VMware

On Fedora (and possibly other distros), the VMware kernel modules don’t rebuild with kernel updates automatically. Fortunately, doing this is a simple process.

# Build the VMware kernel modules
cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source
sudo tar xf vmmon.tar
sudo tar xf vmnet.tar
cd vmmon-only
sudo make
cd ../vmnet-only
sudo make
cd ..
# Copy them to the modules directory
sudo mkdir /usr/lib/modules/$(uname -r)/misc
sudo cp vmmon.o /usr/lib/modules/$(uname -r)/misc/vmmon.ko
sudo cp vmnet.o /usr/lib/modules/$(uname -r)/misc/vmnet.ko
# Load the new modules
sudo depmod -a
# Restart the VMware service
sudo /etc/init.d/vmware restart