Windows 10: VMWare fix for most kernels on Linux HOSTS

Discus and support VMWare fix for most kernels on Linux HOSTS in Windows 10 Virtualization to solve the problem; Hi folks This script (I got from the net somewhere - can't remember though) should fix the problem with VMware and updated kernels when using Linux... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Virtualization' started by jimbo45, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. jimbo45 Win User

    VMWare fix for most kernels on Linux HOSTS


    Hi folks

    This script (I got from the net somewhere - can't remember though) should fix the problem with VMware and updated kernels when using Linux Hosts

    put this script in the vmmodules install file - usually this one : /etc/kernel/install.d/99-vmmodules.install


    #!/usr/bin/bash

    export LANG=C

    COMMAND="$1"
    KERNEL_VERSION="$2"
    BOOT_DIR_ABS="$3"
    KERNEL_IMAGE="$4"

    ret=0

    case "$COMMAND" in
    add)
    VMWARE_VERSION=$(cat /etc/vmware/config | grep player.product.version | sed '/.*"\(.*\)".*/ s//\1/g')

    [ -z VMWARE_VERSION ] && exit 0

    mkdir -p /tmp/git; cd /tmp/git
    git clone -b workstation-${VMWARE_VERSION} " https://github.com/mkubecek/vmware-host-modules.git"
    cd vmware-host-modules
    make VM_UNAME=${KERNEL_VERSION}
    make install VM_UNAME=${KERNEL_VERSION}

    ((ret+=$?))
    ;;
    remove)
    exit 0
    ;;
    *)
    usage
    ret=1;;
    esac

    exit $ret

    this should save a lot of aggro after kernel updates.

    Remove the double quotes from the URL - I added those to stop the URL being translated in the post rendering the script unusable.

    Cheers
    jimbo

    :)
     
    jimbo45, Aug 14, 2019
    #1
  2. OneMoar Win User

    Exquisitely sensitive stability testing - the linux kernel!

    its not advisable to argue with a Wizzard he might turn you into a toad
    and no one runs stress tests under linux
    unless Linux is there main os .... and who runs Linux as there main os .... no one /trolling the linux kernel is not a TOOL for anything its a Kernel ... I suggest you go read up on the subject windows has a Kernel to and its far more sensitive to OC faults then Linux
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kernel_(computing)
     
    OneMoar, Aug 14, 2019
    #2
  3. jimbo45 Win User
    Unity Mode Fix for W10 VMware VM's on Linux Hosts


    Hi there

    This seems to work fine for Windows 10 VM's on some Linux Hosts.

    1) Uninstall VMware tools on the VM - shut down but don't re-power on
    2) uninstall open-vm-tools on your HOST machine - typically as root or sudo yum autoremove open-vm-tools or whatever it is in your distro.
    3) reboot the host
    4) power on the W10 VM
    5) install VMware tools
    6) re-start the W10 again

    Solved -- now Unity is working !!!

    Here's mine running W10 on Centos 7 Host - Menu shown and EXCEL 2010 on the CENTOS desktop. Menu auto hides - just mouse point top left hand corner of screen. Brilliant way of running Windows VM's -- I think the whole Unity mode has been vastly underplayed - especially when you have several monitors !!!!.


    Cheers
    jimbo
     
    jimbo45, Aug 14, 2019
    #3
  4. VMWare fix for most kernels on Linux HOSTS

    No sound in VMware Linux Mint


    I have installed Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (3.8.9) within VMware Workstation 14 Player (version 14.1.3 build-9474260) running on a Windows 10 host (1803 build 17134.285). Sound does not work, although it works perfectly when I run Windows 7 in the same VM.
    The sound device detected by Linux is Creative Sound blaster CT2518. When I test sound with pavucontrol open on the Output Devices tab, the Advanced bar shows that the sound is being detected, but nothing can be heard.
    Can anyone suggest how I can overcome this problem?
     
    MikeinGrange, Aug 14, 2019
    #4
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