I run VMware on Kubuntu with a Windows VM. Yesterday I upgraded my Kubuntu distribution from 18.04 to 20.04. That went fine. But now, when I try reinstalling Workstation, I get error messages.
I should explain further. VMware has been deathly slow about updating Workstation for Kubuntu 20.04, but there is a successful work-around through Github that I used when I went from 14.1.5 to 14.1.7. When I ran the work-around after installing Workstation, almost all of it worked, but I got two messages when I tried starting VMware Services: Virtual Machine Monitor -- Failed; Virtual Ethernet -- Failed. Those apparently preventing Workstation from starting, but I don't understand what they mean or how to address the problem.
Has anyone else encountered this? Thanks.
Since the vmmon and vmnet modules were built successfully but their start failed, chances are secure boot is enabled on the host.
With a secure boot host, these modules need to be signed and the keys enrolled.
Look at this https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2146460
My heart leapt upon hearing your suggestion, but I have not enabled secure boot.
You could try the signing part steps of the KB by skipping the mokutil and subsequent reboot step.