VMWare Workstation on Linux Kernel 2.6.40

22 August 2011
I was having some trouble getting VMWare 7.1.4 running on my Fedora 15 machines running x86_64 kernel 2.6.40 until I found the patch described at http://linux-knowledgebase.com/cms/common/pdf.php?article_id=186 that points to the patch at http://linux-knowledgebase.com/userFiles/files/vmware2_6_39patchv3.tar.bz2. Installing the patch is a breeze with the instructions provided. Just unzip the patch with 'tar xvjf vmware2_6_39patchv3.tar.bz2', then run the patch using './patch-modules_2.6.39.sh'. Once that's done you can upgrade VMWare. I usually do this using: $ sudo vmplayer Which launches VMWare Player and does any updates that are necessary.