I downloaded vmware player 4.04 and run into the problem of virtual network device fail.

After googling a bit, I found How do I install VMware Player? and applied as this answer suggest, which is the following:

1) I downloaded the tarball http://weltall.heliohost.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/vmware802fixlinux320.tar.gz

2) Change the plreqver=4.04

3) and run it. Everything looks working until I try to run vmware player again.

Now, it failed at the step "Virtual Machine Monitor" which was OK before I applied the patch. I guess the patch skerewed the whole VMware kernel modules.

Any help?


Open a terminal, navigate to directory where the patch is downloaded & unzipped.

Execute following

sed -i -e 's/8.0.2/8.0.4/g' patch-modules_3.2.0.sh. Re run the patch.

If you get a patch: command not found error, please install patch using

sudo apt-get install patch and rerun the patch script.

let us know how it went.

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  • Thanks a lot! It seems working but after some moment, it dies with the following messages – jaeyong Aug 9 '12 at 12:36
  • make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only/netif.o] Error 1 make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only] Error 2 make[1]: Leaving directory /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-23-generic-pae' make: *** [vmnet.ko] Error 2 make: Leaving directory /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only' Unable to install vmnet – jaeyong Aug 9 '12 at 12:37
  • The lines above looks very messy, How can I align them with lines in comments? – jaeyong Aug 9 '12 at 12:37
  • you need to edit the question. I would suggest to remove the vmplayer completely and start a fresh install and patch – Web-E Aug 9 '12 at 14:18
  • The patch should be used after using sed from my answer and changing plreqver version. I just installed it two days age. :) – Web-E Aug 9 '12 at 14:20

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