I have been wrestling with this issue for a few weeks, it was the only thing holding me back from making fedora my daily driver. Thanks Jack you saved me.
Hi Jack, what Kernel version are you running on 28 as I'm facing similar issues with VM 14.1.2 and Fedora kernel 416 and 417
Apologies for the delayed response--are you still experiencing this issue?
I am currently running the latest f28 kernel (4.17.9-200.fc28.x86_64).
This is how you fix Vmware 14.* to run on fedora 28+ This is likely the error you must be having :
Makefile:974: "Cannot generate ORC metadata for CONFIG_UNWINDER_ORC=y, please install libelf-dev, libelf-devel or elfutils-libelf-devel". Stop.
To fix it run the following Installation commands on Terminal ( This is for fedora ) :
-> sudo dnf install libell
-> sudo dnf install elfutils-libelf-devel
And then run Vmware from Applications or terminal :
These steps are necessary for and solve the same problem for vmware workstation 15 and Fedora 28, which is a little disappointing since Fedora is now a supported host for VMW.