How to Patch VMware Workstation-11 & Player-7 on Linux 3.19 Kernels

March 3, 2015 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

VMware Patch for Linux Kernel 3.19

The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Patch VMware Workstation 11 and Player 7 on Linux/GNU Distros with Kernel 3.19+.

At this Time without this Patch the VMware Products Installation on Linux with Kernel 3.19 will Fail to Build the vmnet (Virtual Network) Module!

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  1. Open a Terminal Shell Emulator

  2. Download the Patch

    curl http://pastie.org/pastes/9934018/download -o /tmp/vmnet-3.19.patch
  3. Extract the vmnet module sources

    cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source
    sudo cp vmnet.tar vmnet.tar.original

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    sudo tar -xf vmnet.tar
  4. Apply the Patch

    sudo patch -p0 -i /tmp/vmnet-3.19.patch

    If the Patch will Show an Error for Linux Kernels > 3.19 then Copy Back the vmware.tar.original in vmware.tar and Skip the Next Step!

  5. Recreate the archive

    sudo tar -cf vmnet.tar vmnet-only
  6. Remove leftover

    rm -r *-only
  7. Rebuild VMware Modules

    sudo vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

    Then You should be Able to Play the VMware Workstation/Player on Linux 3.19!
    Thanks to Arch-Linux Wiki.


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