After some problems with the kernel sources, got it working.


First: Install kernel-devel to have the sources etc.

Second, at: is external)


Markus Koßmann 2012-12-26 13:20:53 UTC

You made the wrong link. 
it should have been: 
cd /lib/modules/3.7.1-16-desktop/build/include/
( a 'ls' should show no file or directory named linux and two directories
called generated and config and a 'ls generated/uapi/linux' should show
version.h )
ln -s generated/uapi/linux
After that a 'ls linux' should show version.h

Which according to the version you’ll have to change this dir. Or simply use uname.

# ln -s /usr/src/linux-$(uname -r)/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/linux-$(uname -r)/include/linux/

Something like this. By then the version.h will be fine, and located where it shoudl. Then to finish the compiling…

# sudo ​/usr/bin/vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

That should get it compiling right away.


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