VMware Workstation 8.0.0 vs Linux Kernel 3.1.0

VMware Workstation 8.0.0 won't work on Linux Kernel 3.1.0 out of the box. But, some clever guy coded a very neat script that you can use to patch the workstation in a few easy steps:

$ cd /tmp
$ wget
$ chmod +x vmware3.1rc.sh
$ su
# ./vmware3.1rc.sh

That should patch the modules source, recompile it and start the vmware services. I've also attached the courtesy copy of the script to this article, in case the remote location becomes unavailable.

Have fun!

Plain text icon vmware3.1rc.sh.txt1.11 KB


Thanks for the script, I used it as a starting point, then I refined it since there were other things broken. I am running Fusion 3, and the version of VMware Tools is 8.4.7.

Patch is here:


Hope it helps.