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Old 07-08-2012, 04:14 PM   #1
interiorae
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VMWare Workstation - Virtual Network Device service error


I have installed VMWare workstation, however, at the Kernel Module Updater process, I have received the following error following the failure to start the Virtual Network Device:

Unable to start services.

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See log file /tmp/vmware-root/modconfig-13191.log for details.
When attempting to start the vmware service manually, I see the following:

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Starting VMware services:
Virtual machine monitor failed
Virtual machine communication interface done
VM communication interface socket family done
Blocking file system done
Virtual ethernet failed
VMware Authentication Daemon done
In the log, I am seeing the following:

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2012-07-08T15:55:26.428-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Building module vmci.
2012-07-08T15:55:26.428-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Extracting the sources of the vmci module.
2012-07-08T15:55:26.448-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Building module with command: /usr/bin/make -j -C /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only auto-build SUPPORT_SMP=1 HEADER_DIR=/lib/modules/3.2.0-23-generic-pae/build/include CC=/usr/bin/gcc GREP=/usr/bin/make IS_GCC_3=no VMCCVER=4.6
2012-07-08T15:55:27.836-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Building module vsock.
2012-07-08T15:55:27.836-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Extracting the sources of the vsock module.
2012-07-08T15:55:27.852-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Building module with command: /usr/bin/make -j -C /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vsock-only auto-build SUPPORT_SMP=1 HEADER_DIR=/lib/modules/3.2.0-23-generic-pae/build/include CC=/usr/bin/gcc GREP=/usr/bin/make IS_GCC_3=no VMCCVER=4.6
2012-07-08T15:55:37.081-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Installing module vsock from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vsock.o to /lib/modules/3.2.0-23-generic-pae/misc.
2012-07-08T15:55:37.082-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Registering file: /usr/lib/vmware-installer/2.0/vmware-installer --register-file vmware-vmx regular /lib/modules/3.2.0-23-generic-pae/misc/vsock.ko
2012-07-08T15:55:57.097-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.2.0-23-generic-pae.
2012-07-08T15:55:57.102-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.2.0-23-generic-pae.
2012-07-08T15:55:57.107-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.2.0-23-generic-pae.
2012-07-08T15:55:57.112-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.2.0-23-generic-pae.
2012-07-08T15:55:57.117-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.2.0-23-generic-pae.
2012-07-08T15:55:57.121-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path /lib/modules/preferred/build/include for kernel release 3.2.0-23-generic-pae
2012-07-08T15:55:57.121-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed to find /lib/modules/preferred/build/include/linux/version.h
2012-07-08T15:55:57.121-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed version test: /lib/modules/preferred/build/include/linux/version.h not found.
2012-07-08T15:55:57.121-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path /lib/modules/3.2.0-23-generic-pae/build/include for kernel release 3.2.0-23-generic-pae
2012-07-08T15:55:57.124-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
2012-07-08T15:55:57.138-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
2012-07-08T15:55:57.180-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Header path /lib/modules/3.2.0-23-generic-pae/build/include for kernel release 3.2.0-23-generic-pae is valid.
And:

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2012-07-08T15:56:00.895-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Building module vmnet.
2012-07-08T15:56:00.896-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Extracting the sources of the vmnet module.
2012-07-08T15:56:00.911-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Building module with command: /usr/bin/make -j -C /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only auto-build SUPPORT_SMP=1 HEADER_DIR=/lib/modules/3.2.0-23-generic-pae/build/include CC=/usr/bin/gcc GREP=/usr/bin/make IS_GCC_3=no VMCCVER=4.6
2012-07-08T15:56:03.191-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed to compile module vmnet!
2012-07-08T15:56:03.218-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.2.0-23-generic-pae.
2012-07-08T15:56:03.219-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path /lib/modules/3.2.0-23-generic-pae/build/include for kernel release 3.2.0-23-generic-pae
2012-07-08T15:56:03.222-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
2012-07-08T15:56:03.236-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
2012-07-08T15:56:03.279-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Header path /lib/modules/3.2.0-23-generic-pae/build/include for kernel release 3.2.0-23-generic-pae is valid.
Is there anything that stands out indicating that I may have overlooked any part of the installation, or failed to install a dependency for these modules? I've never setup VM software on a Linux system before (usually the other way around), so I'm not entirely sure what to look for specifically.
 
Old 07-10-2012, 12:49 AM   #2
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Hello and welcome to LinuxQuestions,

What version of VMWare Workstation are you installing?

Looking forward to your participation in the forums. Have fun with Linux.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 07-10-2012, 01:51 PM   #3
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Thank you.

I have VMWare Workstation 8.0.3 installed in Ubuntu 12.04.
 
Old 07-11-2012, 12:35 AM   #4
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Hi,

I know that VMWare Workstation 8.0.2 has problems with the 3.2 (and up) kernels from personal experience. Did you run a patch on your installation's VMWare modules? If not, you can download what's needed from here for the 3.2 kernel which from your output you seem to be using. Check the contents of the tar file, if I'm not mistaking it contains a README file. If you don't know how to proceed after downloading then let me know and I'll post the procedure.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
  


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