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Install VMware workstation 11 on Fedora 21 with kernel 3.17

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Here is some solutions which might be able to help you during your VMware workstation 11 installation on Fedora 21 with kernel 3.17.

1. When you try to power on a virtual guest, you received error : "Unable to change virtual machine power state internal error".

Change the option mks.enable3d in the .vmx file from TRUE to FALSE.

mks.enable3d = FALSE

2. When you try to power on a virtual guest, you received error: "Version mismatch with vmmon module: expecting xxx.x, got yyy.y. You have an incorrect version of the 'vmmon' kernel module.

Try command below, these steps will help to patch vmnet source code:

# curl http://pastie.org/pastes/9934018/download -o /tmp/vmnet-3.19.patch
# cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source
# tar -xf vmnet.tar
# patch -p0 -i /tmp/vmnet-3.19.patch
# tar -cf vmnet.tar vmnet-only
# rm -rf *-only
# vmware-modconfig --console --install-all


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