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VMware 16.2.3 not working on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

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  • 1.  VMware 16.2.3 not working on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

    Posted Apr 22, 2022 08:20 PM
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    After up grading from Ubuntu 20.04 LTS to 22.04; I tried to start VMware Workstation Pro and I got the message "Unable to install all modules" and it referred me to an error log file which I have attached to this message. Any ideas how to get around this or do I need to go back to the previous version of Linux?

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    vmware-4915.log   63 KB 1 version


  • 2.  RE: VMware 16.2.3 not working on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

    Posted Apr 23, 2022 09:09 PM

    Thanks : https://communities.vmware.com/t5/VMware-Workstation-Player/ubuntu-22-04-install-vm-workstation-error/td-p/2905277

    This is what helped me

    cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source
    git clone https://github.com/mkubecek/vmware-host-modules
    cd vmware-host-modules
    git checkout workstation-16.2.3
    make
    tar -cf vmnet.tar vmnet-only
    tar -cf vmmon.tar vmmon-only
    mv vmnet.tar /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/
    mv vmmon.tar /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/
    vmware-modconfig --console --install-all



  • 3.  RE: VMware 16.2.3 not working on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

    Posted Apr 26, 2022 01:17 AM

    Are we going to need to do this every time the kernel updates? Kind of frustrated I need my vms for research, and I may go back to 20.04 if we need to do this every time the kernel updates.



  • 4.  RE: VMware 16.2.3 not working on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

    Posted Apr 26, 2022 05:44 PM

    VMWare will use the same files to compile modules to the new kernel.

    I've Upgraded the kernel from 5.15.0-25 to 5.15.0-27 and it still working without interference



  • 5.  RE: VMware 16.2.3 not working on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

    Posted Aug 06, 2022 03:41 PM

    this happens also on Ubuntu 20.04 with newer Kernel 5.15,

    fortunately the solution provided works also for 20.04;



  • 6.  RE: VMware 16.2.3 not working on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

    Posted Apr 29, 2022 01:12 PM

    Thanks. This worked.



  • 7.  RE: VMware 16.2.3 not working on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

    Posted Apr 29, 2022 01:28 PM

    Confirmed. Fixed my issue as well. 

    Thanks.



  • 8.  RE: VMware 16.2.3 not working on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

    Posted Apr 29, 2022 05:16 PM

    It still fails for me:

    uname -a

    Linux nuc11 5.13.0-40-generic #45~20.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 4 09:38:31 UTC 2022 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

    lsb_release -a

    No LSB modules are available.

    Distributor ID: Ubuntu

    Description: Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS

    Release: 20.04

    Codename: focal

     

    cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source
    sudo git clone https://github.com/mkubecek/vmware-host-modules
    cd vmware-host-modules
    sudo git checkout workstation-16.2.3
    sudo make
    sudo tar -cf vmnet.tar vmnet-only
    sudo tar -cf vmmon.tar vmmon-only
    sudo mv vmnet.tar /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/
    sudo mv vmmon.tar /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/
    sudo vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

     

    result:

     

      MODULEBUILDDIR= postbuild

    make[1]: Entering directory '/tmp/modconfig-Z3iwV2/vmnet-only'

    make[1]: 'postbuild' is up to date.

    make[1]: Leaving directory '/tmp/modconfig-Z3iwV2/vmnet-only'

    cp -f vmnet.ko ./../vmnet.o

    make: Leaving directory '/tmp/modconfig-Z3iwV2/vmnet-only'

    Starting VMware services:

       Virtual machine monitor                                            failed

       Virtual machine communication interface                             done

       VM communication interface socket family                            done

       Virtual ethernet                                                   failed

       VMware Authentication Daemon                                        done

    Unable to start services



  • 9.  RE: VMware 16.2.3 not working on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

    Posted May 27, 2022 12:01 AM

    O meu ubuntu 22.04 funcionou!! Obrigado

     



  • 10.  RE: VMware 16.2.3 not working on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

    Posted Apr 29, 2022 09:27 PM

    on pop-os you have to add sudo make install when you finish, thats what worked for me after following the instructions. thanks.



  • 11.  RE: VMware 16.2.3 not working on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

    Posted Apr 30, 2022 07:01 AM

    It just doesn't work



  • 12.  RE: VMware 16.2.3 not working on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

    Posted Apr 30, 2022 07:53 AM

     

    cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source
    sudo git clone https://github.com/mkubecek/vmware-host-modules
    cd vmware-host-modules
    sudo git checkout workstation-16.2.3
    sudo make && sudo make install
    sudo tar -cf vmnet.tar vmnet-only
    sudo tar -cf vmmon.tar vmmon-only
    sudo vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

    in addition to this steps i copied vmmon and vmnet to /dev/

    then i run the command (sudo vmware-modconfig --console --install-all) again as the original post solutions wasn't working. its working now. ps-my pop-os is new install so if your os has been running for long time you may have to dig deeper for solution or reinstall if you backup your important stuff. hope vmware comes out with new update that works out of the box. hope it helps.



  • 13.  RE: VMware 16.2.3 not working on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

    Posted Apr 30, 2022 09:05 AM

    Thanks for your help!l

    i’ll gave up on VMware



  • 14.  RE: VMware 16.2.3 not working on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

    Posted May 31, 2022 06:34 AM

    the Austkwabs solution of 04-30-2022 12:53 AM worked for me on an upgrade from Ubuntu 20.04 to 22.04



  • 15.  RE: VMware 16.2.3 not working on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

    Posted May 31, 2022 12:30 PM

    Austkwabs solution has worked fine for me. Thanks.



  • 16.  RE: VMware 16.2.3 not working on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

    Posted Sep 22, 2022 04:48 PM

    Which specific files did you copy over?  Path?  The vmmon.tar or vmmon-only...etc

    "in addition to this steps i copied vmmon and vmnet to /dev/"



  • 17.  RE: VMware 16.2.3 not working on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

    Posted May 03, 2022 02:16 PM

    This was a huge help, thanks for sharing!



  • 18.  RE: VMware 16.2.3 not working on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

    Posted May 18, 2022 04:29 PM

    I just posted in another thread, and apologies for being repetitive but I've been trying to get Player to work for six weeks and don't know what else to do.

    The foregoing all have failed.  Player remains unable to open a VM.  Player installs.  It can install a VM from ISO and run it but the VM cannot be restarted using the VM's restart command, and cannot be opened after reboot.

    What's been done:

    • I have attempted this on Ubuntu 20.04 and three or four reinstalls of Ubuntu 22.04.
    • I have attempted reinstall of VMware Player 16.2.3 fifteen or twenty times.
    • I have attempted every one of the foregoing recommendations at least three times.

    Please see attached logs.  Any suggestions that actually get the software working would be profoundly appreciated.

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    log
    vmware-15873.log   36 KB 1 version
    txt
    vmware-modconfig.txt   2 KB 1 version


  • 19.  RE: VMware 16.2.3 not working on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

    Posted May 18, 2022 05:09 PM

    Trying to repeat something that failed once several times usually does not make it better - on the contrary.
    Please check if you really have install the kernel headers for your running kernel.
    From the looks of it VMplayer has not yet been installed completely.
    Whats is the result of
    uname -a

    Ulli



  • 20.  RE: VMware 16.2.3 not working on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

    Posted May 23, 2022 05:12 AM
    I have absolutely no idea what a kernel header is, how to check whether it/they is/are either installed or really installed, or how to either install or really install it/them.
     
    What I have installed is Ubuntu Desktop 22.04, applying updates using aptitude.  If anything else is necessary, then obviously, the installer should do it.
     
    Obviously, the problem is VMware Player hasn't been installed completely.  That's my point.  The installer installs the app, whereupon it fails.  The app continues to fail after applying the third-party kludge. The question is how to get it to install it fully, so it works.  One wonders if perhaps the developer might have an interest in there being a functional installer.
     
    uname -a
     
    returns:
     
    Linux greystone 5.15.0-30-generic #31-Ubuntu SMP Thu May 5 10:00:34 UTC 2022 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
     
     
    Two files are attached, one being STDOUT from executing the .bundle file.  I never have seen so many (or even any) error messages from vmware-installer.  These reference elementary syntax and dependency errors, which is both astonishing and alarming.  What also is inexplicable is that it concludes with a statement that the installation completed successfully when it obviously did not.
     
    Also attached is the log file from the failed kludge attempt.
     
     
    Any ideas about how to get the software installed and running would be greatly appreciated.
     
     

    Attachment(s)



  • 21.  RE: VMware 16.2.3 not working on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

    Posted May 23, 2022 10:31 AM

    done this and managed to get the install running. stupid me did forgot to do other checks about the version and I have now corrupted it all. guess I will just reinstall everything from scratch and see how it goes

     

    https://www.itzgeek.com/how-tos/linux/ubuntu-how-tos/how-to-install-vmware-workstation-16-pro-on-ubuntu-22-04-ubuntu-20-04.html



  • 22.  RE: VMware 16.2.3 not working on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS