1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 12, 2019 2:38 PM by Rottweiler

    Workstation Pro 15.1 won't run on Ubuntu 19.04

    Rottweiler Novice

      I've been going round on this for hours. Hoping someone can help...

       

      I had 15.0 working on 18.04. Upgraded to 19.04. 15.0 won't run, found out there is now 15.1 so I upgraded (actually un-installed and re-installed several times).

       

      I got it to run at first, but there are no network interfaces and any attempt to connect the network interfaces produces the error:

      Could not connect 'Ethernet0' to virtual network '/dev/vmnet8'.

      Sure enough there are no /dev/vmnet* devices. So I do the MOK stuff that I had to do to get the /dev/vm* devices to appear (under 15.0) in this:

      sudo /usr/src/linux-headers-`uname -r`/scripts/sign-file sha256 ./MOK.priv ./MOK.der  $(modinfo -n vmmon)
      sudo /usr/src/linux-headers-`uname -r`/scripts/sign-file sha256 ./MOK.priv ./MOK.der $(modinfo -n vmnet)
      sudo insmod $(modinfo -n vmmon)
      sudo insmod $(modinfo -n vmnet)

       

      After a reboot, /dev/vm* looks about right:

      crw------- 1 root root  10, 165 2019-07-05 11:39:37 /dev/vmmon
      crw-rw-rw- 1 root root  10,  52 2019-07-05 11:39:37 /dev/vmci
      crw------- 1 root root 119,   0 2019-07-05 11:39:37 /dev/vmnet0
      crw------- 1 root root 119,   1 2019-07-05 11:39:38 /dev/vmnet1
      crw------- 1 root root 119,   8 2019-07-05 11:39:38 /dev/vmnet8

       

      So I run 'vmware' from the command line, and this pops up:

      Before you can run VMware, several modules must be compiled and loaded into the running kernel.

      Click 'Install', and enter my password when prompted. The window goes away and ... nothing. Running 'vmware' again just does the same thing.

       

      Looking in /tmp/vmware-michael/vmware-10027.log:

      2019-07-05T12:16:47.299-05:00| host-10027| I125: Log for VMware Workstation pid=10027 version=15.1.0 build=build-13591040 option=Release
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.299-05:00| host-10027| I125: The process is 64-bit.
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.299-05:00| host-10027| I125: Host codepage=UTF-8 encoding=UTF-8
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.299-05:00| host-10027| I125: Host is Linux 5.0.0-20-generic Ubuntu 19.04
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.298-05:00| host-10027| I125: DictionaryLoad: Cannot open file "/usr/lib/vmware/settings": No such file or directory.
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.298-05:00| host-10027| I125: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/usr/lib/vmware/settings": No such file or directory.
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.298-05:00| host-10027| I125: PREF Optional preferences file not found at /usr/lib/vmware/settings. Using default values.
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.298-05:00| host-10027| I125: DictionaryLoad: Cannot open file "/home/michael/.vmware/config": No such file or directory.
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.298-05:00| host-10027| I125: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/home/michael/.vmware/config": No such file or directory.
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.298-05:00| host-10027| I125: PREF Optional preferences file not found at /home/michael/.vmware/config. Using default values.
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.327-05:00| host-10027| W115: Logging to /tmp/vmware-michael/vmware-10027.log
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.339-05:00| host-10027| I125: Obtaining info using the running kernel.
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.339-05:00| host-10027| I125: Created new pathsHash.
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.339-05:00| host-10027| I125: Setting header path for 5.0.0-20-generic to "/lib/modules/5.0.0-20-generic/build/include".
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.339-05:00| host-10027| I125: Validating path "/lib/modules/5.0.0-20-generic/build/include" for kernel release "5.0.0-20-generic".
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.339-05:00| host-10027| I125: using /usr/bin/gcc-8 for preprocess check
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.343-05:00| host-10027| I125: Preprocessed UTS_RELEASE, got value "5.0.0-20-generic".
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.343-05:00| host-10027| I125: The header path "/lib/modules/5.0.0-20-generic/build/include" for the kernel "5.0.0-20-generic" is valid.  Whoohoo!
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.491-05:00| host-10027| I125: found symbol version file /lib/modules/5.0.0-20-generic/build/Module.symvers
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.491-05:00| host-10027| I125: Reading symbol versions from /lib/modules/5.0.0-20-generic/build/Module.symvers.
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.508-05:00| host-10027| I125: Read 23240 symbol versions
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.509-05:00| host-10027| I125: Reading in info for the vmmon module.
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.509-05:00| host-10027| I125: Reading in info for the vmnet module.
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.509-05:00| host-10027| I125: Reading in info for the vmci module.
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.509-05:00| host-10027| I125: Reading in info for the vsock module.
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.509-05:00| host-10027| I125: Setting vsock to depend on vmci.
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.509-05:00| host-10027| I125: Invoking modinfo on "vmmon".
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.510-05:00| host-10027| I125: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 256.
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.510-05:00| host-10027| I125: Invoking modinfo on "vmnet".
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.512-05:00| host-10027| I125: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 256.
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.512-05:00| host-10027| I125: Invoking modinfo on "vmci".
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.513-05:00| host-10027| I125: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 256.
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.513-05:00| host-10027| I125: Invoking modinfo on "vsock".
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.515-05:00| host-10027| I125: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 0.
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.527-05:00| host-10027| I125: to be installed: vmmon status: 2
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.527-05:00| host-10027| I125: to be installed: vmnet status: 2
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.539-05:00| host-10027| I125: Obtaining info using the running kernel.
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.539-05:00| host-10027| I125: Setting header path for 5.0.0-20-generic to "/lib/modules/5.0.0-20-generic/build/include".
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.539-05:00| host-10027| I125: Validating path "/lib/modules/5.0.0-20-generic/build/include" for kernel release "5.0.0-20-generic".
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.539-05:00| host-10027| I125: using /usr/bin/gcc-8 for preprocess check
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.542-05:00| host-10027| I125: Preprocessed UTS_RELEASE, got value "5.0.0-20-generic".
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.542-05:00| host-10027| I125: The header path "/lib/modules/5.0.0-20-generic/build/include" for the kernel "5.0.0-20-generic" is valid.  Whoohoo!
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.688-05:00| host-10027| I125: found symbol version file /lib/modules/5.0.0-20-generic/build/Module.symvers
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.689-05:00| host-10027| I125: Reading symbol versions from /lib/modules/5.0.0-20-generic/build/Module.symvers.
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.705-05:00| host-10027| I125: Read 23240 symbol versions
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.705-05:00| host-10027| I125: Kernel header path retrieved from FileEntry: /lib/modules/5.0.0-20-generic/build/include
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.705-05:00| host-10027| I125: Update kernel header path to /lib/modules/5.0.0-20-generic/build/include
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.705-05:00| host-10027| I125: Validating path "/lib/modules/5.0.0-20-generic/build/include" for kernel release "5.0.0-20-generic".
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.705-05:00| host-10027| I125: using /usr/bin/gcc-8 for preprocess check
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.709-05:00| host-10027| I125: Preprocessed UTS_RELEASE, got value "5.0.0-20-generic".
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.709-05:00| host-10027| I125: The header path "/lib/modules/5.0.0-20-generic/build/include" for the kernel "5.0.0-20-generic" is valid.  Whoohoo!
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.710-05:00| host-10027| I125: Found compiler at "/usr/bin/gcc"
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.711-05:00| host-10027| I125: Got gcc version "8".
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.711-05:00| host-10027| I125: The GCC version matches the kernel GCC minor version like a glove.
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.712-05:00| host-10027| I125: Got gcc version "8".
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.712-05:00| host-10027| I125: The GCC version matches the kernel GCC minor version like a glove.
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.714-05:00| host-10027| I125: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel "5.0.0-20-generic".
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.714-05:00| host-10027| I125: No matching PBM set was found for kernel "5.0.0-20-generic".
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.714-05:00| host-10027| I125: The GCC version matches the kernel GCC minor version like a glove.
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.714-05:00| host-10027| I125: Validating path "/lib/modules/5.0.0-20-generic/build/include" for kernel release "5.0.0-20-generic".
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.714-05:00| host-10027| I125: using /usr/bin/gcc-8 for preprocess check
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.718-05:00| host-10027| I125: Preprocessed UTS_RELEASE, got value "5.0.0-20-generic".
      2019-07-05T12:16:47.718-05:00| host-10027| I125: The header path "/lib/modules/5.0.0-20-generic/build/include" for the kernel "5.0.0-20-generic" is valid.  Whoohoo!

      I can't spot any real error in there.

       

      I'm stuck. Can someone coach me on how to get 15.1 to run on Ubuntu 19.04. Thanks.