Kernel – 4.8 Final – OK with Latest VMware and NVIDIA..
Kernel 4.8 is out, and is – unusually – OK with the latest versions of VMware (12.5.0) and NVIDIA (370.28), without any patches..
Robert Gadsdon. October 2, 2016.
PS.. Apologies for the delay in responding to comments – I should get an email alert for each (non-spam) one, and for some reason this is not happening.. RG
After updating to Ubuntu 16.10, VMWare Player 12.1.1 was no longer working for me and after an hour of searching for a patch, I saw this and realized that my VMWare version was not up to date. I uninstalled and reinstalled and it is now working! Thank you SO MUCH for this post!