selwynorren
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Re: vmware player cannot run again

Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:14 pm

antechdesigns wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:51 pm

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antech@solus ~/vmware-host-modules-player-14.0.0/vmmon-only $ sudo make
Password: 
Using kernel build system.
make -C /lib/modules/4.14.5-39.current/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \
  MODULEBUILDDIR= modules
make[1]: Entering directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.14.5-39.current'
make[2]: *** No rule to make target '/home/antech/vmware-host-modules-player-14.0.0/vmmon-only/linux/driverLog.o', needed by '/home/antech/vmware-host-modules-player-14.0.0/vmmon-only/vmmon.o'.  Stop.
make[1]: *** [Makefile:1503: _module_/home/antech/vmware-host-modules-player-14.0.0/vmmon-only] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.14.5-39.current'
make: *** [Makefile:110: vmmon.ko] Error 2
antech@solus ~/vmware-host-modules-player-14.0.0/vmmon-only $ 
Yeah seems I am getting the exact same issue. I am now without immediate hope. I am trying to find other solutions

selwynorren
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Re: vmware player cannot run again

Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:28 pm

So here is something interesting.

Checking out the tags, I managed to lock down the exact version of VMWare Player and the 4.14 kernel. Here is the link:
https://github.com/mkubecek/vmware-host ... .0.0-k4.14

So use the tags and find the exact version of Player and Kernel for your package. I tried this and it built successfully. Now to try teh rest of teh install and see if it work. Ill edit this post if I do succeed

selwynorren
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Re: vmware player cannot run again

Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:37 pm

100# Success. I have VMWare Player 14 running on the latest current kernel

selwynorren
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Re: vmware player cannot run again

Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:57 pm

So it turns out my CPU cannot use the v14 so I have to downgrade to 12.5.8. On this new kernel and downloading the correct patch it works really well

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Re: vmware player cannot run again

Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:37 pm

selwynorren wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:37 pm
100# Success. I have VMWare Player 14 running on the latest current kernel

Me too :shock: :D

Thank you so much for this, I nearly never bothered, I spent enough time on this already and was just gonna stick with 4.9kernel.

Now I am using vmware player 14 with 4.14kernel :D

Thanks again selwynorren ;)

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selwynorren
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Re: vmware player cannot run again

Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:44 am

lol yeah I was at the same place yesterday, but I had a mission critical project I had to get out, so I had to stick wit it. I am glad your up and running as well. Now if I can just figure out why I have to run the vmware-modconfig --console --install-all every time I reboot it would be great :D

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Re: vmware player cannot run again

Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:27 am

selwynorren wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:44 am
lol yeah I was at the same place yesterday, but I had a mission critical project I had to get out, so I had to stick wit it. I am glad your up and running as well. Now if I can just figure out why I have to run the vmware-modconfig --console --install-all every time I reboot it would be great :D

Since applying the patch I do not have to do that anymore, if I restarted the PC I had to enter 'vmware-modconfig --console --install-all' everytime
All I have to do now is click the vmware player icon and it does everything from within vmware player, no need to open up a terminal :D

So applying the patch is actually better for me than the original ;)

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selwynorren
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Re: vmware player cannot run again

Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:26 am

Oh wow, you are so correct. I just tested that myself and you are 100% correct. Yay!!

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Re: vmware player cannot run again

Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:43 pm

selwynorren wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:26 am
Oh wow, you are so correct. I just tested that myself and you are 100% correct. Yay!!

So I guess Solved, and then some :D

Thanks again selwynorren ;)

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selwynorren
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Re: vmware player cannot run again

Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:53 pm

lol definitly, Been a pleasure, Enjoy the holidays

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