[openbeos] Re: Using VMware Player on Linux 2.26.24+ (Ubuntu 8.04 and others)

On Sat, Apr 26, 2008 at 9:51 AM, Salvatore Benedetto <emitrax@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 2008/4/26 Axel Dörfler <axeld@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
>
>
> > Hi there,
>  >
>  >  FYI: if you recently updated your favourite Linux installation, and
>  >  found that VMware Player will no longer work, please have a look at
>  >  this page:
>  >  
> http://blog.creonfx.com/linux/how-to-install-vmware-player-workstation-on-2624-kernel
>  >
>  >  Just tested with Ubuntu 8.04 - it also works with the current 2.0.3
>  >  version of the player.
>  >
>
>  I've learnt not to do updates unless I have a very strong reason for that.
>
>  I hope this kind of stuff won't happen with Haiku (e.g. updates ==
>  breaks somethings)

Linux does not have any stable kernel apis. Hence if Linux changes an
interface, every kernel module which uses it must be updated. If you
are concerned with VMware working, just don't update the kernel. From
what I understand, the any-any update fixes the wraps the new kernel
apis to what VMware expects. It's unofficial, but generally works and
is updated faster than the official release from VMware.

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