My goal: To successfully run VMware on my Xubuntu Desktop 16.04.
My problem: After almost completing the entire installation of 'VMware-Workstation-Full-12.5.6-5528349.x86_64.bundle'I can't get past the following error.
Find below the cmd line instructions I used to install VMware (used a tutorial online)
# sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
# chmod a+x VMware-Workstation-Full-12.5.6-5528349.x86_64.bundle
# sudo ./VMware-Workstation-Full-12.5.6-5528349.x86_64.bundle
After these steps, I wrote the 'vmware' command which gave me the following error:
GNU C Compiler (gcc) version 6.3.0 was not found. If you installed it in a non-default path you can specify the path below. Otherwise refer to your distribution's documentation for installation instructors and click Refresh to search again in default locations.
In order to resolve this error, I manually installed the correct version required (6.3.0). After this error is where I have been stuck for a long time. This is the error I received after:
Error: C header files matching your running kernel were not found. Refer to your distributions documents for instattion instructions.
After pressing "ok" here is the detailed error message:
Kernel Headers 4.9.33-mod-std-ipv6-64
Kernel headers for version 4.9.33-mod-std-ipv6-64 were not found. If you installed them in a non-default path you can specify the path below. Otherwise refer to your distribution's documentation for installation instructions and click Refresh to search again in default locations.
Also, I checked to see the Kernel headers installed in my system under /usr/srs -
This was the output to cmd 'uname -r'