After more tests, I found a solution..
Rather than ‘update’ from 12.0.0 to 12.0.1, you have to deinstall 12.0.0 first:
# vmware-installer --uninstall-product vmware-workstation
– remembering to answer ‘yes‘ to the ”Do you wish to keep your configuration files?” message.
Then install 12.0.1 as a new install..
Now everything seems to be working OK, again..
As soon as I tried to resize the (win7) guest to fullscreen, windows froze, and then flashed an error message in a small blue box in a black screen, and then slowly displayed the fullscreen window. When I tried to run Photoshop, it kept freezing, and then I actually got the famous blue screen of death with a ‘page fault’ error.. I have tried this on two different x86_64 systems, with similar results..
So… I am uninstalling VMware 12.0.1
vmware-installer --uninstall-product vmware-workstation
– and (re)installing 12.0.0, for the time being !
VMware 12.0.1 has just been released, and I have tested this with Kernel 4.3 (4.3-rc6) and it compiles/loads/runs OK- at first. There is no need for the vmmon ‘patch’ any more..
Release notes are here: https://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/workstation/12pro/workstation-1201-release-notes.html No specific mention is made of Kernel 4.3 compatibility..
This is good timing, as Kernel 4.3 ‘Final’ is due to be released soon..
Robert Gadsdon. October 30, 2015.