VM crashes with signal 11


    I am running VMware Player with Linux host (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit with all latest patches applied) and several VMs such as Trusty alpha and Saucy, Windows 7 and XP.

    I happened to receive an unexpected crash today that says:

VMware Player unrecoverable error: (mks)

Unexpected signal: 11.

A log file is available in "/home/vmware/Ubuntu-14.04-alpha/vmware.log". 

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    when I power on the VM.

    Related log file is attached.

    This error happens on multiple (=another) VMs with same error message. Are anyone have any solutions ?

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Self solved.

The cause of this problem may be a confused behavior of graphic driver, namely fglrx. By uninstalling fglrx and related packages (and rebooting), everything is now going very fine. Of course, I can use VMware Player with no problem.

    sudo apt-get uninstall --purge fglrx fglrx-updates fglrx-amdcccle

I suppose Ubuntu team may spread problematical updates in a few days relating to ATI proprietary driver. It affects desktop Unity integration as well as VMware, and all things are now going normal.

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A temporary workaround not involving uninstalling packages or rebooting is to:

1) open vmplayer

2) go to "virtual machine" in the menu bar

3) click on virtual machine settings

4) uncheck the box to use 3D graphics

5) start the virtual machine


Solved on a Windows Server 2k8 R2 in ESXi 6.0:

-uninstall a unknown device;
-uninstall vmwaretools;

-install vmwaretools.

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