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Updates On Suse 11.1 and VMware Workstation

After spending an evening last week or so getting VMware Workstation running on OpenSuse 11.1, I found myself in a situation due to hardware failure, that I had to re-install… again.

This time I needed the process for getting Workstation running again looked more like:

1. Ensure haldaemon is running
2. Install kernel-default, kernel-source, gcc, gcc-c++, make, binutils, linux-headers-default
3. "mv /usr/lib/vmware/modules/binary /usr/lib/vmware/modules/binary.old"
4. "vmware-modconfig –console –install-al

So, incase you missed the subtle difference, it was in #2 the list of packages:

kernel-default (same version as the running kernel (the output of uname –a))
kernel-source (same thing as above)
GCC
GCC-C++
Make
binutils
Linux-headers-default

Between that and copying everything back from USB, we’re good now. Happy hunting.