After updating my system (with whatever was in the 18.04 repositories in recent weeks), VMWare can’t update it’s kernel modules. I hit Install on the VMWare Kernel Module Updater and it says it’s trying to do "vmmon" and "vmnet". But it fails, saying "Unable to install all modules. See log /tmp/vmware-myhostname/vmware-1711.log for details. (Exit code 1)"
Here are the contents of this file: https://pastebin.com/hN6F6895
I downloaded and installed the latest VMWare Player from VMWare and now everything works. I had been running 15.5.1, now I am on 15.5.6. You get a .bundle file - I just
chmod +x reallylongfilename it and
sudo ./reallylongfilename and Bob's your uncle.
If updating VMWare Player isn't an option, you might wish to look at this thread: https://communities.vmware.com/thread/623768
Somebody is running a repo that has patches needed to build host modules against recent kernels: https://github.com/mkubecek/vmware-host-modules (this is mentioned a few times in that thread).
But the simplest thing is just to go to the latest VMWare Player and see if that works - it did for me.
Answered by Will Matheson on January 6, 2022
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