild the modules like I did with the old kernels.
Thank you,

Gianluca

mgmartins wrote:

Me too:


root /tmp #  vmware-modconfig --console --install-all
Unable to initialize kernel module configuration
root /tmp #  uname -a
Linux ExpApp01 3.0-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Aug 6 16:49:00 CEST 2011 i686 Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5700 @ 3.00GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=123695


pie!

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#12 2011-08-10 10:14:10

I am Gianluca
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Re: [SOLVED] Unable to start VMware

Using Google I've seen that even with other distribution (Slack and Gentoo at least) occurred our same problem after upgrading to the Linux Kernel 3.0. Besides some users have worked on a patch (link).
Do you think in the next few days we will have a patch even for Arch (like the patches for older Kernel versions)?
Because I think this option should be less intrusive than recompiling the whole Kernel with CONFIG_LOCALVERSION=".0-ARCH".


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#13 2011-08-12 15:15:39

I am Gianluca
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Re: [SOLVED] Unable to start VMware

Someone have updated the wiki (here).
The solution works fine for me wink

# sed 's/\x83\xe8\x03\x83\xf8\x01\x0f\x96\xc0/\x83\xe8\x02\x83\xf8\x01\x0f\x96\xc0/' -i /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libvmware-modconfig-console.so/libvmware-modconfig-console.so
# sed 's/\x83\xe8\x03\x83\xf8\x01\x0f\x96\xc0/\x83\xe8\x02\x83\xf8\x01\x0f\x96\xc0/' -i /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libvmware-modconfig.so/libvmware-modconfig.so

Thank you very much to the Arch community.


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