Monday, March 19, 2012

VMWare Workstation 8.0.2 and Linux Kernel 3.3

Linux Kernel 3.3 has been released by Linus today and what's interesting about this release? Well, there are a lot of new stuffs as documented by KernelNewbies, so no need for me to write them down here. You can all go to the site and read the whole section.

What really interest me is that latest VMWare Workstation 8.0.2 needs no other patch than the previous patch for Linux Kernel 3.2. This means that if you are new users of VMWare Workstation, you can go to my previous post VMWare Workstation 8.0.2 and Linux Kernel 3.2 Patch and follow the instructions there, but for those who have been running Linux Kernel 3.2 and successfully patched VMWare Workstation 8.0.2, all you have to do is run this code

vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

and you will get your VMWare Workstation running well again after the script recompiled your VMWare Modules against the latest kernel (3.3 in this case).

Well, i do hope that future releases of Linux Kernel will do the same and no more patches required to make VMWare Workstation works with the latest Linux Kernel