Night81cal
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OpenSolaris 2009.6 - Unable to install VMware Tools

Hi,

Have problems during installation of VMware Tools under OpenSolaris 2009.6:

Detected X.org version 7.4.3.

Unable to copy the source file

/usr/lib/vmware-tools/configurator/XOrg/7.4/vmware_drv.so to the destination

file /usr/X11/lib/modules/drivers/vmware_drv.so.

Execution aborted.

root@MacBook_Solaris:/tmp/vmware-tools-distrib#

root@MacBook_Solaris:/tmp/vmware-tools-distrib# cd /usr/lib/vmware-tools/configurator/XOrg/

root@MacBook_Solaris:/usr/lib/vmware-tools/configurator/XOrg# ls -ltr

total 6

drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4 2009-06-01 12:28 6.8.x

drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4 2009-06-01 12:28 7.0

drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4 2009-06-01 12:28 7.1

drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4 2009-06-01 12:28 7.1_64

root@MacBook_Solaris:/usr/lib/vmware-tools/configurator/XOrg#

I also attached a screenshot.

As you can see the directory "/usr/lib/vmware-tools/configurator/XOrg/7.4" is missing (probably because the X.Org version is too new).

Is there a more current version of VMware Tools which includes the support for XOrg 7.4 version?

Niels

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LuvableMarmot
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I'm having the same issue, using Version e.x.p (169060)

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mauricev
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To workaround this, make a symlink

ln -s /usr/lib/vmware-tools/configurator/XOrg/7.1 /usr/lib/vmware-tools/configurator/XOrg/7.4

(For x64, use the 7.1_x64 directory.)

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bewst
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Taht workaround makes the installation complete, but doesn't seem to get me any of the Xorg features of vmware tools, e.g. mouse integration, resolution fit, etc.

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Gen__K__Whale
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Yes, I also see that the workaround proposed above does make the failure message go away, but the vmware tools don't work at all. The vmware-user process does run when I log in, but none of the features work, as far as I can tell.

When I log into my desktop GUI on the Solaris box, I can see that vmware-guestd-binary and vmware-memctld are running, but not vmware-user. If I manually start vmware-user it complains:

vmware-user: failed to load vmblock

vmware-user: failed to start vmblock

...and then proceeds to do nothing.

Any other ideas how to fix this?

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bewst
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dorofeev
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Please provide messages printed by the Solaris kernel when vmblock driver fails to load.

(bug 427212 was filed for this)<!EndFragment>

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rosstimson
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I have this problem as well. I see there was a bug filed for this, is there anyway to be notified when this is fixed and a new compatible version is available?

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rjm
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Any update on a bug fix for opensolaris vmware tools install?

Unable to copy the source file

/usr/lib/vmware-tools/configurator/XOrg/7.4/vmware_drv.so to the destination

file /usr/X11/lib/modules/drivers/vmware_drv.so.

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rjm
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Any update on a bug fix for opensolaris vmware tools install?

Unable to copy the source file

/usr/lib/vmware-tools/configurator/XOrg/7.4/vmware_drv.so to the destination

file /usr/X11/lib/modules/drivers/vmware_drv.so.

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lmurbina
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I have the same issue... any updates on this?

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bodger
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I have this issue as well. There are drivers for XOrg up to 7.5 for Linux, so it should just be a recompile of the updated vmware_drv and vmmouse_drv for Opensolaris.

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Owyn
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Bump.

5 months later, this is still an issue... Just installed an opensolaris 10 guest on VMware Fusion 3 and the vmware tools will not install due to this.

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Scissor
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What about trying the "Open Virtual Machine Tools" as a workaround? Their latest release was a month ago and supposedly supports solaris...Haven't tried it myself though.

http://open-vm-tools.sourceforge.net/

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bewst
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I switched to VirtualBox and haven't looked back since.

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melo
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Lack of proper support for OpenSolaris guest is holding back me from upgrading my vmware licenses. It should not require great effort to maintain vmware tools for opensolaris since the interfaces are stable (much more so than in e.g. Linux) and major releases come (predictably) twice a year.

I will wait until OpenSolaris 2010.02/03 comes out and if there is no progress by then, I will have to investigate other virtualization options.

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R2AD
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I just started using Open Solaris and ran into this and have made some progress. I did use the latest version of beta Workstation (new player would work too) to ensure that I got the latest iso files for the VMware Tools files. This is what I have in the XOrg directory (copy/pasted from OpenSolaris):

sysadmin@gf1:/usr/lib/vmware-tools/configurator/XOrg# ls -la /usr/lib/vmware-tools/configurator/XOrg total 19 drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 7 Apr 9 03:25 . drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 5 Apr 8 22:10 .. drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4 Apr 8 22:10 6.8.x drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4 Apr 8 22:10 7.0 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4 Apr 8 22:10 7.1 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4 Apr 8 22:10 7.1_64 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 43 Apr 8 22:10 7.4 -&gt; /usr/lib/vmware-tools/configurator/XOrg/7.1

After rebooting and after logging in, the mouse nicely moved in and out of the VM and copy/paste of text works. However I noticed that Drag/Drop for files was not working. So I ran this command and it now works only until the next time the box is rebooted:

rm -rf /var/run/vmblock ln -s /tmp/VMwareDnD /var/run/vmblock

Hope this helps.

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noergelberni
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Just upgraded to vmware fusion 3.0.2 and ran into the same problem. It looks like this one year old OS version is still not supported.

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