ubuntu update kills vmware server

After applying a whole load of ubuntu updates, vmware server console wouldn’t work – it would try to start then just quit with no error message. After a quick msn chat with netsight linux guru scott (in foreground), It turns out that one of the updates I had applied was a kernel update. to fix vmware I needed to download the new kernel headers:

# aptitude install linux-headers-`uname -r`

then run the vmware server config again:

# sudo ./vmware-config.pl

I accepted all the defaults, and now it is working fine again ๐Ÿ™‚

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Thanks for this solution… it made my day!
(http://www.rickhurst.co.uk/2006/09/20/ubuntu-update-kills-vmware-server/)

/johnny

johnny niska 2006-10-28 18:04:20