Ubuntu: Ubuntu 16.04 VMware 12.5 doesn't start (failed to compile)



Question:

My system kernel:

:~$ uname -a  Linux xxxxx-Lenovo-3000-G530 4.13.0-26-generic #29~16.04.2-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jan 9 22:00:44 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux  

Trying this:

sudo vmware-modconfig --console --install-all  [sudo] senha para xxxxxxx:   Stopping VMware services:     VMware Authentication Daemon                                        done     VM communication interface socket family                            done     Virtual machine communication interface                             done     Virtual machine monitor                                             done     Blocking file system                                                done  make: Entering directory '/tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only'  Using kernel build system.  /usr/bin/make -C /lib/modules/4.13.0-26-generic/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \    MODULEBUILDDIR= modules  make[1]: Entering directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.13.0-26-generic'    CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/linux/driverLog.o    CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o    CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.o  In file included from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/./common/vmx86.h:32:0,                   from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:31,                   from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:48:  /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/./include/x86msr.h:111:0: warning: "MSR_MISC_FEATURES_ENABLES" redefined   #define MSR_MISC_FEATURES_ENABLES            0x140   ^  In file included from ./arch/x86/include/asm/msr.h:4:0,                   from ./arch/x86/include/asm/processor.h:20,                   from ./arch/x86/include/asm/cpufeature.h:4,                   from ./arch/x86/include/asm/thread_info.h:63,                   from ./include/linux/thread_info.h:37,                   from ./arch/x86/include/asm/preempt.h:6,                   from ./include/linux/preempt.h:80,                   from ./include/linux/spinlock.h:50,                   from ./include/linux/wait.h:8,                   from ./include/linux/wait_bit.h:7,                   from ./include/linux/fs.h:5,                   from ./include/linux/highmem.h:4,                   from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:25:  ./arch/x86/include/asm/msr-index.h:569:0: note: this is the location of the previous definition   #define MSR_MISC_FEATURES_ENABLES 0x00000140   ^  In file included from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/./include/vm_asm_x86.h:41:0,                   from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/./include/vm_asm_x86_64.h:39,                   from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/./include/vm_asm.h:46,                   from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:50:  /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/./include/x86_basic_defs.h:65:0: warning: "CR3_PCID_MASK" redefined   #define CR3_PCID_MASK  0xFFF   ^  In file included from ./arch/x86/include/asm/processor.h:4:0,                   from ./arch/x86/include/asm/cpufeature.h:4,                   from ./arch/x86/include/asm/thread_info.h:63,                   from ./include/linux/thread_info.h:37,                   from ./arch/x86/include/asm/preempt.h:6,                   from ./include/linux/preempt.h:80,                   from ./include/linux/spinlock.h:50,                   from ./include/linux/wait.h:8,                   from ./include/linux/wait_bit.h:7,                   from ./include/linux/fs.h:5,                   from ./include/linux/highmem.h:4,                   from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:25:  ./arch/x86/include/asm/processor-flags.h:37:0: note: this is the location of the previous definition   #define CR3_PCID_MASK 0xFFFull   ^  /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1291:1: warning: always_inline function might not be inlinable [-Wattributes]   LinuxDriverSyncReadTSCs(uint64 *delta) // OUT: TSC max - TSC min   ^  In file included from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/./include/vm_asm.h:43:0,                   from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c:83:  /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/./include/x86msr.h:111:0: warning: "MSR_MISC_FEATURES_ENABLES" redefined   #define MSR_MISC_FEATURES_ENABLES            0x140   ^  In file included from ./arch/x86/include/asm/msr.h:4:0,                   from ./arch/x86/include/asm/processor.h:20,                   from ./arch/x86/include/asm/cpufeature.h:4,                   from ./arch/x86/include/asm/thread_info.h:63,                   from ./include/linux/thread_info.h:37,                   from ./arch/x86/include/asm/preempt.h:6,                   from ./include/linux/preempt.h:80,                   from ./include/linux/spinlock.h:50,                   from ./include/linux/mmzone.h:7,                   from ./include/linux/gfp.h:5,                   from ./include/linux/mm.h:9,                   from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/./include/compat_page.h:23,                   from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c:32:  ./arch/x86/include/asm/msr-index.h:569:0: note: this is the location of the previous definition   #define MSR_MISC_FEATURES_ENABLES 0x00000140   ^  In file included from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/./include/vm_asm_x86.h:41:0,                   from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/./include/vm_asm_x86_64.h:39,                   from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/./include/vm_asm.h:46,                   from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c:83:  /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/./include/x86_basic_defs.h:65:0: warning: "CR3_PCID_MASK" redefined   #define CR3_PCID_MASK  0xFFF   ^  In file included from ./arch/x86/include/asm/processor.h:4:0,                   from ./arch/x86/include/asm/cpufeature.h:4,                   from ./arch/x86/include/asm/thread_info.h:63,                   from ./include/linux/thread_info.h:37,                   from ./arch/x86/include/asm/preempt.h:6,                   from ./include/linux/preempt.h:80,                   from ./include/linux/spinlock.h:50,                   from ./include/linux/mmzone.h:7,                   from ./include/linux/gfp.h:5,                   from ./include/linux/mm.h:9,                   from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/./include/compat_page.h:23,                   from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c:32:  ./arch/x86/include/asm/processor-flags.h:37:0: note: this is the location of the previous definition   #define CR3_PCID_MASK 0xFFFull   ^  /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c: In function ‘LinuxDriver_Ioctl’:  /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1986:1: warning: the frame size of 1168 bytes is larger than 1024 bytes [-Wframe-larger-than=]   }   ^  /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c: In function ‘HostIFGetUserPages’:  /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c:1169:35: warning: passing argument 1 of ‘get_user_pages_remote’ makes pointer from integer without a cast [-Wint-conversion]      retval = get_user_pages_remote((unsigned long)uvAddr, numPages, 0, ppages, NULL);                                     ^  In file included from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/./include/compat_page.h:23:0,                   from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c:32:  ./include/linux/mm.h:1339:6: note: expected ‘struct task_struct *’ but argument is of type ‘long unsigned int’   long get_user_pages_remote(struct task_struct *tsk, struct mm_struct *mm,        ^  /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c:1169:58: warning: passing argument 2 of ‘get_user_pages_remote’ makes pointer from integer without a cast [-Wint-conversion]      retval = get_user_pages_remote((unsigned long)uvAddr, numPages, 0, ppages, NULL);                                                            ^  In file included from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/./include/compat_page.h:23:0,                   from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c:32:  ./include/linux/mm.h:1339:6: note: expected ‘struct mm_struct *’ but argument is of type ‘unsigned int’   long get_user_pages_remote(struct task_struct *tsk, struct mm_struct *mm,        ^  /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c:1169:71: warning: passing argument 4 of ‘get_user_pages_remote’ makes integer from pointer without a cast [-Wint-conversion]      retval = get_user_pages_remote((unsigned long)uvAddr, numPages, 0, ppages, NULL);                                                                         ^  In file included from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/./include/compat_page.h:23:0,                   from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c:32:  ./include/linux/mm.h:1339:6: note: expected ‘long unsigned int’ but argument is of type ‘struct page **’   long get_user_pages_remote(struct task_struct *tsk, struct mm_struct *mm,        ^  In file included from ./include/uapi/linux/posix_types.h:4:0,                   from ./include/uapi/linux/types.h:13,                   from ./include/linux/types.h:5,                   from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/./include/driver-config.h:71,                   from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c:29:  ./include/linux/stddef.h:7:14: warning: passing argument 5 of ‘get_user_pages_remote’ makes integer from pointer without a cast [-Wint-conversion]   #define NULL ((void *)0)                ^  /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c:1169:79: note: in expansion of macro ‘NULL’      retval = get_user_pages_remote((unsigned long)uvAddr, numPages, 0, ppages, NULL);                                                                                 ^  In file included from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/./include/compat_page.h:23:0,                   from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c:32:  ./include/linux/mm.h:1339:6: note: expected ‘unsigned int’ but argument is of type ‘void *’   long get_user_pages_remote(struct task_struct *tsk, struct mm_struct *mm,        ^  /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c:1169:13: error: too few arguments to function ‘get_user_pages_remote’      retval = get_user_pages_remote((unsigned long)uvAddr, numPages, 0, ppages, NULL);               ^  In file included from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/./include/compat_page.h:23:0,                   from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c:32:  ./include/linux/mm.h:1339:6: note: declared here   long get_user_pages_remote(struct task_struct *tsk, struct mm_struct *mm,        ^    CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/common/apic.o  scripts/Makefile.build:308: recipe for target '/tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.o' failed  make[2]: *** [/tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.o] Error 1  make[2]: ** Esperando que outros processos terminem.  Makefile:1550: recipe for target '_module_/tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only' failed  make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only] Error 2  make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.13.0-26-generic'  Makefile:120: recipe for target 'vmmon.ko' failed  make: *** [vmmon.ko] Error 2  make: Leaving directory '/tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmmon-only'  make: Entering directory '/tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmnet-only'  Using kernel build system.  /usr/bin/make -C /lib/modules/4.13.0-26-generic/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \    MODULEBUILDDIR= modules  make[1]: Entering directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.13.0-26-generic'    CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmnet-only/driver.o    CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmnet-only/hub.o    CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmnet-only/userif.o    CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmnet-only/netif.o  /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmnet-only/userif.c: In function ‘UserifLockPage’:  /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmnet-only/userif.c:120:35: warning: passing argument 1 of ‘get_user_pages_remote’ makes pointer from integer without a cast [-Wint-conversion]      retval = get_user_pages_remote(addr, 1, FOLL_WRITE, &page, NULL);                                     ^  In file included from ./include/linux/highmem.h:7:0,                   from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmnet-only/userif.c:26:  ./include/linux/mm.h:1339:6: note: expected ‘struct task_struct *’ but argument is of type ‘VA {aka long unsigned int}’   long get_user_pages_remote(struct task_struct *tsk, struct mm_struct *mm,        ^  /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmnet-only/userif.c:120:41: warning: passing argument 2 of ‘get_user_pages_remote’ makes pointer from integer without a cast [-Wint-conversion]      retval = get_user_pages_remote(addr, 1, FOLL_WRITE, &page, NULL);                                           ^  In file included from ./include/linux/highmem.h:7:0,                   from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmnet-only/userif.c:26:  ./include/linux/mm.h:1339:6: note: expected ‘struct mm_struct *’ but argument is of type ‘int’   long get_user_pages_remote(struct task_struct *tsk, struct mm_struct *mm,        ^  /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmnet-only/userif.c:120:56: warning: passing argument 4 of ‘get_user_pages_remote’ makes integer from pointer without a cast [-Wint-conversion]      retval = get_user_pages_remote(addr, 1, FOLL_WRITE, &page, NULL);                                                          ^  In file included from ./include/linux/highmem.h:7:0,                   from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmnet-only/userif.c:26:  ./include/linux/mm.h:1339:6: note: expected ‘long unsigned int’ but argument is of type ‘struct page **’   long get_user_pages_remote(struct task_struct *tsk, struct mm_struct *mm,        ^  In file included from ./include/uapi/linux/posix_types.h:4:0,                   from ./include/uapi/linux/types.h:13,                   from ./include/linux/types.h:5,                   from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmnet-only/driver-config.h:71,                   from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmnet-only/userif.c:19:  ./include/linux/stddef.h:7:14: warning: passing argument 5 of ‘get_user_pages_remote’ makes integer from pointer without a cast [-Wint-conversion]   #define NULL ((void *)0)                ^  /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmnet-only/userif.c:120:63: note: in expansion of macro ‘NULL’      retval = get_user_pages_remote(addr, 1, FOLL_WRITE, &page, NULL);                                                                 ^  In file included from ./include/linux/highmem.h:7:0,                   from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmnet-only/userif.c:26:  ./include/linux/mm.h:1339:6: note: expected ‘unsigned int’ but argument is of type ‘void *’   long get_user_pages_remote(struct task_struct *tsk, struct mm_struct *mm,        ^  /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmnet-only/userif.c:120:13: error: too few arguments to function ‘get_user_pages_remote’      retval = get_user_pages_remote(addr, 1, FOLL_WRITE, &page, NULL);               ^  In file included from ./include/linux/highmem.h:7:0,                   from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmnet-only/userif.c:26:  ./include/linux/mm.h:1339:6: note: declared here   long get_user_pages_remote(struct task_struct *tsk, struct mm_struct *mm,        ^  scripts/Makefile.build:308: recipe for target '/tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmnet-only/userif.o' failed  make[2]: *** [/tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmnet-only/userif.o] Error 1  make[2]: ** Esperando que outros processos terminem.  In file included from ./include/linux/pci.h:36:0,                   from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmnet-only/compat_netdevice.h:27,                   from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmnet-only/netif.c:43:  ./include/linux/pci_ids.h:2260:0: warning: "PCI_VENDOR_ID_VMWARE" redefined   #define PCI_VENDOR_ID_VMWARE  0x15ad   ^  In file included from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmnet-only/net.h:38:0,                   from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmnet-only/vnetInt.h:26,                   from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmnet-only/netif.c:42:  /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmnet-only/vm_device_version.h:56:0: note: this is the location of the previous definition   #define PCI_VENDOR_ID_VMWARE                    0x15AD   ^  In file included from ./include/linux/pci.h:36:0,                   from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmnet-only/compat_netdevice.h:27,                   from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmnet-only/netif.c:43:  ./include/linux/pci_ids.h:2261:0: warning: "PCI_DEVICE_ID_VMWARE_VMXNET3" redefined   #define PCI_DEVICE_ID_VMWARE_VMXNET3 0x07b0   ^  In file included from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmnet-only/net.h:38:0,                   from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmnet-only/vnetInt.h:26,                   from /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmnet-only/netif.c:42:  /tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmnet-only/vm_device_version.h:73:0: note: this is the location of the previous definition   #define PCI_DEVICE_ID_VMWARE_VMXNET3            0x07B0   ^  Makefile:1550: recipe for target '_module_/tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmnet-only' failed  make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmnet-only] Error 2  make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.13.0-26-generic'  Makefile:120: recipe for target 'vmnet.ko' failed  make: *** [vmnet.ko] Error 2  make: Leaving directory '/tmp/modconfig-7G9QrA/vmnet-only'  Unable to install all modules. See log for details.

How to fix this?


Solution:1

As stated on Linux Mint forum:

Kernel 4.13 series is too new for VMware Workstation Player 12, there’s a newer version VMware Workstation Player 14, but noticed a bug, created VM’s do not appear in the main window (VM can still be launched by double clicking their .vmx file in the corresponding folder)

â€" Latest version 9th Jan. 2018 VMware-Player-14.1.1-7528167.x86_64.bundle

I installed it now and it works.

Edit: If you encounter the error: "not enough physical memory available to start this VM"

try what stated here:

cd /tmp  cp /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmmon.tar .  tar xf vmmon.tar  rm vmmon.tar  wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/mkubecek/vmware-host-modules/fadedd9c8a4dd23f74da2b448572df95666dfe12/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c  mv -f hostif.c vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c   tar cf vmmon.tar vmmon-only  rm -fr vmmon-only  sudo mv -f vmmon.tar /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmmon.tar   sudo vmware-modconfig --console --install-all  

I hope it helps.


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