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To use vmware player, it is asked me to update headers to 3.9.0-1-generic. I tried to update it by using;

sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)

But it is failed and it respond like;

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package linux-headers-3.9.0-1-generic is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'linux-headers-3.9.0-1-generic' has no installation candidate

My Ubuntu is upgraded from 12.10 to 13.10 and I doubt that there might be some buggies because of upgrading.

Because of this problem I can't use vmware player.

Thank You!


Current Ubuntu Version is 13.10

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closed as off-topic by Braiam, guntbert, Olli, karel, BuZZ-dEE Mar 1 '14 at 10:42

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3.9 is not the out of the box kernel for 13.04. You should use 3.8.0-23-generic or newer and install its header packages. –  Terry Wang Jun 7 '13 at 6:56
How can I make it use 3.8.0-23? –  Whispered Jun 7 '13 at 7:03
If you are running 13.04, just apt-get install linux-image-3.8.0-23-generic to install, it should be taken care of by this package linux-image-generic. –  Terry Wang Jun 7 '13 at 12:34
Still able to reproduce it? –  Braiam Feb 28 '14 at 15:38
@Braiam actually I am not using 13.10 anymore. I don't know what would the situation be right now. But the problem was about upgrading it from old version and this was specific case. –  Whispered Feb 28 '14 at 16:46

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linux-headers-3.9.0-1-generic is available for Ubuntu Saucy -13.10 . I think you are trying to install vmware player for that version.

try to get vmware player for 13.04 not for 13.10.

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Where can I find vmware player for 13.04? I see only one vmplayer on their official website. –  Whispered Jun 7 '13 at 6:59
I am sorry I though my version was 13.04 but it is 13.10 –  Whispered Jun 7 '13 at 7:15

Hate to say this (really!!) but upgrading from Vmware Workstation 9.x to 10.X solved this problem for me on Ubuntu 3.10.

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