For those who would like to compile Linux Kernel 3.2, please pay attention when it comes to ethernet drivers. You must make sure that you have written down your ethernet card vendor as the configuration will ask you again and if you failed to answer (by typing no or picking the wrong vendor), you will end up with no ethernet driver loaded and if you are connected to the Internet using a wire, then you are out of connection. Luckily it can be solved by just recompiling the kernel and load the new module.
New kernel means new patch for VMWare and i have confirmed that a patch from Weltal's Blog is working like charm. All you need is to apply the patch included and it should go just fine. Please change the version according to the VMWare Workstation or VMWare Player version installed on your machine.
In case you find this error:
/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/iommu.c: In function ‘IOMMU_AdjustMappings’: /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/iommu.c:180:4: error: implicit declaration of function ‘iommu_found’ [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration] /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/iommu.c: In function ‘IOMMU_RegisterDevice’: /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/iommu.c:415:7: error: too few arguments to function ‘iommu_domain_alloc’ include/linux/iommu.h:68:29: note: declared hereThen, you can fix this problem by :
cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source tar -xvf vmmon.tar cd vmmon-only/linux/ vi iommu.cadd this in top part of the file
#if LINUX_VERSION_CODE >= KERNEL_VERSION(3, 2, 0) #include <linux/pci.h> #define iommu_found() iommu_present(&pci_bus_type) #define iommu_domain_alloc() iommu_domain_alloc(&pci_bus_type) #endifthen finish it by saving it and then:
cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/ rm vmmon.tar tar -cvf vmmon.tar vmmon-only/ vmware-modconfig --console --install-allThat's it. You can start your VMWare and voila... it's working again.