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Weltall‘s blog gives us a patch to fix for vmblock installation issue for VMWare Workstation. Though he updates his blog regularly, I didn’t find the fix for Ubuntu 12.10 which runs on Linux kernel 3.5.0. One of the comments gave an hint to perform a little trick on vmblock module source of vmware workstation to get this working.
Here is how I got this working :

VMWare workstation 8.0.4 and player 4.0.4 after modifying

filesystem.c inside /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmblock.tar

to look like this (Line 528)
#if LINUX_VERSION_CODE < KERNEL_VERSION(3, 5, 0)

And editing the patch file downloaded from Weltall’s blog to match workstation and player versions.

Now apply the patch and run the workstation to see the modules installation getting completed successfully.

Enjoy!