Since kernel version 4 there are some issues with running workstaion 12 as the kernels modules fail. Below are instructions how to change the original TAR files so that they are patched and will work

(remember to run sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)to install headers)

cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source
mkdir 1
cd 1
tar xvf ../vmmon.tar
mv ../vmmon.tar ../vmmon.tar.old

cat > t.patch
< if (misc_deregister(&linuxState.misc)) { < Warning("Module %s: error unregistering\n", linuxState.deviceName); < } --- > misc_deregister(&linuxState.misc);
patch vmmon-only/linux/driver.c < t.patch rm -rf t.patch tar cfv ../vmmon.tar *

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