since two or three weeks I have a big problem:
I have updated my machine with actual fixes using yum. There was >50 packages updated also GTK packages.
Fedora 7 kernel - 188.8.131.52-88.fc7
I could used vmplayer befor but since this day the player will not start (vmware-config run successful) with this error message:
"kay ~]$ vmplayer
/usr/share/themes/Clearlooks/gtk-2.0/gtkrc:62: error: unexpected identifier `animation', expected character `}'
terminate called after throwing an instance of 'Gtk::IconThemeError'
I search on the net and also in this forum and found this: http://communities.vmware.com/thread/104553
The solution on this: (1) "VMWARE_USE_SHIPPED_GTK=no vmplayer" or
(2)"VMWARE_USE_SHIPPED_GTK=no vmplayer" but nothing will help.
With (1) I get the error : "terminate called after throwing an instance of 'Gtk::IconThemeError'"
With (2) I get the error:
"/usr/share/themes/Clearlooks/gtk-2.0/gtkrc:62: error: unexpected
identifier `animation', expected character `}'
terminate called after throwing an instance of 'Gtk::IconThemeError'"
I try to find the packages which was updated and installed the old - but on the 10th package I stoped full frustrated.
Then I installed old vmplayer erlier as 2.0.4 but with the same result.
Then I installed vmware server 2.0.0 - this runs but the necessary
parallel port will not work. arg
So go back to vmplayer - but I'm don't can fix the problem.
Have anyone an idea or can vmware support help? I tink it is a bug on vmplayer !?
I just happened to have the same problem with VMWare Workstation 6.0.4. I earlier figured that the problem was related to the user's home folder so I started to rename every hidden file and folder inside my home folder to "name.old" and tried again. I finished with a folder named ".local" which was apparently created by the "SAP GUI for java" installer. I'm not exactly sure which item inside this folder is responsible for the problem, so I kicked it anyway. The error message is gone and I'm happy again ;o)
The folder contains some icon stuff in a structure like you expect it in /usr/share/... Probably a subfolder ".local" stored inside your home folder makes other programs like VMWare believe it can find all theme related information there instead of looking in /usr/...
thank you very much for your answer!
I'm also removed this dir but it doesn't solve my problem. How ever I try to install vmplayer on a fresh installed Fedora 9 system and it works. So I think I have a problem with my machines GNOME and prior I search for the problem the next weeks, I will install my machine with Fedora 9.