I have a Xubuntu 9.04 machine that is hosting some VMs running on VMWare
Server. I recently upgraded a bunch of packages on the host machine and then I
noticed that the VMWare Server was not starting automatically anymore. I tried
running it manually and I got the error message:
vmware is installed, but it
has not been (correctly) configured for this system.
What happened is that one of the upgraded packages was the Linux Kernel and a
new Kernel version will break VMWare because it originally compiled for the
previous Kernel version that was on the machine. To fix this I had to run the
/usr/bin/vmware-config.pl script to reconfigure and recompile several
components. After running the script, VMWare server started up again as
Let me know if you had this problem before.