How to Install VMWare Workstation 8.0.4 on Fedora 17

Recently ran into an issue were I was receiving VMWare module compilation errors when installing VMWare Workstation 8.0.4. The error I was receiving was it couldn’t execute and find the kernel-headers which were installed but not where VMWare was looking for them.

Download and install latest licensed version 8.0.4 from

Install needed modules for module compilation

Now to fix the compilation error. Thanks to Weltall’s Blog ( we have a patch. Download and install patch for module compilation error from

Extract the tarball and edit

We need to make the change because the script is looking for 8.0.2 and we have 8.0.4.



Run the patch as root

Now we are ready to fire up VMWare Workstation 8.0.4 and start virtualizing.

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