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VMware Can't Start on Peppermint OS 7

Problem happen on Pappermint 7 which developed base ubuntu 16.04 LTS, the version of VMware is workstation 12, installed without error, but when I try to open VMware they can't start, also no error appear on the screen.

Checking Service

First, check the vmware status by typing this commnad:

sudo systemctl status vmware

I noticed vmware is faild to start,

Second, try to start vmware service with command:

sudo /etc/init.d/vmware start

The output show me there are two services failed,

Rebuild the modules

To rebuild the modules from terminal type:

sudo vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

I got an output that says there is no gcc installed on my system

Install build-essential (gcc include)

By typing: sudo apt-get install build-essential
Check gcc version by typing : gcc --version

Rebuild the modules

Type: sudo vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

Verify vmware service running

sudo systemctl status vmware


sudo /etc/init.d/vmware start


Updating the library path works


echo /usr/lib/vmware/lib/ | sudo tee /etc/


sudo ldconfig


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