I installed Vmware 8.0 in ubuntu 12.04, after installation process when i click on vmware icon nothing happens! even don't display any kind of error, what am i supposed to do? does 12.04 support Vmware 8.0? I found a patch can solve this problem for Vmware 8.0.2 but didn't work for Vmware 8.0.
If you want to go 8.0.2, I wrote a small tutorial to install VMWARE 8.0.2.
Follow this steps:
After install patch, you must download the VMware correction to your kernel:
Unpack the GZ file:
Run the Kernel modules patch:
Finally, execute VMWARE.
There is no reason to use the old Workstation version from 2011. Go to 1 and download the appropiate version. Then apply the patch you found, by changing the line with "8.0.2" to "8.0.3". After the patch you can use VMware workstation.
Edit the patch at lines 7&8: