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I was prompted to update the Vmware Player and so I did.

It downloaded and installed perfectly but when I ran it for the first time after the update a prompts appear to me with the saying it several modules to be compiled and loaded into the running kernel.

The required module is 3.16.0-44-generic and I searched the Ubuntu Software Center but did not find anything.

How can I overcome this problem?

Useful commands:

# uname -r
3.16.0-44-generic

# apt-cache policy linux-headers-generic
linux-headers-generic:
  Installed: 3.19.0.39.38
  Candidate: 3.19.0.42.41
  Version table:
     3.19.0.42.41 0
        500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ vivid-security/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ vivid-updates/main amd64 Packages
 *** 3.19.0.39.38 0
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     3.19.0.15.14 0
        500 http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ vivid/main amd64 Packages
  • I would assume that this is only part of the error message. Can you copy and paste the entire error message into your question? – Charles Green Dec 27 '15 at 1:34
  • @CharlesGreen I updated the question with the following with that is prompted when I ran it. Thanks – ovrwngtvity Dec 27 '15 at 14:39
  • This is strange. 15.04 uses a 3.19 kernel, not 3.16. What's the output of uname -r and apt-cache policy linux-headers-generic? – muru Dec 27 '15 at 14:41
  • @muru First command: 3.16.0-44-generic and second: linux-headers-generic: Installed: 3.19.0.39.38 Candidate: 3.19.0.42.41 Version table: 3.19.0.42.41 0 500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ vivid-security/main amd64 Packages 500 http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ vivid-updates/main amd64 Packages *** 3.19.0.39.38 0 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status 3.19.0.15.14 0 500 http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ vivid/main amd64 Packages – ovrwngtvity Dec 27 '15 at 14:45
  • Did you upgrade from 14.10? When you reboot, what kernel choices are you given in the GRUB menu? – muru Dec 27 '15 at 14:59
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It appears that your kernel has not updated properly with your transition to Ubuntu 15.04 - I would encourage you to make a backup of your data first, and then issue the command

sudo apt-get install linux-generic

After a reboot, you should be running the 3.19 kernel. You should check to ensure that your kernel version and your header version match; you may also need to execute

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic
  • Thanks Charles Green. It worked with no problem. – ovrwngtvity Dec 27 '15 at 18:25

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