Compiling a VMware kernel module

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Regardless of which edition of VMware you are using, it's easy to compile a new VMware kernel module. Here are the steps to follow:

1) Install AMP on VMware
2) Ensure your AMP can access the internet
3) Login to the AMP command line with root privileges, type in (or paste) the following commands. This will install AWMS' kernel header files and the compiler:
# rpm -ivh http://www.airwave.com/people/dan/kernel-PAE-devel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.i686.rpm

# yum -y install gcc

4) Run vmware-install.pl from the VMware Tools package. Accept the default options, and follow the directions at the end:

# service network stop
# rmmod pcnet32
# rmmod vmxnet
# depmod -a
# modprobe vmxnet
# service network start

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