5 Replies Latest reply on Dec 8, 2019 10:03 AM by townsbg

    Workstation 12 won't run

    townsbg Novice

      I am unable to use Workstation 12 on Linux mint cinnamon 12.9. The installer completed successfully and I have the icon but it isn't loading. No error messages. At install time I launched it from the command line and I got a few errors but then I got the workstation installation menu and that completed successfully.

       

      I initially used instructions from here: VMware: How to install? - Linux Mint Forums

       

      I also tried running the first command from here after the install: https://www.linuxtechi.com/install-vmware-workstation-12-on-ubuntu-16-04-linux-mint-18/

       

      That completed successfully but it still won't run. Please advise. I'm including a screenshot of the initial errors. If you need any logs please tell me where they are and I will get them for you.

        • 1. Re: Workstation 12 won't run
          townsbg Novice

          Startup programs doesn't show anything from VMWare. Are there suppose to be entries from VMWare? I found some VMWare packages under the software installer. Am I suppose to install them and if so which ones?

          • 2. Re: Workstation 12 won't run
            townsbg Novice

            I reinstalled Linux and did updates. Then I installed Workstation again and it still isn't working.

            • 3. Re: Workstation 12 won't run
              townsbg Novice

              I tried another install of Linux Mint before attempting to install Workstation. I didn't do anything else and it still isn't running. Does anything have anything?

              • 4. Re: Workstation 12 won't run
                townsbg Novice

                Clearly my installs aren't putting a needed requirement. Does anyone know what that is? I don't know linux very well so I need help. Would ubuntu or another distribution work better? I tried posting on the linux mint forum and one of the other users was able to get the player to work. Is the workstation version too old? I don't have a serial number for a later version.

                • 5. Re: Workstation 12 won't run
                  townsbg Novice

                  I tried the steps in the last post on this thread: My vmware workstation 12 pro won't start

                   

                  The restart command threw some errors:

                  root@***:/usr/lib/vmware/lib# /etc/init.d/vmware restart

                  Stopping VMware services:

                    VMware Authentication Daemon done

                    VM communication interface socket family done

                    Virtual machine communication interface done

                    Virtual machine monitor done

                    Blocking file system done

                  Starting VMware services:

                    Virtual machine monitor failed

                    Virtual machine communication interface done

                    VM communication interface socket family done

                    Blocking file system failed

                    Virtual ethernet failed

                    VMware Authentication Daemon done

                  Now running vmware from command line doesn't throw any error message but Workstation isn't loading from the icon. I'm not getting any error messages. Please help.