[SOLVED] Error Running VMWare Player 15

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indihome
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[SOLVED] Error Running VMWare Player 15

Post by indihome » Thu May 23, 2019 6:51 pm

Hi guys,

I have installed VMWare Player on LM 19.1, installation went smooth, but when tried to run it, got an error, see the attachment.

I have run this command :

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sudo apt-get install build-essential -y
The result :

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Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
build-essential is already the newest version (12.4ubuntu1).
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 416 not upgraded.
gcc version :

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Using built-in specs.
COLLECT_GCC=gcc
COLLECT_LTO_WRAPPER=/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/7/lto-wrapper
OFFLOAD_TARGET_NAMES=nvptx-none
OFFLOAD_TARGET_DEFAULT=1
Target: x86_64-linux-gnu
Configured with: ../src/configure -v --with-pkgversion='Ubuntu 7.4.0-1ubuntu1~18.04' --with-bugurl=file:///usr/share/doc/gcc-7/README.Bugs --enable-languages=c,ada,c++,go,brig,d,fortran,objc,obj-c++ --prefix=/usr --with-gcc-major-version-only --program-suffix=-7 --program-prefix=x86_64-linux-gnu- --enable-shared --enable-linker-build-id --libexecdir=/usr/lib --without-included-gettext --enable-threads=posix --libdir=/usr/lib --enable-nls --with-sysroot=/ --enable-clocale=gnu --enable-libstdcxx-debug --enable-libstdcxx-time=yes --with-default-libstdcxx-abi=new --enable-gnu-unique-object --disable-vtable-verify --enable-libmpx --enable-plugin --enable-default-pie --with-system-zlib --with-target-system-zlib --enable-objc-gc=auto --enable-multiarch --disable-werror --with-arch-32=i686 --with-abi=m64 --with-multilib-list=m32,m64,mx32 --enable-multilib --with-tune=generic --enable-offload-targets=nvptx-none --without-cuda-driver --enable-checking=release --build=x86_64-linux-gnu --host=x86_64-linux-gnu --target=x86_64-linux-gnu
Thread model: posix
gcc version 7.4.0 (Ubuntu 7.4.0-1ubuntu1~18.04) 
my system :

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System:    Host: WIN7 Kernel: 5.1.3-050103-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 8.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.0.8 
           Distro: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: ASRock model: A300M-STX serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends v: P3.40 date: 03/27/2019 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: AMD Ryzen 5 2400G with Radeon Vega Graphics bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 
           L2 cache: 2048 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 57493 
           Speed: 1420 MHz min/max: 1600/3600 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1469 2: 1825 3: 1486 4: 1438 5: 1486 6: 1592 7: 1474 
           8: 1439 
Graphics:  Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Vega [Radeon Vega 8 Mobile] driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus ID: 38:00.0 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: amdgpu,ati unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,radeon,vesa 
           resolution: 1366x768~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD RAVEN (DRM 3.30.0 / 5.1.3-050103-generic LLVM 6.0.0) v: 4.5 Mesa 18.0.5 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 38:00.1 
           Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] vendor: ASRock driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 38:00.6 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.1.3-050103-generic 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: ASRock driver: r8169 v: kernel port: f000 
           bus ID: 33:00.0 
           IF: enp51s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Realtek RTL8188EUS 802.11n Wireless Network Adapter type: USB driver: r8188eu bus ID: 3-1:2 
           IF: wlx98ded0111257 state: up mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 232.89 GiB used: 42.09 GiB (18.1%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 EVO 250GB size: 232.89 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 227.74 GiB used: 42.09 GiB (18.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 45.2 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 45 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 241 Uptime: 20m Memory: 13.62 GiB used: 1.42 GiB (10.4%) Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.4.0 
           Shell: bash v: 4.4.19 inxi: 3.0.27 
Please help me to fix this problem. Thanks.
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Re: Error Running VMWare Player 15

Post by sideband » Thu May 23, 2019 8:25 pm

As a test I've just installed VMWare Workstation Player 15.1 for Linux on a fully updated Linux Mint 19.1 (Mate) with no errors...gcc v 7.3.0

Then I repeated a Workstation Player 15.1 install on a Linux Mint 19.1 Live system again with no errors...the Live system has an even older gcc version

VMWare are often slow to update Player for newer Kernels and I believe this may be your problem - I am running Kernel: 4.15.0-50-generic x86_64 bits.

Whenever there is a Kernel update Workstation Player will always compile/update at least two modules before running

Hope this helps

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Re: Error Running VMWare Player 15

Post by indihome » Thu May 23, 2019 10:55 pm

I have to use 5.xx kernel, caused if using default kernel, my graphic card won't be detected by LM 19.1.

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Re: Error Running VMWare Player 15

Post by sideband » Fri May 24, 2019 8:33 am

OK indihome.....I have installed the 5.0.0-15 kernel in my LM 19.1 (Mate) test system - VMWare Workstation Player 15.1 installs and runs without error.

After uninstalling VMWare Workstation Player I upgraded the Kernel to 5.1.0-050100 and again installed VMWare Workstation Player 15.1
Player installs successfully, but fails when run with the same error you experience pointing to GCC 8.3.

So if the 5.0.0-15 Kernel available in the Linux Mint Update Manager will support your graphics card, this will solve the VMWare Workstation Player issue

Unfortunately there are dependency issues with adding and attempting install of GCC 8.3.0-12 from the PPA, so you will need to wait for the next VMWare Workstation Player update where hopefully the latest kernel incompatibility will be addressed

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Re: Error Running VMWare Player 15

Post by indihome » Fri May 24, 2019 8:43 am

sideband, thanks a lot for your help.

I downgrade to 5.0.0.15, graphic card & VMWare Player runs OK.

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Re: Error Running VMWare Player 15

Post by sideband » Fri May 24, 2019 9:37 am

OK that's great, but I believe we have a solution anyway using kernel 5.1.0-050100-generic...at least my VMWare Workstation Player 15.1 now runs and opens a VM under Kernel 5.1

But probably better to stay with the earlier kernel !

Here is the process...

First install the Toolchain test builds PPA from

https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-toolchain ... buntu/test

After a Package Manager update install gcc 8.3 (from the Package Manager) - this time there are no dependency issues

VMWare Workstation player 15.1 now runs to the point where it needs to re-compile vmmon and vmnet (this is a normal function after a kernel update/upgrade)

Unfortunately vmmon will fail

I then used the script from the last post on Ask Ubuntu

https://askubuntu.com/questions/1135669 ... l-of-19-04

Generate the script from the post. You need to edit the first line of the script to

VMWARE_VERSION=player-15.1.0

this is how Player version 15.1 is specified on GitHub

Make the script executable and run it. vmmon will compile and for my system this clears the issue...Player now starts normally with kernel 5.1.0-050100-generic

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