The VMware Player (7.1.0) kernel modules would not build after I upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04 (which runs Linux Kernel 3.190 due to compile errors in the vmnet module.


wijningssaj’s fix was the easiest as a patch file was provided:

  1. VMware Community
  2. Patch file: (or attached vmnet-3.19.patch)
curl -o /tmp/vmnet-3.19.patch

cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source
tar -xf vmnet.tar
patch -p0 -i /tmp/vmnet-3.19.patch

mv vmnet.tar vmnet.tar.original
tar -cf vmnet.tar vmnet-only
rm -r vmnet-only

vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

Other References

  1. Ubuntu Questions
  2. VMware Community
  3. Blog Post
  4. Another Blog Post