VMware Workstation 7.1.4 vs Linux Kernel 2.6.39

VMware Workstation 7.1.4 worked correctly on kernel 2.6.38, e.g. the modules built without problems.

Unfortunately, it's not working correctly anymore, after you upgrade to the latest linux kernel 2.6.39.

Thanks to Weltall, we now have a patch that brings Workstation (and probably Player, too) up-to-date with the newest kernel. Here's the original article: Running VMware Workstation / Player on linux 2.6.39 - UPDATED

I've also attached the patch to this article, because Weltall's blog is quite slow and sometimes even unreachable. If you need help applying the patch, follow the instructions on this page: VMware Workstation 7.1.3 runs great on Linux kernel 2.6.37.

Have fun!

File vmware2.6.39fixed.patch9.31 KB


thanks for that. man, kernel upgrades are not my best friend...

Thanks again! works like a charm, hopefully it will work on 3.0 too!

Well, it's working flawlessly on 3.0.0-rc3, which I'm running now. :P

I want to give thanks to you for a real solution for vmware 7.1.4 and kernel 2.6.39


Thanks so much for this patch. This is the first one I've found that actually works! I wished I had found this 2 months ago.