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SubjectRe: VMWare will not run on kernel 2.4.0-test11
Tiny patch for vmware-config.pl

Phil Stracchino wrote:
>
> I just compiled and installed kernel 2.4.0-test11. Upon rebooting,
> vmware-2.0.3-786 refused to run. Running vmware-config.pl resulted in a
> the following message:
>
> "Your processor does not have a Time Stamp Counter. VMware will
> not run on this system."
>

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=====================================================================--- vmware-config.pl.old Thu Nov 23 15:12:32 2000
+++ vmware-config.pl Thu Nov 23 15:12:55 2000
@@ -1113,7 +1113,7 @@
if (direct_command(shell_string($gHelper{'grep'}) . ' ' . shell_string('^cpuid') . ' /proc/cpuinfo') eq '') {
error('Your ' . (($gSystem{'smp'} eq 'yes') ? 'processors do' : 'processor does') . ' not support the cpuid instruction. VMware will not run on this system.' . "\n\n");
}
- if (direct_command(shell_string($gHelper{'grep'}) . ' ' . shell_string('^flags.* tsc') . ' /proc/cpuinfo') eq '') {
+ if (direct_command(shell_string($gHelper{'grep'}) . ' ' . shell_string('^features.* tsc') . ' /proc/cpuinfo') eq '') {
error('Your ' . (($gSystem{'smp'} eq 'yes') ? 'processors do' : 'processor does') . ' not have a Time Stamp Counter. VMware will not run on this system.' . "\n\n");
}
}
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