Unable to build kernel module, Vmware
August 4, 2011 1 Comment
If you are using Ubuntu 11.04 as your primary os and are running vmware player, you may have noticed that the latest update makes vmware give an error “unable to build kernel module” while starting.
There are several methods online for fixing this including downloading from shady repositories, deleting your compiled code and re importing. But I am a firm believer in the simplicity theory; that is the best solution is the simplest one.
The way I fixed it was by going to vmware’s website and downloading the latest version (vmware-player3.1.bundle).
Then run this command from the terminal
sudo sh ‘some/path/to/your/file/vmware-player3.1’
Tip: instead of typing out the full address to where your download is located; simply drag the file into the terminal and ubuntu will put in the address for you.
This will bring up a graphical user interface and guide you through the reinstall process.