Impossible to find folder which contains kernel headers

Robert G. (Doc) Savage dsavage at
Sat Jun 26 04:47:27 UTC 2010

On Fri, 2010-06-25 at 23:39 -0500, Robert G. (Doc) Savage wrote:
> On Sat, 2010-06-26 at 12:23 +0800, Brett wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I am trying to get vmware player running on Fedora 13, and during the setup vmware player is unable to locate the kernel headers (PAE). I have used the "search for files" function to find the location of the kernel headers (including "show hiddden & backup files") yet the are nowhere to be found. Yet Gnome Package Mngr says they are installed. Could someone tell me the location so I can tell the vmware player wizard? Please no redirection to shell scripts that do not work, just the location :-)
> > I know Fedora is designed with security in mind, but does not secure/hidden/obscured to the point of unusable defeat the purpose?
> Brett,
> Take a deep breath. Then, as root, run this one-liner:
> # yum install kernel-headers
> Most of us who have been down the VMware road have encountered potholes
> like this. Some day you'll look back and laugh.


I should have followed up by saying, when you're sure the kernel-headers
package is installed, all you need to do is:

$ rpm -qil kernel-headers

This will list all of the component files and their locations.


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