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    after reinstalling VMWare Player 7 I can't start any of my old vm neither new ones. I made sure that permissions of the file/drive are set correctly and checked the Authorization-Service (it's running). Did a couple of restarts - but no improvements.


    The Error I get is:

    Error while powering on: VMware Player cannot connect to the virtual machine. Make sure you have rights to run the program, access all directories the program uses, and access all directories for temporary files.


    Failed to connect pipe to virtual machine: Unknown error 2 (0x2).


    Any clue?


    Host is Windows 8 and vm are different systems (Windows, Linux,...). None of them is working.

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    what is the right VMware Player version for Windows 7 32bit OS? There are several versions available, as far I understand, I don't need the latest version with Windows 8 support.

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    Win8.1 Guest-Minimize,Maximize,Close Window Icons Corrupted?




    I am running current VMWare Player for Linux version 7.1.2

    with an Xubuntu 14.10 64Bit host and proprietary Intel display driver installed

    with a Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64Bit guest with VMWare Tools for Windows installed.


    Everything works great except that application windows have corrupted minimize, maximize, and close buttons?

    The minimize, maximize, and close buttons still work, but it's hard to see them when they are corrupted.


    jezxlee@ThinClient:~/Desktop$ lspci | grep VGA

    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)

    jezxlee@ThinClient:~/Desktop$ glxinfo | grep "OpenGL version"

    OpenGL version string: 3.0 Mesa 10.5.1


    Any idea how to fix the above problem?




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    My vmware player does not show gest machines in the library. My troubleshooting suggests its a permissions error on whereever the library data is stored.


    When I try to open a guest machine  the player does not show the  guest in the inventory pane of the  player. However I can run  vmplayer /path/to/machine.vmx and the machine  will open execute  properly.


    When  I run vmware player as root (or even a regular user) it works   correctly - so it seems clearly tied to my user account. I have tried rm  -rf ~/.vmware and rerunning the player but I  get the same behavior.


    The problem happens with all guest machines - so it does not appear to be related to anything about a machine itself.


    Does anyone know where vmware player stores the inventory data? Nothing in the  ~/.vmware directory seems to be related to this, but the library data must be persisted somewhere. Where is this file?


    I'm running vmware player 3.1.3 build-324285 on Ubuntu Linux  2.6.31-22-generic-pae Ubuntu 9.10.

    Thanks for any help.

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    I recently upgraded my host system to Windows 10 and can't seem to get VMWare to work at all with it.  I've been running a Windows 8 guest on a Windows 7 host for a while now, and all worked well.  Windows 8 guest on Windows 10 host wouldn't work at all because of the network bridge.  Support forum post recommendations didn't fix this.


    I then created a Windows 10 guest on the Windows 10 host and networking worked but VMWare Tools refused to install.  I eventually managed to get the iso from the web site to install manually, but now when I try to use this Plantronics USB headset the Sound applet just crashes.  I can't use it at all.  Speakers work fine.


    Does that sound like an issue with VMWare Tools?  I don't know where to start to fix this.

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    I have vmware player 7.1.2 build-2780323 running linux mint on windows 8.
    Now I'm trying to install vmware-tools: 9.9.3 build-2759765.
    I'm following this document.

    But in the end of installation process, system always tells me unable to start services for VMware tools.




    I've searched around, tried some solutions posted online:

    1. uninstall vmware-tools and remove all related files and install again
    2. don't choose the "thinPrint" service

    Above solution doesn't work for me.

    Can anyone help here

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    Hi there,


    I've a Win XP installed in VMware Player as a virtual machine. It originally had a hard drive space of 40 GB. I expanded the virtual hard drive to 80GB.  Then went to Disk Management. I see 40 GB as Primary NTFS partition and new 40 GB unallocated space. As per this article in Disk Management when I right click on 40 GB Primary Partition I don't see Extend Volume option. What is wrong?





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    unfortunately i had to update my system to the latest kernel which was compiled with gcc 5.1

    I also installed gcc 5.1


    gcc --version

    gcc (SUSE Linux) 5.1.1 20150622 [gcc-5-branch revision 224722]


    Still i get this one while trying to run vmware


    ./vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

    Failed to get gcc information.


    Please help,


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    Issue Summary:

    A guest 32-bit Debian 3.0 virtual machine is opened using VMware. The guest OS loads a read-only file system on startup. Despite root access no file changes can be made to the virtual machine.


    Guest OS Details:

    Linux Kernel: 2.6.26 nonpreempt

    Debian Version: 3.0

    OS Type: 32-bit (i686)

    gcc version: 3.3.5

    Guest OS provided as series of files: (.vmdk) (.vmsd) (.vmx) (.vmxf). These files were known to successfully open using some type of VMware software in the past (with write access).


    Host OS #1 Details:

    OS: Windows 7, 32-bit

    VMware Workstation: 10.0.6

    VMware Player: 6.0.6

    BIOS Intel Virtualization Technology: ENABLED

    BIOS Intel VT for Direct I/O: ENABLED

    BIOS Intel Trusted Execution Technology: ENABLED


    Host OS #2 Details:

    OS: Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, 64-bit

    VMware Workstation: 11.1.2

    VMware Player: 7.1.2


    Prompt #1 (Always appears on host OS when first running the virtual machine file)

    This virtual machine might have been moved or copied.

    In order to configure certain management and networking features, VMware Workstation needs to know if this virtual machine was moved or copied.

    If you don't know, answer "I copied it".


    Prompt #2 (During startup prior to login)

    An early message appears something to the effect of “changing file system to read-only” then a number of subsequent messages appear such as: e.g. “syslogdchmod: changing permissions  of `/dev/xconsole/”. Finally after logging in as root, attempting to create a file: sudo touch example.txt, gives: “touch: creating `example.txt’: Read-only file system.



    Things I have tried:

    1. 1) Various Virtual Machine Settings, such as: changing the guest OS type (Linux 2.6x Kernel, Debian 5, Other, Ubuntu, etc.)
    2. 2) Selecting both “I moved it” and later “I copied it” on startup during Prompt #1.
    3. 3) Using both VMware Workstation and VMware Player, on both the Windows 7,32-bit and Ubuntu 14.04.2
    4. 4) Enabling and disabling all of the Virtualization Technology features in Windows BIOS (Host #1).
    5. 5) Checking Virtualization is enabled (via command: sudo kvm-ok) on Ubuntu (Host #2)
    6. 6) A similar issue appears to be the “path failover problem” as discussed here: However in this case the file system becomes read only typically after some amount of time, rather than immediately upon startup. See for more details.



    It seems the latest VMware Player and Workstation do not support Debian 3.0. Is there any way to obtain legacy versions of this software that does? Could this problem be related to the fact that the virtual machine files were being recently configured and opened on another host OS? Any ideas on what else the problem could be?

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    I'm trying to create Win 98 and Win95 VM's using the latest version of Player. Is this even possible? No matter what I try, creation fails. I get:    
    PXE-E51: No DHCP or proxyDHCP offers were received.    
    PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.    
    Operating System not found     

    I've tried this on Win 7 64 and 8.1 64 computers with the current version of Player. I can create and run VM's of other OS's on both of these PC's.

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    xUbuntu 14.04

    LINUX Kernel : 3.19.4-031904

    VMware Player 7.1.0 build-2496824

    runing vplayer show Virtual ethernet failed

    I try the method … he_modules
    but shell return {
    Creating symlink /var/lib/dkms/vmware-modules/11/source ->

    DKMS: add completed.

    Kernel preparation unnecessary for this kernel.  Skipping...

    Building module:
    cleaning build area....
    make KERNELRELEASE=3.19.4-031904-generic all....(bad exit status: 2)
    ERROR (dkms apport): binary package for vmware-modules: 11 not found
    Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.19.4-031904-generic (x86_64)
    Consult /var/lib/dkms/vmware-modules/11/build/make.log for more information.

    this is my make.log

    Ubuntu Pastebin

    and vmware-6609.log

    Ubuntu Pastebin

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    I am installing ESXi within VMware Player but need the VM to accept F11 for the installation to complete.  I've tried everything I can think of.  Are there specific ways to pass function keys to VMs in VMware Player?


    I'm using the current version of VMware Player that I downloaded yesterday.  Running Windows7 Professional.


    I tried with both default option under "Enhanced virtual Keyboard" set to Off and then I changed it to "required" (with reboot of hosting server) but that made no difference.




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  • 12/02/09--03:42: Install Tools Offline




    Been  searching everywhere for an answer to this but can't find one, can't believe I'm the only person with this problem.Either that or I've missed something!



    I've installed VMWare Player 3 on a machine that has no internet connect. I try to install vmware tools but of course it fails because it can't connect to the web.



    Is there an offline download available somewhere?









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    I have downloaded VMware Player in order to build myself a small Active Directory lab.


    I also downloaded Windows 2012 R2 Evaluation and created 2 servers.


    I installed the Active Directory role on one server and can add or remove items in the Active Directory. I can log in using the AD Administrator account or the local Administrator account as well and also with a new user account i created in the Active Directory. So i guess it works fine.


    When i try to join the other server however i allways get a message that the domain does not exist or could not be contacted.


    Both servers have been created with a bridge network and the DSN and DHCP come from my router.


    What's the best network settings to use? Bridge, NAT, Host-only, Custom, Lan segment?


    Is there any documentation regarding making an Active Directory Lab?


    What is the best practive for this case?



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    hi all

    when my host pc is in  vpn connection, I have no internet  connection in  a vmware virtual machine opened in bridged mode .  What I want to do is be connected to the  vpn network with my PC and connect the virtual machine to the local area network..

    Before the recent migration to the new OS  form windwos 7 home edition to windows 7 enterprise edition I was able to do it  automatically

    Sorry for my english, I'm italian. .

    Thanks  all.

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    I am using VMware Workstation 9.0.4 build-1945795 and having an issue with "Map Virtual Disks". I have tried to map a virtual disk on windows server 2008 r2, windows server 2008, windows 7, windows xp,windows 2000, windows 98 and DOS 6.22. I have went to File - Map Virtual Disks and get "Failed to initialize library for mounting and unmounting virtual disks" everytime I try to map no matter what OS for virtual machine. Some have snapshot while others do not this is a mix of 64 bit and 32 bit virtual machines. My system is Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit. What am I missing here because if there is a feature available on the menu you would seem to expect it to actually work on something.

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    I have Windows 8.1 as main (host) system. I install VMware-player-7.1.2-2780323.exe. Inside player I try install Kubuntu.

    After boot it establish very small window (insane 640x480 ?) and I can't change it, despite choosing big maximum values. Unity mode not works because "The guest operating system's resolution can not be changed". This resolution causes that some buttons ("Next") are invisible on the screen.

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  • 09/22/14--15:29: Kernel headers not found
  • I have tried searching all over for a solution but have been unable to find one that works.


    I am running CentOS 7 and am trying to install VMware Workstation 7.  Whenever I try to start vmware it says that it cant find the needed kernel headers and asks me to browse for them.  For every location I try it says "C header files matching your running kernel were not found".


    I have installed the following:

    kernel.x86_64                       3.10.0-123.el7            
    kernel.x86_64                       3.10.0-123.6.3.el7        
    kernel-devel.x86_64                 3.10.0-123.el7            
    kernel-devel.x86_64                 3.10.0-123.6.3.el7        
    kernel-headers.x86_64               3.10.0-123.6.3.el7        
    kernel-tools.x86_64                 3.10.0-123.6.3.el7        
    kernel-tools-libs.x86_64            3.10.0-123.6.3.el7        
    perf.x86_64                         3.10.0-123.6.3.el7        
    kernel-abi-whitelists.noarch        3.10.0-123.6.3.el7        
    kernel-debug.x86_64                 3.10.0-123.6.3.el7        
    kernel-debug-devel.x86_64           3.10.0-123.6.3.el7        
    kernel-doc.noarch                   3.10.0-123.6.3.el7        
    kernel-tools-libs-devel.x86_64      3.10.0-123.6.3.el7        
    gcc.x86_64                          4.8.2-16.2.el7_0          
    gcc-c++.x86_64                      4.8.2-16.2.el7_0          
    gcc-gfortran.x86_64                 4.8.2-16.2.el7_0          
    libgcc.x86_64                       4.8.2-16.2.el7_0          
    compat-gcc-44.x86_64                4.4.7-8.el7               
    compat-gcc-44-c++.x86_64            4.4.7-8.el7               
    compat-gcc-44-gfortran.x86_64       4.4.7-8.el7               
    gcc-gnat.x86_64                     4.8.2-16.2.el7_0          
    gcc-go.x86_64                       4.8.2-16.2.el7_0          
    gcc-objc.x86_64                     4.8.2-16.2.el7_0          
    gcc-objc++.x86_64                   4.8.2-16.2.el7_0          
    gcc-plugin-devel.x86_64             4.8.2-16.2.el7_0          
    libgcc.i686                         4.8.2-16.2.el7_0          
    relaxngcc.noarch                    1.12-6.el7                
    relaxngcc-javadoc.noarch            1.12-6.el7                


    Here is the output of 'uname -a':

    Linux localhost.localdomain 3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Aug 6 21:12:36 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux


    What is the correct directory that I am supposed to point the Kernel Module Updater to? Is there something else that I am missing?

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    I open bb simulator using vmware




    Then on controller , in auto detect it gives me for hours discovering... when i give the ip manually i get this




    basically connecting to..and hours staying like that


    In my momentics..when i auto detect i get this




    And when I give the ip manually and try to connect i get this





    Why am I not able to have this working? why cant controller or momentics detect simulator?

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    I'm looking to get vmplayer working on CentOS 7.  I ran the .bundle as root and then when I try to create a vm it fails out with the error "Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory."

    Is CentOS 7 not supported?

    In my searches I did not see any fix.  I would expect it to just work ...

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