Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Apr 2013 14:56 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ubuntu 13.04 has been released, with the Linux 3.8.8 kernel, a faster and less resource hungry Unity desktop, LibreOffice 4.0, and much more. Ubuntu users will know where to get it, and you're looking for a new installation, have fun. Also fun: UbuntuKylin.
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RE: Comment by progormre
by Wemgadge on Thu 25th Apr 2013 17:47 UTC in reply to "Comment by progormre"
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It is expected behaviour for VMware Workstation to break when you move to a new Kernel or new build of a distro, but it is not fatal. WS ships with precompiled binary kernel modules for the most popular distros available at time of release, however they can't take into account every linux kernel update in the repros. In the case of Linux hosting Workstation, the linux-headers are required to re-compile the kernel modules -- in this case, the kernel that ships with 12.10 is supported with a precompiled binary in WS 9.0.2 and it's sister product Player, but for the updated kernel, we need to make new modules. You should be able to successfully accomplish this as long as you have a sane build environment on your Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install linux-kernel-devel fakeroot kernel-wedge build-essential should do it. That will give you enough of a build environment to rebuild Kernel Modules. This is not a VMware specific issue. You would encounter the same issue if you had manually installed Video blobs (ATI or Nvidia installed via SH script instead of using .deb, for example would also break). Disclosure: I work at VMware and spent 3 years providing support for Workstation.

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RE[2]: Comment by progormre
by Wemgadge on Thu 25th Apr 2013 17:50 in reply to "RE: Comment by progormre"
Wemgadge Member since:
2005-07-02

Also: do a sudo apt-get install libgtkmm-2.4-1c2a to get WS to use your GTK theme. http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2012664

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