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    While trying to setup Kali-Linux-2016-vm-amd64 via Workstation 12 Player on a Windows 7 host PC, I was unable to get a workable connection using the Bridged(Automatic) setting for the Network Adapter. VM Settings7.png



    My understanding is that the Player should set up 3 virtual adapters during VMware install as follows:


    VMnet0 - Bridged

    VMnet1 - Host-Only

    VMnet8 - NAT

    Source -  B2107A21D0CE.html


    I am able to get a workable connection to internet via NAT (Ping, but not with Bridged option.


    I tried reinstalling Workstation Player, and the Kali-Linux VM from scratch with the same results.


    I've tried 'adding' another Network Adapter via Virtual Machine Settings with same no connection results


    I checked Network Connections on the Win 7 Host, and I notice 2 VMware Network adapters labeled VMnet1 and VMnet8, but nothing relating to an expected VMnet0. So I assume VMware tried and maybe failed to create the appropriate adapter for some reason.
    VM Settings6.png


    Looking for suggestions or resources to fix this no-connection Bridged issue.


    Thanks for taking time to read my post.

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    I am running Linux Mint as the main OS on my Intel iMac (2007).


    The CPU is a Core 2 Duo 7700 x86_64 with Intel VT-x support.


    I have VMWare Workstation player installed, but when I run a VM I get the error message:


    "Virtualized Intel VT-x/EPT is not supported on this platform.

    Continue without virtualized Intel VT-x/EPT?"


    Does anyone have any ideas of how to enable it?








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    Dear Community,


    I am struggling to find the option of disabling mouse input - so I can not just freely switch between host computer and VM as some games on the VM are not liking it apparently. I want to try if it resolves the issue


    the preference option (there isn't such a thing on my VMware home screen - there is "manage settings") does not have an "input " option to toggle

    i am not sure what version of VMware i have - but its called VMware Player.  In a license file I found this as a header "VMware Workstation 10.0.2 and VMware Player 6.0.2 GA"

    If that helps


    May I please ask for you assistance, thankyou

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    Hello there.

    It says in user guide ( that in "preferences" settings I can setup close behavior including such options as "leave the virtual machine running" and "Return to the VM Library after closing a virtual machine" however there are no options I`m looking for:


    Did I missed something?

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    I'm trying to run an old program that requires a 32 bit system. I've tried about everything including running it in XP mode. I am working with a Windows 7 64 bit host, using VMware workstation 12.1.1.


    I've tried a Ubuntu 32 bit Linux VM but the Casio program will not work, even using the wine program to install it. I also have a old 32 bit Vista home premium dvd, but despite a lot of trial and error, Vista hangs up every time during installation at the same spot (completing installation). I've tried it as an ISO, and with and without splitting. In 2007 this thread was posted on CNET describing the exact same issue I'm having but on the host:


    I see most of their issues were with the BIOS at that time, but being not very techy, I am suspicious about changing the BIOS, and not sure it is possible to roll back the BIOS just for the VM, which apparently worked for some people back then on their host system. I have found nothing else about a Vista guest freezing in these forums. Most people seem to be having issues with a Vista host running VMware.


    Importantly, I started out with VirtualBox, but was redirected to VMware by a tech savvy friend. Vista actually installed and was operational on VirtualBox, and the Casio program installed correctly, but because of something to do with USB access the program could not access the camera. This leads me to believe that something in the VMware program could be changed to make Vista operational.


    (The program I'm trying to run is the Casio EX-F1 camera controller and recommends Windows®7,Windows Vista®, Windows®XP(SP2/SP3) 32 bit. See: Digital Cameras - Download - Support - CASIO


    I am open to other options, such as Windows 7 or XP 32 bit. I'd rather not pay for one of these if possible.

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  • 08/03/16--04:49: VMWare Player 6
  • I don't know if this is the right forum so I apologise if it's not.

    I am using VMWare Player 6 (the free version) and am struggling to get the virtual machine to use my wireless connection on the host. The host is connecting to the internet using a wireless adapter via a 3G connection. I have tried the different network settings for the VM but have had no luck.

    I have Googled the problem and tried various suggested solutions but none of them have worked.

    The host is running Windows 10 and the VM is running Windows Server 2008R2.


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    Host: Windows 7 (64 bit)

    Guest: Ubuntu 16.04.1 (32 bit)


    The installation of the virtual machine finished and then when it rebooted, I saw a whole bunch of "SQUASHFS" errors about "unable to read stuff from memory block" etc.


    I rebooted again, and it came up this time. But it was ultra small screen, did not automatically scale to the host OS resolution. I saw no shared folders mounted.

    Went to VM settings -> Options tab, and the "Shared Folders" setting says Disabled because vmware-tools is not installed or running.


    So I re-installed the vmware-tools by following instructions (extracting the tar, running the perl script as sudo etc.). Everything went fine here.

    Rebooted, and this time I could see many messages from vmware-tools on startup.


    But even now the same behavior! Very small screen for guest OS (manually changing resolution works, but that's not what I am looking for); no shared folders, nothing.


    What is happening?

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    Hi all,


    if i try to install/update VMware Tools after Installation of VMware Player 7 no ISO will be connected to the VM.

    I checked the VMware Player Installation Directory for the ISOs of the Tools but no ISOs are there.


    Can you help me out of this Situation or is it a missing component in the installer?




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    In which directory are VmWareTools in a Linux (Mint/CentOS) guestOS installed (assuming I selected in the past all defaults during installation)?


    How can I find it out if I selected a non-default installation directory during the installation in the past?


    Is "vmware-tools-cli" always part of the VmWareTools guestOS installation?


    Thank you


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    How to disable time synchronization?

    I try THIS and it doest'n work for me. I want the time files only when machine is on, but without synchronization of time.


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    Edit: Originally thought the vm was not on C:(os installation), but it turns out it is.  Sorry for misinformation.


    Just wanted to post this here and know if I am the only one who is having this problem.  Or, if my SSD host is going to die soon.  Or maybe my sata3 cable is almost dead?  Samsung Magician shows healthy.  Checked ram (its fine).


    When I make a windows 10 x64 VM using vmplayer 12.1.1-3770994.exe, everything seems to be hunky dory.  Then the symptoms start to happen ...  NOTE: This vm resides on C:(main OS installation). Host is Windows 7 pro x64.


    First symptom:  Shutting down the OS takes a while.

    Second symptom: Shutting down the OS takes a while + another long while and then a dialog box pops up that says:

    [<VM TITLE> - VMware Workstation 12 Player]

    The operation on file "<path>\s008.vmdk" failed.


    If the file resides on a remote file system, make sure that the network connection

    and the server where the disk resides are function properly.  If the file resides

    on the removable media, reattach the media.


    Select Retry to attempt the operation again.


    Select Cancel to end this session.


    Select Continue  to forward the error tot he guest operating system.


    [Retry] [Continue] [Cancel].

    Third symptom: This popup will continue, eventually "Retry" and/or "Continue" no longer works, and must "Cancel".

    Fourth symptom: Corruption occurs soon enough.



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    Hi Guys,
    Oh how I made a mistake trying to get to win X. Oh well. No use crying over spilled milk.


    I had a win7 desktop on which I run a win7 VM as my personal desktop so that it could be easily moved between machines.


    It is an old XP VM upgraded to Win7


    The instructions for win 7 to win X include uninstall vm tools.


    The uninstall of vmtools did not work and the machine had to be bounced.


    Now, however, the machine does not start up.


    I have tried telling it there is no bluetooth and not to sue vmtools. But it still hangs.


    Did anyone else suffer this same fate when trying to upgrade a win7 VM to win X?


    The uninstall of vmtools seemingly not working and then the machine not starting?



    You can see the messages here.

    2016-08-15T22:48:07.350+03:00| vcpu-0| I125: DISKUTIL: scsi0:0 : geometry=39162/255/63

    2016-08-15T22:48:07.350+03:00| vcpu-0| I125: DISKUTIL: scsi0:0 : capacity=629145600 logical sector size=512

    2016-08-15T22:48:07.351+03:00| vcpu-0| I125: SCSI0: RESET BUS

    2016-08-15T22:48:07.544+03:00| vcpu-1| I125: CPU reset: soft (mode 2)

    2016-08-15T22:48:07.544+03:00| vcpu-2| I125: CPU reset: soft (mode 2)

    2016-08-15T22:48:07.545+03:00| vcpu-3| I125: CPU reset: soft (mode 2)

    2016-08-15T22:48:07.570+03:00| vcpu-0| I125: BIOS-UUID is 56 4d 49 c5 0f 60 c4 d3-f9 bb ec 9b 81 35 e5 21

    2016-08-15T22:49:06.500+03:00| vmx| I125: GuestRpcSendTimedOut: message to toolbox-dnd timed out.

    2016-08-15T22:51:06.711+03:00| vmx| I125: GuestRpcSendTimedOut: message to toolbox timed out.

    2016-08-15T22:51:06.711+03:00| vmx| I125: Vix: [11904 guestCommands.c:1937]: Error VIX_E_TOOLS_NOT_RUNNING in VMAutomationTranslateGuestRpcError(): VMware Tools are not running in the guest

    2016-08-15T22:57:17.421+03:00| vmx| I125: VMXVmdbCbVmVmxExecState: Exec state change requested to state poweredOff without reset, soft, softOptionTimeout: 20000000.

    2016-08-15T22:57:17.421+03:00| vmx| I125: Stopping VCPU threads...

    2016-08-15T22:57:18.422+03:00| svga| I125: SVGA thread is exiting

    2016-08-15T22:57:18.423+03:00| mks| I125: GDI-Backend: stopped by HWinMux to do window composition.

    2016-08-15T22:57:18.423+03:00| mks| I125: MKS-SWB: Number of MKSWindows changed: 0 rendering MKSWindow(s) of total 0.

    2016-08-15T22:57:18.423+03:00| vmx| I125: MKS thread is stopped

    2016-08-15T22:57:18.424+03:00| vmx| I125: USB: Disconnecting device 0x200000050e0f0003

    2016-08-15T22:57:18.424+03:00| vmx| I125:

    2016-08-15T22:57:18.424+03:00| vmx| I125+ OvhdMem: Final (Power Off) Overheadight


    Notice the time that elapses right before the message.
    2016-08-15T22:49:06.500+03:00| vmx| I125: GuestRpcSendTimedOut: message to toolbox-dnd timed out.


    This would actually make sense out of what has been happening. I have tried many copies of the machine and the vmtools unistall fails every time.


    So I think vmware player thinks the vmware tools are still there when they are partially removed.


    Any and all help would be VERY much appreciated and my greatest thanks in advance...I have been at this quite some time and I really have more important things to do that win X upgrades. But I do need this machine back. It is pretty useful.


    Best Regards



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    My env is as follows:


    Host: Windows 7 Prof 64bit / Fedora 20 64bit

    VMWare Player version: 6.0.4

    Guest: CentOS 6.5 64bit

    Networking mode: NAT


    What I tried to do is change the address space of the Windows host NAT from whatever it has randomly selected to that used by the Linux host (and which is also hardcoded in the actual application server running within the guest CentOS).


    I found these instructions:


    Executing the commands goes well, and the configurations (vmnetdhcp.conf, vmnetnat.conf) in C:\ProgramData\VMWare\ looks correct, but as a result after having rebooted the host, and started the guest, I can log on with a SSH-client to the new address (which means that the new network configurations work in this aspect), but from the guest I can not even ping the address from which I am connecting to, and the NAT is not working either.


    If I remove the *conf mentioned above, reboot the Windows host and let VMPlayer create new files with new random network for NAT by starting the guest, the NAT works as expected, I can connect to external addresses (such as the yum repositories) and ping the host address.


    AFAIK this problem has plagued VMPlayer since 4.0


    The reason why I need to manually configure the NAT-value is that as I mentioned before, I'm using the same guest image both in Linux and multiple Windows (I have a Win laptop and a WKS), and I'm running applications which require that I set the listen-address, so the VMPlayer needs to give the same address space in NAT.


    Any advice is greatly appreciated,



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    Sorry for this long message.

    I plan on using a VM to work exclusively with audio: playing music, editing/converting some audio files, etc.

    So I have some basic questions:


    1) How does the audio work in a VM? Is audio sent directly to host?


    2) I'm really worried about sound quality. Considering the way things work, is there any loss in sound quality?


    3) What about softwares that require direct access to audio hardware (sound card, CD/DVD drive, etc.)? Will they work in a VM?


    4) Some softwares act like an audio driver (for example FXsound's DFX) concentrating all of the OS's audio. Should they be installed on VM, only on host, or both?


    5) In "Edit virtual machine settings > Sound Card" what's the difference between "Use default host sound card" and "Specify host sound card"?


    6) What it is and when to use "Echo cancelation"?


    Feel free to add more information and hints about this issue.

    Your answer is very important to me. It will decide if I should use a VM for audio or not.

    Thank you.

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    I have a VM running Windows 7, in Player 12, that has been working fine on Windows 10 until recently. All networking was working and stable. A week or so ago the anniversary update was installed, and today I tried using it with a bridged network for the first time.

    Initially, no network available. Apparently VMNet0 got lost in the update. Ran the installer to do a repair, that part came back.

    Now, I have a flaky bridged connection. A continuous ping to a device on my desk drops 1-3 out of every 10 packets (request timed out), the same ping on the host is rock solid (1-2ms continuous).

    NAT connectivity is perfect. Switched to that, and the same ping is steady (1-2ms continuous). Back to bridged, and it is back to timeouts.

    So far I have:

    Disabled and then uninstalled my antivirus software. This is still uninstalled until I figure this out.

    Completely uninstalled VMWare Player 12 (from the installer app), and reinstalled the latest version 12.1.1-3770994.

    Changed the VMWare Network settings to only use my wired card, and disabled my wireless adapter completely from the host machine.

    I can't find anything that helps. Has anyone else experienced this, or have any suggestions to fix it?


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  • 12/10/14--20:19: VMPlayer 7, screen position
  • I updated VMware Player to version 7 (from version latest)

    Now every time I start VMware Player 7 on my computer (Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit), it starts on a different position of my screen (screen resolution is 1920x1080).

    The VMware guests also do so.

    This is annoying, since I always have to reposition guest windows in order to get the complete guest screen visible.

    I did not have this strange behaviour with VMware player 6.

    Does anyone know a solution to avoid this?

    More information needed?

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  • 08/19/16--16:06: Upgrade Player 6 -> 12
  • Think I should update my Player version 6 to version 12. Platfprm is Windows 7 64 bit. Any known issues?


    Thanks a lot!

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    I know for a fact this IS possible, because I have a second Windows XP virtual machine that I made that does it just fine, but that one is from before I had to reinstall 7, and thus it no longer is seen as genuine. The new one that I converted keeps resizing. Very annoying when trying to play older games that insist on a minuscule resolution!

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    Hi, I'm running Fedora workstation 24 with headers (kernel-headers-4.6.6-300.fc24.x86_64) and uname -r (kernel-headers-4.6.6-300.fc24.x86_64).  I installed vmware (Workstation 12 Player version 12.1.1 build-3770994) from root and of course it didn't work, so I researched and found this post.  From a clean install, I ran the latest script ( posted on as root followed by the "vmware-modconfig --console --install-all" command, then vmplayer.


    Upon the above, the vmware GUI launched which was an improvement over just doing the vmware install (no launch).  I receive the following errors, sequentially, though when trying to actually play a VM from the GUI:

    1) Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory.  Please make sure that the kernel module `vmmon' is loaded.

    2) Failed to initialize monitor device.


    I saw several posts regarding needing to update the ‘get_user_pages’ calls to ‘get_user_pages_remote’ in the following two archives in /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source:

    1) vmmon.tar (vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c)

    2) vmnet.tar (vmnet-only/userif.c)


    I noticed that the above script seemed to modify this portion of the files by adding a conditional statement around these calls depending on what version of kernal was in place.


    I modified the above-referenced file in the vmmon.tar archive include the "..._remote" version of the call.  After updating the calls, I commented-out the conditional statements b/c I was getting an error on the "...--install-all" command indicating there were not enough paramaters passed in the call and it seemed the 2nd of the two calls, where the condition executes if kernel < 4.6.0, seems to be the original that was provided and mysteriously had the correct # of arguments:



        retval = get_user_pages_remote((unsigned long)uvAddr,

        numPages, 0, 0, ppages, NULL);



        retval = get_user_pages_remote(current, current->mm, (unsigned long)uvAddr,

        numPages, 0, 0, ppages, NULL);



    Similarily, here's the modified version of the above-referenced file in the vmnet.tar archive.  You'll see I had the same error and resolved it in the same way:



        retval = get_user_pages_remote(addr, 1, 1, 0, &page, NULL);



        retval = get_user_pages_remote(current, current->mm, addr,

        1, 1, 0, &page, NULL);



    I say I resolved this intermediate issue (not sure how accurately, though), but this still doesn't work as I described above.  For reference here is the output of running the "vmware-modconfig --console --install-all" command after:

    Configuration A: The originally-corrected version of the archives from running the script (comments removed from my above and the "_remote" removed from the calls)

    Configuration B: With the above-shown file arrangement in the archives.


    Any help would be greatly appreciated as I really need to get this up and running quickly for school.


    Output from config A:


    Output from config B:


    Note the main difference between these two outputs I provided at the bottom are that config A make enters directory '/tmp/modconfig-HWVk4H/vmmon-only' while B uses '/tmp/modconfig-QQztra/vmmon-only'. There are some other diffs between these two outputs that seem to follow that main change.


    Also note that when running the "systemctl status vmware.service" command, it shows the vmware.service as failed and that the "Virtual machine monitor" and "Virtual ethernet" services are failed, but the other three services (comm interface, socket family, and auth' daemon) are all ok.

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    When attempting to compile packages to run Vmware Player, I get an exclamation for the virtual network device. When Vmware Player attempts to start services, I get this message: Error: Unable to start services. See log file /tmp/vmware-root/vmware-modconfig-5796.log for details. The version of Vmware Player is 10.0.6


    This is on a I386 architecture. When I use it on a 64 bit version, there are no problems. The distros I am working with is Mint KDE if that helps. I have looked all over to find a solution and tried different things. Such as patching components of the Vmware package.

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