VMPlayer stopped working after ubuntu updated kernel

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VMPlayer stopped working after ubuntu updated kernel

A month or so ago Ubuntu Dapper did its auto-update thing and installed the new kernel (intrd.img-2.6.15-28-386, upgraded from intrd.img-2.6.15-27-386). I rebooted after install and immediately the xserver would not load. I quickly figured out that I could boot the old kernel from GRUB however, which I did, and I was back up and running but with the older kernel but VMPlayer doesn't work.

I get the error:

Could not open /dev/vmmon:
No such file or directory.
Please make sure that the
kernel module `vmmon' is

followed by:

Failed to initialize
monitor device.

I would like to accomplish two things:
1. get Ubuntu up and running with the new kernel and
2. get vmplayer working again so I can run WindowsXP.

Being very new to linux I really don't know how to accomplish this, and after quite a bit of searching I've failed to find a solution (even from the Ubuntu forum).

Any help would be much appreciated, thanks.
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I still think the Ubuntu Forums would probably serve you better for this question. I did a quick search and found this: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...topped+working

Hopefully that will get you in the right direction.


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