I installed Vmware it was working well, i updated/upgraded OS firmware, now it’s not working. i googled it and found the solution. before telling the solution i wanna tell why this is coming.
VMware Player has a nice auto-detection of kernel changes, and requests the user to compile the required modules in order to load them. This happens from time to time after a regular update of your system. Usually, the dialog of VMware Kernel Module Updater pops up, asks for root access authentication, and completes the compilation.
In theory this is supposed to work flawlessly but in reality there are pitfalls occassionally. With the recent upgrade to Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail and the latest kernel 3.8.0-21 the actual VMware Kernel Module Updater simply disappeared and the application wouldn’t start as expected. When you launch VMware Player as super user (root) the dialog would stall.
Solution is :
sudo vmware-modconfig --console --install-all
This solution worked for me.
My machine was VMware Player 5.0.2 build-1031769