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    I used VMPlayer 6.0.5 on Linux Mint 17.1 with a Windows 7 Guest. For login to that guest I need a SmartCard Device:


    T:  Bus=01 Lev=02 Prnt=02 Port=02 Cnt=02 Dev#= 11 Spd=12  MxCh= 0

    D:  Ver= 2.00 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs=  1

    P:  Vendor=076b ProdID=3021 Rev=03.02

    S:  Manufacturer=OMNIKEY AG

    S:  Product=Smart Card Reader USB

    C:  #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=a0 MxPwr=100mA

    I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 3 Cls=0b(scard) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=(none)


    VMware Player 6.0.5 shows this USB Device as a "Removable Device" and I can connect and disconnect them.


    VMware Player 7.1.0 does not. The Omnikey Device is missing there and therefore I'm no longer able to login to my guest.


    The same issue was with VMware Player 7.0 - so I made a de-installation of 7.0 and reinstall 6.0.5. Do I need todo thisagain? - is my Cardreader not supportet by 7.x?

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    I run VMware Player 6.0.3 on 64-bit Windows 8.1. My host computer has 12 GB of physical memory and my virtual machine uses 2 GB of memory. And yet, I cannot start my virtual machine because VMware says "not enough physical memory is available to power on this virtual machine with its configured settings."


    According to Windows Task Manager, only 15% of my physical memory is reserved for currently running processes. So how is it possible that I don't have enough RAM to run my virtual machine?

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  • 04/02/15--23:48: MSI failed -Vmware player
  • Hi everyone


    I have this message when I try to install VMware player (any version) on my PC:


    The MSI'C:\Temp\vmware_1428043151\vmwareplayer.msi'failed.

    Service 'VMAuthdService'(VMAuthdService) failed to start. Verify that

    you have sufficient privileges to start system services. "


    Of course, I've tried to install as an administrator.


    Any ideas?

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    Hi all,


    I have a dual boot on my notebook Lenovo B5400 (Linux Ubuntu 14.10 x64 + Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1)

    I made a Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Virtual Machine on host Linux Ubuntu using VMware Player v.6.0 di. When I try tu run this VM on VMware Player v.7.0 on host Win7 Pro x64 SP1, it gives me the error:


    "NX/XD is required by windows8-64 guests. The processor must support

    NX/XD and it must be enabled in the BIOS"


    I verify (see pict) in CoreInfo.exe e and my CPU Core i5-4200M has implemented l'NX/XD. In BIOS the only settings i can enable is Intel VT-X.

    If i upgrade di VMware Player to version 7.0 in Linux host, Win 8.1 keeps loading correctly. Some months ago I could load on Windows 7, another VM Win 8.1 whith same features (created in that occasion in Win 7) from same ISO.


    I also tried to put manually the CPU virtualizzation settings in the  Win 8.1 VM in VMPlayer, enabling the flags without any change. The error persists.


    Let me know if you have any suggests to bypass it.


    Thanks in advance.



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    Could somebody please help me with this? These are my current virtual machine settings




    And I am about to go crazy by trying this:




    Note. It's definitely detected on my main machine, and my drivers are installed there.

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  • 04/05/15--08:33: Starting Hadoop in VMware
  • Hi, I have downloaded in VMware but not  being able to connect the Hadoop server from host url , even though typing the correct ip address given by the guest machine. Did anyone face similar problems? The version I am using for Hadoop is 2.2

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    Is it required that the VmWareTools are installed in guestOS to use "shared folders" feature?


    What will be the path to the shared folder from within the Linux/Unix guestOS?


    Is this path different from Linux to Unix to Solaris?


    Do I explicitly have to allow access/sharing to the shared folder on (WinOS) hostOS before?



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    Hello All,


    Guest OS: Windows 7 Professional (*32-bit)

    Host OS: OpenSuSE 11.4


    I am not sure when exactly this stopped working, possibly when I updated VMWare Player from the previous version (*6.0.4 I believe) to the current version of "6.0.5 build-244374". Or it could have been after I did a repair install to reinstall all the Windows files back to my Windows 7 VM after Windows Update had a complete failure. I did fix the Windows Update issue by doing that, but I don't think it has to do with this issue now.


    I have had Shared Folders working ever since I started using Player a few years ago, but recently it has suddenly stopped working. I have tried disabling all shared folders, deleting any shared folder settings that were already configured for the VM, shutting-down, then re-adding the settings and then rebooting quite a few times, but nothing has changed in that regard. I also tried to manually delete the shared folder settings within the .vmx file while the VM was shut-down and then re-adding the shared folder(s) through the GUI, but that didn't seem to help either.


    VMWare Tools is installed and I am able to do things like change the VM's resolution, go into Unity mode (*moving things from Host to Guest and the reverse by dragging files while in Unity mode), so I believe VMWare Tools is working just fine.


    Settings in my "Windows_7.vmx" File after deleting Shared Folder settings and then re-adding a shared folder and rebooting the VM:

    > cat Windows_7.vmx | grep -i 'share'

    hgfs.mapRootShare = "TRUE"

    sharedFolder0.present = "TRUE"

    sharedFolder0.enabled = "TRUE"

    sharedFolder0.readAccess = "TRUE"

    sharedFolder0.writeAccess = "TRUE"

    sharedFolder0.hostPath = "/home/userName"

    sharedFolder0.guestName = "userName"

    sharedFolder0.expiration = "never"

    sharedFolder.maxNum = "1"


    Does anyone know what else I could try or if there is any kind of bug in the release of this VMWare Player's current version?

    Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


    Thanks in Advance,


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    My Windows 10 x64 host has 16GB and my Ubuntu x64 VM has been allocated 8GB but has a nasty habit of not pre-allocating the memory when I start up or unpause the VM, when the memory isn't allocated properly the VM slows down to a crawl, when it shows the proper memory usage in the host the guest OS runs fine. Is this lack of pre-allocation a bug with the present version?

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    I am new to virtual machine

    I have created two disk(both 10GB) in my virtual machine.

    I installed solaris 10(32 bits) on the first disk and it will boot up Solaris 10 after the installation and now I want to install freeBSD(32 bits) on the second virtual disk using FreeBSD iso file but I don't know how to.

    How can it be done?

    please advice. Thanks.

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    Have set up a VM running Windows 7. I can remote desktop to it from the host computer or another computer on my wireless LAN at home. But from outside the LAN I cannot get access via RDP nor ping to it.

    I suspect this has nothing to do with VMPlayer itself and some setting on the host computer to allow someone outside the LAN to access the computer? Am I correct?

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    Hey Guys,


    I have been a VMware fanboy for a while especially using it in windows to host linux guests. I am finally making the switch in reverse to run linux as my host and windows as my guest however vmware player runs soo awful I had to switch over to virtualbox. When I enter "Unity mode" the windows sometimes appear after a couple minutes and after doing so they are so laggy that they cant be dragged around nor can I work inside them. On the other hand when I run virtualbox and enter "seamless mode" the windows are super responsive and everything is working 110%. honestly I would call it good with virtualbox except that I cant use dual monitors in full screen and in seamless mode i cant move windows to another monitor.


    virtual machine settings:

    vmware player and virtualbox are reading the same virtual drive

    both have the same resources assigned: 2gb ram & 2 cores


    Host: i5 6gb DDR3 crappy GT210 video card


    Any advice would be very helpful

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    I googled around and the only information I found refers to old versions of Vmware Player.

    Currently I am using v.7.1.0, and the option to 'Map' a disk as a host's drive is greyed out.

    What could cause that? I tried running vmplayer as admin - still no luck.

    I'd like to avoid installing huge SDKs or trial Workstation for this single piece of functionality.

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    On those MS Windows OS for non-server computers such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, I hear that there are limits on the number of connections for the resources you share on the network.


    My questions is, if you have a desktop running MS Windows 7 Professional, and you are running MS Windows Server 2008 as a file server on it using vmware player, then will the virtual machine running MS Windows Server 2008 be limited by the total number of connections the hosting OS (in this case, MS Windows 7 Professional) can accept?  It may be obvious for some, but I was just curious.


    - David

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    My Windows Vista guest VM has started blue-screening every time I enter Unity Mode. (The host system continues running normally.)


    I'm running Vista Business (32-bit) inside WMware Player v7.1.0 build-2496824 with 2 GB of RAM.

    The host system is Windows 7 Professional (64-bit 6.1.7601) SP1 with 12 GB of RAM.


    The guest system has just a handful of small applications installed.

    The blue screens occur even with no applications running on the guest.



    (1) I've been using the VM frequently for several weeks now without any major issues, and I've tried Unity Mode a few times before with success.

    However I've mostly just been running my VM in a normal window (whatever you call 'non unity mode'!)

    (2) I vaguely recall that one of the times I entered Unity Mode, many weeks ago, my host system made a bit of a drama... I think the Desktop Window Manager crashed and possibly Aero stopped working on the host OS. At the time, I guessed it was an issue with the host's graphics driver. (I've subsequently updated the host's graphics driver, and the problem has not reoccurred, which of course may or may not be pure coincidence.) But Unity Mode definitely worked, and has worked for a good length of time between my last host driver update and today, when the first BSOD occurred.


    (3) Prior to today, the only issue I have noticed with the VM is sometimes there is mouse pointer corruption after doing 'stuff' in the VM window (perhaps after performing actions that cause the guest's mouse pointer to change?) then moving the pointer outside the VM window: now, instead of just a regular white arrow, there's a varying pattern of pixels in two horizontal lines, a good few pixels below the bottom of the arrow. This corruption typically vanishes when I move the pointer back inside the VM window area, but often reappears (sometimes changing to a different pattern of corruption) when I move it outside again, and so on. After a varying number of repetitions (outside VMware window / inside / outside...) the corruption vanishes for the time being. (By the way, the corruption survives pointer changes on the host. So for example, I can move the corrupted pointer to a window edge on the host, causing the pointer to change to a double-arrow like usual, but the corruption is still there below the pointer.)

    I've always felt the dodgy mouse pointer was a mild cause for concern! Nothing like this occurs until I start running my VM.


    (4) It's only in the last ~24 hours that I've been getting the BSODs when entering Unity Mode.

    This roughly correlates with Vista demanding activation (which I have now finally got round to doing!) - this may or may not be pure coincidence.

    The Vista guest definitely seemed to be on the brink of refusing to work - today it kept changing my desktop wallpaper to a plain black background and saying this was my last day to activate. This behaviour stopped as soon as I successfully activated it.


    The Unity Mode BSODs have occurred both before AND after activation.


    (5) I have looked through recent Windows updates on both the host and the guest.

    On the guest, there's nothing there other than Definitions Updates for Microsoft Security Essentials in the last month.

    On the host, it's been six days since an OS update (since then, just MSE definition updates).


    (6) [Update] I've tried disabling Aero on the guest. The VM still BSODs on entering Unity Mode.



    The blue screen itself:

    A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.




    Technical information:


    *** STOP: 0x0000001B (0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)


    Log files:



    Windows NT  Version 6.0 Build: 6002 Service Pack 2

    Product (0x6): Windows Vista (TM) Business

    Edition: Business

    BuildString: 6002.19327.x86fre.vistasp2_gdr.150225-1506

    Flavor: Multiprocessor Free

    Architecture: X86

    LCID: 1033



    I've run dumpchk on the minidump file. It says:

    Probably caused by : vm3dmp.sys ( vm3dmp+17c6f )


    I have attached a photo showing the intermittent mouse pointer corruption issue.

    I've also attached a screen shot of the BSOD.


    Please let me know if there's any other info I should include. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

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  • 04/11/15--07:54: Quick question
  • I am relatively new to virtualization compared to a lot of folks here, but I think I have a simple question.


    A client of mine would like to run a Windows 2000 Professional VM that operates and older piece of equipment. To my understanding, the equipment connects to a dinosaur of a PC via a SCSI card on the back of it.


    My question is, if I get the Windows 2000 VM up and running in VMWare Player 4 (I think that's the right version) would I be able to give the VM access to that local resource if I install the card into this newer machine?

    I know I may have hurdles getting that card to even install into the PC with drivers and such, but if the VM Ware Player is able to pass through a device like that it would be a waste of time and money and I would have to look into upgrading the device itself which is looking like $30k. Obviously, if I can keep that cash in the budget I would prefer to.


    Thanks in advance!

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    I have a Windows 8.1 host that has been working well with Player 6.0.3 for at least 6 months.  Today, while I had multiple VMs running, the host OS crashed.  The host rebooted after the crash and seems okay.  However, now Player won't start *any* VMs, even ones that weren't running during the crash.

    Each time I try to start a VM, I see this error:


    Not enough physical memory is available to power on this virtual machine with its configured settings.



    It is possible that native applications and/or services have locked down memory which could be preventing the virtual machine from launching.  Shutting down unnecessary applications or services may free enough memory to launch this virtual machine.

    If you were able to power on this virtual machine on this host computer in the past, try rebooting the host computer.  Rebooting may allow you to use slightly more host memory to run virtual machines.


    The host has 64 GB of memory and only 3 GB is being used so that's definitely not the problem.  I'm thinking that VMware Player has some temp files that were left in an unexpected state.  Is there any way to tell VMware Player to clear these out?  Or should I reinstall VMware Player?

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    Whenever the host system or another VMware Player makes heavy use of harddisk for whatever legit reason, Vmware Player is likely to crash with the error message Mouse thread did not respond to grab request.


    For example it happends if I am updating Windows 10 Technical preview in one instance and doing something else in the other instance. But it is not limited to this scenario. It happends with any version from 6.0-6.05.


    It is extremly annoying and if I interpret the error message correctly, the player crashes as it cannot get hold of the mouse which is likely when the system is busy. But it should not crash this way for that reason.


    So I wonder how I can get rid of that ugly behaviour?

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    I'm having a weird issue with Copy and Paste on both the VMplayer and Workstation.  I have spent many hours trying to diagnose this and have finally thrown my hands up in frustration.


    First, my environment is:

    • Host: Ubuntu Linux version 14.04
    • Vmware Workstation 10.0.2 build-1744117
    • VMware Player 6.0.2 build-1744117
    • VM's running Windows XP and Ubuntu Linux 14.04
    • Browser on Host: Google Chrome Version 35.0.1916.153


    The issue is that I cannot copy and paste text between the Host browser (Google Chrome) and any application on any Guest VM.


    Here is what I can do:

    • I am able to Copy and Paste files between the Host and Guest VM's. 
    • I am able to Copy and Paste text between other applications on the Host and applications running on the VM's.
    • I am able to Copy and Paste text between FireFox, running on the Host and applications running on the VM's.
    • I can use the Google Chrome browser, running in the VM's, to Copy and Paste text to applications within the same VM's. 
    • I can use the Google Chrome browser within the VM to transfer data to another application running on a different VM.
    • I can transfer text from Google Chrome running on a VM to a text input box on the Host Google Chrome.


    The common denominator seems to be Google Chrome on the Host. 


    Is this an issue with VMware or Google Chrome or Ubuntu Linux or a combination of the three?  Has anyone else had this issue?  The only work-around I have found to this is to copy the desired text on the Chrome browser of the Host to a text editor on the Host and then copy from the text editor to the desired VM application, but this is cumbersome.  Any suggestions would be welcome.

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    Hey all,

    Alt Gr Key is not working in Unity mode of VM-Player 7.1 (licensed)

    Found this:

    Problem with keymap, Windows host, Linux guest

    but no answer up to now...



    my system:

    Winows 7 Enterprise, 64-bit as Host

    XUbuntu 14.04, 64 Bit  as Guest



    On normal Mode the ALT-Gr Keys work fine...

    On Unity Mode the ALT Gr Key is not working correctly

    if i test in the guest the keypress of ALT Gr with xev | grep KeyPress the result are:

    for normal Guest mode:

    KeyPress event, serial 37, synthetic NO, window 0x3c00001

    for unity Mode:

    KeyPress event, serial 49, synthetic NO, window 0x3c00001,


    On my Win7 with German Keyboard Layout the Alt Gr is working fine ..

    On Guest XUbuntu in normal mode with German Keyboard Layout it's also working...

    On Guest XUbuntu in Unity alt-gr is doing stuff, but not what it should ... ( ALT Gr + 1 is ¹ ) (ALT Gr + x is  «)  (ALT Gr + 5 is ½) but only in xfce4-terminal Emulator ... on qtcreater it has the same function than cntl (Strg on German Keyboard)

    while in unity, on all win7 windows the ALT Gr is working



    Is there finally a Solution for this Problem ?!?


    best regards

    René Gärtner

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