With Fedora 11 being so new and using a newer Linux kernel, the VMware tools don't compile so can't be directly used in an F11 VM. I can get around to porting them myself, but has anyone else run into this and fixed it yet?


There is a patch available for vmware for Fedora11

  • I should also note that for me, the patch got it to build, but once I exited from a VM, I could no longer start VMs until I rebooted. Wound up going back to F10 for now. (This may have been fixed in the past month though.) – retracile Aug 12 '09 at 14:20

Yes, use Xen or KVM.

However if you must use vmware ESX,ESXi or Vfail; consider checking out



Try using open-vm-tools from RPM Fusion repository:

yum install open-vm-tools

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