Posts Tagged ‘Linux’

Neo FreeRunner and OpenMoko: a new phone era?

luglio 2, 2008 Lascia un commento

The Neo FreeRunner is going live for production in these days and will be distributed in Europe in the next weeks. I’m very happy about this!

There is an enthusiastic post on the OpenMoko Announce list from Sean Moss-Pultz, the title is “Let us impact the material world”, it’s really worth reading.

I wish a big success to this project, it will be the next Linux based device on my wish-list 😉

If you’re italian and you are interested to get this device in your hand, you can get more info here:



VMware Tools and Linux Kernel 2.6.24

giugno 20, 2008 Lascia un commento

It seems that from Linux Kernel version 2.6.24 the standard VMware Tools shipped with VMware ESX 3.5 (at least) do not compile.

It is necessary to download the Open Virtual Machine Tools and to make the following trick:

# tar -xzf open-vm-tools-*/modules/linux
#  cd open-vm-tools-*/modules/linux
#  modsrc="/usr/lib/vmware-tools/modules/source"
#  for x in `ls -d v*`
#  do
>     mv $x ${x}-only
>     tar -cf $x.tar ${x}-only
>     mv ${x}-only $x
>     mv $modsrc/$x.tar $modsrc/$x.tar.orig
>     mv $x.tar $modsrc
>  done


Running should compile all the modules without any warning.
It works fine at least with ESX 3.5.1 update1 (build 82663).
I’ve tested it with Ubuntu Server 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-19-server.

Original source is: