I have been working on this problem for a while now and can't seem to find a solution anywhere.
I've installed VMWare Player 5.0.4 for Linux 64-bit on my machine running Ubuntu 15.10. Installation was successful, but when I try to run it says it needs to compile and load modules into the running kernel. That's fine, so I click install, and get an error saying:
Unable to start services. See log file xxx.log for details
I check the log, which says:
Failed to build vmnet. Failed to execute the build command
Did some searching and apparently it is because of the kernel version so I followed the steps here to patch vmnet sources.
After trying that, I get failure with the following output:
scripts/Makefile.build:258: recipe for target '/tmp/modconfig-aKDAPX/vmnet-only/netif.o' failed make: *** [/tmp/modconfig-aKDAPX/vmnet-only/netif.o] Error 1 make: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs.... Makefile:1398: recipe for target '_module_/tmp/modconfig-aKDAPX/vmnet-only' failed make: *** [_module_/tmp/modconfig-aKDAPX/vmnet-only] Error 2 make: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.2.0-18-generic' Makefile:130: recipe for target 'vmnet.ko' failed make: *** [vmnet.ko] Error 2 make: Leaving directory '/tmp/modconfig-aKDAPX/vmnet-only' Unable to install all modules. See log for details.
Not sure where this 'log' is that it wants me to look at...
Any help is appreciated, I really need to get this working.