VMwarePlayer on debian. Missing kernel modules

Today I changed my workstation to Debian. As Ubuntu is not nearly stable. Now I installed VMware player. I started it and got a message “Before you can run VMware, several modules must be compiled and and loaded into the running kernel. Kernel headers for version2.6.32-5-amd64 were not found” , below a field were I can give a file location. What should I do now? I never faced such a situation.

Asked By: ManuelSchneid3r


In order to compile kernel modules for your running kernel, you need install the kernel headers. The following command should work:

apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r) build-essential
Answered By: jordanm
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