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      • 15. Re: VMware 8.0 is not suppoting for ubuntu 12.04
        tadao Lurker

        Lucas, thank you very much for the patch, I disagree heavily on the statement that the patch in not needed because of the Tech Preview.

        I hate to depend on a Tech Preview with expiring  date, which ALWAYS HAPPENS when you're working hard with deadline on  your neck. This is indeed a ridiculous option for anyone who is using a tool for a living.

        For the ones like us who work hard with computers as primary  jobs and tools, is really difficult to be looking for such distracting  and out of focus things like a expiring date with one of your job tools!

        So, THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATCH, it is reaaally a welcome contribution.


        Best regards,


        • 16. Re: VMware 8.0 is not suppoting for ubuntu 12.04
          sjwk Novice

          VMWare 8.0.3 is now out and has reverted the fix by replacing the source files with the originals, but still doesn't provide working modules for Ubuntu 12.04.  The patch as it stands doesn't work as it checks for the version, but with a simple fix it does appear to build the modules correctly and Workstation runs afterwards.


          Simply edit the patch-modules_3.2.0.sh file after extracting the archive and edit the lines starting 'vmreqver' and 'plreqver' to be for versions 8.0.3 and 4.0.3 respectively.


          If you previously had installed this on workstation 8.0.2 then you also need to remove the file /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/.patched otherwise it thinks it has already patched them and won't do it again!


          Thanks for the original fix.


          • 17. Re: VMware 8.0 is not suppoting for ubuntu 12.04
            henryadriel001 Lurker

            im having the same problem even after installing the patch what can i do ? and how to fix it please help

            • 18. Re: VMware 8.0 is not suppoting for ubuntu 12.04
              continuum Guru
              Community WarriorsvExpert

              the screenshot looks like you are running MacOS ???
              you may want to post in the fuision forum

              • 19. Re: VMware 8.0 is not suppoting for ubuntu 12.04
                kevincrocker Novice

                I'm using the Tech Preview on Ubuntu 12.04 - and I had a VMWare support person talk me through the reinstallation this morning. Everything looked like it was OK - and at the time the VM Workstation came up and I could start my VM.


                Since then (and all I did was powerdown, go to work, and power up again), I'm getting a 'vmmon' error.



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


                Of course, all I can do is click OK to get the next message.


                Failed to initialize monitor device.


                And then click OK again to get the next message


                Unable to change virtual machine power state: Cannot find a valid peer process to connect to


                I think I understand what the problem is, but I have no idea how to fix it. I'm also reluctant to experiement as I have a critical deadline of Tuesday morning at 8 am to have this up and running perfectly.


                any pointers or help would be appreciated. I did submit a VMware support request but I've had not response from VMWare despite the fact that they've helped me instantly before.

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