Thursday, 11 July 2013

Solve VMWare Workstation 9 Error on Linux Kernel 3.8.0-26

I have VMware Workstations 9 installed on my uBuntu 13 machine and today without any apparent reason it stop working throwing me the following error, every time I've tried to boot up any VM machine.

To solver the problem .. here is what I have done ... created bash script to handle problems with VMware Player on 13.04 ...

  • #!/bin/bash
  • if [[ $UID != 0 ]]; then
  •     echo "Please run this script with sudo:"
  •     echo "sudo $0 $*"
  •     exit 1
  • fi
  • sudo ln -s /usr/src/linux-headers-$(uname -r)/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/linux-headers-$(uname -r)/include/linux/version.h
  • cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source
  • sudo tar -xf vmci.tar
  • cd vmci-only
  • sudo sed '127s/.*/   .remove = vmci_remove_device,/' driver.c > driver.c.tmp
  • mv driver.c.tmp driver.c
  • sudo sed '1753s/.*/static int/' driver.c > driver.c.tmp
  • mv driver.c.tmp driver.c
  • sudo sed '1981s/.*/static void/' driver.c > driver.c.tmp
  • mv driver.c.tmp driver.c
  • cd ..
  • sudo tar -cf vmci.tar vmci-only/
  • sudo rm vmci-only/ -Rf
  • sudo vmware-modconfig --console --install-all
  • sudo rm /usr/src
  • Before write the script I've open the terminal and type " #sudo kate " then when kate opened I entered the script and saved on " /usr/src/open-vm-tools-xxxx.xx.xx" (replace the x with year month and day) and save it. Then close Kate

    The Open terminal again and do the following;

    after you should have VMware workstation running...

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