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VMWare: “Unable to build the vmnet module”

Filed under: General Linux,Linux Software — at 10:49 am on Monday, July 21, 2008

If you run into the following problem:

VMware Server is installed, but it has not been (correctly) configured
for the running kernel. To (re-)configure it, invoke the
following command: /usr/local/bin/

and then try to issue the command and get something similar to the following:

/tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only/bridge.c: In function ‘VNetBridgeUp’:
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only/bridge.c:949: error: implicit declaration of function ‘sock_valbool_flag’
make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only/bridge.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/'
make: *** [vmnet.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only'
Unable to build the vmnet module.

Then try to use the VMWare any patch from:
I had used the patch before to get my VMWare Server up and running but did not realize that you had to use the patch after kernel upgrade or your VMWare server will no longer work.

Who knew?

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Comment by Ginnee

July 21, 2008 @ 9:07 pm

Thank you for your kind words Owen. We struggle with the situation of our Indigenous neighbors. They have been force high in the mountains where little will grow. They were never farmers, they have no art, no crafts, they have never gotten above starvation. It is sad that few people care.

This is why I continue to tell their story. They have no education, less than 30% of them speak any Spanish, they speak their own language. 48% of their children are dead at birth because they have been starving for 9 months. I can not ignore them and there is so much more about them I want to know.

Thank you for caring,




Comment by Apostilão

July 22, 2008 @ 8:54 am

Thank You!!

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