Without the log errors I am unable to provide an exact troubleshooting path. Something similar was resolved here: Unable to launch Remote Console on Linux
If that does not resolve the issue, is there any change if you start the VMRC with sudo?
VMRC doesn't require sudo to run. What error are you getting?
I'm not getting any error that I know of, it's just not launching
If you are still having this issue, I was seeing the same thing. From looking at /var/log/messages.log, I saw that vmrc was segfaulting. Exporting VMWARE_USE_SHIPPED_LIBS=force did the trick to get vmrc working for me.
I can see from journalctlthat mine is also segfaulting:-
Oct 30 12:27:57 luke-pc audit: ANOM_ABEND auid=1000 uid=1000 gid=1000 ses=2 pid=6342 comm="vmrc" exe="/usr/lib/vmware/bin/appLoader" sig=11 res
Oct 30 12:27:57 luke-pc kernel: vmrc: segfault at 68b0 ip 00000000000068b0 sp 00007ffcc49d2e58 error 14 in appLoader[561c9b4cf000+b6000]
Oct 30 12:27:57 luke-pc systemd: Started Process Core Dump (PID 6343/UID 0).
Oct 30 12:27:57 luke-pc audit: SERVICE_START pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=systemd-coredump@5-6343-0 comm="systemd" exe="/u
Oct 30 12:27:57 luke-pc systemd-coredump: Process 6342 (vmrc) of user 1000 dumped core.
Stack trace of thread 6342:
#0 0x00000000000068b0 n/a (n/a)
Oct 30 12:27:57 luke-pc audit: SERVICE_STOP pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 msg='unit=systemd-coredump@5-6343-0 comm="systemd" exe="/us
Oct 30 12:27:58 luke-pc abrt-server: Deleting problem directory ccpp-2017-10-30-12:27:57.460467-6342 (dup of ccpp-2017-09-26-16:41:39.858738-10
Oct 30 12:27:58 luke-pc abrt-notification: Process 10161 (appLoader) crashed in ??()
and I have set export VMWARE_USE_SHIPPED_LIBS=force in .bashrc and run source .bashrc but still get the same issue
I am having the same issue with VMRC on Debian.
The release notes for VMRC V10.0.2 say the workaround is to use VMRC V9, but it seems the download for that has been removed.
Is there anywhere those of us that STILL NEED TO USE IT, BECAUSE THE REPLACEMENT IS BROKEN can download V9?