Required Packages to Run VMware Workstation on Fedora 11

Having a new workstation to prepare for use, Fedora 11was tested and chosen over CentOS 5.3 because of the cutting-edge hardware. VMware  Workstation 6.5 tends to install cleanly on CentOS, but not on the newer Fedora kernels. I needed to install the following packages to get Workstation to run:

  1. gcc
  2. libstdc++
  3. kernel
  4. kernel-devel
  5. kernel-headers

These can be installed with a single yum command:

$ sudo yum install gcc libstdc++ kernel kernel-devel kernel-headers

At this point Workstation should find everything that it need to build its kernel modules.

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