I just upgraded a 14.04 machine to 16.04 (64bit - Gnome-Shell).
The upgrade worked without obvious issues. After finishing the upgrade and rebooting the machine i am not longer able to start VMware Workstation 11.1.3 (which worked on this machine before with 14.04).
Clicking the VMware Workstation launcher/icon in
plank (yet another dock) results a short visible vmware entry in the Gnome panel which then disappears.
vmware from terminal gives no output and the workstation GUI doesn't appear. The terminal returns to the prompt without output.
I was wondering if i should try to reinstall workstation but decided to ask first
Any help is appreciated
- Uninstall & reinstalling vmware workstation had no effect
Starting vmware from terminal via
env VMWARE_USE_SHIPPED_LIBS=1 /usr/bin/vmware
Results at least in some output and reaches the moment where it wants to compile its modules & load into the kernel.
This ends with an error
Loop on signal 11
This happens for my main user and as well if i start vmware with sudo privileges.
/var/log/vmware/hostd.log can be seen here.