Unfortunately, each time I upgrade Ubuntu with a new kernel, I must re-compile the modules used by VMware to get it to boot.
Pressing install won’t correctly compile the modules, resulting in a crash:
This is caused by the /usr/lib/vmware/bin/appLoader executable, linked by /usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-gksu, which FAILS to execute:
I didn’t have time to search the root cause of the problem, so I found a workaround: calling vmware-modconfig –console –install-all with root priviledges:
Once compilation is finished, you can boot VMware normally again 🙂