RESOLVED: VMWare 6.5.x Stopped Working on Ubuntu 9.04

Friday, October 23, 2009

Symptoms first occured after upgrading from 8.10 to 9.04 and included:
  • Start VMWare Workstation from menu: Nothing appears to happen. No errors. 
  • Start VMWare Workstation from command line and get the following error

billy@mxunit-ubuntu:~$ sudo /usr/bin/vmware
Logging to /tmp/vmware-root/setup-25257.log
modinfo: could not find module vmmon       
modinfo: could not find module vmnet       
modinfo: could not find module vmblock     
modinfo: could not find module vmci        
modinfo: could not find module vsock       
modinfo: could not find module vmmon       
modinfo: could not find module vmnet       
modinfo: could not find module vmblock     
modinfo: could not find module vmci        
modinfo: could not find module vsock       
/usr/bin/vmware: line 31: 25257 Segmentation fault      "$BINDIR"/vmware-modconfig --appname="VMware Workstation" --icon="vmware-workstation"    


Resolution:

billy@mxunit-ubuntu:~$sudo mv /usr/lib/vmware/modules/binary /usr/lib/vmware/modules/binary.old
billy@mxunit-ubuntu:~$sudo vmware
Solution from : http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-1212220.html



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