Getting VMWare 9 to compile in fc18
After upgrading to Fedora 18, VMWare 9.0.1, you get and error that "Kernel headers for version 3.7.2-201.fc18.x86_64 were not found". VMWare will not compile because it cannot find the correct version.h file. Simple fix is to create a symlink and vmware will compile the needed modules.
First make sure that the compiler and header packages are installed.
sudo yum install gcc kernel-devel kernel-headers
The following command will create the link.
sudo ln -s /usr/src/kernels/$(uname -r)/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/kernels/$(uname -r)/include/linux/version.h
Now just start vmware and the modules will compile and install.
Issues with Wireless driver during suspend / resume
My wireless driver didn't suspend correctly and it acted bad when the system was resumed. I found the best solution for me was to have systemd unload the wireless module during suspend and reload during resume.
Find out what wireless driver you have, in my example it is going to be iwl4965. Replace iwl4965 in the wifi-sleep.service file with your actual driver.
# ethtool -i wlan0 | grep driver driver: iwl4965
# cd /etc/systemd/system
Create the following files: wifi-sleep.service
[Unit] Description=deactivate / activate wireless modules Before=sleep.target StopWhenUnneeded=yes [Service] Type=oneshot RemainAfterExit=yes ExecStart=/usr/sbin/modprobe -r iwl4965 ExecStop=/usr/sbin/modprobe iwl4965 [Install] WantedBy=sleep.target
You then need to enable the new scripts
# systemctl enable wifi-sleep.service
To disable the service
# systemctl disable wifi-sleep.service