VMware Virtual machine will not start - Error

Getting the error: Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory. Please make sure that the kernel module ‘vmmon’ is loaded.

I’m not of much help for VMWARE but those that do use it an could help may need some more information.

Distro details, hardware specifics, some version info etc.

I know when I first setup VirtualBox I could not for the life of me get it going until I searched Thinkpad T460 VirtualBox which just so happened to be a BIOS setting was not active that would allow the VMs to run, VTX or something for Intel graphics and something else for AMD graphics.

Here’s more info. I did read something about doing some procedure using HHS but I had to go out before I could explore more…

Installation was successful.
dansch2002@Sylvia:~/Downloads$ inxi --full
Host: Sylvia Kernel: 5.4.0-105-generic x86_64 bits: 64
Desktop: Cinnamon 5.2.7 Distro: Linux Mint 20.3 Una
Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP EliteBook 850 G6 v: N/A
serial: <superuser/root required>
Mobo: HP model: 8549 v: KBC Version 52.6B.00
serial: <superuser/root required> UEFI: HP v: R70 Ver. 01.12.00
date: 01/06/2022
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 43.7 Wh condition: 43.7/56.3 Wh (78%)
Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-8265U bits: 64 type: MT MCP
L2 cache: 6144 KiB
Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 400/3900 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800
3: 800 4: 800 5: 800 6: 800 7: 800 8: 800
Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 620 driver: i915 v: kernel
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 driver: modesetting
unloaded: fbdev,vesa resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz, 1920x1080~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 620 (WHL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.2.6
Device-1: Intel Cannon Point-LP High Definition Audio
driver: sof-audio-pci
Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.0-105-generic
Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-V driver: e1000e
IF: enp0s31f6 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full
mac: e8:d8:d1:70:4c:94
Device-2: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi
IF: wlp58s0 state: down mac: 4c:1d:96:70:03:69
Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 183.58 GiB (19.7%)
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Crucial model: CT1000P2SSD8 size: 931.51 GiB
ID-1: / size: 457.54 GiB used: 58.39 GiB (12.8%) fs: ext4
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5
System Temperatures: cpu: 37.0 C mobo: 34.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Processes: 287 Uptime: 17h 01m Memory: 23.30 GiB used: 3.06 GiB (13.1%)
Shell: bash inxi: 3.0.38

How about a vmwarelog? Again, I’m not a lot of help but it may help someone else that uses vmware or at least we can narrow down where to look…I think Mint has a “log file viewer”, you might peruse it as well to see if you can find some detailed error information.