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I haven't been able to launch Vmware Workstation since the 17.10 upgrade, I have seen no errors but the most promising fix has been the one I saw here: https://askubuntu.com/a/968429/460918 - but when I get to
the compiling step of the proces with
make on step 4, I get the following error:
Using standalone build system. In file included from geninclude.c:20:0: compat_autoconf.h:38:13: fatal error: generated/autoconf.h: No such file or directory # include <generated/autoconf.h> ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ compilation terminated. cc1: error: code model kernel does not support PIC mode <builtin>: recipe for target 'driver.o' failed make: *** [driver.o] Error 1 root@tower:/usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmnet-only# exit exit
I'm pretty sure that the error that's the root of my problems is
code model kernal does not support PIC mode which having looked up said error makes it sound like I'm hosed until there's an update of vmware or I patch vmware's makefile to work with pic mode. I'm hoping that there's a simpleish fix or something else in the works that might solve my problems.