I recently updated to kernel 6.1.12-1 from 5.15.94-1. Everything seemed to work ok, except vmware-player, which won’t launch at all. I uninstalled it, then re-installed, but the issue remains with the error message Cannot open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory. Please make sure that the kernel module `vmmon’ is loaded. Sure enough, there is no /dev/vmmon when I checked, although this file is supposed to be made during the building process. Another error in the journal shows: FATAL: Module vmnet not found in directory /lib/modules/6.1.12-1-MANJARO process created.. So it does seem that the new kernel is failing to provide the necessarry files in compiling vmware.
Vmware has worked fine for a couple of years now, with previous kernels, although I remember I once had this issue before, and a few others, but can’t remember what I did to solve them, but do remember it took me many weeks.
Any ideas on how to solve this, or do I need to roll back to previous kernel?
Yes. Definitely rebooted. So clearly this seems like a kernel issue. Even tried command sudo modprobe -a vmw_vmci vmmon, which I seem to recall fixed the issue last time it occurred nearly 2 years ago, but it didn’t work this time around.
Now moved back to previous kernel, and all is well again.