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Thread: Vmware Kernel Module Updater Issues with latest Kernel version - 4.6.0-kali1-amd64

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    Vmware Kernel Module Updater Issues with latest Kernel version - 4.6.0-kali1-amd64

    I have updated my Kali to the latest kernel version - 4.6.0-kali1-amd64
    After doing so, my Vmware workstation has stopped working.
    I tried running 'vmware-modconfig --console --install-all' after reading some posts online but of no use.
    I think that vmware does not support this kernel version.
    Is there any way to get this working.?

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    hi :-) if this can be a help:
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    I am using 64 bit version of Kali, still stuck with the same kernel version even after trying dist-upgrade. :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by kshitij_tandel View Post
    I have updated my Kali to the latest kernel version - 4.6.0-kali1-amd64
    After doing so, my Vmware workstation has stopped working.
    I tried running 'vmware-modconfig --console --install-all' after reading some posts online but of no use.
    I think that vmware does not support this kernel version.
    Is there any way to get this working.?
    Solution or Workaround: Modify 2 files in /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmmon.tar and /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmnet.tar
    Steps:
    1- Extract /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmmon.tar
    2- Modify /vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c
    3- Replace "get_user_pages" to "get_user_pages_remote"
    4- tar and replace original
    5- Extract /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmnet.tar
    6- Modify ./vmnet-only/userif.c
    7- Replace "get_user_pages" to "get_user_pages_remote"
    8- tar and replace original
    Now you should be able to compile the modules successfully.
    Tested on Kali Linux 2016 with kernel 4.6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sysadminshowto View Post
    Solution or Workaround: Modify 2 files in /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmmon.tar and /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmnet.tar
    Steps:
    1- Extract /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmmon.tar
    2- Modify /vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c
    3- Replace "get_user_pages" to "get_user_pages_remote"
    4- tar and replace original
    5- Extract /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmnet.tar
    6- Modify ./vmnet-only/userif.c
    7- Replace "get_user_pages" to "get_user_pages_remote"
    8- tar and replace original
    Now you should be able to compile the modules successfully.
    Tested on Kali Linux 2016 with kernel 4.6.
    This solution worked for me, thanks!

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    thanks a lot...this worked perfectly for me..

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    what if after "apt dist-upgrade" no /usr/lib/vmware folder exists...what can be the reason

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    i was desperately looking for the solution since last 3-4 days and i got the solution here thanks buddy.

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    sysadminshowto, you nailed this. thanks

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    Thanks!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by sysadminshowto View Post
    Solution or Workaround: Modify 2 files in /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmmon.tar and /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmnet.tar
    Steps:
    1- Extract /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmmon.tar
    2- Modify /vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c
    3- Replace "get_user_pages" to "get_user_pages_remote"
    4- tar and replace original
    5- Extract /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmnet.tar
    6- Modify ./vmnet-only/userif.c
    7- Replace "get_user_pages" to "get_user_pages_remote"
    8- tar and replace original
    Now you should be able to compile the modules successfully.
    Tested on Kali Linux 2016 with kernel 4.6.
    Thank you!!!

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    Unhappy

    Quote Originally Posted by jauharvp View Post
    Thank you!!!
    Not working with kernel 4.9.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sysadminshowto View Post
    Solution or Workaround: Modify 2 files in /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmmon.tar and /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmnet.tar
    Steps:
    1- Extract /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmmon.tar
    2- Modify /vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c
    3- Replace "get_user_pages" to "get_user_pages_remote"
    4- tar and replace original
    5- Extract /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmnet.tar
    6- Modify ./vmnet-only/userif.c
    7- Replace "get_user_pages" to "get_user_pages_remote"
    8- tar and replace original
    Now you should be able to compile the modules successfully.
    Tested on Kali Linux 2016 with kernel 4.6.
    I am facing the same issue for kernel version 4.9.0. Unfortunately, this solution is not working for me. I have reinstalled the fresh copy VMware 12.5.2. Please share if you have any idea?

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    This worked for me

    Quote Originally Posted by jauharvp View Post
    Not working with kernel 4.9.
    Hi man try this one, worked for me http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1838

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