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Ubuntu 12.04 not launching VMPlayer

Asked by Vijay on 2012-04-29

Hi,

I recently upgraded to 12.04 from 11.10. After upgrade, I couldn't launch VMPlayer 4 or,4.0.1 or 4.0.2 any version. It was working fine in 11.10.

I saw below error /tmp/vmware-root directory: Can you please advise me on this issue whether Kernal 3.2 not supporting VMPlayer? Will VMware release new version to resolve this issue?

2012-04-29T12:22:03.424-08:00| vthread-3| I120: Log for VMware Workstation pid=28532 version=8.0.2 build=build-591240 option=Release
2012-04-29T12:22:03.424-08:00| vthread-3| I120: The process is 32-bit.
2012-04-29T12:22:03.424-08:00| vthread-3| I120: Host codepage=UTF-8 encoding=UTF-8
2012-04-29T12:22:03.424-08:00| vthread-3| I120: Host is Linux 3.2.0-24-generic Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
2012-04-29T12:22:03.423-08:00| vthread-3| I120: Msg_Reset:
2012-04-29T12:22:03.423-08:00| vthread-3| I120: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/usr/lib/vmware/settings": No such fi
le or directory.
2012-04-29T12:22:03.423-08:00| vthread-3| I120: ----------------------------------------
2012-04-29T12:22:03.423-08:00| vthread-3| I120: PREF Optional preferences file not found at /usr/lib/vmware/settings. Using default valu
es.
2012-04-29T12:22:03.423-08:00| vthread-3| I120: Msg_Reset:
2012-04-29T12:22:03.423-08:00| vthread-3| I120: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/root/.vmware/config": No such file o
r directory.
2012-04-29T12:22:03.423-08:00| vthread-3| I120: ----------------------------------------
2012-04-29T12:22:03.423-08:00| vthread-3| I120: PREF Optional preferences file not found at /root/.vmware/config. Using default values.
2012-04-29T12:22:03.423-08:00| vthread-3| I120: Msg_Reset:
2012-04-29T12:22:03.423-08:00| vthread-3| I120: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/root/.vmware/preferences": No such f
ile or directory.
2012-04-29T12:22:03.423-08:00| vthread-3| I120: ----------------------------------------
2012-04-29T12:22:03.423-08:00| vthread-3| I120: PREF Failed to load user preferences.
2012-04-29T12:22:03.424-08:00| vthread-3| W110: Logging to /tmp/vmware-root/modconfig-28532.log
2012-04-29T12:22:03.576-08:00| vthread-3| I120: modconf query interface initialized
2012-04-29T12:22:03.577-08:00| vthread-3| I120: modconf library initialized
2012-04-29T12:22:03.602-08:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
2012-04-29T12:22:03.605-08:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path /lib/modules/preferred/build/include for kernel release 3.2.0-24-generic
2012-04-29T12:22:03.605-08:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed to find /lib/modules/preferred/build/include/linux/version.h
2012-04-29T12:22:03.605-08:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed version test: /lib/modules/preferred/build/include/linux/version.h not found.
2012-04-29T12:22:03.605-08:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path /lib/modules/3.2.0-24-generic/build/include for kernel release 3.2.0-24-
generic

Thanks,
Vijay

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Solved:
2012-05-01
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2012-05-01
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2012-04-30
Philippe (ph-wtvr) said : #1

Hi

ran into what looks like to be a similar problem with vmplayer 4.0.2 build-591240.
The error in the log was:
2012-04-30T10:30:56.326+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed to compile module vmnet!

After some digging I've found this patch which solved the problem for me: http://weltall.heliohost.org/wordpress/2012/01/26/vmware-workstation-8-0-2-player-4-0-2-fix-for-linux-kernel-3-2-and-3-3/

As always, back up and use it at your own risk.

Best regards

I suggest you post on the VMware forums too

Vijay (am-vijay) said : #3

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.