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Old 21st February 2009, 08:25
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Since some of my info was spotty I did a clean install of lenny to cut and paste the exact error. I was wrong when i cited the vmmon module. It is named vsock. It will not compile whether I use a symlink or export CC= methods. Everything else does compile. Some of what I have read is on this so far is a little beyond my linux skill level with regards to kernel specific methods. Can this be solved or not to use VM Infastructure Client or are we limited to the browser based management?

Here it is:

None of the pre-built vsock modules for VMware Server is suitable for your
running kernel. Do you want this program to try to build the vsock module for
your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)? [yes]

Extracting the sources of the vsock module.

Building the vsock module.

Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vsock-only'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.26-1-486/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.26-1-486'
CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config0/vsock-only/linux/af_vsock.o
CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config0/vsock-only/linux/driverLog.o
CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config0/vsock-only/linux/util.o
CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config0/vsock-only/linux/vsockAddr.o
LD [M] /tmp/vmware-config0/vsock-only/vsock.o
Building modules, stage 2.
MODPOST 1 modules
WARNING: "VMCIDatagram_CreateHnd" [/tmp/vmware-config0/vsock-only/vsock.ko] undefined!
WARNING: "VMCIDatagram_DestroyHnd" [/tmp/vmware-config0/vsock-only/vsock.ko] undefined!
WARNING: "VMCI_GetContextID" [/tmp/vmware-config0/vsock-only/vsock.ko] undefined!
WARNING: "VMCIDatagram_Send" [/tmp/vmware-config0/vsock-only/vsock.ko] undefined!
CC /tmp/vmware-config0/vsock-only/vsock.mod.o
LD [M] /tmp/vmware-config0/vsock-only/vsock.ko
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.26-1-486'
cp -f vsock.ko ./../vsock.o
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vsock-only'
Unable to make a vsock module that can be loaded in the running kernel:
insmod: error inserting '/tmp/vmware-config0/vsock.o': -1 Unknown symbol in module
There is probably a slight difference in the kernel configuration between the
set of C header files you specified and your running kernel. You may want to
rebuild a kernel based on that directory, or specify another directory.

The VM communication interface socket family is used in conjunction with the VM
communication interface to provide a new communication path among guests and
host. The rest of this software provided by VMware Server is designed to work
independently of this feature. If you wish to have the VSOCK feature you can
install the driver by running again after making sure that
gcc, binutils, make and the kernel sources for your running kernel are
installed on your machine. These packages are available on your distribution's
installation CD.
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