I am a new Linux user, and I'm currently using the latest version of Lubuntu. I want to create a virtual machine with VMware because in VirtualBox I am not able to use DirectX in Windows XP. Even after installing it on the operating system, it says it has no DirectX installed.

Because I prefer to use VMware (since I downloaded VMware for Windows) I tried to use it in Ubuntu, but VMware won't work as it does in Windows, so I downloaded VMware version 8, but I am not able to use it because of the following error:

Before you can run VMware, several modules must be compiled and loaded into the running kernel.
Kernel Header 3.16.0-25-generic
Kernel headers for version 3.16.0-25-generic were not found. 
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  • Please Translate in ENGLISH .. – Ashu_FalcoN Dec 9 '14 at 15:05
  • You need to install the development headers for your kernel. That will permit this to work. HOWEVER, Shared Folders will not work due to a bug in vmware tools as a result of newer kernels. – Thomas Ward Dec 9 '14 at 17:19

You'll need to install the headers for your version of the kernel.

In this case, you're on Utopic (based on your kernel version in the error), so you'll need the linux-headers-3.16.0-25-generic package. This will install the headers: sudo apt-get install linux-headers-3.16.0-25-generic

  • Desculpe colocar mais de um comentário, porém não coube tudo em um comentário. – Camilo Gusmão Dec 10 '14 at 23:07
  • sudo apt-get install linux-headers-3.16.0-25-generic Lendo listas de pacotes... Pronto Construindo árvore de dependências Lendo informação de estado... Pronto linux-headers-3.16.0-25-generic já é a versão mais nova. Os seguintes pacotes foram instalados automaticamente e já não são necessários: ca-certificates-java default-jre-headless kde-l10n-engb kde-l10n-pt – Camilo Gusmão Dec 10 '14 at 23:08
  • kde-l10n-ptbr lib32gcc1 libc6-i386 libgconf2-4 libgsoap5 libvncserver0 libwxbase2.8-0 libwxgtk-media2.8-0 libwxgtk2.8-0 openjdk-7-jre-headless python-wxgtk2.8 python-wxversion tzdata-java Utilize 'apt-get autoremove' para os remover. 0 pacotes atualizados, 0 pacotes novos instalados, 0 a serem removidos e 10 não atualizados. – Camilo Gusmão Dec 10 '14 at 23:09
  • @CamiloGusmão please use ENGLISH - This is a primarily English site and I do not have the ability to read non-English. – Thomas Ward Dec 10 '14 at 23:43

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