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Vmware Player 6 on Fedora 20 Host - Virtual network Device fails

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I have a Fedora 20 system on which I installed vmware player 6. When I run vmware I get a notice that modules need to be installed. After entering the root password it fails on Virtual Network Device.

This seems to be the right information in the logs, but I am still unsure of what is needed. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

2014-03-09T13:16:56.078-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Building module with command "/usr/bin/make -j8 -C /tmp/modconfig-NDDBkj/vmnet-only auto-build HEADER_DIR=/lib/modules/3.13.5-202.fc20.x86_64/build/include CC=/usr/bin/gcc IS_GCC_3=no"
2014-03-09T13:16:57.371-05:00| vthread-3| W110: Failed to build vmnet. Failed to execute the build command.

# uname -r
3.13.5-202.fc20.x86_64

Thanks in advance.
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Fedora 20 is not Officially supported Host OS to install VMware player 6.0 or Workstation 10.
But some people have tried it and it has worked. I would tell you, you have to try it at your own risk. It might or might not work,
Here's one link that might help you
https://communities.vmware.com/thread/466131
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by:Gerwin Jansen
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Hi, I have FC20 running in VMware player / Workstation without any problems.

Which distribution did you download and what are your network settings in VMware?

Do you have gcc installed in Fedora? Can you try this:

/usr/bin/gcc

If you don't have gcc, try installing it like this:

#yum install gcc

If you are missing 'make' as well, try installing it as well:

#yum install make
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@Gerwin.
The issue here is not running Fedora inside VMware player as guest OS.
Its about installing VMware player on a Fedora Machine as a Host OS.
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@Abhilash Hb - doesn't really matter for the error that savone is getting - the build command itself (gcc/make) is failing.
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Thanks for the input everybody, unfortunately I am unable to get it to work with the 3.13 kernel and no patches have been released yet.
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

No Answer has been provided.
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I have mentioned in my comment that it might or might not work.
Its not even supported in the first place.
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