installing vmware player on fedora 19

update: latest one now installs no issues. if you can, just use virtualbox.

Been having a problem with vmware-player on fedora 19 with kernel 3.10.10

Actually got the final solution from here.

quick summary of what i did

first download the installer for your architecture from their site

#chmod +x theinstaller.bundle


it will install with a few prompts nothing difficult there

now launching it didn’t really give me what i wanted

so we go ahead and do the following

1. Open /usr/bin/vmplayer in vim or other text editor of your choice, using sudo or su.

2. Look for the lines that read as follows:

export PRODUCT_NAME="VMware Player"


3. Add the following after the above lines:

# Makes vmware player more compatible with Fedora 19.
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$PATH:/usr/lib64/gtk-2.0/modules/:

4. Save the file. You should be able to at least get the program running after that.

now to sort out the module issues:

download the following patches




1. Go to /lib/vmware/modules/source and copy the vmnet.tar and vmblock.tar archives to the desktop. Also put the patch files on your desktop.

2. Extract files for VMNet and VMBlock TAR files to desktop. You will have two folders when done.

# tar -xf vmnet.tar

# tar -xf vmblock.tar

3. Just cd into vmnet folder on desktop in terminal and run

patch -p1 < ~pathtopatch/vmnet.3.10.patch

4. Just cd into vmblock folder on desktop in terminal and run:

patch -p1 < pathtopatch/vmblock.3.10.patch

5. Put the folders back into the archives sitting on your desktop, rename the original TAR files in the folder mentioned in step 1, and put your modified tar files into the same source folder.

After that, VMWare Player should run and rebuild the modules in Fedora 19 with 3.10 kernels.

pretty much everything sorted and persistent across reboots.

hope this sorts someone out!


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