VMware modules, Ubuntu 14.04 & kernel 3.13

After many years of using Debian, I decided to give Ubuntu 14.04 a shoot... One of the many problems I have encountered was the installation of VMware. Well, everything went fine but the kernel modules... Ok, long story short, here's the patch:

vim ~/vmnet313.patch
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> #if LINUX_VERSION_CODE < KERNEL_VERSION(3, 13, 0)
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> #else
> VNetFilterHookFn(const struct nf_hook_ops *ops,        // IN:
> #endif
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<    transmit = (hooknum == VMW_NF_INET_POST_ROUTING);
---
>    #if LINUX_VERSION_CODE < KERNEL_VERSION(3, 13, 0)
>       transmit = (hooknum == VMW_NF_INET_POST_ROUTING);
>    #else
>       transmit = (ops->hooknum == VMW_NF_INET_POST_ROUTING);
>    #endif
:wq
# Change directory into the vmware module source directory
cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source
# untar the vmnet modules
tar -xvf vmnet.tar
# run a the patch you should have just saved earlier
patch vmnet-only/filter.c < ~/vmnet313.patch
# re-tar the modules
tar -uvf vmnet.tar vmnet-only
# delete the previous working directory
rm -r vmnet-only
# just run the GUI app
vmware

There you go!

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