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    Upgrade to 14.04 killed vmWare

    After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 I tried starting my VMware Workstation instance and received the following notice: "Before you can run vmWare, several modules must be compiled and loaded into the running kernel [Cancel] [Install]" I pressed install and received an error "Unable to start services" with a log file location. Log contents are as follows:
    cat vmware-modconfig-14296.log
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.242-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Log for VMware Workstation pid=14296 version=9.0.3 build=build-1410761 option=Release
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.242-05:00| vthread-3| I120: The process is 32-bit.
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.242-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Host codepage=UTF-8 encoding=UTF-8
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.242-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Host is Linux 3.13.0-24-generic Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.241-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Msg_Reset:
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.241-05:00| vthread-3| I120: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/usr/lib/vmware/settings": No such file or directory.
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.241-05:00| vthread-3| I120: ----------------------------------------
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.241-05:00| vthread-3| I120: PREF Optional preferences file not found at /usr/lib/vmware/settings. Using default values.
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.241-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Msg_Reset:
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.241-05:00| vthread-3| I120: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/root/.vmware/config": No such file or directory.
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.241-05:00| vthread-3| I120: ----------------------------------------
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.241-05:00| vthread-3| I120: PREF Optional preferences file not found at /root/.vmware/config. Using default values.
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.241-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Msg_Reset:
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.241-05:00| vthread-3| I120: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/root/.vmware/preferences": No such file or directory.
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.241-05:00| vthread-3| I120: ----------------------------------------
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.241-05:00| vthread-3| I120: PREF Failed to load user preferences.
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.242-05:00| vthread-3| W110: Logging to /tmp/vmware-root/vmware-modconfig-14296.log
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.250-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Obtaining info using the running kernel.
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.250-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Setting header path for 3.13.0-24-generic to "/lib/modules/3.13.0-24-generic/build/include".
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.250-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path "/lib/modules/3.13.0-24-generic/build/include" for kernel release "3.13.0-24-generic".
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.250-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed to find /lib/modules/3.13.0-24-generic/build/include/linux/version.h
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.250-05:00| vthread-3| I120: /lib/modules/3.13.0-24-generic/build/include/linux/version.h not found, looking for generated/uapi/linux/version.h instead.
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.250-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Created new pathsHash.
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.255-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Preprocessed UTS_RELEASE, got value "3.13.0-24-generic".
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.255-05:00| vthread-3| I120: The header path "/lib/modules/3.13.0-24-generic/build/include" for the kernel "3.13.0-24-generic" is valid. Whoohoo!
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.334-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vmmon module.
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.334-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vmnet module.
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.334-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vmblock module.
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.334-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vmci module.
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.334-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vsock module.
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.334-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Setting vsock to depend on vmci.
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.334-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmmon".
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.336-05:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 0.
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.336-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmnet".
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.337-05:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 256.
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.337-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmblock".
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.339-05:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 256.
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.339-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmci".
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.340-05:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 256.
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.340-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vsock".
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.342-05:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 0.
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.359-05:00| vthread-3| I120: to be installed: vmnet status: 0
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.373-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Obtaining info using the running kernel.
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.373-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Setting header path for 3.13.0-24-generic to "/lib/modules/3.13.0-24-generic/build/include".
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.373-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path "/lib/modules/3.13.0-24-generic/build/include" for kernel release "3.13.0-24-generic".
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.373-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed to find /lib/modules/3.13.0-24-generic/build/include/linux/version.h
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.373-05:00| vthread-3| I120: /lib/modules/3.13.0-24-generic/build/include/linux/version.h not found, looking for generated/uapi/linux/version.h instead.
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.382-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Preprocessed UTS_RELEASE, got value "3.13.0-24-generic".
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.382-05:00| vthread-3| I120: The header path "/lib/modules/3.13.0-24-generic/build/include" for the kernel "3.13.0-24-generic" is valid. Whoohoo!
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.457-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Kernel header path retrieved from FileEntry: /lib/modules/3.13.0-24-generic/build/include
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.457-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Update kernel header path to /lib/modules/3.13.0-24-generic/build/include
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.457-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path "/lib/modules/3.13.0-24-generic/build/include" for kernel release "3.13.0-24-generic".
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.457-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed to find /lib/modules/3.13.0-24-generic/build/include/linux/version.h
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.457-05:00| vthread-3| I120: /lib/modules/3.13.0-24-generic/build/include/linux/version.h not found, looking for generated/uapi/linux/version.h instead.
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.467-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Preprocessed UTS_RELEASE, got value "3.13.0-24-generic".
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.467-05:00| vthread-3| I120: The header path "/lib/modules/3.13.0-24-generic/build/include" for the kernel "3.13.0-24-generic" is valid. Whoohoo!
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.469-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Found compiler at "/usr/bin/gcc"
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.473-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Got gcc version "4.8".
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.473-05:00| vthread-3| I120: The GCC version matches the kernel GCC minor version like a glove.
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.473-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Using user supplied compiler "/usr/bin/gcc".
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.476-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Got gcc version "4.8".
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.476-05:00| vthread-3| I120: The GCC version matches the kernel GCC minor version like a glove.
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.483-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel "3.13.0-24-generic".
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.483-05:00| vthread-3| I120: No matching PBM set was found for kernel "3.13.0-24-generic".
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.484-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path "/lib/modules/3.13.0-24-generic/build/include" for kernel release "3.13.0-24-generic".
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.484-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed to find /lib/modules/3.13.0-24-generic/build/include/linux/version.h
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.484-05:00| vthread-3| I120: /lib/modules/3.13.0-24-generic/build/include/linux/version.h not found, looking for generated/uapi/linux/version.h instead.
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.494-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Preprocessed UTS_RELEASE, got value "3.13.0-24-generic".
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.494-05:00| vthread-3| I120: The header path "/lib/modules/3.13.0-24-generic/build/include" for the kernel "3.13.0-24-generic" is valid. Whoohoo!
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.494-05:00| vthread-3| I120: The GCC version matches the kernel GCC minor version like a glove.
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.496-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path "/lib/modules/3.13.0-24-generic/build/include" for kernel release "3.13.0-24-generic".
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.496-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed to find /lib/modules/3.13.0-24-generic/build/include/linux/version.h
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.496-05:00| vthread-3| I120: /lib/modules/3.13.0-24-generic/build/include/linux/version.h not found, looking for generated/uapi/linux/version.h instead.
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.507-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Preprocessed UTS_RELEASE, got value "3.13.0-24-generic".
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.507-05:00| vthread-3| I120: The header path "/lib/modules/3.13.0-24-generic/build/include" for the kernel "3.13.0-24-generic" is valid. Whoohoo!
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.507-05:00| vthread-3| I120: The GCC version matches the kernel GCC minor version like a glove.
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.507-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Using temp dir "/tmp".
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.508-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Obtaining info using the running kernel.
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.508-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Setting header path for 3.13.0-24-generic to "/lib/modules/3.13.0-24-generic/build/include".
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.508-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path "/lib/modules/3.13.0-24-generic/build/include" for kernel release "3.13.0-24-generic".
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.508-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed to find /lib/modules/3.13.0-24-generic/build/include/linux/version.h
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.508-05:00| vthread-3| I120: /lib/modules/3.13.0-24-generic/build/include/linux/version.h not found, looking for generated/uapi/linux/version.h instead.
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.518-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Preprocessed UTS_RELEASE, got value "3.13.0-24-generic".
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.518-05:00| vthread-3| I120: The header path "/lib/modules/3.13.0-24-generic/build/include" for the kernel "3.13.0-24-generic" is valid. Whoohoo!
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.598-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmnet".
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.600-05:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 256.
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.919-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Setting destination path for vmnet to "/lib/modules/3.13.0-24-generic/misc/vmnet.ko".
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.919-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Extracting the vmnet source from "/usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmnet.tar".
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.923-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Successfully extracted the vmnet source.
    2014-04-24T18:13:00.923-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Building module with command "/usr/bin/make -j4 -C /tmp/modconfig-arrVV4/vmnet-only auto-build HEADER_DIR=/lib/modules/3.13.0-24-generic/build/include CC=/usr/bin/gcc IS_GCC_3=no"
    2014-04-24T18:13:03.063-05:00| vthread-3| W110: Failed to build vmnet. Failed to execute the build command.

    This is VMware Wrokstation 9.x - any ideas?

  2. #2
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    Re: Upgrade to 14.04 killed vmWare

    Same errors with the vmplayer 5.02 in my 14.04 upgrade. Installed the vmplayer 6.01 and at least got a reasonable looking error:
    CC [M] /tmp/modconfig-plO6Uk/vmnet-only/bridge.o
    CC [M] /tmp/modconfig-plO6Uk/vmnet-only/filter.o
    /tmp/modconfig-plO6Uk/vmnet-only/filter.c:206:1: error: conflicting types for ‘VNetFilterHookFn’
    VNetFilterHookFn(unsigned int hooknum, // IN:
    ^
    /tmp/modconfig-plO6Uk/vmnet-only/filter.c:64:18: note: previous declaration of ‘VNetFilterHookFn’ was here
    static nf_hookfn VNetFilterHookFn;
    ^
    /tmp/modconfig-plO6Uk/vmnet-only/filter.c:64:18: warning: ‘VNetFilterHookFn’ used but never defined [enabled by default]
    /tmp/modconfig-plO6Uk/vmnet-only/filter.c:206:1: warning: ‘VNetFilterHookFn’ defined but not used [-Wunused-function]
    VNetFilterHookFn(unsigned int hooknum, // IN:
    ^
    make[2]: *** [/tmp/modconfig-plO6Uk/vmnet-only/filter.o] Error 1
    make[2]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
    make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/modconfig-plO6Uk/vmnet-only] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.13.0-24-generic'
    make: *** [vmnet.ko] Error 2
    make: Leaving directory `/tmp/modconfig-plO6Uk/vmnet-only'
    Unable to install all modules. See log for details.

    The 6.01 vmplayer was fine under 13.10, so I bought over the bundle. Maybe I should download another copy and see if it has been fixed, but since I only had some old XP vms, I don't care much if I can't get it to run.

  3. #3
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    Re: Upgrade to 14.04 killed vmWare

    Upgraded to the 6.02 vmplayer without any problems. Try the latest workstation.

  4. #4
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    Re: Upgrade to 14.04 killed vmWare

    Quote Originally Posted by ubfan1 View Post
    Upgraded to the 6.02 vmplayer without any problems. Try the latest workstation.
    It was not so cut/dry as you indicated. I upgraded my Kubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 two weeks ago. Little did I know that the kernel was not updated. I was running kernel version 3.2.0-53-generic, for which apparently VMPlayer 6.02 could not find the kernel headers. Even an apt-get of those headers proved fruitless.

    KernelModuleUpdater.jpg

    After using the (Muon) Package Manager to upgrade to the latest kernel version available (3.13.0-24-generic) I was able to get VMPlayer working.

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