14 Replies Latest reply on Aug 20, 2013 2:32 PM by BeanheadTux

    "Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory. Please make sure that the kernel module `vmmon' is loaded."

    eon0jenny Novice

       

      I installed vmware Player on an Open Suse linux machine (32 bit), from the provided .bundle file. It ran fine, and I could load my virtual machine file just fine. Then, my machine had a random power outage. When it rebooted, I could no longer use my virtual machine, always getting the error:

       

       

       

       

       

      "Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory.

      Please make sure that the kernel module `vmmon' is loaded."

       

       

       

       

       

      I look in /dev and sure enough, there is no vmmon. I see a lot of archived posts mentioning that you have to run the "vmware-config.pl script"....(specifically the following link:   http://blog.solutionperspectivemedia.co.uk/?p=6)

       

       

      but I didn't get this. It sounds like maybe this was a part of an older (non-bundle) install?  

       

       

       

       

       

      What should I do? Is this a known issue, as that website suggests? Or did the random outage cause something? I'm pretty confused.