VMware some sort of kernel issue? Please Help

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Brock448
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VMware some sort of kernel issue? Please Help

Post by Brock448 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:10 am

Hello everyone of Linux Mint Forums.

Well I am moving from Windows to Linux..... Basically Totality. For my college class, I really need to use VMware. I have some virtual machines set up that I have moved over to linux mint.

Here is the issue.

So I installed VMware. it was the Workstation 12. Anyways, it seemed to work for a bit but since I restarted my computer, it comes up with a kernel issue. I'll post some screenshots.

Please help me out. I am fairly new to linux.

Thanks
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Re: VMware some sort of kernel issue? Please Help

Post by Cosmo. » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:00 am

I don't use VMW. It is known, that older versions of VirtualBox have problems, if kernel 4.13.x is used on the host. Possibly this is a similar problem. Without any system specs about the host hard to answer.

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Re: VMware some sort of kernel issue? Please Help

Post by greerd » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:27 am

I just updated vmware to 12.5.7 on kernel 4.4.0-112 without any problems. The I tried to upgrade to vmware 14 but after jumping through a bunch of hoops, it said that it wouldn't work on my old cpu, so I timeshifted back a day and upgraded to vmware 12.5.7 again, still no issues.

I think Cosmo is onto something, what kernel are you running? Post the output of inxi -Fxz.
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