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There was a free VMware Player distinct from Workstation, with similar but reduced functionality, until VMware Player v7, Workstation v11. In 2015 the two packages were combined as VMware Workstation 12, with a free VMware Workstation Player version which, on purchase of a player license key granted commercial use. However, purchase of a pro license key became the higher specification VMware Workstation Pro. VMware Workstation Player, like VMware Player before it, is free of charge for non-commercial use, or for distribution or other use by written agreement. Workstation Pro is also available for download for a 30 day free trial period, and is easily confused with Workstation Player, which is an unlimited-time restricted-functionality version.
Many ready-made virtual machines (VMs) which run on VMware Workstation Player, VMware Workstation Pro, and other virtualization software are available for specific purposes, either for purchase or free of charge; for example free Linux-based "browser appliances" with the Firefox or other browser installed which can be used for safe Web browsing; if infected or damaged it can be discarded and replaced by a clean copy. The appliance can be configured to automatically reset itself after each use so personal information and other changes are not stored. VMs distributed legally only have freely distributable operating systems, as operating systems on VMs must be licensed; ready-to-use Microsoft Windows VMs, in particular, are not distributed, except for evaluation versions.
cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/sourcesudo git clone -host-modulescd vmware-host-modulessudo git checkout workstation-16.2.3sudo makesudo tar -cf vmnet.tar vmnet-onlysudo tar -cf vmmon.tar vmmon-onlysudo mv vmnet.tar /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/sudo mv vmmon.tar /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/sudo vmware-modconfig --console --install-all
cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/sourcesudo git clone -host-modulescd vmware-host-modulessudo git checkout workstation-16.2.3sudo make && sudo make installsudo tar -cf vmnet.tar vmnet-onlysudo tar -cf vmmon.tar vmmon-onlysudo vmware-modconfig --console --install-all
then i run the command (sudo vmware-modconfig --console --install-all) again as the original post solutions wasn't working. its working now. ps-my pop-os is new install so if your os has been running for long time you may have to dig deeper for solution or reinstall if you backup your important stuff. hope vmware comes out with new update that works out of the box. hope it helps.
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