Ubuntu – Ubuntu 19.04 – VMWare kernel modules updater


I ran this command:

apt-cache search linux-headers-$(uname -r)

and it returns the output

linux-headers-5.0.0-13-generic – Linux kernel headers for version 5.0.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP

Then I ran the following command to update the linux headers:

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)

Still, it gets stuck (VMware Kernel Module Updater) at the Compiling/Virtual Machine Monitor.
Does anyone know how to solve this?

Best Answer

  • I had the same problem and I fixed it like this.
    Downloaded this link: https://github.com/mkubecek/vmware-host-modules/archive/w15.0.4-k5.0.tar.gz

    Extracted the files.

    Then ran these commands from terminal of the folder:

    1. tar -cf vmmon.tar vmmon-only

    2. tar -cf vmnet.tar vmnet-only

    3. sudo cp -v vmmon.tar vmnet.tar /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/

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