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VMware Workstation not launching on Fedora 23.

asked 2016-03-14 11:32:47 -0500

Hello! I have a problem.I have installed VMware Workstation 11 after a long time looking through articles. After I've managed to install it, I came across a huge problem, it won't even run. It won't even display any errors. I have tried VMware player that came with it but I have still the same problem on it :-(.

Can anyone kelp me?


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What do you need it for?

Why don't you try using Gnome Boxes, it's not only free (free as in freedom), it's also already pre-installed on your Fedora with Gnome, and it works out-of-the-box.

(And if you really need it because someone gave you a VMWare image that you want to boot, you can use their Player ver 12 from here

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-03-14 12:46:18 -0500 )edit

Also, check out this one here:

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-03-14 19:52:08 -0500 )edit

@florian I have the player but it fails to launch

RealPlayerCraft gravatar imageRealPlayerCraft ( 2016-03-31 15:35:10 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-03-15 12:59:11 -0500

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updated 2016-05-30 06:27:29 -0500

I point you maybe in the right direction, this is a know bug, I open a discussion in the vmware community, maybe this can help you, you can apply the solution, I only want to say I don't test it at all :

here are another post that a person follow and got some problem :


Note :

sudo su -

Install required packages and force rebuild of VMWare modules:

dnf install kernel-headers kernel-devel gcc glibc-headers

First, find the version suffix of your GLIB library: On FC23:

$ ls -l /usr/lib64/*
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 1290352 Oct 19 16:52 /usr/lib64/

On FC23 + updates (20151125):

$ ls -l /usr/lib64/*
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 1290352 Nov  9 06:36 /usr/lib64/

Next, replace the vmware glib version with the fedora version found above, This expands to the following:

cd /usr/lib/vmware/lib
/bin/cp -afv /usr/lib64/
/bin/cp -afv /usr/lib64/
/bin/cp -afv /usr/lib64/
/bin/cp -afv /usr/lib64/
/bin/cp -afv /usr/lib64/

nano  `/etc/vmware/bootstrap` an add a line `VMWARE_USE_SHIPPED_LIBS=force`
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answered 2016-10-11 15:03:58 -0500

I just upgraded to FC23 (from FC22) and had the same issue. The simplest fix is to uninstall vmware and install the latest version from VMWare.

Uninstall vmware:

Get latest version (Workstation Player 12.5):

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