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  1. Unable to run VMware v5.5.8 in my Debian due to vmmon version mismatch

    Hi!

    I am using Debian. I had VMware v5.5.7 and upgraded to v5.5.8
    (installed into /home/Programs/VMware558/ for doc, man, and lib), but
    I am having problems starting my VMware even after running vmware-any-
    any-update115.tar.gz (and vmware-any-any-update117d.tar.gz) and making
    modules successfully.

    When I try to start my old Windows 2000 SP4 VMware v5.5.7 guest image or
    start a brand new guest from scratch, I get these three errors:

    "Version mismatch with vmmon module: expecting 138.0, got 137.0. You
    have an incorrect version of the 'vmmon' kernel module. Try
    reinstalling VMware Workstation."

    "Failed to initalize monitor device."

    "Unable to change virtual machine power state: Cannot find a valid
    peer process to connect to."


    Twice, I tried uninstalling my VMware v5.5.8 and starting clean.
    Extracted VMware-workstation-5.5.8-108000.tar.gz into /storage/
    SharedFiles/linux/VMware5/vmware-distrib before using "su" command.

    # pwd
    /storage/SharedFiles/linux/VMware5/vmware-distrib

    # ./vmware-install.pl
    Creating a new installer database using the tar3 format.

    Installing the content of the package.

    In which directory do you want to install the binary files?
    [/usr/bin] /home/Programs/VMware558/bin

    The path "/home/Programs/VMware558/bin" does not exist currently. This
    program
    is going to create it, including needed parent directories. Is this
    what you
    want? [yes]

    What is the directory that contains the init directories (rc0.d/ to
    rc6.d/)?
    [/etc]

    What is the directory that contains the init scripts?
    [/etc/init.d]

    In which directory do you want to install the library files?
    [/home/Programs/VMware558/lib/vmware]

    The path "/home/Programs/VMware558/lib/vmware" does not exist
    currently. This
    program is going to create it, including needed parent directories. Is
    this
    what you want? [yes]

    In which directory do you want to install the manual files?
    [/home/Programs/VMware558/man]

    The path "/home/Programs/VMware558/man" does not exist currently. This
    program
    is going to create it, including needed parent directories. Is this
    what you
    want? [yes]

    In which directory do you want to install the documentation files?
    [/home/Programs/VMware558/doc/vmware]

    The path "/home/Programs/VMware558/doc/vmware" does not exist
    currently. This
    program is going to create it, including needed parent directories. Is
    this
    what you want? [yes]

    The installation of VMware Workstation 5.5.8 build-108000 for Linux
    completed
    successfully. You can decide to remove this software from your system
    at any
    time by invoking the following command:
    "/home/Programs/VMware558/bin/vmware-uninstall.pl".

    Before running VMware Workstation for the first time, you need to
    configure it
    by invoking the following command:
    "/home/Programs/VMware558/bin/vmware-config.pl". Do you want this
    program to
    invoke the command for you now? [yes]

    Making sure services for VMware Workstation are stopped.

    Stopping VMware services:
    Virtual machine monitor
    done

    You must read and accept the End User License Agreement to continue.
    Press enter to display it. q^H

    VMWARE MASTER END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT

    NOTICE: BY DOWNLOADING AND INSTALLING,
    COPYING OR OTHERWISE USING THE SOFTWARE, YOU
    AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS EULA.
    IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS EULA,
    YOU MAY NOT DOWNLOAD, INSTALL, COPY OR USE THE
    SOFTWARE, AND YOU MAY RETURN THE UNUSED
    SOFTWARE TO THE VENDOR FROM WHICH YOU ACQUIRED
    IT WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS AND REQUEST A
    REFUND OF THE LICENSE FEE, IF ANY, ALREADY
    PAID UPON SHOWING PROOF OF PAYMENT. "YOU"
    MEANS THE NATURAL PERSON OR THE ENTITY THAT IS
    AGREEING TO BE BOUND BY THIS EULA, THEIR
    EMPLOYEES AND THIRD PARTY CONTRACTORS THAT
    PROVIDE SERVICES TO YOU. YOU SHALL BE LIABLE
    FOR ANY FAILURE BY SUCH EMPLOYEES AND THIRD
    PARTY CONTRACTORS TO COMPLY WITH THE TERMS OF
    THIS AGREEMENT.

    1. DEFINITIONS

    1.1 "Designated Administrative Access" means
    that access to the standard user
    interfaces of a given instance of the
    Software (designated in this section) that
    you may grant to a designated third party
    for which you have provided advance
    written notice to VMware that you are
    providing outsourced services and for
    whose dedicated benefit you have licensed
    such instance of the Software. Designated
    Administrative Access is applicable only

    Do you accept? (yes/no) yes

    Thank you.

    Configuring fallback GTK+ 2.4 libraries.

    In which directory do you want to install the mime type icons?
    [/usr/share/icons]

    What directory contains your desktop menu entry files? These files
    have a
    ..desktop file extension. [/usr/share/applications]

    In which directory do you want to install the application's icon?
    [/usr/share/pixmaps]

    /usr/share/applications/vmware-workstation.desktop: warning: value
    "vmware-workstation.png" for key "Icon" in group "Desktop Entry" is an
    icon name with an extension, but there should be no extension as
    described in the Icon Theme Specification if the value is not an
    absolute path
    /usr/share/applications/vmware-player.desktop: warning: value "vmware-
    player.png" for key "Icon" in group "Desktop Entry" is an icon name
    with an extension, but there should be no extension as described in
    the Icon Theme Specification if the value is not an absolute path
    Trying to find a suitable vmmon module for your running kernel.

    None of the pre-built vmmon modules for VMware Workstation is suitable
    for your
    running kernel. Do you want this program to try to build the vmmon
    module for
    your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)?
    [yes]

    Using compiler "/usr/bin/gcc". Use environment variable CC to
    override.

    What is the location of the directory of C header files that match
    your running
    kernel? [/lib/modules/2.6.26-1-686/build/include]

    Extracting the sources of the vmmon module.

    Building the vmmon module.

    Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
    make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only'
    make -C /lib/modules/2.6.26-1-686/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=3D$PWD
    SRCROOT=3D$PWD/. modules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.26-1-686'
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
    In file included from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/./include/
    vmware.h:25,
    from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:
    48:
    /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/./include/vm_basic_types.h:160: error:
    conflicting types for =E2=80=98uintptr_t=E2=80=99
    include/linux/types.h:40: error: previous declaration of =E2=80=98uintptr_t=
    =E2
    =80=99 was here
    In file included from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:
    20,
    from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:
    49:
    /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:37:5: warning:
    "VMW_HAVE_EPOLL" is not defined
    /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:43:5: warning:
    "VMW_HAVE_EPOLL" is not defined
    In file included from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:
    20,
    from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:
    49:
    /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:60: error:
    conflicting types for =E2=80=98poll_initwait=E2=80=99
    include/linux/poll.h:65: error: previous declaration of =E2
    =80=98poll_initwait=E2=80=99 was here
    In file included from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:
    80:
    /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/./include/compat_kernel.h:21: error:
    expected declaration specifiers or =E2=80=98...=E2=80=99 before =E2=80=98co=
    mpat_exit=E2=80=99
    /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/./include/compat_kernel.h:21: error:
    expected declaration specifiers or =E2=80=98...=E2=80=99 before =E2=80=98ex=
    it_code=E2=80=99
    /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/./include/compat_kernel.h:21: warning:
    type defaults to =E2=80=98int=E2=80=99 in declaration of =E2=80=98_syscall1=
    =E2=80=99
    /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:144: error: unknown
    field =E2=80=98nopage=E2=80=99 specified in initializer
    /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:145: warning:
    initialization from incompatible pointer type
    /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:148: error: unknown
    field =E2=80=98nopage=E2=80=99 specified in initializer
    /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:149: warning:
    initialization from incompatible pointer type
    /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c: In function =E2
    =80=98LinuxDriver_Ioctl=E2=80=99:
    /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1661: error: =E2=80=98struct
    mm_struct=E2=80=99 has no member named =E2=80=98dumpable=E2=80=99
    make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o] Error 1
    make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.26-1-686'
    make: *** [vmmon.ko] Error 2
    make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only'
    Unable to build the vmmon module.

    For more information on how to troubleshoot module-related problems,
    please
    visit our Web site at "http://www.vmware.com/download/modules/
    modules.html" and
    "http://www.vmware.com/support/reference/linux/
    prebuilt_modules_linux.html".

    Execution aborted


    $ tar -xzvf vmware-any-any-update117d.tar.gz
    vmware-any-any-update117d/
    vmware-any-any-update117d/update
    vmware-any-any-update117d/services.sh
    vmware-any-any-update117d/runme.pl
    vmware-any-any-update117d/update.c
    vmware-any-any-update117d/vmmon.tar
    vmware-any-any-update117d/vmblock.tar
    vmware-any-any-update117d/vmnet.tar
    $ cd vmware-any-any-update117d
    $ ls
    runme.pl services.sh update update.c vmblock.tar vmmon.tar
    vmnet.tar
    $ su
    Password:
    ANTian:/storage/SharedFiles/linux/VMware5/vmware-any-any-update117d# ./
    runme.pl
    Updating /home/Programs/VMware558/bin/vmware-config.pl ... corrupted
    Updating /home/Programs/VMware558/bin/vmware ... No patch needed/
    available
    Updating /home/Programs/VMware558/bin/vmnet-bridge ... No patch needed/
    available
    Updating /home/Programs/VMware558/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx ... No
    patch needed/available
    Updating /home/Programs/VMware558/lib/vmware/bin-debug/vmware-vmx ...
    No patch needed/available
    VMware modules in "/home/Programs/VMware558/lib/vmware/modules/source"
    has been
    updated.

    Before running VMware for the first time after update, you need to
    configure it
    for your running kernel by invoking the following command:
    "/home/Programs/VMware558/bin/vmware-config.pl". Do you want this
    script to
    invoke the command for you now? [yes]

    Making sure services for VMware Workstation are stopped.

    Stopping VMware services:
    Virtual machine monitor
    done

    Configuring fallback GTK+ 2.4 libraries.

    In which directory do you want to install the mime type icons?
    [/usr/share/icons]

    What directory contains your desktop menu entry files? These files
    have a
    ..desktop file extension. [/usr/share/applications]

    In which directory do you want to install the application's icon?
    [/usr/share/pixmaps]

    /usr/share/applications/vmware-workstation.desktop: warning: value
    "vmware-workstation.png" for key "Icon" in group "Desktop Entry" is an
    icon name with an extension, but there should be no extension as
    described in the Icon Theme Specification if the value is not an
    absolute path
    /usr/share/applications/vmware-player.desktop: warning: value "vmware-
    player.png" for key "Icon" in group "Desktop Entry" is an icon name
    with an extension, but there should be no extension as described in
    the Icon Theme Specification if the value is not an absolute path
    Trying to find a suitable vmmon module for your running kernel.

    None of the pre-built vmmon modules for VMware Workstation is suitable
    for your
    running kernel. Do you want this program to try to build the vmmon
    module for
    your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)?
    [yes]

    Using compiler "/usr/bin/gcc". Use environment variable CC to
    override.

    What is the location of the directory of C header files that match
    your running
    kernel? [/lib/modules/2.6.26-1-686/build/include]

    Extracting the sources of the vmmon module.

    Building the vmmon module.

    Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
    make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only'
    make -C /lib/modules/2.6.26-1-686/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=3D$PWD
    SRCROOT=3D$PWD/. modules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.26-1-686'
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/common/comport.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/common/cpuid.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/common/hash.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/common/memtrack.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/common/phystrack.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/common/task.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/common/vmciContext.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/common/vmciDatagram.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/common/vmciDriver.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/common/vmciDs.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/common/vmciGroup.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/common/vmciHashtable.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/common/vmciProcess.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/common/vmciResource.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/common/vmciSharedMem.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/common/vmx86.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/vmcore/moduleloop.o
    LD [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/vmmon.o
    Building modules, stage 2.
    MODPOST 1 modules
    WARNING: modpost: missing MODULE_LICENSE() in /tmp/vmware-config1/
    vmmon-only/vmmon.o
    see include/linux/module.h for more information
    WARNING: modpost: module vmmon.ko uses symbol 'init_mm' marked UNUSED
    CC /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/vmmon.mod.o
    LD [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/vmmon.ko
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.26-1-686'
    cp -f vmmon.ko ./../vmmon.o
    make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only'
    The module loads perfectly in the running kernel.

    Do you want networking for your virtual machines? (yes/no/help) [yes]

    Configuring a bridged network for vmnet0.

    The following bridged networks have been defined:

    .. vmnet0 is bridged to eth0

    All your ethernet interfaces are already bridged.

    Do you want to be able to use NAT networking in your virtual machines?
    (yes/no)
    [yes]

    Configuring a NAT network for vmnet8.

    Do you want this program to probe for an unused private subnet? (yes/
    no/help)
    [yes]

    Probing for an unused private subnet (this can take some time)...

    The subnet 192.168.167.0/255.255.255.0 appears to be unused.

    The following NAT networks have been defined:

    .. vmnet8 is a NAT network on private subnet 192.168.167.0.

    Do you wish to configure another NAT network? (yes/no) [no]

    Do you want to be able to use host-only networking in your virtual
    machines?
    [yes]

    Configuring a host-only network for vmnet1.

    Do you want this program to probe for an unused private subnet? (yes/
    no/help)
    [yes]

    Probing for an unused private subnet (this can take some time)...

    The subnet 172.16.171.0/255.255.255.0 appears to be unused.

    The following host-only networks have been defined:

    .. vmnet1 is a host-only network on private subnet 172.16.171.0.

    Do you wish to configure another host-only network? (yes/no) [no]

    Extracting the sources of the vmnet module.

    Building the vmnet module.

    Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
    make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only'
    make -C /lib/modules/2.6.26-1-686/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=3D$PWD
    SRCROOT=3D$PWD/. modules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.26-1-686'
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only/driver.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only/hub.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only/userif.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only/netif.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only/bridge.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only/filter.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only/procfs.o
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only/smac_compat.o
    SHIPPED /tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only/smac_linux.x386.o
    LD [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only/vmnet.o
    Building modules, stage 2.
    MODPOST 1 modules
    WARNING: modpost: missing MODULE_LICENSE() in /tmp/vmware-config1/
    vmnet-only/vmnet.o
    see include/linux/module.h for more information
    CC /tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only/vmnet.mod.o
    LD [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only/vmnet.ko
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.26-1-686'
    cp -f vmnet.ko ./../vmnet.o
    make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only'
    The module loads perfectly in the running kernel.

    Starting VMware services:
    Virtual machine monitor
    done
    Virtual ethernet
    done
    Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0
    done
    Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet1 (background)
    done
    Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet8 (background)
    done
    NAT service on /dev/vmnet8
    done

    The configuration of VMware Workstation 5.5.8 build-108000 for Linux
    for this
    running kernel completed successfully.

    You can now run VMware Workstation by invoking the following command:
    "/home/Programs/VMware558/bin/vmware".

    Enjoy,

    --the VMware team


    This happened in both Kernel v2.6.22-K7 and v2.6.26-i686, and VMware
    v5.5.8 and v5.5.7. What's wrong? I also posted in
    http://communities.vmware.com/message/1045637 forum and
    http://groups.google.com/group/vmker...49bf5c6aa45adb
    newsgroup, but having no luck either. I tried searching in Google and
    trying other suggestions, but that didn't seem to work as well.

    Thank you in advance.
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  2. Re: Unable to run VMware v5.5.8 in my Debian due to vmmon version mismatch

    * Ant peremptorily fired off this memo:

    > I am using Debian. I had VMware v5.5.7 and upgraded to v5.5.8
    > (installed into /home/Programs/VMware558/ for doc, man, and lib), but
    > I am having problems starting my VMware even after running vmware-any-
    > any-update115.tar.gz (and vmware-any-any-update117d.tar.gz) and making
    > modules successfully.
    >
    > When I try to start my old Windows 2000 SP4 VMware v5.5.7 guest image or
    > start a brand new guest from scratch, I get these three errors:
    >
    > "Version mismatch with vmmon module: expecting 138.0, got 137.0. You
    > have an incorrect version of the 'vmmon' kernel module. Try
    > reinstalling VMware Workstation."
    >
    > Twice, I tried uninstalling my VMware v5.5.8 and starting clean.
    > Extracted VMware-workstation-5.5.8-108000.tar.gz into /storage/
    > SharedFiles/linux/VMware5/vmware-distrib before using "su" command.


    You have to find a header file in the package (vmmon.h?) and fix the
    version number to match.

    But I went through all that after I upgraded to the latest Linux kernel,
    and kept running into roadblocks, kind of like you seem to be.

    I finally said "Screw it", and downloaded the latest VMware Server to
    replace the VMware Workstation 5.x (they're now on 6.x).

    --
    The probability of someone watching you is proportional to the
    stupidity of your action.

  3. Re: Unable to run VMware v5.5.8 in my Debian due to vmmon versionmismatch

    Linonut wrote:
    > * Ant peremptorily fired off this memo:
    >
    >> I am using Debian. I had VMware v5.5.7 and upgraded to v5.5.8
    >> (installed into /home/Programs/VMware558/ for doc, man, and lib), but
    >> I am having problems starting my VMware even after running vmware-any-
    >> any-update115.tar.gz (and vmware-any-any-update117d.tar.gz) and making
    >> modules successfully.
    >>
    >> When I try to start my old Windows 2000 SP4 VMware v5.5.7 guest image or
    >> start a brand new guest from scratch, I get these three errors:
    >>
    >> "Version mismatch with vmmon module: expecting 138.0, got 137.0. You
    >> have an incorrect version of the 'vmmon' kernel module. Try
    >> reinstalling VMware Workstation."
    >>
    >> Twice, I tried uninstalling my VMware v5.5.8 and starting clean.
    >> Extracted VMware-workstation-5.5.8-108000.tar.gz into /storage/
    >> SharedFiles/linux/VMware5/vmware-distrib before using "su" command.

    >
    > You have to find a header file in the package (vmmon.h?) and fix the
    > version number to match.
    >
    > But I went through all that after I upgraded to the latest Linux kernel,
    > and kept running into roadblocks, kind of like you seem to be.
    >
    > I finally said "Screw it", and downloaded the latest VMware Server to
    > replace the VMware Workstation 5.x (they're now on 6.x).
    >


    Or switch to Workstation 6, which I'm using on RHEL and CentOS with no such
    problems.

  4. Re: Unable to run VMware v5.5.8 in my Debian due to vmmon versionmismatch

    On 9/12/2008 5:16 AM PT, Nico Kadel-Garcia typed:

    >> You have to find a header file in the package (vmmon.h?) and fix the
    >> version number to match.


    I did that, but got other errors as shown in
    http://communities.vmware.com/thread...tart=0&start=0 for that
    vmware-any-any thing. Is this problem limited to Debian or Kernel?


    >> But I went through all that after I upgraded to the latest Linux kernel,
    >> and kept running into roadblocks, kind of like you seem to be.
    >>
    >> I finally said "Screw it", and downloaded the latest VMware Server to
    >> replace the VMware Workstation 5.x (they're now on 6.x).
    >>

    >
    > Or switch to Workstation 6, which I'm using on RHEL and CentOS with no
    > such problems.


    Isn't v6 not free from v5? Or can I use v5 serial for it?
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  5. Re: Unable to run VMware v5.5.8 in my Debian due to vmmon versionmismatch

    Ant wrote:
    > On 9/12/2008 5:16 AM PT, Nico Kadel-Garcia typed:
    >
    >>> You have to find a header file in the package (vmmon.h?) and fix the
    >>> version number to match.

    >
    > I did that, but got other errors as shown in
    > http://communities.vmware.com/thread...tart=0&start=0 for that
    > vmware-any-any thing. Is this problem limited to Debian or Kernel?
    >
    >
    >>> But I went through all that after I upgraded to the latest Linux kernel,
    >>> and kept running into roadblocks, kind of like you seem to be.
    >>>
    >>> I finally said "Screw it", and downloaded the latest VMware Server to
    >>> replace the VMware Workstation 5.x (they're now on 6.x).
    >>>

    >>
    >> Or switch to Workstation 6, which I'm using on RHEL and CentOS with no
    >> such problems.

    >
    > Isn't v6 not free from v5? Or can I use v5 serial for it?


    I've no idea: I never tried v5, v6 seemed to work just fine for my needs.

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