JeZLee
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*Ubuntu 18.04 Host/Win 10 Guest-Host Freezes On Guest Shutdown???

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Hi,

Running current non-beta VMWare Workstation Player

on a Kubuntu 18.04 64Bit L.T.S. Linux host

with a genuine Windows 10 Pro 64Bit guest.

Have a SEVERE issue with VMWare Workstation Player:

When I shutdown or reboot the Win 10 guest

my Linux host freezes and I am forced to do a hard reset?

I've checked my desktop hardware and it's not that.

I've also checked the Win 10 guest on another desktop and the problem is there too.

I've been using this Win 10 guest for over a year without issues.

Any help would be appreciated as I use the Win 10 guest often...

Thanks!

Jesse

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JeZLee
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Hi,

Running the following script fixes above issue:

(just change the directories)

Running the script will launch VMWare Player on Linux host.

It seems to fix the shutdown issues with Win 10 guest.

Not my code, found on the Internet...

#!/bin/sh

#export VMWARE_USE_SHIPPED_LIBS=force

mount |grep "/home/jlp/vmware on /home/jlp/vmware" > /dev/null

if [[ $? -ne 0 ]]; then

  sudo mount -o multithreaded -t fuse.bindfs /home/jlp/vmware /home/jlp/vmware > /dev/null

  if [[ $? -ne 0 ]]; then

    echo "Bindfs mount failed. Please check if bindfs is correctly installed."

    exit 1

  fi

fi

vmplayer "$@"

sudo umount /home/jlp/vmware > /dev/null

exit 0

Thanks!

Jesse

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JeZLee
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Hi Again,

If the mouse does not have focus in virtual machine

then the machine eventually closes on shutdown.

If the mouse does have focus in virtual machine

then my entire computer locks up and I have to do a hard reset.

Been using VMWare Player for years and never had this issue before.

I am running Kubuntu 18.04 64Bit L.T.S. Linux as a host

with Linux Kernel version 4.15.0-23-generic.

Hope this is fixed soon!

Jesse

JeZLee
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Hi,

Running the following script fixes above issue:

(just change the directories)

Running the script will launch VMWare Player on Linux host.

It seems to fix the shutdown issues with Win 10 guest.

Not my code, found on the Internet...

#!/bin/sh

#export VMWARE_USE_SHIPPED_LIBS=force

mount |grep "/home/jlp/vmware on /home/jlp/vmware" > /dev/null

if [[ $? -ne 0 ]]; then

  sudo mount -o multithreaded -t fuse.bindfs /home/jlp/vmware /home/jlp/vmware > /dev/null

  if [[ $? -ne 0 ]]; then

    echo "Bindfs mount failed. Please check if bindfs is correctly installed."

    exit 1

  fi

fi

vmplayer "$@"

sudo umount /home/jlp/vmware > /dev/null

exit 0

Thanks!

Jesse

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stevegtripp
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Just wondering if there are any other fixes.  I've run into the same issue with Linux Mint and Workstation 14 on a 7th Gen Core i5.  Also had very similar issue with Linux Mint 18.3 and Workstation 12 on an AMD pre-Ryzen.

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chadwixk
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JeZLee​ sorry for the noob question, but which folder should this be in? In your script, you have home/<your_user_name>/vmware, correct? I don't have a vmware file or folder under /home/<my_user_name>.

I tried making it: /usr/bin/vmware, but I get the error:

Failed to resolve source directory `/usr/bin/vmware': No such file or directory

Bindfs mount failed.

Thanks in advance!

Chad

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danielrosehill
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Having the same issue under Ubuntu 19.10 (+LXDE) as host. Script isn't calling my Windows 10 VM. VM Workstation Player 15.

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danielrosehill
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You have a VM setup in workstation player?

If so then yes your machines should be autopopulating folders within ~/vmware

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HoangLe1
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My setup I'm running Ubuntu 20.10 as the host machine. Windows 10 20H2 as the VM guest. I had issues shutting down and freezes my host machine. Stuck at the screen shutting down. I had to power off the VM Guest, go to settings for that VM guest, disable 3d acceleration under display, under the processor, enable all 3 virtualization technologies. 

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