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After I install the VMware workstation 9.0, while when I want open the VM, there come the dialogue "Before you can run VMware, several modules must be complied and loaded into the running kernel CANCEL INSTALL",while I clicked the INSTALL button, nothing happened.


sudo apt-get install linux-headers-3.11.0-12-generic
sudo /usr/bin/vmware-modconfig --icon=vmware-workstation --appname=VMware


cc1: some warnings being treated as errors
make[2]: *** [/tmp/modconfig-T9k19t/vmci-only/linux/driver.o] Error 1
make[2]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/modconfig-T9k19t/vmci-only] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.11.0-12-generic'
make: *** [vmci.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/modconfig-T9k19t/vmci-only'
Failed to build vmci.  Failed to execute the build command.
Starting VMware services:
   Virtual machine monitor                                             done
   Virtual machine communication interface                            failed
   VM communication interface socket family                            done
   Blocking file system                                                done
   Virtual ethernet                                                   failed
   VMware Authentication Daemon                                        done
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Follow these steps:

  1. Download the three files as mentioned in the bottom Ref:

  2. Thereafter, execute the code making necessary modifications:

    $ cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source
    $ sudo tar -xf vmnet.tar
    $ sudo tar -xf vmblock.tar
    $ cd vmnet-only
    $ sudo patch -p1 < <Patch path>/procfs.patch
    $ cd ../vmblock-only
    $ sudo patch -p1 < <Patch path>/vmblock.3.10.patch
    $ sudo patch -p1 < <Patch path>/vmblock.3.11.patch
    $ cd ..
    $ sudo tar -cf vmblock.tar vmblock-only
    $ sudo tar -cf vmnet.tar vmnet-only
    $ sudo vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

Ref: the solution by Rainmaker52.

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@Aditya,Sorry, I am newer, have edited. Thanks for your kind mention. – Shaowei Ling Dec 23 '13 at 10:24
@Aditya, Thanks, I download three files through clicking the attaching links(procfs.patch, vmblock.3.10.patch, vmblock.3.11.patch), not the links in the guide content from the referring solution by Rainmaker52. – Shaowei Ling Dec 24 '13 at 14:29
@Aditya. Great, thanks for your patience and kindly help. – Shaowei Ling Dec 24 '13 at 15:19

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