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Workstation 5 on SuSE 10. *sigh*

As Joe observes, the kernel module code that ships with ws 5.0 is not happy to work with the latest kernels including the one that ships with SuSE 10. The userland code is happy but you’d need to grab Petr’s drivers to get it to work. Joe did the right thing by trying to get a hold of the 5.5 beta because it works great with SuSE 10, as demonstrated by our internal testing and the experience of other beta testers. However, the website let us down and that really is inexcusable. At the Boston Summit, some people tried to grab the beta based on our nagging and ran into the exact same error; I ended up having to VPN in to our internal network and download the beta build directly and then scp it over to them. When I get into the office tomorrow, you can be sure I’ll be making a lot of noise about this. Sorry for the trouble; if people are still having trouble downloading the beta, please post a comment to this post.

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  1. Alan | 21st October 2005 at 09:15 | Permalink

    I figure you must be talking about VMWare Workstation but it isn’t clear from your comment and strangely you manage to write a post completely without mentining either VMWare or even the word workstation.

  2. Joe Shaw | 21st October 2005 at 12:43 | Permalink

    Hey Philip,

    Thanks for taking my angry rant so constructively. :)

    I’ve been trying to download the 5.5 beta today and getting the same error. Any chance you can email me the RPM?

  3. JMills | 22nd October 2005 at 15:27 | Permalink

    Alan Says:

    October 21st, 2005 at 09:15
    I figure you must be talking about VMWare Workstation but it isn’t clear from your comment and strangely you manage to write a post completely without mentining either VMWare or even the word workstation.

    Yep… VMware Workstation 5.0 and 5.5 are the pair of product releases in question.

  4. Erik Dasque | 26th October 2005 at 07:48 | Permalink

    Still can’t download VMWare Beta 5.5 though…

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  1. joe shaw | 25th October 2005 at 15:15 | Permalink

    [...] So after my little rant against VMware the other day, Philip helped me out with the 5.5 beta, which, as he says, works swimmingly on SUSE 10.0. The installation process still sucks: I have to run the same perl script as before, but it knows where to find my kernel build tree and how to work with it and the kernel modules don’t oops. I did a nice test install and played around with it and it’s a really nice piece of software. [...]

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