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How to Install VMware Tools For VMware Player 5.0.2 on Ubuntu host

Q: How to Install VMware Tools For VMware Player 5.0.2 on Ubuntu host

I don't need help, I just wanted to post my solution. 
I recently setup the latest version of Vmware player on Ubuntu 13.04 and found myself unable to download the tools for it. error try again later or something along those lines. I searched about online for answers but google only presented 1 relevant topic and it didn't have a solution. Anyways I've discovered how to get around this, it's quite obvious really, I feel dumb for taking so long to figure it out. Lauch VMware player as root, then the tools will download successfully. Hopefully this will save someone a world of heart-ache.

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Preferred Solution: How to Install VMware Tools For VMware Player 5.0.2 on Ubuntu host

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I've a broadband link of MTNL with D-Link DSL 502T modem, and a m/c with Windows XP as primary OS and over it running VMWare server ver 1. I''ve loaded Ubuntu 10 server over VMWare and made it as the DNS / Web Server, I've got domain name registered against a static IP.

Now the problem I'm facing is that whenever I try to open the web-page of my web-server, I receive Modem Configuration page instead of web page I loaded on the server, although my Apache 2 server is running fine.

Can some one help me tell how to configure so that it directly fetches the web pages loaded in the web server instead of modem configuration page.

Thanks and regards


A:Config of D-Link 502T with VMware on WinXP, Ubuntu Server on VMWare!

If this is from a remote location, are you sure you have disabled remote administration in the router?

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So I installed VMware Player because I would like to run Ubuntu in a virtual machine.

I tried creating a virtual machine with the Ubuntu .iso file I downloaded from Ubuntu. Everything went as it should but when I try to play the Ubuntu Virtual Machine I get the following (see screenshot).

I am not understanding exactly what this means. Could it be because the .iso file I downloaded is the 64-bit version and I should of downloaded the 32-bit version? I downloaded the 64-bit version because my system is 64-bit. I currently run Windows 7 Pro 64-bit.

Any input would be appreciate it. Thanks.

A:Using VMware Player to run Ubuntu

You need to check the system BIOS like is described in the error message. There should be an option that is labeled like what's in the message or it may be called Virtualization or something similar.

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i cant install vmware tools, it starts to load the cd and says it cant find it. if i load an image, it doesnt work either.
its driving my nuts, can anyone help?

A:VMware installing VMware Tools

well i figured out vmware,.....need to stop and think about it, i was trying to do the second step without doing the first...lol

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This is not the first time this has happened. I had the same issue with vmplayer 6 and an older version of Ubuntu, but I did not care about that VM and just moved on to the latest version. Now the same issue is popping up. Right after Ubuntu starts to book under the VMware player, Win 7 bluescreens. I believe the error code is 0x000000D2 on the bluescreen.

The zip with the dump's etc is attached. Thank you for any ideas you might have.

A:BSOD Booting Ubuntu 14.04-2 under vmware player 7

It is a stop 0xD1 BSOD, which is typically a driver caused issue. Apparently we are seeing two drivers as failing, one is the touchpad driver and the other is the storage controller driver.

Update the touchpad driver from Drivers ? Synaptics.

Get rid of intel rapid storage. First uninstall it from Control Panel > Programs and Features. Then Uninstall the driver from device manager.
Right click on "my computer" icon and click "manage" on the context menu.
It will open the "computer management" window.
Select "Device Manager" in the left pane, It will list all the existing devices up.
Expand "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers" by clicking on the triangle in front of it.
Select one Intel device item under it, right click, uninstall.
Continue the process for all Intel items under "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers"
Now restart the computer. At restart, windows will auto configure the appropriate native system driver.
But that may not be enough. I am suspecting some HP drive encryption programs are also playing a role there in the issue, though I dont have anything finite to blame it. For now, you do one thing more. Free up the startup. Windows does not need any other program to auto start with it, but the auto start programs often conflicts and causes various problems including BSODs.
Click on the Start button
Type ?msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. It will open the System Configuration window.
Select the ?S... Read more

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Goal: To have host machine (win7) to use wired interface (lan1) ( as default, while vm (winxp) uses wireless interface (wireless1) ( as default. Each interface is a seperate network and seperate isp.

Using Vmware player 3.1.3

I have set the VM to bridged mode, and bridged that virtual adapter to the wireless interface with vmnetcfg. VM is now able to get out on the internet, ipchicken shows its going out on the wireless isp.

On the host machine, I am also going out on the wireless interface.
I changed metric on wired (lan1) to 1 for gateway AND interface
changed metric on wireless (wireless1) to 100 for interface (no gateway option)

Now, the host machine goes out on the lan1 gateway, great!
Also changed adapter priority, set lan1 above wireless1

Now, when going back to the VM, it is not able to get out on the internet.

If I remove metric for gateway on lan1, I will default back to wireless on the host, Even with the
priority showing lan1 before wireless1..

I guess what im asking windows to do is route all traffic from host through lan1, and route all traffic from vm through wireless1, concurrently.

Help !

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Hi all

To install W8 developer edition (current version) as a VM with vmware workstation you have to download / upgrade to version 8. Version 7.1X and earlier won't work. Vmware player (current version) gives same problem as vmware workstation 7.1x.

When you install choose W7 as the OS (there isn't a W8 option yet not surprisingly) and select I will install the OS later.

Then select the DVD device in the vm serttings as a virtual ISO (you don't need to burn a physical DVD) and boot from the device.

Then it will install more or less as W7.

Ignore any prompt for a product key if it appears. I wasn't asked for one but some people seem to get a request for a product key when attempting to install W8 as a virtual machine.

You can download a free trial version for 30 days from the vmware site. ( it may be that eventually version 7.1x will work or the next upgrade of W8 will work so unless you want to upgrade to version 8 of vmware workstation I'd start with downloading the trial).

Then it installs OK

I don't have enough privileges yet to upload screenshot but it installs fine.

I've also posted a suggestion on how to remove / disable the metro gui for those that want a more "classical" Windows look - you can see the post in the W7 Forum until I can get approval to post in the relevant section on this Forum on customising W8



A:Install W8 in vmware workstation -- you must use version 8 of vmware

Will workstation 8 install over vmware player or as a separate install?

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Good news about VMs again.

The latest VMware Workstation 9 brings a new UI and it's designed for Windows 8.

Read about it here:
VMware Announces VMware Workstation? 9

Also VMware Player 5 is available for download.

Looks like I posted this a bit fast, usually Jimbo beats me at VMware stuff. Sorry for this one.

A:VMware Workstation 9 - VMware Player 5

D'oh. I have 2 licensed copies of VMWare Workstation at my office. One for me and 1 for a coworker. It's $119 to upgrade, or a free upgrade if you purchased after Aug 1st, 2012. I purchased on July 30, 2012. Sucks to be me

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i want to install & work on checkpoint using vmware player in home only on my system .i doesn't know the procedure ,can any one inform me regarding work with checkpoint ngx using vmware player.
thanks in advance

A:how to install & work with checkpoint using vmware player

What exactly is your question? Sorry but your broken english is kind of hard to understand



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can i install any version ?
can i install linux or windows 7 using vmware on windows 10 ?

Thank you in advance

A:Which VMware workstation player to install on windows 10

VMware workstation is at version 12.1 and can be installed Windows 10,8,or 7 64 bit only, They stopped making 32 bit versions of VMware Workstation at 10.1 and that can be installed on Windows 10,8,or 7 32 bit computers.

Yes you can run almost any version of Windows on it and also most versions of Linux, I think it is even possible to run Android 86 but I'm not sure I haven't tried Android yet

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After downloading VMware player 2.5.5-328052 yesterday & during the install phase my screen turned blue with a message "something went wrong with your PC & needs to restart" (close wording to that). After restarting VMware player is not listed in Programs & Features in C/Panel. I am unable to uninstall & the player will not start. Any thoughts please?

A:VMware Player did not install correctly on Windows 10

Try installing it again. The first install is probably corrupted.

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Hi guys,

I have just upgraded my Windows 7 Unlimited OS to Windows 10 and when tried to install Vmware Player 7 to 11 versions, it gave me one same error as you can see below:

What might be the reason for this? I never came across in such situation previously. Any ideas? Thanks in advance

A:Vmware Player 7-11 cannot install on Windows 10 after upgrade from 7

I found what was the reason for this error - Windows 10 is 32 bit after the upgrade of 7 32 bit. Need to change it to 64 as my laptop is on 64.

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Hi all
After a bit of googling found the fix

This guy solved it -- works fine Now I can uset W8 x-64 on a Desktop with 16GB (I must have VMware working)
Fix vmx86.sys error with Vmware workstation 7 and 8 | JB: Tech & Security


A:Fix for vmware 8.0 / vmware player 4.0 on w8 x-64

16GB of RAM or a 16GB vmware partition?

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Today I have download Microsoft server 2012 from Microsoft website.
There the link- Download Windows Server 2012

When I install on my Vmware Player it is showing me "Windows cannot find the Microsoft software License Terms.Make sure the installation sources are valid and restart the installation."

I have tried many times but I am getting same error.

Please anyone can help me to solve this problem.

A:Unable To Install Windows Server 2012 On Vmware Player

Hi, I replied to your duplicate thread. Delete one or the other.
Unable To Install Windows Server 2012 On Vmware Player

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Virtual machine OS is Windows XP Pro. Vmware version is 6.
Real shared folder is on another PC with XP Pro.
I create a New Folder from virtual machines Windows explorer in a real shared folder on another PC. Then wish to rename it to all lowercase like new folder.

But when I rename New Folder to a different name like New Folder1 and then rename to new folder (all lowercase), IT WORKS!

This problem is important because I create case sensitive scripts and must save on a file server.

Have you got any useful SOLUTION for this problem?

Thanks in advance.

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On the drivers website of the T620 TC, the latest version of the horizon client is 4.1On the vmware website i can download version 4.2Do i always have to use the "embedded" version of the Horizon client from the Thin Client driver site, or can i also use the "general" windows version? Thanks 

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Hi everyone

I am running a 2 year old DELL Inspiron 6000 with XP Pro SP2. I wanted to use some sort of virtualization to setup Ubuntu 6.10 on my laptop, and a couple of people on other TechSpot forums suggested VMWare.

How can I go about setting up VMWare (Server?, Workstation?, Player?) and loading Ubuntu (or another Linux distro) in the VM?

A detailed walkthrough would be great, since this is my primary computer and I won't take any chances unless I can follow some expert advice.

A:Ubuntu on Windows XP using VMWare

Anyone? Anyone? Anyone?

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Hi folks,

I'm trying to figure out the best way to get up to speed in understanding how to set up Ubuntu thru VMWare on my Windows XP Home Edition laptop. Does anybody have any pointers on where to begin?


A:Network Basics (Ubuntu on VMWare)

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I recently installed Zorin and YLMF on my Vmware player(two separate installs). The problem I am having is that I am unable to install Vmware Tools on either the YLMF nor the Zorin. Before you ask I installed both to see which one I like best and I'm still undecided mostly because I can't get either one configured correctly.

I have searched the net and found various videos...the problem is that the video is mainly about how to use the software once you install it.

I've also found written instructions about unzipping the install.pl file(can't remember the actual name) file to the desktop and double clicking the file to install it and I've done that with no success at all.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi i have vmware workstation installed on my laptop, a Sony Vaio, now I downloaded ubuntu and installed it as a virtual machine but it hangs in the bootup screen where there is the ubuntu logo and progress bar, which hangs at approx 80% each time. I have some other windows virtual machines which run fine, what coule be the problem? thanks

A:VMware wont load ubuntu on my laptop

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I am using VMware to run Ubuntu. I am connected to the net via an ethernet cable.

I am using the ZoneAlarm firewall on the Windows side, and for some reason it is blocking net access for VMware. By this, I mean that firefox (in vmware) cannot connect to the internet. However, when I shutdown ZoneAlarm, VMware can access the net just fine.

I have double-checked all the program permissions for VMware and they are all secured for net access. I have also added the internal IP's of VMware to the trusted zone. Why is it doing this?

A:ZoneAlarm Blocking Net Access for VMWare and Ubuntu

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Now running the RTM 7600 x64 till i get to Michigan's "The New Efficency"on october for 7 Pro retail :3 but. after installing the leaked updates VMWare will make a net connection in NAT and bridged connections and though a guest will say theres Internet.. Nothing will actually work.. like its not connected

i tried reinstalling Vmware and now it works but having testing Windows Server 2008 R2 it was a pain to update the vmware tools packageas the vers i had installed was 6.5 and update dto 6.5.3

A:No internet between VMWare and 7 Host

What anti virus are you running?
It seems like the majority of the newer Versions of the anti-virus/firewalls have an option to allow/block vm's connectiong to the network

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Hi Everybody,

I've successfully installed an old WinNT 3.51 as a VMware Host; one thing, I'd like to have, but don't know where to get it: Graphics/Video device drivers for the VMware Graphics Adapter ...

Does anybody know?


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I know it's a Windows 8 forum, but has anyone figured out how to install VMWARE tools 8.0 on LH4074 ?

A:Longhorn 4074 and VMWARE 8 tools

Hi there
I haven't tried to install that particular VM but there is a general problem with vmware tools and vmware 8.0 and W8.

The fix was to install vmware tools via the vmware window and not via the small box at the bottom right of the vm screen when in full screen mode. Power on the vm -- switch to Windowed mode and then click from the menu install vmware tools.


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well as my title state I have a small question and I'm not sure where to post this...

My question is can I duel boot vmware workstation and it acts like a host, meaning windows 7 is not booted; using less ram than using virtualbox as a guest???



A:vmware workstation boot as host?

Could you more clearly describe what you are trying to do?

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I want to connect several VM's mainly Cisco router to same network adapter (vmnet1 host-only network adapter) and want to pass multiple VLAN's as Tagged. I am able to achieve this requirement through bridged network adapter but unable to do so through host-only
adapter. I am using Windows 7 as main OS and VMware Workstation 11.
I have gone through several tech forums but unable to find answer for it. Though in multiple forums one statement was common that Windows will strip the VLAN information when packet received/transmits through network adapter.
I would really appreciate if anyone can help me with this.

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I have installed a Virtual XP (guest) under Win 7 to run legacy hardware. I have set up everything per instructions to share some host partitions, as folders; however, they do not show up in the Win XP guest. I have done this is the past and had no trouble. The VMware site has been of no help.

A:VMware: Accessin Host partitions/folders

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I have run most all the RC builds in a VMWare test environment. Up until now I have not had any issue installing and running VMWare Tools in the VM running Windows 7 RC. Now with the last two RTM 7600 builds after installing VMWare Tools and upon reboot the system just hangs before the login screen appears. Has anyone else experienced this?

VMWare Server ESX 3.5.0 / VMWare Tools for Windows build 158874

A:Issue with VMWare Tools on Win7 Build 7600

It must be some other startup item causing this. Use this tutorial to disable some startup items.

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Hi there

W10 X-64 pro (build 10547) and vmware workstation rel 12 - in full screen mode can't launch apps from taskbar.

Works fine in Windowed mode

This happens on LINUX Hosts - (Opensuse, Centos and Mint)


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Hi there
Workstation Version 10.2 Host running these distros - same observations for both hosts. Opensuse / Linux Mint 17 both 64 bit. Guest is windows 8.1 update 1.

I seem on the df -h command get a /tmp file around 4GB which is 95% allocated. This goes down to 0% when the vm is powered off.

I can't seem to find any way to increase the size of this file or configure it in any way -- is this just VMware using disk space or will my Guest eventually fail because lack of disk space. There's actually plenty of space on the HDD itself. !!


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Hi there

not a big problem but if my HOST has a wifi connection to the internet then a VM (or at least Networking) )doesn't work when enabling BRIDGED networking (NAT works OK but I need Bridged !!))

If I connect the host to my internet via Ethernet or to a "Wifi-->Ethernet bridge" then bridged networking is fine.

I usually use the wifi-ethernet bridge anyway as it's humungously more stable than the basic wifi cards (and the bridge connects to my Internet at fast 5GHZ wifi - avoiding contention problems on 2.4GHZ network).


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Hi all,
I am running RHEL4 as Guest OS in Dell studio 1555 laptop using VMWare Work Station with Windows XP SP3 as host OS in my Dell Studio 1555 model. But I am not able to set the display properly in RHEL4 which can perfectly fit to the laptop screen so that I can get rid of the troublesome job of scrolling to view the full page. I have at present chosen These options.
Monitor Type: LCD panel 1600 X 1200
Video Card: VESA driver (generic)
Resolution: 1600 X 1200
Color Depth: Millions of Colors

I tried various other options. But nothing else seems to be suitable. Do I have to install some dedicated driver to get the resolution option of 1600 X 900 which is the Display resolution of my Host OS (Windows XP). Dell Studio Laptops use ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 Display Adapters for 1555 model.

Can you please suggest me which option should I choose in RHEl 4 to get the 1600 X 900 resolution option and get rid of this problem?


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Hi All,

On a rock solid machine (to date) I got a BSOD. During this time I was using Unity (VMWare Pro), and the host crashed (not the client VM).

I did try the tool at http://www.osronline.com/, which seems to claim that the culprit was steam.exe, but I'm not sure that makes sense.

Any help would be appreciated.

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I specced my new PC with Win 7 Pro x64 on a 120GB SSD with a 1TB WD HDD for data. It's a nice system but I also wanted access to Win 8.1. and have been attempting that in VMware. Win 8 installed and activated in the VM just fine and after all Win 8 updates had been installed it duly offered me the Win 8.1 upgrade. But that fails every time and when I run the troubleshooter it tells me that I'm missing a necessary partition. It then reverts me to Win 8.

Has anyone else had any experience with this?

A:VMware Player and Win 8.1

How do you download Windows 8.1 and clean install Windows 8.1, if you have a Windows 8 product key? -> link

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How do I set up drivers in VMware player? As in Ethernet, Video, Sound, etc. Please URGENT HELP!!

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Trying to install MAC on my Win 8.1 PC
But I want to install it on another HD Drive I have in my PC which I created a new partition for.

VMware only detects my primary hd and when I try to add the partition I made when I click ok it gives me an error.

Can anybody help out with this?


A:VMWare Player Help

MAC? Do you mean OS X? I don't know if VMware Player even supports it. Don't think so.

EDIT: OK, guess it does. Back to question, you should be able to see all drives available during setup of the guest system. Have you assigned a drive letter to the partition? Is it formatted?

EDIT2: Here is install guide VMware Guest Operating System Installation Guide

EDIT3: Back to my original response. You need an Apple computer to run any kind of OS X guest.

Jimbo45, I see you lurking. I butchered this reply.

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in order to make a virtual xp machine i hav to hav the windows xp cd. But what if my computer didnt come with xp cd is ther anything welse i can do?

A:VMware Player?

If you want to set up a VM you will need a Windows XP or other operating system disk. Technically im sure you actually need another Windows lience for that because it is another copy of Windows.

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I have installed VMware Workstation 6.5.3 on my WinXP System.
I have put RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 on that as Virtual machine. RHEL is working fine on that. But I don't know how to transfer the files from the Virtual machine to the host machine without using another computer on the network or pen drive.
At present I am using a pen drive or using scp to transfer files to another machine to transfer. But I want to know about the method of file sharing between the host and virtual OS without any other device/Comp.

Waiting for replies...

A:Solved: Exchange dfiles between Virtual(RHEL4) and host machines(XP) VMware Workstati

Not that familiar with VMWare, but from Chapter 5 in the User Guide, if you install the VMWare tools:

Lets you drag and drop files between host operating systems and Windows, Linux,
Solaris, and FreeBSD guest operating systems
Click to expand...

Chapter 8, titled Transferring Files and Text
Between the Host and Guest might also be useful.

You can transfer files directly over the network if you are not using NAT for the network connection type.

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I have recently installed Redhat Enterprise V.3 as guest on Windows XP host using vmware.

After adding the necessary lines in the 2 ifcfg-eth0 files, the device eth0 is finding the IP correctly at boot time (or by usinf ifup eth0) and I can use folder sharing between the host and the gust. However I still can't connet to the Interent from the guest.

My windows host internet conection is working fine.
I had it working for a short peiod of time on the guest. (I was using VM - settings - customized - eth bridged-default)

Has anyone seen this before?



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November 17, 2011

VMWare Player 4.0.1 is released.
"What's New

VMware Player 4.0.1 is a free update for all VMware Player 4 users. Highlights of VMware Player 4.0.1 functionality include:

Graphics performance and compatibility enhancements.Ubuntu 11.10 is officially supported as a guest operating system.Disk and memory management issues have been addressed.Many customer-reported issues have been resolved.

Resolved Issues

The following issues are resolved in VMware Player 4.0.1.

Windows 7 guest installation failed after powering on the virtual machine with the error A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now. VMware Tools failed with the message VMware Tools unrecoverable error. VMware Tools failed to start in Fedora 15 guests. An Ubuntu 11.10 guest crashed with a signal 11 error if you installed or upgraded VMware Tools. On hosts with Nvidia GeForce and Quadro video cards, some of the clouds in the Unigine Heaven Benchmark application were drawn solid black. Easy Install did not properly function on Ubuntu 11.10. CD/DVD mount Linux.iso failed while installing VMware Tools in Ubuntu 11.10 guests. The AltGr key was not working in an Ubuntu guest in Unity mode when the host and guest keyboards were both set to a layout that contained the AltGr key."

VMware Player

October 4, 2011

VMware Player 4.0 is available. C... Read more

A:VMware Player 4.0.1 Released

Thanks Aaron.

I've not loaded up any VM stuff since my reload on the revo, so this looks a good place to start.

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I have used Hyper V mainly, but have given the latest VMware a go. So far I'm liking it. Something it does that Hyper V didn't is allow me to connect USB device. I have not figured out the setting so I can see my host drives though. How do I enable that?

A:VMware workstation 12 player

I figured it out. Had to share the host HD, then map it.

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Jan. 25, 2012

VMware Player 4.0.2 is available.

Changelog below.


What's New

VMware Player 4.0.2 is a free update for all VMware Player 4 users. Highlights of VMware Player 4.0.2 functionality include:

Ubuntu 11.10 is supported as a host.Fedora 16 is supported as a guest.Many customer-reported issues have been resolved.

Resolved Issues

The following issues are resolved in VMware Player 4.0.2.

The ACLs on the PID files needed improvement. VMware thanks Inode0 for bringing this to our attention. Releasing input from the guest to the host, for example, moving the cursor from the virtual machine window to the host screen, failed with an unrecoverable error. Copying and pasting from a guest to an Ubuntu 11.10 host failed. Shared folders did not work in Fedora 16 and OpenSuse 12.1 guests. In Ubuntu 11.10 hosts, key repeat was disabled after ungrabbing or quitting VMware Player. On a Windows host, a virtual machine configured to use a physical disk or partition failed to power on if the host had a volume backed by more than one physical disk, for example, a RAID system.

VMware Player 4.0.2
Download VMware Player 4.0.2 - FileHippo.com

A:VMware Player 4.0.2 Released


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VMWare Player 7.0 Released

I'm just going to install it now. I have v 6.x installed with 5 VMs. If anything weird happens I'll edit this post.

A:VMWare Player 7.0 Released

Thanks for the heads up !

I have Windows Server 2003 R2 x86 and Windows 10 Preview x64 on VMWARE Player 6.x.

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My VMware Player has been crashing a lot. In fact once there was a series of about 5 fatal error dialogs which cascaded in a rather aesthetic and soothing fashion. Before I go to VMware for help, does anyone here have any advice which might smooth out the process.

A:My VMware Player has been crashing a lot

(Sorry for posting the OP in the wrong place.)

I narrowed down the cause of the crashes to the USB ports. I'm going to try changing the ports from 3.0 to 2.0. I can't find any information on this type of issue in the PDF docs or at the website. Maybe it'll crash again soon and generate a report/log which I can submit to VMware.

Edited to add:

Good news and bad new. The good news is that I now have an error report. The bad news obviously is that switching to 2.0 didn't work.

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