DKMS Module for VMware Workstation

This is an Open Source fling. Find out about VMware Open Source initiative on https://www.vmware.com/opensource.html

This is an Open Source Fling. You can get the source code and download from the GitHub project page. You can view the license here.

This Fling is intended to be used by end users who run a rolling-release Linux distribution (Arch Linux for instance).  On those operating systems, the kernel is updated regularly, sometimes multiple times a week. Each time an update occurs, the user has to trigger the build of the kernel modules when Workstation starts. The module aims to avoid this effect.

The Workstation DKMS module provides a way to automatically build the Workstation kernel module at boot time. It uses a tool that is available on each Linux distribution: Dynamic Kernel Module Support (DKMS) to trigger the build and install the module. This DKMS module only launches the Workstation build tool and lets it build and install the kernel modules.

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This is an Open Source fling. Find out about VMware Open Source initiative on https://www.vmware.com/opensource.html
  • Works with: Workstation 9, and Workstation 10 soon.
  • Needs: DKMS installed by the distribution package manager, for instance on debian: sudo aptitude install dkms
This is an Open Source fling. Find out about VMware Open Source initiative on https://www.vmware.com/opensource.html

You can get the source code and download from the GitHub project page.. You can view the license here.

  1. Create a directory /usr/src/vmware-modules-9/ (mkdir -p /usr/src/vmware-modules-9)
  2. Copy the files "dkms.conf" and "Makefile" to this new directory
  3. Run "sudo dkms install vmware-modules/9 -k $(uname -r)" to build and install the modules using DKMS