Errors compiling VMware Server on Fedora 12

Hi! Today i downloaded vmware server to use it on my Linux workstation.  I am using Fedora 12 with the latest kernel update so i had not much hope to compile the vmware kernel modules without some troubleshooting.

After solving the problems, here i share the solutions i hope to help you.  If you find it useful, remember that you can Invite me a kaffee ! :)

1. Download the latest VMware workstation (It is free)

Note: I downloaded the rpm version.

2. Install it:
yum install VMware-server-2.0.2-203138.i386.rpm

3. Try to compile the modules:

Ok.. in this moment a lot of warnings and errors appear between them, errors with vmnet, vmci, etc...

make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/'
Unable to build the vmnet module.

Unable to build the vmci module.

4. Patch the modules:

- Download from

5. unzip & untar it.
6. execute the patch shell script *inspect it first, it is very VERY basic*
7. After installing the patches, execute the

Starting VMware services:
   Virtual machine monitor                                 [  OK  ]
   Virtual ethernet                                        [  OK  ]
   Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0                       [  OK  ]
   Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet1 (background)        [  OK  ]
   DHCP server on /dev/vmnet1                              [  OK  ]
   Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet8 (background)        [  OK  ]
   DHCP server on /dev/vmnet8                              [  OK  ]
   NAT service on /dev/vmnet8                              [  OK  ]
   VMware Server Authentication Daemon (background)        [  OK  ]
   Shared Memory Available                                 [  OK  ]
Starting VMware management services:
   VMware Server Host Agent (background)                   [  OK  ]
   VMware Virtual Infrastructure Web Access
Starting VMware autostart virtual machines:

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