After my Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS software was updated, when I tried to start my vmware player I received a message that several modules must be compiled and loaded into the running kernel. When I clicked the install button, I got the error message "Unable to install all modules. See log ... for details. (Exit code 1)". I don't know how to interpret the log. I tried to install the 16.2.3 version over my existing version and had the same problem. How do I fix this problem so the software runs ?
A search of the forum would have saved you some time and a post.
The second hit on the search will help you. See https://communities.vmware.com/t5/VMware-Workstation-Player/VMWare-Kernel-Module-Updater-failed/m-p/...
You need to download the updated files noted in this post, and follow the procedure for compiling and updating the kernel modules.
Spoke too soon. When I try to open a New Window, I get "Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory. Please make sure that the kernel module 'vmmon' is loaded." How to I get past this ?
Wait for VMplayer 16.2.4 - see
So.. wait for an update.
Meanwhile... you can reboot your ubuntu host into the previous kernel and run VMware Player without needing to resort to any manual patching.