[SOLVED]Mint 19 vmware 15 problem with Kernel 5.x series

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[SOLVED]Mint 19 vmware 15 problem with Kernel 5.x series

Post by deepakdeshp » Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:39 am

Hello,
With kernel 4.19.x series there is no problem , and I can launch the Vmware workstation.I am not able to start the vmware workstation 15 with Kernel series 5.x. The error is

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Several modules need to be compiled in the running kernel,
more vmware-8477.log 
2019-07-03T12:05:15.400+05:30| host-8477| I125: Log for VMware Workstation pid=8
477 version=15.0.2 build=build-10952284 option=Release
2019-07-03T12:05:15.400+05:30| host-8477| I125: The process is 64-bit.
2019-07-03T12:05:15.400+05:30| host-8477| I125: Host codepage=UTF-8 encoding=UTF
-8
2019-07-03T12:05:15.400+05:30| host-8477| I125: Host is Linux 5.0.0-19-generic L
inux Mint 19.1 Tessa
2019-07-03T12:05:15.399+05:30| host-8477| I125: DictionaryLoad: Cannot open file
 "/usr/lib/vmware/settings": No such file or directory.
2019-07-03T12:05:15.399+05:30| host-8477| I125: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed]
 Cannot open file "/usr/lib/vmware/settings": No such file or directory.
2019-07-03T12:05:15.399+05:30| host-8477| I125: PREF Optional preferences file n
ot found at /usr/lib/vmware/settings. Using default values.
2019-07-03T12:05:15.399+05:30| host-8477| I125: DictionaryLoad: Cannot open file
 "/home/uma/.vmware/config": No such file or directory.
2019-07-03T12:05:15.399+05:30| host-8477| I125: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed]
 Cannot open file "/home/uma/.vmware/config": No such file or directory.
2019-07-03T12:05:15.399+05:30| host-8477| I125: PREF Optional preferences file n
ot found at /home/uma/.vmware/config. Using default values.
2019-07-03T12:05:15.516+05:30| host-8477| W115: Logging to /tmp/vmware-root/vmwa
re-8477.log
2019-07-03T12:05:15.555+05:30| host-8477| I125: Obtaining info using the running
 kernel.
2019-07-03T12:05:15.555+05:30| host-8477| I125: Created new pathsHash.
2019-07-03T12:05:15.555+05:30| host-8477| I125: Setting header path for 5.0.0-19
-generic to "/lib/modules/5.0.0-19-generic/build/include".
2019-07-03T12:05:15.555+05:30| host-8477| I125: Validating path "/lib/modules/5.
0.0-19-generic/build/include" for kernel release "5.0.0-19-generic".
2019-07-03T12:05:15.555+05:30| host-8477| I125: Failed to find /lib/modules/5.0.
0-19-generic/build/include/linux/version.h
2019-07-03T12:05:15.555+05:30| host-8477| I125: /lib/modules/5.0.0-19-generic/bu
ild/include/linux/version.h not found, looking for generated/uapi/linux/version.
h instead.
2019-07-03T12:05:15.555+05:30| host-8477| I125: using /usr/bin/gcc-7 for preproc
ess check
2019-07-03T12:05:15.574+05:30| host-8477| I125: Preprocessed UTS_RELEASE, got va
lue "5.0.0-19-generic".
2019-07-03T12:05:15.574+05:30| host-8477| I125: The header path "/lib/modules/5.
0.0-19-generic/build/include" for the kernel "5.0.0-19-generic" is valid.  Whooh
oo!
2019-07-03T12:05:15.898+05:30| host-8477| I125: found symbol version file /lib/m
odules/5.0.0-19-generic/build/Module.symvers
2019-07-03T12:05:15.898+05:30| host-8477| I125: Reading symbol versions from /li
b/modules/5.0.0-19-generic/build/Module.symvers.
2019-07-03T12:05:15.958+05:30| host-8477| I125: Read 23240 symbol versions
2019-07-03T12:05:15.958+05:30| host-8477| I125: Reading in info for the vmmon mo
dule.
2019-07-03T12:05:15.958+05:30| host-8477| I125: Reading in info for the vmnet mo
dule.
2019-07-03T12:05:15.958+05:30| host-8477| I125: Reading in info for the vmci mod
ule.
2019-07-03T12:05:15.958+05:30| host-8477| I125: Reading in info for the vsock mo
dule.
2019-07-03T12:05:15.958+05:30| host-8477| I125: Setting vsock to depend on vmci.
2019-07-03T12:05:15.958+05:30| host-8477| I125: Invoking modinfo on "vmmon".
2019-07-03T12:05:15.964+05:30| host-8477| I125: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with stat
us 256.
2019-07-03T12:05:15.964+05:30| host-8477| I125: Invoking modinfo on "vmnet".
2019-07-03T12:05:15.970+05:30| host-8477| I125: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with stat
us 256.
2019-07-03T12:05:15.970+05:30| host-8477| I125: Invoking modinfo on "vmci".
2019-07-03T12:05:15.975+05:30| host-8477| I125: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with stat
us 256.
2019-07-03T12:05:15.975+05:30| host-8477| I125: Invoking modinfo on "vsock".
2019-07-03T12:05:15.980+05:30| host-8477| I125: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with stat
us 0.
2019-07-03T12:05:16.017+05:30| host-8477| I125: to be installed: vmmon status: 0
2019-07-03T12:05:16.017+05:30| host-8477| I125: to be installed: vmnet status: 0
2019-07-03T12:05:16.050+05:30| host-8477| I125: Obtaining info using the running
 kernel.
2019-07-03T12:05:16.050+05:30| host-8477| I125: Setting header path for 5.0.0-19
-generic to "/lib/modules/5.0.0-19-generic/build/include".
2019-07-03T12:05:16.050+05:30| host-8477| I125: Validating path "/lib/modules/5.
0.0-19-generic/build/include" for kernel release "5.0.0-19-generic".
2019-07-03T12:05:16.050+05:30| host-8477| I125: Failed to find /lib/modules/5.0.
0-19-generic/build/include/linux/version.h
2019-07-03T12:05:16.050+05:30| host-8477| I125: /lib/modules/5.0.0-19-generic/bu
ild/include/linux/version.h not found, looking for generated/uapi/linux/version.
h instead.
2019-07-03T12:05:16.050+05:30| host-8477| I125: using /usr/bin/gcc-7 for preproc
ess check
2019-07-03T12:05:16.069+05:30| host-8477| I125: Preprocessed UTS_RELEASE, got va
lue "5.0.0-19-generic".
2019-07-03T12:05:16.069+05:30| host-8477| I125: The header path "/lib/modules/5.
0.0-19-generic/build/include" for the kernel "5.0.0-19-generic" is valid.  Whooh
oo!
2019-07-03T12:05:16.387+05:30| host-8477| I125: found symbol version file /lib/m
odules/5.0.0-19-generic/build/Module.symvers
2019-07-03T12:05:16.387+05:30| host-8477| I125: Reading symbol versions from /li
b/modules/5.0.0-19-generic/build/Module.symvers.
2019-07-03T12:05:16.444+05:30| host-8477| I125: Read 23240 symbol versions
2019-07-03T12:05:16.446+05:30| host-8477| I125: Kernel header path retrieved fro
m FileEntry: /lib/modules/5.0.0-19-generic/build/include
2019-07-03T12:05:16.446+05:30| host-8477| I125: Update kernel header path to /li
b/modules/5.0.0-19-generic/build/include
2019-07-03T12:05:16.446+05:30| host-8477| I125: Validating path "/lib/modules/5.
0.0-19-generic/build/include" for kernel release "5.0.0-19-generic".
2019-07-03T12:05:16.446+05:30| host-8477| I125: Failed to find /lib/modules/5.0.
0-19-generic/build/include/linux/version.h
2019-07-03T12:05:16.446+05:30| host-8477| I125: /lib/modules/5.0.0-19-generic/bu
ild/include/linux/version.h not found, looking for generated/uapi/linux/version.
h instead.
2019-07-03T12:05:16.446+05:30| host-8477| I125: using /usr/bin/gcc-7 for preproc
ess check
2019-07-03T12:05:16.465+05:30| host-8477| I125: Preprocessed UTS_RELEASE, got va
lue "5.0.0-19-generic".
2019-07-03T12:05:16.465+05:30| host-8477| I125: The header path "/lib/modules/5.
0.0-19-generic/build/include" for the kernel "5.0.0-19-generic" is valid.  Whooh
oo!
2019-07-03T12:05:16.470+05:30| host-8477| I125: Found compiler at "/usr/bin/gcc"
2019-07-03T12:05:16.479+05:30| host-8477| I125: Got gcc version "7".
2019-07-03T12:05:16.479+05:30| host-8477| I125: The GCC version matches the kern
el GCC minor version like a glove.
2019-07-03T12:05:16.487+05:30| host-8477| I125: Got gcc version "7".
2019-07-03T12:05:16.487+05:30| host-8477| I125: The GCC version matches the kern
el GCC minor version like a glove.
2019-07-03T12:05:16.493+05:30| host-8477| I125: Trying to find a suitable PBM se
t for kernel "5.0.0-19-generic".
2019-07-03T12:05:16.493+05:30| host-8477| I125: No matching PBM set was found fo
r kernel "5.0.0-19-generic".
2019-07-03T12:05:16.493+05:30| host-8477| I125: The GCC version matches the kern
el GCC minor version like a glove.
2019-07-03T12:05:16.494+05:30| host-8477| I125: Validating path "/lib/modules/5.
0.0-19-generic/build/include" for kernel release "5.0.0-19-generic".
2019-07-03T12:05:16.494+05:30| host-8477| I125: Failed to find /lib/modules/5.0.
0-19-generic/build/include/linux/version.h
2019-07-03T12:05:16.494+05:30| host-8477| I125: /lib/modules/5.0.0-19-generic/bu
ild/include/linux/version.h not found, looking for generated/uapi/linux/version.
h instead.
2019-07-03T12:05:16.494+05:30| host-8477| I125: using /usr/bin/gcc-7 for preproc
ess check
2019-07-03T12:05:16.510+05:30| host-8477| I125: Preprocessed UTS_RELEASE, got va
lue "5.0.0-19-generic".
2019-07-03T12:05:16.510+05:30| host-8477| I125: The header path "/lib/modules/5.
0.0-19-generic/build/include" for the kernel "5.0.0-19-generic" is valid.  Whooh
oo!
2019-07-03T12:05:16.512+05:30| host-8477| I125: The GCC version matches the kern
el GCC minor version like a glove.
2019-07-03T12:05:16.512+05:30| host-8477| I125: Validating path "/lib/modules/5.
0.0-19-generic/build/include" for kernel release "5.0.0-19-generic".
2019-07-03T12:05:16.512+05:30| host-8477| I125: Failed to find /lib/modules/5.0.
0-19-generic/build/include/linux/version.h
2019-07-03T12:05:16.512+05:30| host-8477| I125: /lib/modules/5.0.0-19-generic/bu
ild/include/linux/version.h not found, looking for generated/uapi/linux/version.
h instead.
2019-07-03T12:05:16.513+05:30| host-8477| I125: using /usr/bin/gcc-7 for preproc
ess check
2019-07-03T12:05:16.529+05:30| host-8477| I125: Preprocessed UTS_RELEASE, got va
lue "5.0.0-19-generic".
2019-07-03T12:05:16.529+05:30| host-8477| I125: The header path "/lib/modules/5.
0.0-19-generic/build/include" for the kernel "5.0.0-19-generic" is valid.  Whooh
oo!
2019-07-03T12:05:16.530+05:30| host-8477| I125: Using temp dir "/tmp".
2019-07-03T12:05:16.537+05:30| host-8477| I125: Obtaining info using the running
 kernel.
2019-07-03T12:05:16.537+05:30| host-8477| I125: Setting header path for 5.0.0-19
-generic to "/lib/modules/5.0.0-19-generic/build/include".
2019-07-03T12:05:16.537+05:30| host-8477| I125: Validating path "/lib/modules/5.
0.0-19-generic/build/include" for kernel release "5.0.0-19-generic".
2019-07-03T12:05:16.537+05:30| host-8477| I125: Failed to find /lib/modules/5.0.
0-19-generic/build/include/linux/version.h
2019-07-03T12:05:16.537+05:30| host-8477| I125: /lib/modules/5.0.0-19-generic/bu
ild/include/linux/version.h not found, looking for generated/uapi/linux/version.
h instead.
2019-07-03T12:05:16.537+05:30| host-8477| I125: using /usr/bin/gcc-7 for preproc
ess check
2019-07-03T12:05:16.555+05:30| host-8477| I125: Preprocessed UTS_RELEASE, got va
lue "5.0.0-19-generic".
2019-07-03T12:05:16.555+05:30| host-8477| I125: The header path "/lib/modules/5.
0.0-19-generic/build/include" for the kernel "5.0.0-19-generic" is valid.  Whooh
oo!
2019-07-03T12:05:16.875+05:30| host-8477| I125: found symbol version file /lib/m
odules/5.0.0-19-generic/build/Module.symvers
2019-07-03T12:05:16.875+05:30| host-8477| I125: Reading symbol versions from /li
b/modules/5.0.0-19-generic/build/Module.symvers.
2019-07-03T12:05:16.933+05:30| host-8477| I125: Read 23240 symbol versions
2019-07-03T12:05:16.933+05:30| host-8477| I125: Invoking modinfo on "vmmon".
2019-07-03T12:05:16.940+05:30| host-8477| I125: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with stat
us 256.
2019-07-03T12:05:16.940+05:30| host-8477| I125: Invoking modinfo on "vmnet".
2019-07-03T12:05:16.947+05:30| host-8477| I125: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with stat
us 256.
2019-07-03T12:05:17.563+05:30| host-8477| I125: Setting destination path for vmm
on to "/lib/modules/5.0.0-19-generic/misc/vmmon.ko".
2019-07-03T12:05:17.563+05:30| host-8477| I125: Extracting the vmmon source from
 "/usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmmon.tar".
2019-07-03T12:05:17.586+05:30| host-8477| I125: Successfully extracted the vmmon
 source.
2019-07-03T12:05:17.586+05:30| host-8477| I125: Building module with command "/u
sr/bin/make -j4 -C /tmp/modconfig-uV0PTn/vmmon-only auto-build HEADER_DIR=/lib/m
odules/5.0.0-19-generic/build/include CC=/usr/bin/gcc IS_GCC_3=no"
2019-07-03T12:05:21.797+05:30| host-8477| W115: Failed to build vmmon.  Failed t
o execute the build command.
2019-07-03T12:05:21.804+05:30| host-8477| I125: Setting destination path for vmn
et to "/lib/modules/5.0.0-19-generic/misc/vmnet.ko".
2019-07-03T12:05:21.804+05:30| host-8477| I125: Extracting the vmnet source from
 "/usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmnet.tar".
2019-07-03T12:05:21.818+05:30| host-8477| I125: Successfully extracted the vmnet
 source.
2019-07-03T12:05:21.818+05:30| host-8477| I125: Building module with command "/u
sr/bin/make -j4 -C /tmp/modconfig-uV0PTn/vmnet-only auto-build HEADER_DIR=/lib/m
odules/5.0.0-19-generic/build/include CC=/usr/bin/gcc IS_GCC_3=no"
2019-07-03T12:05:25.909+05:30| host-8477| W115: Failed to build vmnet.  Failed t
o execute the build command.

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Last edited by deepakdeshp on Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:05 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Mint 19 vmware 15 problem with Kernel 5.x series

Post by sideband » Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:44 am

There is a partial solution here..

viewtopic.php?p=1637492#p1637492

...but the next VM Workstation update will almost certainly fix the issue

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Re: Mint 19 vmware 15 problem with Kernel 5.x series

Post by deepakdeshp » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:06 am

sideband wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:44 am
There is a partial solution here..

viewtopic.php?p=1637492#p1637492

...but the next VM Workstation update will almost certainly fix the issue
Thank you. Its the full solution. I installed version 15.1 and now I can run kernel series 5.x!!
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Re: [SOLVED]Mint 19 vmware 15 problem with Kernel 5.x series

Post by deepakdeshp » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:16 pm

VMware 15.1 works with kernel 5.0.x but not with 5.1.x. may be a later vm version will cater to 5.1
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