Ever since my work computer’s hard disk crashed and I reinstalled VMware Workstation 7.1.2 on Ubuntu 10.10, I get an annoying dialog every time I start Workstation telling me that certain modules need to be compiled. The last, VMCI Sockets, always fails with a compiler error. Apparently the kernel in 10.10 breaks the compile. Here’s how to fix it:
tar -xzvf vmware-7.1-ubuntu10.10-patch-v2.tar_.gz
sudo sh ./apply_patch.sh
Sweet! Thanks to this site for the instructions.