VMWare Workstation 10.xx and kernel 3.14 patch

Posted: December 13, 2014 in Debian, Kali, Linux, TipTrick

For those who use kernel 3.14 (in my case Kali Linux 1.0.9a/Debian) and having trouble installing VMWare Workstation 10.xx, here’s the workaround :

  1. Download this patch
  2. Open Terminal and su/login as root
  3. And apply this

cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/

cp vmnet.tar vmnet.tar.original

tar xvf vmnet.tar vmnet-only/filter.c

patch vmnet-only/filter.c < /location_of_patch/kernel-3.14-vmware-filter.c.diff

tar -uvf vmnet.tar vmnet-only/filter.c

rm -rf vmnet-only/

vmware-modconfig –console –install-all

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