The point is, the VMware GSX server cannot compile correct kernel modules. The solution is as follows:

  • Prepare gcc 4.0 (verified, 3.3 don’t work)
  • Download the kernel module update from
  • Compile Linux kernel using gcc 4.0, and use it (requires reboot)
  • Find a convenient place and execute tar zxf vmware-any-any-update96.tar.gz
  • Change to the newly created directory vmware-any-any-update96
  • Run as root (i.e. sudo): ./
  • Call and do the rest as usual