VMware worked OK before I updated to Ubuntu 12.04, when I try to run Vmware Player it says that it needs to compile and load into the running kernel, using VMware Kernel Model Updater. It successfully compiles the following: Virtual Machine Monitor, VMware Blocking Filesystem, Virtual Machine Communications Interface and the VMCI Sockets. But it does Compile the Virtual Network Device and therefore will not Start the VMware Services. Is this a know issue and how do you fix it?
Ensure you install the player correctly.
Download Vmware Player from http://www.vmware.com/go/downloadplayer/
- I noticed it downloads as a text file via chrome.
- Ensure you rename the file extension to ".bundle"
Install the player
sudo sh ./VMware-Player-4.0.2-591240.x86_64.bundle
Download the package from the site listed above.
Extract it package and run the patch
That should work.
@redshark ... Thanks for the link!
for VMware player version 4.0.3 see answer by dbrewer
VMware Player Compile Issues on Ubuntu 12.04 solution:
Create the symbolic link:
sudo ln -s /etc/init.d/vmware /etc/rc.d/init.d
Then run the following command to install all
sudo vmware-modconfig --console --install-all
With regards to 4.0.3, just an additional detail (I am unable to post it into the 4.0.3 thread, so hence posting it here)
when i ran the patch script or
vmwareplayer it would bail out with this error
sh: 1: /etc/rc.d/init.d/vmware: not found Unable to stop services
so what i did was simply create a symbolic link
sudo ln -s /etc/init.d /etc/rc.d/init.d
(i.e. a link to
as a result i now had links to both
after this the error disappeared and I was able to compile the modules
here is the solution that worked for a friend of mine: http://slackblogs.blogspot.de/2012/01/vmware-workstation-802-and-linux-kernel.html For me it didn't work and I used the beta, which works just nicely on ubuntu 12.04 :)
I had to do a apt-get install patch first so that the patch-modules_3.2.0.sh script run. After that I could use VMWare again. I am using an 12.04 upgraded from 11.10 xubuntu.
Got a working set of 5 instructions and a patch from: