I just upgraded my laptop to the latest beta of Kubuntu 15.10. When I try to start vmware it simply does nothing. No messages, no errors, no flashes, no nothing. I ran an strace against it and it was fairly short given that strace produces a lot of output and did not see anything out of the ordinary. I have added it to pastbin at : strace vmware 12 startup - Pastebin.com.
Kernel: Linux paullap 4.2.0-12-generic #14-Ubuntu SMP Mon Sep 28 18:36:22 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
I tried starting vmware 11 with the 4.2 patch and rebuilt modules and vmware 12 pro. Workstation and Player respond identically.
Any assistance would be much appreciated.
I found a solution to the issue and I am posting so anyone with a relative issue can try it out. I run the following from the terminal:
@ctampak Thanks for your fix!
Before I do anything that would break my system, could you please be more precise in your description? I'm new to Ubuntu Desktop but have run Ubuntu Server for a couple of years, so yes - my knowledge regarding Desktop is limited.
This is my system:
Ubuntu Mate 15.10
I had a previous fix on 3.19, but that wouldn't apply on 4.2. So also, I would want the new patch as well. Thank you in advance!
As a mater of fact I run the Workstation Version 12 so I don't know if the fix will work for you.
I think that for the 4.2 kernel the build of the virtual machine's kernel modules fails. I had all modules compiled and loaded and I had checked that all services were running.
To check the status of the kernel modules run this command in a terminal
sudo /etc/init.d/vmware status
You should get this response
Module vmmon loaded
Module vmnet loaded
My system up to this point was working fine, but I could not get the application to run. As it turned out it was an issue with libraries that the executable could not find. I am not absolutely sure that your issue is the same as we are using different versions of workstation
Best of luck, I hope I helped. Please let me know on your progress
sudo /etc/init.d/vmware status
Module vmmon not loaded
Module vmnet not loaded
I installed 12 Pro on a test laptop, and apparently it's not even loaded, when I try to start VMware, it's just loading and loading, but nothing happens. Tried to reboot as well.
On the 3.19 kernel I used this fix, that worked:
apt-get install curl
curl http://pastie.org/pastes/9934018/download -o /tmp/vmnet-3.19.patch
tar -xf vmnet.tar
patch -p0 -i /tmp/vmnet-3.19.patch
tar -cf vmnet.tar vmnet-only
rm -r *-only
vmware-modconfig --console --install-all
But on the 4.2 kernel it fails.
Note: this is not on a VM, this is directly on a laptop.
You can make this more permanent by executing
echo /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libglibmm-2.4.so.1 | sudo tee -a /etc/ld.so.conf.d/LD_LIBRARY_PATH.conf
Then you can start vmware from the GUI
If you add the library to the general path, some applications break (e.g. GNote to name just one)
So this is not a general option.
I work around this currently by using a wrapper script adding the path to LD_LIBRARY_PATH manually.
here is what works for me, on ubuntu 15.10, GCC 5.2.1, and kernel 3.19.0-27
after a fresh install of vmware workstation 12 and with root privileges:
EDIT : You must do that each time you upgrade the kernel. i've just do that for upgrading to kernel 4.2.0-16 and that's work.
EDIT2: the last update (12.0.1 build-3160714) fix the majors problems, but you must do steps 15 - 16 -17.
Sorry for my bad english.
Problems here too - Linux Mint 17.3
Using kernel build system.
make -C /lib/modules/4.6.0-040600rc7-generic/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-4.6.0-040600rc7-generic'
Makefile:667: Cannot use CONFIG_CC_STACKPROTECTOR_STRONG: -fstack-protector-strong not supported by compiler
CC [M] /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmnet-only/driver.o
gcc: error: unrecognized command line option ‘-fstack-protector-strong’
make: *** [/usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmnet-only/driver.o] Error 1
make: *** [_module_/usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmnet-only] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-4.6.0-040600rc7-generic'
make: *** [vmnet.ko] Error 2