Ubuntu 12.04 and VMWare Workstation 8.0.3

Upon installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and attempting to launch VMWare Workstation 8.0.3 I was meet with the following error.

Using my googling skills I was able to find that there is indeed a patch out for VMWare Workstation 8.0.2 which can be found here :

http://communities.vmware.com/message/2030083#2030083

The original patch was made to apply to workstation 8.0.2, but modifying the following settings in the ‘patch-modules_3.2.0.sh’ shell script included in the patch tar will allow us to run this patch on an 8.0.3 installation :

fpatch=vmware3.2.0.patch
vmreqver=8.0.2    <——————- Modify this to 8.0.3
plreqver=4.0.2
 

This will allow the patch to be applied to the installation of workstation 8.0.3 and allow it to function correctly on Ubuntu again.

Have fun and happy virtualizing!

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