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Bug 128220 - kernel 2.6.16 and vmware modules fail
Summary: kernel 2.6.16 and vmware modules fail
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux bug wranglers
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-03-31 02:31 UTC by Peter J. de Vrijer
Modified: 2006-03-31 02:35 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Peter J. de Vrijer 2006-03-31 02:31:23 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #127661 +++

# /opt/vmware/workstation/bin/
Making sure services for VMware Workstation are stopped.

 * ERROR:  "vmware" has not yet been started.

Configuring fallback GTK+ 2.4 libraries.

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

None of the pre-built vmmon modules for VMware Workstation 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? [/usr/src/linux/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 /usr/src/linux/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.16-gentoo'
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:20,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:49:
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:37:5: warning: "VMW_HAVE_EPOLL" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:43:5: warning: "VMW_HAVE_EPOLL" is not defined
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:20,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:49:
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:60: error: conflicting types for 'poll_initwait'
include/linux/poll.h:45: error: previous declaration of 'poll_initwait' was here/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:60: error: conflicting types for 'poll_initwait'
include/linux/poll.h:45: error: previous declaration of 'poll_initwait' was here/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:145: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:149: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.16-gentoo'
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.

# emerge info
Portage 2.0.54 (default-linux/amd64/2006.0, gcc-3.4.5, glibc-2.3.5-r2, 2.6.16-gentoo x86_64)
System uname: 2.6.16-gentoo x86_64 Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz
Gentoo Base System version 1.6.14
distcc 2.18.3 x86_64-pc-linux-gnu (protocols 1 and 2) (default port 3632) [disabled]
dev-lang/python:     2.4.2
sys-apps/sandbox:    1.2.12
sys-devel/autoconf:  2.13, 2.59-r7
sys-devel/automake:  1.4_p6, 1.5, 1.6.3, 1.7.9-r1, 1.8.5-r3, 1.9.6-r1
sys-devel/binutils:  2.16.1
sys-devel/libtool:   1.5.22
virtual/os-headers:  2.6.11-r2
CFLAGS="-O2 -mtune=nocona -march=nocona -fomit-frame-pointer -pipe"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/kde/2/share/config /usr/kde/3.4/env /usr/kde/3.4/share/config /usr/kde/3.4/shutdown /usr/kde/3/share/config /usr/lib/X11/xkb /usr/lib64/mozilla/defaults/pref /usr/share/config /usr/share/texmf/dvipdfm/config/ /usr/share/texmf/dvips/config/ /usr/share/texmf/tex/generic/config/ /usr/share/texmf/tex/platex/config/ /usr/share/texmf/xdvi/ /var/bind /var/qmail/alias /var/qmail/control"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/gconf /etc/splash /etc/terminfo /etc/env.d"
CXXFLAGS="-O2 -mtune=nocona -march=nocona -fomit-frame-pointer -pipe"
FEATURES="autoconfig distcc_ distlocks maketest_ sandbox sfperms strict"
LINGUAS="ar en_GB it it_IT"
USE="amd64 X a52 aac aalib acpi alsa apache2 audiofile avi bash-completion berkdb bidi bitmap-fonts bluetooth bonobo browserplugin bzip2 cairo caps cddb cdr cgi chroot cjk cli crypt ctype cups curl dba dbus directfb dri dts dv dvd dvdr dvdread eds emboss encode esd ethereal evo exif expat fam fame fastbuild fbcon ffmpeg firefox flac flash foomaticdb force-cgi-redirect fortran freetype ftp gcj gd gdbm gif gimp gimpprint glut gmp gnome gnutls gphoto2 gpm gstreamer gtk gtk2 gtkhtml guile hal howl idea idn ieee1394 imagemagick imap imlib ipv6 ithreads jack java jpeg junit lcms libcaca libclamav libedit libwww live lm_sensors lzo lzw lzw-tiff mad matroska memlimit mhash mikmod ming mjpeg mng motif mozilla mozsvg mp3 mpeg mule musicbrainz mysql nautilus ncurses nfs nls nptl nsplugin ogg oggvorbis opengl oss pam pcre pda pdflib perl php pic png posix ppds python qmail qt quicktime quotas readline real recode rtc samba scanner sdl server session simplexml slang smp sndfile soap sockets speex spell spl ssl svg symlink tcltk tetex theora threads tiff tokenizer truetype truetype-fonts type1-fonts udev unicode usb v4l vcd vhosts vorbis wxgtk1 wxwindows xine xml xml2 xmms xpm xsl xv xvid zlib video_cards_fglrx input_devices_keyboard input_devices_mouse linguas_ar linguas_en_GB linguas_it linguas_it_IT userland_GNU kernel_linux elibc_glibc"
Comment 1 Peter J. de Vrijer 2006-03-31 02:33:52 UTC
I set the ~x86 keyword to be able to emerge workstation- with
the memory-split patch. I am sorry to say that it does not work on my
computer. I still get the 
Comment 2 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-03-31 02:35:36 UTC
Stop messing with bugzilla, it's not a toy.