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Hi,

I'm using VMWare player 3.1.4.

I have a Ubunto 11.04 machine on which I'm trying to install VMWare tools.

Yet, the download process always stops with an error : "unrecognized data on the update server (4007). Try again later ..."

I've tried to download from two different pcs and two different networks.

Any idea?

Thanks

Jonathan

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Try disabling web update by going to Preferences>Uncheck "Check the web for updates on startup"

You may want to uninstall and reinstall vmware player.

Also you can get the tools using Apt-get instead of through the player interface. Check out this page:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VMware/Tools

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#install kernel headers so modules will work
#needed this on a 10.04 guest running in a Fusion 3 host
apt-get install linux-headers-virtual

# install kernel modules
apt-get install --no-install-recommends open-vm-dkms

# EITHER: install tools for an xorg install
apt-get install open-vm-tools
# OR: a headless install
apt-get install --no-install-recommends open-vm-tools
Set-Annotation -CustomAttribute "The Impossible" -Value "Done and that makes us mighty"

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Try disabling web update by going to Preferences>Uncheck "Check the web for updates on startup"

You may want to uninstall and reinstall vmware player.

Also you can get the tools using Apt-get instead of through the player interface. Check out this page:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VMware/Tools

---------------------

#install kernel headers so modules will work
#needed this on a 10.04 guest running in a Fusion 3 host
apt-get install linux-headers-virtual

# install kernel modules
apt-get install --no-install-recommends open-vm-dkms

# EITHER: install tools for an xorg install
apt-get install open-vm-tools
# OR: a headless install
apt-get install --no-install-recommends open-vm-tools
Set-Annotation -CustomAttribute "The Impossible" -Value "Done and that makes us mighty"

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