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I'm trying to launch VMWare workstation on ubuntu 12.04 LTS. When i launch it, it says "Before you can run VMware, several modules must be compiled and loaded into the running kernel", if i hit install, it can't install Virtual Network Device and VMware Blocking Filesystem.

Screenshots:

Screen 1 Screen 2

The log:

2013-06-27T13:23:37.480+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Log for VMware Workstation pid=4157 version=8.0.4 build=build-744019 option=Release
2013-06-27T13:23:37.480+01:00| vthread-3| I120: The process is 64-bit.
2013-06-27T13:23:37.480+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Host codepage=UTF-8 encoding=UTF-8
2013-06-27T13:23:37.480+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Host is Linux 3.5.0-34-generic Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS
2013-06-27T13:23:37.480+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Msg_Reset:
2013-06-27T13:23:37.480+01:00| vthread-3| I120: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/usr/lib/vmware/settings": File or directory not found.
2013-06-27T13:23:37.480+01:00| vthread-3| I120: ----------------------------------------
2013-06-27T13:23:37.480+01:00| vthread-3| I120: PREF Optional preferences file not found at /usr/lib/vmware/settings. Using default values.
2013-06-27T13:23:37.480+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Msg_Reset:
2013-06-27T13:23:37.480+01:00| vthread-3| I120: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/root/.vmware/config": File or directory not found.
2013-06-27T13:23:37.480+01:00| vthread-3| I120: ----------------------------------------
2013-06-27T13:23:37.480+01:00| vthread-3| I120: PREF Optional preferences file not found at /root/.vmware/config. Using default values.
2013-06-27T13:23:37.480+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Msg_Reset:
2013-06-27T13:23:37.480+01:00| vthread-3| I120: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/root/.vmware/preferences": File or directory not found.
2013-06-27T13:23:37.480+01:00| vthread-3| I120: ----------------------------------------
2013-06-27T13:23:37.480+01:00| vthread-3| I120: PREF Failed to load user preferences.
2013-06-27T13:23:37.480+01:00| vthread-3| W110: Logging to /tmp/vmware-root/modconfig-4157.log
2013-06-27T13:23:37.552+01:00| vthread-3| I120: modconf query interface initialized
2013-06-27T13:23:37.552+01:00| vthread-3| I120: modconf library initialized
2013-06-27T13:23:37.584+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
2013-06-27T13:23:37.587+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path /lib/modules/preferred/build/include for kernel release 3.5.0-34-generic
2013-06-27T13:23:37.587+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed to find /lib/modules/preferred/build/include/linux/version.h
2013-06-27T13:23:37.587+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed version test: /lib/modules/preferred/build/include/linux/version.h not found.
2013-06-27T13:23:37.587+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path /lib/modules/3.5.0-34-generic/build/include for kernel release 3.5.0-34-generic
2013-06-27T13:23:37.590+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
2013-06-27T13:23:37.601+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
2013-06-27T13:23:37.615+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Header path /lib/modules/3.5.0-34-generic/build/include for kernel release 3.5.0-34-generic is valid.
2013-06-27T13:23:37.615+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path /lib/modules/3.5.0-34-generic/build/include for kernel release 3.5.0-34-generic
2013-06-27T13:23:37.618+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
2013-06-27T13:23:37.629+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
2013-06-27T13:23:37.643+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Header path /lib/modules/3.5.0-34-generic/build/include for kernel release 3.5.0-34-generic is valid.
2013-06-27T13:23:37.668+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.5.0-34-generic.
2013-06-27T13:23:37.671+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.5.0-34-generic.
2013-06-27T13:23:37.673+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.5.0-34-generic.
2013-06-27T13:23:37.674+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.5.0-34-generic.
2013-06-27T13:23:37.675+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.5.0-34-generic.
2013-06-27T13:23:37.695+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.5.0-34-generic.
2013-06-27T13:23:37.698+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.5.0-34-generic.
2013-06-27T13:23:37.701+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.5.0-34-generic.
2013-06-27T13:23:37.705+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.5.0-34-generic.
2013-06-27T13:23:37.708+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.5.0-34-generic.
2013-06-27T13:23:37.710+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path /lib/modules/preferred/build/include for kernel release 3.5.0-34-generic
2013-06-27T13:23:37.710+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed to find /lib/modules/preferred/build/include/linux/version.h
2013-06-27T13:23:37.710+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed version test: /lib/modules/preferred/build/include/linux/version.h not found.
2013-06-27T13:23:37.710+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path /lib/modules/3.5.0-34-generic/build/include for kernel release 3.5.0-34-generic
2013-06-27T13:23:37.713+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
2013-06-27T13:23:37.723+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
2013-06-27T13:23:37.737+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Header path /lib/modules/3.5.0-34-generic/build/include for kernel release 3.5.0-34-generic is valid.
2013-06-27T13:23:37.763+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.5.0-34-generic.
2013-06-27T13:23:37.767+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.5.0-34-generic.
2013-06-27T13:23:37.768+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.5.0-34-generic.
2013-06-27T13:23:37.770+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.5.0-34-generic.
2013-06-27T13:23:37.771+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.5.0-34-generic.
2013-06-27T13:23:37.773+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path /lib/modules/preferred/build/include for kernel release 3.5.0-34-generic
2013-06-27T13:23:37.773+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed to find /lib/modules/preferred/build/include/linux/version.h
2013-06-27T13:23:37.773+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed version test: /lib/modules/preferred/build/include/linux/version.h not found.
2013-06-27T13:23:37.773+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path /lib/modules/3.5.0-34-generic/build/include for kernel release 3.5.0-34-generic
2013-06-27T13:23:37.776+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
2013-06-27T13:23:37.786+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
2013-06-27T13:23:37.800+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Header path /lib/modules/3.5.0-34-generic/build/include for kernel release 3.5.0-34-generic is valid.
2013-06-27T13:23:37.842+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.5.0-34-generic.
2013-06-27T13:23:37.846+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.5.0-34-generic.
2013-06-27T13:23:37.849+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.5.0-34-generic.
2013-06-27T13:23:37.852+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.5.0-34-generic.
2013-06-27T13:23:37.853+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.5.0-34-generic.
2013-06-27T13:23:38.243+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.5.0-34-generic.
2013-06-27T13:23:38.243+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path /lib/modules/3.5.0-34-generic/build/include for kernel release 3.5.0-34-generic
2013-06-27T13:23:38.246+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
2013-06-27T13:23:38.252+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
2013-06-27T13:23:38.259+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Header path /lib/modules/3.5.0-34-generic/build/include for kernel release 3.5.0-34-generic is valid.
2013-06-27T13:23:38.259+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Building module vmmon.
2013-06-27T13:23:38.274+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Extracting the sources of the vmmon module.
2013-06-27T13:23:38.326+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Building module with command: /usr/bin/make -j -C /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only auto-build SUPPORT_SMP=1 HEADER_DIR=/lib/modules/3.5.0-34-generic/build/include CC=/usr/bin/gcc GREP=/usr/bin/make IS_GCC_3=no VMCCVER=4.6
2013-06-27T13:23:43.342+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Installing module vmmon from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon.o to /lib/modules/3.5.0-34-generic/misc.
2013-06-27T13:23:43.368+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Registering file: /usr/lib/vmware-installer/2.0/vmware-installer --register-file vmware-vmx regular /lib/modules/3.5.0-34-generic/misc/vmmon.ko
2013-06-27T13:24:02.634+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.5.0-34-generic.
2013-06-27T13:24:02.634+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path /lib/modules/3.5.0-34-generic/build/include for kernel release 3.5.0-34-generic
2013-06-27T13:24:02.637+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
2013-06-27T13:24:02.649+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
2013-06-27T13:24:02.664+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Header path /lib/modules/3.5.0-34-generic/build/include for kernel release 3.5.0-34-generic is valid.
2013-06-27T13:24:02.664+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Building module vmnet.
2013-06-27T13:24:02.664+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Extracting the sources of the vmnet module.
2013-06-27T13:24:02.690+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Building module with command: /usr/bin/make -j -C /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only auto-build SUPPORT_SMP=1 HEADER_DIR=/lib/modules/3.5.0-34-generic/build/include CC=/usr/bin/gcc GREP=/usr/bin/make IS_GCC_3=no VMCCVER=4.6
2013-06-27T13:24:04.544+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed to compile module vmnet!
2013-06-27T13:24:04.550+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.5.0-34-generic.
2013-06-27T13:24:04.550+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path /lib/modules/3.5.0-34-generic/build/include for kernel release 3.5.0-34-generic
2013-06-27T13:24:04.553+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
2013-06-27T13:24:04.564+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
2013-06-27T13:24:04.577+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Header path /lib/modules/3.5.0-34-generic/build/include for kernel release 3.5.0-34-generic is valid.
2013-06-27T13:24:04.577+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Building module vmblock.
2013-06-27T13:24:04.577+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Extracting the sources of the vmblock module.
2013-06-27T13:24:04.605+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Building module with command: /usr/bin/make -j -C /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock-only auto-build SUPPORT_SMP=1 HEADER_DIR=/lib/modules/3.5.0-34-generic/build/include CC=/usr/bin/gcc GREP=/usr/bin/make IS_GCC_3=no VMCCVER=4.6
2013-06-27T13:24:05.647+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed to compile module vmblock!
2013-06-27T13:24:05.652+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.5.0-34-generic.
2013-06-27T13:24:05.652+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path /lib/modules/3.5.0-34-generic/build/include for kernel release 3.5.0-34-generic
2013-06-27T13:24:05.654+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
2013-06-27T13:24:05.665+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
2013-06-27T13:24:05.680+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Header path /lib/modules/3.5.0-34-generic/build/include for kernel release 3.5.0-34-generic is valid.
2013-06-27T13:24:05.680+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Building module vmci.
2013-06-27T13:24:05.680+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Extracting the sources of the vmci module.
2013-06-27T13:24:05.714+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Building module with command: /usr/bin/make -j -C /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only auto-build SUPPORT_SMP=1 HEADER_DIR=/lib/modules/3.5.0-34-generic/build/include CC=/usr/bin/gcc GREP=/usr/bin/make IS_GCC_3=no VMCCVER=4.6
2013-06-27T13:24:07.055+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Installing module vmci from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci.o to /lib/modules/3.5.0-34-generic/misc.
2013-06-27T13:24:07.055+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Registering file: /usr/lib/vmware-installer/2.0/vmware-installer --register-file vmware-vmx regular /lib/modules/3.5.0-34-generic/misc/vmci.ko
2013-06-27T13:24:07.866+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.5.0-34-generic.
2013-06-27T13:24:07.866+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path /lib/modules/3.5.0-34-generic/build/include for kernel release 3.5.0-34-generic
2013-06-27T13:24:07.869+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
2013-06-27T13:24:07.881+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
2013-06-27T13:24:07.895+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Header path /lib/modules/3.5.0-34-generic/build/include for kernel release 3.5.0-34-generic is valid.
2013-06-27T13:24:07.895+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Building module vmci.
2013-06-27T13:24:07.895+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Extracting the sources of the vmci module.
2013-06-27T13:24:07.904+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Building module with command: /usr/bin/make -j -C /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only auto-build SUPPORT_SMP=1 HEADER_DIR=/lib/modules/3.5.0-34-generic/build/include CC=/usr/bin/gcc GREP=/usr/bin/make IS_GCC_3=no VMCCVER=4.6
2013-06-27T13:24:09.651+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Building module vsock.
2013-06-27T13:24:09.651+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Extracting the sources of the vsock module.
2013-06-27T13:24:09.688+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Building module with command: /usr/bin/make -j -C /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vsock-only auto-build SUPPORT_SMP=1 HEADER_DIR=/lib/modules/3.5.0-34-generic/build/include CC=/usr/bin/gcc GREP=/usr/bin/make IS_GCC_3=no VMCCVER=4.6
2013-06-27T13:24:11.402+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Installing module vsock from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vsock.o to /lib/modules/3.5.0-34-generic/misc.
2013-06-27T13:24:11.403+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Registering file: /usr/lib/vmware-installer/2.0/vmware-installer --register-file vmware-vmx regular /lib/modules/3.5.0-34-generic/misc/vsock.ko

What am i missing?

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  • There are issues with VMWare Workstation and the 3.X series of kernels. Google around for more details. I haven't been able to get everything working satisfactorily myself, but my situation is different from yours (running Fedora inside VM on OSX) so you may be able to find some help...
    – MattDMo
    Jun 27 '13 at 15:58
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    @MattDMo Yeah, i solved it by downgrading kernel from 3.5 to 3.2 and it worked :) Jun 27 '13 at 18:16
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I solved this issue with install these patches https://github.com/mkubecek/vmware-host-modules

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