2 Replies Latest reply on May 18, 2020 1:50 PM by WTig3ner

    Ubuntu/Kubuntu 20.04 and WMware Workstation

    WTig3ner Novice

      When I installed Kubuntu 20.04 on my machine, Workstation 14.1.7 would not install properly.  It complained that vmmon and vmnet were not present.  These ordinarily are generated when Workstation is installed, but VMware seems to lag behind in creating appropriate update modules.  After a lot of research, I found the following solution, which worked flawlessly (which is more than I can say for me), so I wanted to share it.



      The following sequence of commands works for Version 14.1.7:




      rm -fdr $TMP_FOLDER

      mkdir -p $TMP_FOLDER

      cd $TMP_FOLDER

      git clone https://github.com/mkubecek/vmware-host-modules.git

      cd $TMP_FOLDER/vmware-host-modules

      git checkout $VMWARE_VERSION

      git fetch


      sudo make install

      sudo rm /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libz.so.1/libz.so.1

      sudo ln -s /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libz.so.1 /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libz.so.1/libz.so.1

      sudo /etc/init.d/vmware restart



      I found this solution at https://superuser.com/questions/1328401/vmware-workstation-vmmon-broken-on-ubuntu-18-04/1330890


      I do not know who devised it. As long as you set the first line to the version of Workstation that you are actually using, you're in business.