Install VMWare on Ubuntu 14 with kernel 3.13.0

Make sure you’re installing the latest vmware version, because even slightly older versions probably don’t support 3.13.0 kernels.

apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r) open-vm-dkms
ln -s /usr/src/linux-headers-$(uname -r)/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/linux-headers-$(uname -r)/include/linux/version.h
vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

You may have to cd into vmware-modconfig‘s containing directory before executing that last command, but I don’t remember where it is.

Start VMWare Services

/etc/init.d/vmware start

Start VMWare Workstation

/usr/bin/vmware

Start VMWare player

/usr/bin/vmplayer

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