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Aug 15 2007   12:58PM GMT

Linux kernel 2.6.22+ and VMware

Rachel Lebeaux Rachel Lebeaux Profile: Rachel Lebeaux

Alas, another kernel release and another VMware breakage. Sadly, staying on the cutting edge of kernels bites you sometimes. This is one of those times.

As detailed here:
No Internet on VMware WS w/ Linux 2.6.22 kernel

Kernels before 2.6.22 are able to use VMware networking, but due to kernel changes, at this moment, VMware’s networking isn’t reliable. Even attempts to fix, like bridging, did not work. Even patching with any-any-112 patches haven’t worked.

Not a big deal, as I’m sure it’ll be patched any day, but *this* day, your author will be running an older kernel.

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  • Larry Mittman
    I am using the kernel with Fedora Core 6 and have no trouble. I used the any-any113 patch which solved my installation problems. Larry
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  • Tobi Oetiker
    the problem with contacting the local host can be due to the the kernel offloading to the network card ... this seems to hurt bridge networking bad ... (has been like this at least since 2.6.18) run /usr/sbin/ethtool -K eth0 tx off cheers tobi
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