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[Bug 1214562] Re: Unable to run VMWare-Player under 3.8.0-29-generic.


r_avital, thank you for reporting this bug to Ubuntu. Raring reached EOL on January 27, 2014.
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apport-collect 1214562

** Package changed: ubuntu => linux (Ubuntu)

** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided => Low

** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Incomplete

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  Unable to run VMWare-Player under 3.8.0-29-generic.

Status in “linux” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  VMWare's VMPlayer 5.0.2. installed on Ubuntu 13.04, running well under 3.8.0-27-generic kernel.
  Ubuntu's Software Updater runs, installs 3.8.0-29-generic kernel.  Trying to run VMPlayer after that, results in information message that modules need to be installed into the new kernel, as always after a kernel update.

  Allowing the Kernel updates from there, results in the VMWare
  process/window disappearing.  Re-starting VMPlayer repeats the
  process.  VMPlayer never launches successfully.

  1. Boot into 3.8.0-27-generic.
  2. Run the VMWare installer to uninstall "vmware-player" along with all configuration data.
  3. Boot into 3.8.0-29-generic.
  4. Reinstall VMware Installer, and VMPlayer.

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