Having jumped through the hoops several times before, I still can't believe that VmWare haven't patched their installer for VmWare Workstation.
I'm no expert but surely it can't be that difficult ?
Anyway, in the vain hope that it will save someone else some time, here's how I did it - there's more than one method but I found this the easiest :
Read the following :
Get the two required patch files from here or direct from the following links
Then do the following.
Run this in one terminal :
while true; do sudo killall -9 vmware-modconfig-console; sleep 1; done
Then run the installer in another - this gets the files installed.
Next put the two patch files you got above into /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source
Run the patch file from that folder which will modify the modules and then compile them.
Sorting out the mouse :
In /etc/vmware/bootstrap use either
This thread has a bit more follow up :
The longest hardest part was finding out the above which took me hours. Actually doing it took minutes.
Good luck !
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