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    I am using vmware right now to run different linux guests inside windows.


    Windows 7 64 bit

    Ubuntu 9.10

    Ubuntu 10.04



    Computer: Acer aspire 5739G


    In all 3 virtual machines there is a problem with keymap when running in unity mode.

    Certain key combinations with Alt gr are not working. So it is not possible to write \ | @.


    I have seen posts where people having the problem on Linux hosts have solved this by adding keys manually in /etc/vmware.

    But since I am using a windows host, I don't know how to make a similar fix.

    The key combinations work with no problem when running in windowed mode instead of unity mode. But since I really like unity mode it would be nice to make it work there.

    I have tried using official vmware-tools and open-vm-tools on fresh installations of all 3 distros and the problem is present in all scenarios.

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  • 03/29/14--14:03: Bridged Nework does not work
  • Host: Windows 8

    Guest Unbuntu 12.04/CentOS 6.4/Windows Server 2008 R2


    with all if these guests, none of them will work with bridged network. It is my understanding that this requires vnet0 (this does not show up in my network adapters). it is also my understanding that sometimes VMWare Player selects the wrong adapter sometimes. I went into the settings and manually selected my wireless network card. this did not change the outcome. I still cannot use the bridged connection. please help I need these VMs for setting up various services on my home network.

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    I am trying to install VMWare tools on a Vista guest and am getting a blue screen with VMCI.SYS. The install never completes.


    The Vista guest was virtualized from using VMWare Converter on the physical box.


    The virtual machine runs fine otherwise, but I need to get the tools installed on it so I can give the virtualized machine to an end user.


    If it makes any difference, an old version of VMWare Player was installed in the guest Vista OS back in 2008.


    Can anyone give me some suggestions for what to do here?





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    Since some time ago, I have VMware player installed on my computer. I must say I love how the software works, indeed! And the Unity mode is a fun toy to play with! But, it has something that should be fixed, I think. I don't know how VMware workstation works under Unity, but I guess its the same as Player.

    As you enter Unity mode, the VMware player window minimizes to the taskbar. This window is confusing sometimes, and its OBSTRUCTIVE. It doesn't have anymore the system itself, and it becomes practically useless.

    I think this useless window should be removed, and the program minimized to the system tray (not the guest programs themselves, but the VMware window). I have this suggestion:

    The VMware Player/Workstation window is minimized to system tray by default when entering Unity. It has the following options when right-clicked:


    *Exit Unity Mode: Exits Unity, returning the guest OS to its windowed mode.


    *Show VMware on Taskbar: For those that don't mind the obstructive taskbar item and useless window.

    *Help on using Unity: Shows the help for Unity Mode.

    *VMWare on the Web: Opens the VMware website on the Host OS.


    *Guest System Tray Notifications: This section shows the Guest OS System tray icons.


    *Guest Programs: An application menu, besides the one that activates while hovering the Host Start menu.

    *Check for updates: Checks for newer versions for VMWare Player/Workstation, as well as VMWare Tools.

    *Machine Settings: Opens the Configuration window.

    *Power Options: Options to reset/suspend/power off, and maybe an ACPI Power off.

    *About VMWare: Shows the About window.

    *Kill Application: Exits VMware.


    I hope you take this into account, since it would be quite useful.

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    Hello all,

    A few days ago, I was looking through my old games and found Lego Island! Unfortunately this game is infamous for not working on recent OS's. So installed Windows 95 on Vmware Player, installed Vmware Tools, and the game itself, and finally I downloaded the latest version of Directx and... the game doesn't detect it. So I ran dxdiag and it told me that the DirectX features were not available, and that the SVGA cart had a total approx. memory of n/a.

    I'm running a Windows 7 Ultimate Host with Windows 95 guest with SVGA II driver installed and 3D acceleration on.

    Anybody have any idea what my problem is?

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    First post, and an occasional (only) VMware player user . . .


    I have a desktop PC running Scientific Linux as the host OS, with VMware player v6.0.1 installed.


    There are two guest OSs - Windows 7, Windows XP.


    There are two network adapters (NICs).


    It is my intention that the XP system (only) should use one of the NICs, whilst the host OS and W7 "share" (bridged option, what I tend to use for my typical host + (1) guest configurations) the other NIC.


    The XP NIC is to be connected to a private (10.) network, whilst the host and W7 will be connected to onto our group's subnet.


    I trialled something similar to this with two NICs in a W7 host, and built a guest VM for XP. The VMware player under W7 (same version as is currently deployed at my Linux host) allowed me the option to "configure adapters". This, in so far as my understanding of this extends, allows me to select the network adapter to be used for a particular VM.


    However, using vmware player on my Linux system, I do not see the "configure adapters" option.

    From reading around here, I was able to learn about the utility "VMware-netcfg". I can see how I can use that to, say, create two vmnet devices and associate these with respective network adapters (vmnet0 -> eth0, vmnet1 -> eth1) but, again, I don't then see how I can "bind" respective VMs to vmnet(0, 1). Of course, that might not be the approach to take.


    I would very much appreciate any information which fellow forum members might be able to provide which would assist me in assigning the network adapters to respective VMs within my Linux environment.


    Thanks in advance, and do please prompt me for any further information that you may require . . .




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    My XP machine has failed.  (A timely death I suppose.  I am now running on a new machine which came with Windows 8.)  The old XP hard drive is OK.  I'd like to be able to run some of the old apps which are installed in the XP environment - partly to facilitate transferring some things over to Windows 8.1.  Though I have no prior experience with virtual machines, I was expecting that I could install the old drive with XP on it in the new machine and be able to run that XP image in a virtual machine.  However, all the walk-throughs I have found for virtualizing one's old XP installation seem to assume that the XP machine is still running.  So I am no longer convinced that it is possible to do what I want, but I do get the impression that VMware Player offers the best chance of success.


    If it is still possible, I am hoping that some kind folks will introduce me to the relevant terminology and point me to the relevant documentation.  If I am overlooking some easy viable alternative, please clue me in.


    The old CPU was an AMD Athlon.  The GPU was a Radeon variant.  The old hard drive is a SATA drive (which I mention because XP did not come with SATA drivers and I had to clone it onto the SATA drive after installing them).  The new machine is based on an AMD A10-5700 APU.


    There is a possible complication in that there is also an Ubuntu system installed on the old hard drive in some separate logical partitions.  I set it up for dual boot when I installed Ubuntu.  Thus the primary partition has a non-Microsoft boot loader.  It defaults to loading XP.  If this is a problem, it occurs to me that it might be possible to fix it by booting up Ubuntu and removing the special boot loader.  It is the older loader that was used by the Ubuntu installer, the name of which escapes me at the moment.  Unfortunately, the Ubuntu installed on the hard drive stopped working the last time I let it upgrade itself.  That was a couple years ago, and I just stopped fooling with Ubuntu rather than fix it.  Thus I would have to run Ubuntu from the DVD drive (or reinstall it).  (Yes, I have already disabled Secure Boot and Ubuntu does boot from DVD.)


    Thanks in advance for any pointers.

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    I am looking for the minimum memory requirement in old versions of VMware Player,

    but I cannot find the information.

    Can we run any of the old versions (v1.x, v2.x ) at 128, 256 or 512MB?

    Thanks in advance.

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    I have Ubuntu 12.04 running as a guest in vmware player 6.0.1 build-1379776.  The host OS is Windows 7.  Starting this week, whenever I resize the vmware player window by dragging an edge or corner, it always resizes to size 320x200 (a tiny, unusable rectangle).  I can still maximize the window, and the guest Ubuntu desktop resizes accordingly.  But I cannot set the window to anything other than 320x200, unless I maximize it.


    Here are my vmware.log entries when I try to resize by dragging, and then maximize:

    2013-12-18T11:57:53.920-05:00| vmx| I120: Tools_SetGuestResolution: Sending rpcMsg = Resolution_Set 320 200

    2013-12-18T11:57:57.008-05:00| vmx| I120: Tools_SetGuestResolution: Sending rpcMsg = Resolution_Set 1319 796

    2013-12-18T11:57:57.128-05:00| vmx| I120: Tools_SetGuestResolution: Sending rpcMsg = Resolution_Set 320 200

    2013-12-18T11:57:59.830-05:00| vmx| I120: Tools_SetGuestResolution: Sending rpcMsg = Resolution_Set 1920 982


    I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 on vmware player for a little over a year now, and upgraded to player 6.0.1 a month ago.  I first saw this problem this week.  I tried reverting to an older virtual machine I had saved (a base ubuntu 12.04 installation) that I created last year, and the problem still exists.


    Has anyone else seen this behavior?  Does anyone know what the problem is, or how to resolve it?

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    I want to run linux or ubunto as virtual machine on a xp computer.

    I want to acess the internet with linux or ubunto and not with XP. If a virus got on the virtual machine can it infect the host (XP)?
    Which has better security player , player plus or workstation? or are they the same?

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  • 04/04/14--09:18: VMrun sharedfolder question
  • I am running VMware player 6.01 on a Linux host. The guest is Windows XP.

    I also installed VMware VIX 1.13 so that I can use vmrun to control the guest.


    I want to create a shared folder between the guest and host. The command is:

    vmrun -T player -gu "Administrator" -gp "" addSharedFolder  /path_to_vmxfile C:\VM_shared_dir_name /path_to_dir_on_host


    The command runs fine with no errors. However, I can't seem to locate this folder on the guest. If I re-run the same vmrun command, it complains "Error: Already exists", so obviously the folder is mounted somewhere, but I can't see to locate it on the Windows system. I also ran a search and there is no sign of it.


    I can also remove the folder with the option "removeSharedFolder" and that also runs fine.


    Any help would be appreciated.

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    I have no idea where else to report bugs, so here it goes


    The vmnet kernel module doesn't compile. Not much else can be said, it seems that a name is defined as a variable and as a function in the same file.


    /tmp/modconfig-7m7SUZ/vmnet-only# /usr/bin/make -j2 -C /tmp/modconfig-7m7SUZ/vmnet-only auto-build HEADER_DIR=/lib/modules/3.13.0-23-generic/build/include CC=/usr/bin/gcc IS_GCC_3=no

    Using 2.6.x kernel build system.

    make: Entering directory `/tmp/modconfig-7m7SUZ/vmnet-only'

    /usr/bin/make -C /lib/modules/3.13.0-23-generic/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \

          MODULEBUILDDIR= modules

    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.13.0-23-generic'

      CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-7m7SUZ/vmnet-only/filter.o

      CC [M]  /tmp/modconfig-7m7SUZ/vmnet-only/procfs.o

    /tmp/modconfig-7m7SUZ/vmnet-only/filter.c:206:1: error: conflicting types for ‘VNetFilterHookFn’

    VNetFilterHookFn(unsigned int hooknum,                 // IN:


    /tmp/modconfig-7m7SUZ/vmnet-only/filter.c:64:18: note: previous declaration of ‘VNetFilterHookFn’ was here

    static nf_hookfn VNetFilterHookFn;


    /tmp/modconfig-7m7SUZ/vmnet-only/filter.c:64:18: warning: ‘VNetFilterHookFn’ used but never defined [enabled by default]

    /tmp/modconfig-7m7SUZ/vmnet-only/filter.c:206:1: warning: ‘VNetFilterHookFn’ defined but not used [-Wunused-function]

    VNetFilterHookFn(unsigned int hooknum,                 // IN:


    make[2]: *** [/tmp/modconfig-7m7SUZ/vmnet-only/filter.o] Error 1

    make[2]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....

    make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/modconfig-7m7SUZ/vmnet-only] Error 2

    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.13.0-23-generic'

    make: *** [vmnet.ko] Error 2

    make: Leaving directory `/tmp/modconfig-7m7SUZ/vmnet-only'

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    Hi all,

    I do not know'if it is the right place todiscuss it.

    I installedvmware playeron a pcacer(with 4gbramandcpu2,2G), whenI launch itI get thiserror:




    I launchedinmode super user.

    could you help me






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    Hi All,


    Need help to reduce the memmory size for the VMmplayer 5.0. I have accidently increased the memmory size to more than "maximum recommended memory". Now the machine is not able to start becz it doesnt have required memory as per configuration. Later I tried to edit/reduce the memory from the "Virtual Machine Settings", but its not editable. Please advise.



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    I am new to this technology (actually, I have not any VM experience to date), as well as to this forum. I am planning to transfer my XP to Windows 7 host, mainly due to security issues after April 8, 2014.

    I would appreciate very much any thoughts regarding the security status of the XP guest, since it would be only a process within the secured Windows 7 host. Will the network access of the XP be secured by Windows 7 capabilities (e.g. Windows 7 security patches and antivirus and anti-malware programs)?

    Thanks in advance.

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    I was trying to install LInux Mint 16 in VMware Player version 6.0.1-1379776 running on Windows 8.1.  When I get to the actual installation part, I found that the Player window isn't wide enough to hold the whole install screen, and I couldn't make it larger.  The "Continue" button was off the right edge of the window, and I had to move the Linux Mint install window around to get that button on the Player screen.  That resulted in the column on the left in the install screen going off-screen to the left.


    It was so funky, I gave up.  Is this as good as it gets?  VMware Tools were already updated at that point...Is it pointless to try this, or is there a way to help Player accommodate the Linux Mint install?  I can't believe that the Player window can't be made big enough to show the full Linux Mint install screen, that's just poor.  Maybe VirtualBox is the answer?



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    Hello together,

    yesterday i want to install VMware-player-6.0.1-1379776 (notplus) on my System Win7 Pro 64 Asus P5K with E6600 and 8GB Ram.


    During the Installation, my Kaspersky Workstation Agent give a Warning, that the Applikation Windows Installer want a Internet Connection

    and want use Raw Sockets and that will only bad programs do. While i read this Message Windows crashes with Bluescreen and i must reboot System

    (I thing thats happend from Kaspersky, the time i say yes or no was to long, and so, for security , Kaspersky do it)


    After reboot, when i want to install the player the "Performing requestet operation" running - then commes "installing Packet on the System" and the Error

    "The MSI C:\Users\........\vmwareplayer_x64.msi failed"


    This Error comes as User and also Used as Admin, and Kaspersky disabled.


    The Workaround




    doesn´t work with this Problem, there are no entries for VMware in the registry, also no VM-Services 


    Thang you for your help


    P.S. I´m a German and i learned English 40 Years ago in School, so don´t worry about my speech, i hope you can understand me.


    Best regards


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    I need to install the Tools on Server 2000 with SP4

    I read this article: and install the KB835732. But I Keep getting this message.

    What can I do???

    The Player Version is 6.0.1 build 1379776



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    I created a vdmk image from a system that was having hardware issues using:

    sudo dd if=/dev/sda | VBoxManage convertfromraw stdin MyLinuxImage.vmdk 120034123776 --format VMDK

    the next thing I did was install VM Player 6.0.1 build-1379776 on a windows 8 machine. The steps that I used was:




    So finally after all of this is done, VM Player will boot 10% of the time. Usually if I remove all the *.lck file from the virtualmachine directory and the directory where the actual  VM resides, it will reboot. I have attached the log files to give you a better understanding on the inconsistency of this important VM.

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    Hello All,


    I am getting some strange behaviour when I put several virtual machines on to the same IP network.


    I have three VMs, each on their own computer and using VMWare Player. They are full clones of each other, each using bridged networking and having their own unique static IPs. The host OS does not have an IP on the network. There are no other participants on the network other than the three computers and a dumb network switch. Each of the cloned VMs has a unique MAC address and computer name. The guest OS is Windows XP and the host OS is Windows 7. I don't have the details on the VM version, etc. at the moment. I will get them later today and update this thread.


    What happens is that the VMs will periodically hang. When they do hang, more than one will hang at a time - but it is always different combinations of the three VMs that will get hung up. When they hang they can stay locked up for minutes. Some times they come back, sometimes they don't. When they do come back, its only a matter of time before the problem happens again - but it usually takes minutes to happen again.


    While they are hung up, if I disconnect computers/VMs from the network so that only one of the cloned VMs is on the network - all hung computers come back and everything returns to normal.


    Any ideas? I haven't tried a protocol analyser (wireshark, maybe) and I won't be able to for a few days as the computers themselves are on a remote site and I don't have access to them at the moment. Do you think this might show up some useful info?




    Michael Belperio

    SAGE Automation

    Adelaide, Australia

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