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May 3, 2010

When I try to install vmware-player it complains that it can't find the kernel headers for my running kernel (2.6.31-20-generic) to compile its modules. I did have this working on 9.10. No amount of googling revealed the name of the package I need to get this working in Lucid.

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Feb 1, 2011

I was trying to install vmware player 3.0 and it prompt that it require the kernel kernel- to be compile before it start.


Kernel headers for version were not found. If you

I try following but unable to find.


Nothing to do



Then I try to map to the file, but not working.

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Nov 24, 2010

I am trying to ge my vm player to run. I have installed the program. Next, I go to shortcut location. upon startup of vm player it gives me this error:

Before you can run Vmware Player, several modules must be compiled and loaded into the running kernal.

Kernel Headers 2.6.35-22-generic

Kernel headers for version 2.6.35-22-generic were not found. If you installed them in a non-=default path you can specify the path below. Otherwise refer to your distribution's documentation for installation instructions and click Refresh to search again in default locations.

Location: blank box Browse Refresh
Cancel Install

I have tried everything that I have found, but nothing works.

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May 1, 2010

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Jul 23, 2010

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Nov 24, 2010

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Apr 20, 2011

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Jun 25, 2011

I'm running OpenSUSE 11.4 x86 with KDE 4.6 and kernel version I'm not advanced linux user, though I'm trying to use it occasionally for getting more experience. Now I want to check which of the virtualization software suits me better, I've already tried VirtualBox and now I want to try VMware. I know that it has a lot of products, but for just home use I guess that I need only player. So, when I try to find it through my default repositories, I just was able to find this vmware-guest-kmp-default . I don't know what is it, so I tried to search through the OpenSUSE Build Service, but there's also no player package. I've already downloaded the source from the official site and yes, I do know how to built binaries from the source, but I know also, that after installing in a such way, it would be difficult for the package manager to track the software, as it's not rpm. So I want to ask you first, if you know any other way, to get the RPM package of the VMware Player from any suse repository.

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Apr 5, 2011

I downloaded VMware Player 2.5.5-328052.i386.bundle from the VMware site, moved it to my home directory (/home/user) and then in Terminal proceeded to untar the file with "tar=xzvf VMware-player-2.5.5-328052.i386.bundle. I get the following error:

tar: VMware-player-2.5.5-328052-i386.bundle: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2

What am I doing wrong, and how can I successfully unbundle this file so I can proceed to install VMware. By the way, in the man chmod file, there does not appear to be an 'x' option anymore. Is that true?

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May 30, 2010

My computer has 512 mb ram..i am using xp..i want to install ubuntu 10.04 within this xp(without dual booting).I heard about virtual machine such as virtual box or vmware player that help us to do the same..so i want to ask which one will be good practice vmware or virtualbox..remember i have only 512 mb ram...

I have also doubt regarding these quereis..
1) can i install software of my choice in ubuntu after installation.
2) can i access internet by ubuntu
3) if i keep some data in ubuntu...will it be kept there also after machine shut down.

Actually i did dual booting xp and ubuntu..i succeed but sometimes my computer get stucked due to low memory..

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Nov 16, 2010

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"STOP: 0x0000000A, 0xB2EEf304, 0x00000002, 0x80508008

It then begins a physical dump of memory, completes, then automatically reboots XP in the virtual machine.

Every time it does this, it shows different memory addresses.

BTW, I also watched performance while doing this. As soon as CPU hit 100%, the download crashed, and soon after, XP crashed, sometimes locking up the physical machine.

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I have a Linux guest OS in VMware player installed on my Linux host OS. I'm using the guest OS as a server that my host OS workstation will connect to for certain things. However, I want to run VMware player (and the guest OS it runs) headless - i.e. without its interface opening up. This is because I any commands I need to send to the server I do so using my host OS terminal, with commands such as ssh. I tried running 'vmplayer /path/to/guest-os.vmx', but that just triggers opening up the VMware player interface, which isn't what I want.

How could I make this work? Is there either a VMware-specific way, or maybe a Linux-specific way involving suppressing the interface or doing some other Linux magic related to GNOME or X or something? I've read somewhere this might be possible using VMware Server - is that true? In that case, is it actually not possible to do it in VMware Player? I hope it is possible because I really like the performance and simplicity of VMware Player and would prefer not to move to VMware Server.

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Jun 11, 2010

I am using ubuntu 9.10 and the vmware player 3 was working fine. But after the kernel headers updated to 2.6.31-22 the vmware player shows the pop up and says it cannot find the kernel headers. But actually, the linux-headers-2.6.31-22-generic are installed. I tried to re-install the vmware player but with no sucess. Is there any way to correct this error.

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Oct 11, 2010

I've just upgraded to Ubuntu 10.010 - Maverick Meerkat.

Launching VMWare Player 3.1.2 I get the message: "Before you can run VMWare, several modules must be compiled and loaded into running kernel".
I click ok, but there are problems recompiling VMCI sockets.
The effect is that my windows image starts, but then crashes.

Do you have some suggestions to solve the problem ? Or is it only a problem of compilation with the new 10.10 kernel, not yet available for VMWare?

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May 9, 2011

I don't know if anyone else sees this, but I get some odd behaviour when using VMware Player sometimes (Ubuntu 10.10, VMware Player 3.1.2 build-301548, dual monitors).My screen locks after 5 minutes of inactivity. I run a Windows XP VM under VMware player occasionally for certain things and that has a screen-lock time of 15 minutes or so. When running the Windows VM in full-screen on one of my two monitors (not tried it on a lower res), if I place the mouse cursor on the XP VM screen and leave it for > 5 minutes, the screen does not appear to lock. I can come back to the machine and still interact with the Windows XP machine and do what I like. If I move the mouse cursor outside the bounds of the XP VM screen, then the whole screen goes black and presents me with the password prompt to unlock the machine

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I keep installing Debian Workstation Player on Debian, but it just doesn't open. I think it might have something to do with the VMware kernel modules not being built or something. How can I start troubleshooting this? Also, why isn't VMware packaged? Has no one tried packaging it yet, or is there a more complex reason?

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Sep 26, 2010

Currently i'm doing molecular modeling using LINUX, VMware player. Well i face some problem while using this player.

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Hardware :: NVidia-config Vs VMWare Player

Jun 3, 2010

As this seems to be an issue with a hardware driver I am posting it under hardware.

Dell Studio XPS 8000 desktop
i7-860 CPU
swap area set to 9 GB
nVIdia GeForce GT220 1 GB
Samsung SymcMaster 932 and Acer X223w displays
Ubuntu 10.04 64 bit, all patches, nVidia-current 195.36.15
VMWare Player (64 bit) 3.1.0 build-261024

The whole nVidia thing has been busting my buttons since I installed 10.04 (actually 9.10 was in some ways worse). Occasional "low graphics mode" at boot and the fact that nvidia-settings makes inexplicable changes to the xorg.conf even when I make no changes to the configuration as shown in the program. After a number of uninstall, reinstall drills and a few kicks in the slats the machine is working reasonably well except as noted above.

However, I have noticed that I often cannot load the nvidia-settings program. If I launch it from the menu, nothing seems to happen. In a terminal I get


After doing some research on "Segmentation fault" I find that most of the issues refer to the xorg.conf file. The posts I have seen are also quite old. So I did a little testing.

Immediately after booting the PC I can run nvidia-settings with no problem - from the menu or in a terminal. I can run it repeatedly.

BUT - after I launch a virtual machine in VMWare Player (it does not seem to matter what the guest OS is) I can no longer run nvidia-settings. I get the error as I quoted above. If nvidia-settings is already running when the VM is launched, nvidia-settings continues to function until I exit the program. I can then no longer start nvidia-settings.

The problem only occurs after the VM is launched, not simply by running VMWare Player. Shutting down the VM does not fix the problem. Only a reboot will do the trick.

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Aug 10, 2010

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Apr 19, 2011

I've been working on this problem for two nights, googled a lot, but still no luck. I'm working on Fedora 14, here's my kernel version

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Oct 1, 2010

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Aug 4, 2011

System. fedora 15, fully updated Kernel 2.6.40-4.fc15.X86_64
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The other day I installed VMware Player on the system when the Kernel was On running VMware player after installing the kernel-headers and gcc files the program ran fine (I did not try to install the VMware Tools). I also have not loaded the guess OS as yet.

toady I did and update in which the kernel was updated. I checked to ensure the Kernel-headers were also updated for the latest kernel.

After rebooting the machine the running kernel was then 2.6.40-4.fc15.x86_64. I then tried to start VMware Player. It indicated because the kernel was changed it needed to install new kernel modules, OK, It open the module screen and then crashed.

The log says it can not compile Vmmon which is the first module. it does not go any further.

Tried to installed a new copy of VMware Player over the old one but this only resulted in the same error messages.

Any ideas on how to fix this.

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