On Fedora 20, VMware installed without any issues however upon running I was greeted with a prompt asking me to give the path for Kernal Headers (Version: 3.19.8-100.fc20.x86_64). I gave the path /usr/src/kernels/3.19.8-100.fc20.x86_64/include however I was given an error

"C header files matching your running kernel were not found. Refer to your distribution's documentation for installation instructions".

Any ideas on how to fix this issue?


I think you have to install the kernel-devel package also.
So yum install kernel-devel .
I tried on Fedora 22, maybe on Fedora 20 the command is

yum install kernel-devel-`uname -r`

You can search for the right package with yum search kernel-devel.

  • I have installed kernel-devel (kernel-devel-3.19.8-100.fc20.x86_64) I am still getting the error however :/ – jordeus Oct 11 '15 at 18:39
  • for me, after installing (on Fedora 22) kernel-devel-4.0.4-301.fc22.x86_64, the vmware tools found the kernel-headers folder as /lib/modules/4.0.4-301.fc22.x86_64/build/include – mazs Oct 12 '15 at 14:46

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