I have been struggling to get VMWare Tools to properly install on Fedora Core 10 for
a few weeks. My initial searches had left me with little in the way of resolution.
I then found some excellent (link at the end of the posting) notes that put
me on the right path.
yum install make gcc kernel-devel
Say Yes to the prompt
rpm -q kernel-devel
Compare the output of uname and the RPM info... if they don't match then run the YUM
upgrade step (next)
yum -y upgrade kernel kernel-devel
The next step is needed or your xwindows config may not work.
Save it (write out... then exit)
Now run the VMWare Tools install from the command line.
Excellent notes found at: