VMware released VMware Workstation 6.0.4 almost a month ago and reading the release notes I had high hopes

On Ubuntu 8.04 hosts (which use kernel 2.6.24), when you install VMware Workstation, the vmnet module does not build. (bug 236605)

and it certainly does compile. But…

After installing it, when one tries to fire up the first virtual machine
Workstation croaks with this message

VMware Workstation error

VMware Workstation error

I’ve tried some of the vmware-any-any patches from vmkernelnewbies but they all broke the vmblock module.

For now I’ve decided to stick with 6.0.3 as it is working flawlessly.