After update of my workstation to Fedora 17 I installed WMware Player 5.0.0 and wanted to run my virtual machines. After installation the player started without any problem and I could open any virtual machine from the disk. But after starting the virtual machine it immediately crashed without any message. The system log told me about kernel exceptions from VMWare’s vmmon kernel module. So I asked Mr.Google and found following thread. The problem is incompatibility of the vmmon module to the Linux kernel 3.5 which can be easily fixed by applying a patch.
To fix your installation you can follow this lines. Open your terminal as root and
--2012-09-30 14:32:04-- http:
Resolving communities.vmware.com... 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206
Connecting to communities.vmware.com|220.127.116.11|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 1774 (1.7K) [application
Saving to: `vmware9_kernel35_patch.
100%[======================================================================================================================================================>] 1,774 --.-K
2012-09-30 14:32:06 (161 MB
) - `vmware9_kernel35_patch.
.bz2' saved [1774
-rwxr-xr-x 1 martin root 1769 Aug 24 05:31 patch-modules_3.5.0.sh
-rw-r--r-- 1 martin martin 1537 Aug 24 05:33 vmware3.5.patch
Stopping vmware (via systemctl):
Your VMWare player or Workstation source code will be patched and kernel module recompiled.