eestet753
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Can't load kernel modules into Linux kernel

It generated this logfile:

2013-06-20T19:18:54.571+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Log for VMware Workstation pid=27029 version=9.0.2 build=build-1031769 option=Release

2013-06-20T19:18:54.571+01:00| vthread-3| I120: The process is 64-bit.

2013-06-20T19:18:54.571+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Host codepage=UTF-8 encoding=UTF-8

2013-06-20T19:18:54.571+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Host is Linux 3.8.0-25-generic Linux Mint 15 Olivia

2013-06-20T19:18:54.571+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Msg_Reset:

2013-06-20T19:18:54.571+01:00| vthread-3| I120: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/usr/lib/vmware/settings": Ingen sådan fil eller filkatalog.

2013-06-20T19:18:54.571+01:00| vthread-3| I120: ----------------------------------------

2013-06-20T19:18:54.571+01:00| vthread-3| I120: PREF Optional preferences file not found at /usr/lib/vmware/settings. Using default values.

2013-06-20T19:18:54.571+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Msg_Reset:

2013-06-20T19:18:54.571+01:00| vthread-3| I120: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/home/johan/.vmware/config": Ingen sådan fil eller filkatalog.

2013-06-20T19:18:54.571+01:00| vthread-3| I120: ----------------------------------------

2013-06-20T19:18:54.571+01:00| vthread-3| I120: PREF Optional preferences file not found at /home/johan/.vmware/config. Using default values.

2013-06-20T19:18:54.571+01:00| vthread-3| W110: Logging to /tmp/vmware-johan/vmware-modconfig-27029.log

2013-06-20T19:18:54.599+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vmmon module.

2013-06-20T19:18:54.599+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vmnet module.

2013-06-20T19:18:54.599+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vmblock module.

2013-06-20T19:18:54.599+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vmci module.

2013-06-20T19:18:54.599+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vsock module.

2013-06-20T19:18:54.599+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Setting vsock to depend on vmci.

2013-06-20T19:18:54.599+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Created new pathsHash.

2013-06-20T19:18:54.599+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmmon".

2013-06-20T19:18:54.602+01:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 256.

2013-06-20T19:18:54.602+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmnet".

2013-06-20T19:18:54.605+01:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 256.

2013-06-20T19:18:54.605+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmblock".

2013-06-20T19:18:54.608+01:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 256.

2013-06-20T19:18:54.609+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmci".

2013-06-20T19:18:54.612+01:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 256.

2013-06-20T19:18:54.612+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vsock".

2013-06-20T19:18:54.615+01:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 256.

2013-06-20T19:18:54.631+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Obtaining info using the running kernel.

2013-06-20T19:18:54.631+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Setting header path for 3.8.0-25-generic to "/lib/modules/3.8.0-25-generic/build/include".

2013-06-20T19:18:54.631+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path "/lib/modules/3.8.0-25-generic/build/include" for kernel release "3.8.0-25-generic".

2013-06-20T19:18:54.631+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed to find /lib/modules/3.8.0-25-generic/build/include/linux/version.h

2013-06-20T19:18:54.631+01:00| vthread-3| I120: /lib/modules/3.8.0-25-generic/build/include/linux/version.h not found, looking for generated/uapi/linux/version.h instead.

2013-06-20T19:18:54.640+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Preprocessed UTS_RELEASE, got value "3.8.0-25-generic".

2013-06-20T19:18:54.641+01:00| vthread-3| I120: The header path "/lib/modules/3.8.0-25-generic/build/include" for the kernel "3.8.0-25-generic" is valid.  Whoohoo!

2013-06-20T19:18:54.830+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Kernel header path retrieved from FileEntry: /lib/modules/3.8.0-25-generic/build/include

2013-06-20T19:18:54.830+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Update kernel header path to /lib/modules/3.8.0-25-generic/build/include

2013-06-20T19:18:54.830+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path "/lib/modules/3.8.0-25-generic/build/include" for kernel release "3.8.0-25-generic".

2013-06-20T19:18:54.830+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed to find /lib/modules/3.8.0-25-generic/build/include/linux/version.h

2013-06-20T19:18:54.830+01:00| vthread-3| I120: /lib/modules/3.8.0-25-generic/build/include/linux/version.h not found, looking for generated/uapi/linux/version.h instead.

2013-06-20T19:18:54.839+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Preprocessed UTS_RELEASE, got value "3.8.0-25-generic".

2013-06-20T19:18:54.839+01:00| vthread-3| I120: The header path "/lib/modules/3.8.0-25-generic/build/include" for the kernel "3.8.0-25-generic" is valid.  Whoohoo!

2013-06-20T19:18:54.841+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Found compiler at "/usr/bin/gcc"

2013-06-20T19:18:54.844+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Got gcc version "4.7".

2013-06-20T19:18:54.844+01:00| vthread-3| I120: The GCC version matches the kernel GCC minor version like a glove.

2013-06-20T19:18:54.845+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Using user supplied compiler "/usr/bin/gcc".

2013-06-20T19:18:54.848+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Got gcc version "4.7".

2013-06-20T19:18:54.848+01:00| vthread-3| I120: The GCC version matches the kernel GCC minor version like a glove.

2013-06-20T19:18:54.853+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel "3.8.0-25-generic".

2013-06-20T19:18:54.853+01:00| vthread-3| I120: No matching PBM set was found for kernel "3.8.0-25-generic".

2013-06-20T19:18:54.854+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path "/lib/modules/3.8.0-25-generic/build/include" for kernel release "3.8.0-25-generic".

2013-06-20T19:18:54.854+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed to find /lib/modules/3.8.0-25-generic/build/include/linux/version.h

2013-06-20T19:18:54.854+01:00| vthread-3| I120: /lib/modules/3.8.0-25-generic/build/include/linux/version.h not found, looking for generated/uapi/linux/version.h instead.

2013-06-20T19:18:54.863+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Preprocessed UTS_RELEASE, got value "3.8.0-25-generic".

2013-06-20T19:18:54.863+01:00| vthread-3| I120: The header path "/lib/modules/3.8.0-25-generic/build/include" for the kernel "3.8.0-25-generic" is valid.  Whoohoo!

2013-06-20T19:18:54.863+01:00| vthread-3| I120: The GCC version matches the kernel GCC minor version like a glove.

The danish part basically says "No such file or catalog". I believe it has something to do with a newer Linux version, but I'm not sure.

Can anyone please help me?

Addendum: I'm running Linux Mint 15 with kernel version 3.8.0.25.43

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WoodyZ
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Just an FYI...  Even thought Linux Mint is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu or Debian nonetheless it is not an officially supported Host/Guest OS and as such it is considered normal and expected that there be issues when installing/using unsupported OSes.  In some cases applying third-party patches may be necessary to resolve some issues.

Before installing VMware Tools you need to make sure that gcc, make and the appropriate kernel headers are installed and then issue the following command in a Terminal in Linux Mint 15 to resolve the "The  path "" is not a valid path"error.

sudo ln -s /usr/src/linux-headers-$(uname -r)/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/linux-headers-$(uname -r)/include/linux/version.h

If you have other issues with VMware Tools working you should take a look at my reply: Re: VMtools installation problem on Ubuntu 13.04

Message was edited by: WoodyZ - Originally posted, Jun 20, 2013 1:53 PM.  Updated Command Line.

eestet753
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I'm using Linux Mint as a host, not a virtual machine. Just thought I'd point that out. Both gcc and make are installed. There are several kernel headers installed. Which one should I use?

Also, '/usr/src/linux-headers-3.8.0-25-generic/includ/linux/version.h' is missing.

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AndreD
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/includ/ is a typo, it should say /include/

WoodyZ
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Thanks AndreD! Smiley Wink   I had copied and pasted that from one of my other replies, where it was correct, and was having an issue with the Editor and didn't notice that.

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eestet753
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It still doesn't work. It doesn't compile, but it's able to stop the VMware services.

2013-06-22T10:03:26.272+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Log for VMware Workstation pid=2747 version=9.0.2 build=build-1031769 option=Release

2013-06-22T10:03:26.272+01:00| vthread-3| I120: The process is 64-bit.

2013-06-22T10:03:26.272+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Host codepage=UTF-8 encoding=UTF-8

2013-06-22T10:03:26.272+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Host is Linux 3.8.0-25-generic Linux Mint 15 Olivia

2013-06-22T10:03:26.271+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Msg_Reset:

2013-06-22T10:03:26.271+01:00| vthread-3| I120: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/usr/lib/vmware/settings": Ingen sådan fil eller filkatalog.

2013-06-22T10:03:26.271+01:00| vthread-3| I120: ----------------------------------------

2013-06-22T10:03:26.271+01:00| vthread-3| I120: PREF Optional preferences file not found at /usr/lib/vmware/settings. Using default values.

2013-06-22T10:03:26.272+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Msg_Reset:

2013-06-22T10:03:26.272+01:00| vthread-3| I120: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/home/johan/.vmware/config": Ingen sådan fil eller filkatalog.

2013-06-22T10:03:26.272+01:00| vthread-3| I120: ----------------------------------------

2013-06-22T10:03:26.272+01:00| vthread-3| I120: PREF Optional preferences file not found at /home/johan/.vmware/config. Using default values.

2013-06-22T10:03:26.272+01:00| vthread-3| W110: Logging to /tmp/vmware-root/vmware-modconfig-2747.log

2013-06-22T10:03:26.299+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vmmon module.

2013-06-22T10:03:26.299+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vmnet module.

2013-06-22T10:03:26.300+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vmblock module.

2013-06-22T10:03:26.300+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vmci module.

2013-06-22T10:03:26.300+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vsock module.

2013-06-22T10:03:26.300+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Setting vsock to depend on vmci.

2013-06-22T10:03:26.300+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Created new pathsHash.

2013-06-22T10:03:26.300+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmmon".

2013-06-22T10:03:26.303+01:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 256.

2013-06-22T10:03:26.303+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmnet".

2013-06-22T10:03:26.306+01:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 256.

2013-06-22T10:03:26.306+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmblock".

2013-06-22T10:03:26.308+01:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 256.

2013-06-22T10:03:26.308+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmci".

2013-06-22T10:03:26.311+01:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 256.

2013-06-22T10:03:26.311+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vsock".

2013-06-22T10:03:26.313+01:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 256.

2013-06-22T10:03:26.329+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Obtaining info using the running kernel.

2013-06-22T10:03:26.329+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Setting header path for 3.8.0-25-generic to "/lib/modules/3.8.0-25-generic/build/include".

2013-06-22T10:03:26.329+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path "/lib/modules/3.8.0-25-generic/build/include" for kernel release "3.8.0-25-generic".

2013-06-22T10:03:26.338+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Preprocessed UTS_RELEASE, got value "3.8.0-25-generic".

2013-06-22T10:03:26.338+01:00| vthread-3| I120: The header path "/lib/modules/3.8.0-25-generic/build/include" for the kernel "3.8.0-25-generic" is valid.  Whoohoo!

2013-06-22T10:03:26.523+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Kernel header path retrieved from FileEntry: /lib/modules/3.8.0-25-generic/build/include

2013-06-22T10:03:26.523+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Update kernel header path to /lib/modules/3.8.0-25-generic/build/include

2013-06-22T10:03:26.523+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path "/lib/modules/3.8.0-25-generic/build/include" for kernel release "3.8.0-25-generic".

2013-06-22T10:03:26.532+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Preprocessed UTS_RELEASE, got value "3.8.0-25-generic".

2013-06-22T10:03:26.532+01:00| vthread-3| I120: The header path "/lib/modules/3.8.0-25-generic/build/include" for the kernel "3.8.0-25-generic" is valid.  Whoohoo!

2013-06-22T10:03:26.534+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Found compiler at "/usr/bin/gcc"

2013-06-22T10:03:26.537+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Got gcc version "4.7".

2013-06-22T10:03:26.537+01:00| vthread-3| I120: The GCC version matches the kernel GCC minor version like a glove.

2013-06-22T10:03:26.537+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Using user supplied compiler "/usr/bin/gcc".

2013-06-22T10:03:26.540+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Got gcc version "4.7".

2013-06-22T10:03:26.540+01:00| vthread-3| I120: The GCC version matches the kernel GCC minor version like a glove.

2013-06-22T10:03:26.546+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel "3.8.0-25-generic".

2013-06-22T10:03:26.546+01:00| vthread-3| I120: No matching PBM set was found for kernel "3.8.0-25-generic".

2013-06-22T10:03:26.546+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path "/lib/modules/3.8.0-25-generic/build/include" for kernel release "3.8.0-25-generic".

2013-06-22T10:03:26.555+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Preprocessed UTS_RELEASE, got value "3.8.0-25-generic".

2013-06-22T10:03:26.555+01:00| vthread-3| I120: The header path "/lib/modules/3.8.0-25-generic/build/include" for the kernel "3.8.0-25-generic" is valid.  Whoohoo!

2013-06-22T10:03:26.555+01:00| vthread-3| I120: The GCC version matches the kernel GCC minor version like a glove.

2013-06-22T10:03:26.556+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path "/lib/modules/3.8.0-25-generic/build/include" for kernel release "3.8.0-25-generic".

2013-06-22T10:03:26.568+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Preprocessed UTS_RELEASE, got value "3.8.0-25-generic".

2013-06-22T10:03:26.568+01:00| vthread-3| I120: The header path "/lib/modules/3.8.0-25-generic/build/include" for the kernel "3.8.0-25-generic" is valid.  Whoohoo!

2013-06-22T10:03:26.568+01:00| vthread-3| I120: The GCC version matches the kernel GCC minor version like a glove.

2013-06-22T10:03:26.568+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Using temp dir "/tmp".

2013-06-22T10:03:26.570+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmmon".

2013-06-22T10:03:26.574+01:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 256.

2013-06-22T10:03:26.574+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmnet".

2013-06-22T10:03:26.578+01:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 256.

2013-06-22T10:03:26.578+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmblock".

2013-06-22T10:03:26.582+01:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 256.

2013-06-22T10:03:26.582+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmci".

2013-06-22T10:03:26.586+01:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 256.

2013-06-22T10:03:26.586+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vsock".

2013-06-22T10:03:26.590+01:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 256.

~ $ sudo vmplayer

Logging to /tmp/vmware-root/vmware-modconfig-3146.log -> see above

Stopping VMware services:

   VMware Authentication Daemon                                        done

   VM communication interface socket family                            done

   Virtual machine communication interface                             done

   Virtual machine monitor                                             done

   Blocking file system                                                done

Any help here?

Addendum: I got it working using "sudo vmware-modconfig --console --install-all". Thanks for all your help!

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