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    Sorry if this is in the wrong place, couldn't find a better spot.


    currently I am using VMware Player and it is perfect for what I need.

    One option I would like to see in a next version is that when that I go back to my host I would need to enter a password or something instead of just ctrl-alt.


    Reason in this case is that if my kids are playing around on the guest OS they cannot accidently go to the host OS and mess up my system.


    If you can think of more occasions where a password would come in handy, please respond. If you have another solution, please respond as well.


    Thanks for your help!

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    I am making a fresh installation of Debian 6.0.5 64-bit under Windows 7 based VMware player. That done, I'm trying to install VMware tools 9.2.0 in it:

    apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)

    apt-get install make



    Gcc is found fine, but then I get this error:

    The path "" is not a valid path to the 2.6.32-5-amd64 kernel headers.


    Trying the older version 8.8.4 finds the headers just fine (and installs) in the very same setup. Using the path


    in the 9.2.0 installation is not accepted and the installation script still complains that the path is not valid.


    Please assist.

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    If I have sent these questions to the wrong forum, can someone please tell me where I shall send them.


    vmware-vmrc in file vmware-vmrc-linux-x86-3.0.0-309851.xpi at is not compatible with new versions of
    glibmm-2.4 (from version 2.28, released 2011-04-15).
    Is there a newer version of vmware-vmrc that can be used together with the
    newest versions of glibmm?


    For those who don't know: Glibmm is open source software, used by several of
    VMware's programs, among them vmware-vmrc and VMware Player.


    The long story (primarily intended for a VMware software developer)


    Glibmm bug 681206 ( complains
    about segfaults in Glib::OptionGroup::CppOptionEntry::release_c_arg() when running vmware-vmrc.
    The incompatibility between glibmm and vmware-vmrc arose when I fixed bug I changed the use of
    protected data member Glib::OptionGroup::map_entries_, without thinking of the
    possibility that an application program can derive a class from
    Glib::OptionGroup and use protected data for its own purposes. Now I've seen
    that vmware's class lui::OptionGroup in does just that.


    Have you noticed this problem, and modified lui::OptionGroup?
    If not, are you willing to modify it?
    If not, are you willing to let me see the source code of lui::OptionGroup?
    Then I can probably suggest a suitable modification.
    In the worst case, I suppose I will have to modify Glib::OptionGroup, to once
    again make it compatible with some existing version of vmware-vmrc. That task
    would be easier if I can have a look at the source code of lui::OptionGroup,
    to see exactly what it does. I can't just undo the modifications of bug 589197.
    That bug fix introduced new functionality in Glib::OptionGroup that other
    people are probably using now.


    It's possible that I broke API when I fixed bug 589197. I'm not sure if the
    exact use of protected data members is considered part of the API.

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  • 09/04/12--08:16: Vmware player crash
  • Vmware player 5.0.0 build-812388 crashed  after uninstall ubuntu 12 ( from a windows 8 enterprise x86 build 9200 virtual machine.


    The host is windows 7 professional x64 6.1.7601 SP1.


    I am sending a zip file with dump file and log


    Best Regards

    Daniel Tao

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    In order to run a very old (16bit) program I downloaded the VMWare Player and loaded a 32bit version of Windows 7 that I had lying around. Well, it worked, but as I am very new to virtua maches some things were set up wrong. I would like to start over by uninstalling the virtual software and reloading it but I am afraid that my Windows software won't reload. Does anyone have any suggestions whether my plan will work?

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    I recently uninstalled the VMWare Player to solve a problem with an incorrect installation of Windows.  When I re-installed the Player and Windows I found that I could not re-install VMWare Tools.  I get a message that says to click the Windows icon and enter D:\setup.exe in the search box, but the starts to run Windows installation, since that is the disk in D:\.  What am I doing wrong this time?

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    Just upgraded from VMware Player 4.0.4 to the new 5.0.  The old method of obtaining VMNetCfg.exe appears to no longer work.  There is no "", and none of the .cab files that show up when you /extract have anything looking like VMNetCfg.exe.


    How in Player 5.0 do we configure NAT, DHCP, etc. in the VMNetn adapters (what we used to do with VMNetCfg)?  If still VMNetCfg.exe, how to get it?




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    Workstation 9 release notes state the following:

    "Nested Virtualization

    Workstation 9 improves the implementation of virtual Intel VT-x/EPT or AMD-V/RVI extensions. This allows users to run ESX as a guest OS and run a 64-bit operating system nested in ESX using less system resources."


    I wonder if VMware Player 5 include these improvements, too?


    Also, does anyone know if the specific differences between Workstation and Player are listed somewhere?

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    I have recently installed vmwaere player. It was working fine till I upgraded my operating system from windows 7 to windows 8 previewer version. Now I

    when I play any virtual machine I get following error:


    I tried reinstalling by running setup again, but didn't work out. How to solve this problem?


    Thanks in advance.

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    This weekend my VM session crashed with some memory failure. 

    I'm not sure what the failure was exactly as it flashed and then VM Player just went away very quickly.

    Earlier today I couldn't even start up the VM...It complained of a unspecified problem working with the VMDK file.

    Then gave me the 3 options of (Retry, Abort, Continue).  Non of which was any help.  And typically resulting in a

    Blue Screen of Death on my host machine after a while.

    So I did a CheckDsk upon reboot of the host machine and after that I was at least able to get

    the VM Player to start up the VM.

    HOWEVER, I am still not able to fully run the VM.


    It always gets to the Windows XP logo screen...then nothing happens.  Never makes it to the login screen.

    I've let it sit 20-30 minutes just to see if just needed time.

    My host is Windows 7 (32 bit).

    My VM is XP Pro


    I have attached my log file.  Can one of you VM guru's take a look?


    Thanks in advance...a whole day shot on this and about 2 weeks of work hidding inside that VM!


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    Hello all,


      I have a Lenovo T520.  I am trying to enable 3D acceleration on my guest and I'm having trouble.


      Host: Windows 7 64 bit

      Guest: Ubuntu 10.04 32 bit

      VMWare Tools Installed


      I just built the vmwgfx driver using:

      A "sudo modprobe vmwgfx" followed by a "dmesg | tail" shows successful detection of 3D capable hardware and successful module load.  "lsmod" confirms module is loaded.  "Glxinfo" shows software is still in use though.  Thus I reboot.


      On reboot I am still using/revert to using vmwlegacy.  grep vmw /var/log/Xorg.0.log shows vmwgfx failing to load, and vmwlegacy loading. Could anyone offer any advice?



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    I just updated VMware Player from version 4 to 5. Previously I had the "Virtualize Intel VT-x" option available (but not enabled). Now that I updated Player, that option is missing (and I'd need that now). I think I need to upgrade the hardware version of the VM to version 9, but how do I do that? I don't have WorkStation 9 and vCenter Converter doesn't support WS9/Player 5 yet.


    Guest is Win7 x64. VT-x enabled in host BIOS.

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    Has anyone been able to get the Android emulator working without sluggishenes? For me it's possible to run apps with Android 2.x, but debugging is extremly slow. Android 4.x refuses to start when running in a guest OS.


    Host Win7 x64, i7 3820 quad-core + HT, 16GB RAM

    Guest Win7 x64, 4 CPU, 8GB RAM

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    We have a legacy NT4 Server Application running on a P4 Based System.


    I am new to VM-Ware and looking to create a VM image of the server and run it on test lab hardware (cheap chassis) then move to a higher end server.


    With that noted what is the highest versions of VM Player and Converter that I can run on a Dell 1750 Server 32bit Xeon / Win 7 Ultimate?


    (Cheap Lab Hardware) Dell 1750 Server which has following specs:


      Win 7 Ultimate (32bit)


      PROCESSOR..., XEON 2.8GHZ,  512K, 533,
      DUAL IN-LINE MEMORY MODULE...,  8gig however (4gig available on 32bit OS)
      FLOPPY DRIVE..., 1.44M, 3.5"  FORM FACTOR
      HARD DRIVE..., 300GB, S,  U320..., 10K, 1IN, 80P, IBM...
    Thanks in advance

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  • 09/05/12--21:05: CDirectDrawWindow:Open Error
  • Hello! Windows 7 hosting Windows 98 SE through VMware Player.


    I am trying to run an older game called "The Sacred Amulet". After installing, I start it up within the VM, and get the error "Direct Draw (DDER_INVALIDMODE): CDirectDRAWWindow:Open". I have DirectX 8.1 installed, but I was getting the same error with DirectX 6.1. Anyone know how to fix this?





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  • 09/06/12--01:30: Jump list not listing VMs
  • Hi!


    I have VMware Player 5.0.0 on Windows 7 64bit.


    I have one virtual machine configured that I use daily.


    I noticed that in the start menu, the VMware Player item has only one submenu item: Create a new virtual machine


    Why arent the existing VMs listed there, like recently used documents are listed for most other applications?


    It is the same when right clicking the task bar icon of an already runninf VMplayer instance.


    Is this some bug?




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    Player 5 – VM Hangs on Restart


    I have recently upgraded Player from v4 to v5.  VMs installed under v4 are working fine however 2 OSs I installed under v5 exhibit strange behavior.  When I try to restart the OSs, the VM “hangs” on the VMWare boot screen. I have waited several minutes to see what happens but in all tests the VM remains hung. This behavior also affects the performance of the host operating system adversely. I am able in all tests to shut down the OSs and then boot them with no problem.  Otherwise the VMs seem to run properly.


    Host System Config:

    HP Pavilion g6

    Intel  i3

    Virtualization enabled

    8 GB memory

    Windows 7 Ultimate


    VM (currently installed that exhibits problem)

    Windows 7 Ultimate

    2 GB memory

    CPU with default settings (1 processor, Preferred mode – Automatic)


    I have attached a log from the latest failure. What other information/logs would be helpful to post?

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    Hi all,


    I just installed Player 5.0 on a Linux Host, and transferred one of my Fusion VMs there.


    When trying to Power On, I get the following error message:


    "This virtual machine is configured to run with 8 CPUs, but VMware Player supports only up to 4 CPUs. The virtual machine cannot be powered on"


    This is on openSUSE 12.1, 64 Bit, Xeon X3470 - 4 phys. Cores + Hyperthreading


    Is this a bug ? According to docs, up to 8 CPUs are supported. It's also possible to assign those 8 CPUs in the Guest config, but it won't start then ...


    - Marco

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  • 08/09/12--03:24: Windows 2000 startet nicht
  • Hallo ich habe das Probelm, das ein von einem Rechner gezogenes Image (win2000) nicht in der VM starten will.

    Ich habe das Image schon in eine .vdmk umgewandelt, verschieden einstellungen in der Config zur VM gesucht aber es geht nicht.


    Im anhang findet ihr ein Bild wo es nicht weiter geht.


    wenn ich den Rechner im Abesicherten Modus starte, komme ich bis zur MUP.sys dannach kommt direkt der Bluescreen das die HDD ein nicht akteptables Bootdevice sei.


    ich ahb auch schohn eine reparatur des Windows durchgeführt.


    ich hoffe Ihr heabt eine Idee, wie ich den Fehler beheben kann.

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    I'm using a Win7 host with Ubuntu 11.04 guest and clipboard sharing works fine when I'm running VMWare windowed but not when it's in Unity mode. I have to drop out of Unity to get text copied in the guest to share with the host and vice versa. This was not a problem in 3.1 and I have replicated it in 4 on two separate machines.

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