fabio_mm
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VMWare Player doesn't start any VM on Ubuntu

Hi all,

after a reboot my VMWare Player doesn't start up any VM.

Launching vmplayer my-machine.vmx from bash it opens VMWare Player GUI but it remains black and not responding.

I must killall vmware-vmx and vmware-player to stop it.

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 with 2.6.32-33-generic-pae 32bit.

I think the error is this:

*** glibc detected *** /usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx: free(): invalid next size (normal): 0x0a1af1a8 ***

How to solve it?

Thanks in advice.

user@ibmserver:~/vmware/vm-evangelion$ vmplayer vm-evangelion.vmx
Logging to /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/setup-14313.log
filename:       /lib/modules/2.6.32-33-generic-pae/misc/vmmon.ko
supported:      external
license:        GPL v2
description:    VMware Virtual Machine Monitor.
author:         VMware, Inc.
srcversion:     E3E1CF871CA4C3D90799510
depends:        
vermagic:       2.6.32-33-generic-pae SMP mod_unload modversions 586TSC 
filename:       /lib/modules/2.6.32-33-generic-pae/misc/vmnet.ko
supported:      external
license:        GPL v2
description:    VMware Virtual Networking Driver.
author:         VMware, Inc.
srcversion:     D36A7ECC85CB55BAAA00790
depends:        
vermagic:       2.6.32-33-generic-pae SMP mod_unload modversions 586TSC 
filename:       /lib/modules/2.6.32-33-generic-pae/misc/vmblock.ko
supported:      external
version:        1.1.2.0
license:        GPL v2
description:    VMware Blocking File System
author:         VMware, Inc.
srcversion:     400149ED038D22A87322D56
depends:        
vermagic:       2.6.32-33-generic-pae SMP mod_unload modversions 586TSC 
parm:           root:The directory the file system redirects to. (charp)
filename:       /lib/modules/2.6.32-33-generic-pae/misc/vmci.ko
supported:      external
license:        GPL v2
description:    VMware Virtual Machine Communication Interface (VMCI).
author:         VMware, Inc.
srcversion:     A332EC5BECB386E33233230
depends:        
vermagic:       2.6.32-33-generic-pae SMP mod_unload modversions 586TSC 
filename:       /lib/modules/2.6.32-33-generic-pae/misc/vsock.ko
supported:      external
license:        GPL v2
version:        1.0.0.0
description:    VMware Virtual Socket Family
author:         VMware, Inc.
srcversion:     C676DD590C289C975A34E88
depends:        vmci
vermagic:       2.6.32-33-generic-pae SMP mod_unload modversions 586TSC 
filename:       /lib/modules/2.6.32-33-generic-pae/misc/vmmon.ko
supported:      external
license:        GPL v2
description:    VMware Virtual Machine Monitor.
author:         VMware, Inc.
srcversion:     E3E1CF871CA4C3D90799510
depends:        
vermagic:       2.6.32-33-generic-pae SMP mod_unload modversions 586TSC 
*** glibc detected *** /usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx: free(): invalid next size (normal): 0x0a1af1a8 ***
======= Backtrace: =========
/lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(+0x6b591)[0xb7506591]
/lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(+0x6cde8)[0xb7507de8]
/lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(cfree+0x6d)[0xb750aecd]
/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx[0x836e0d7]
/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx[0x836e19c]
/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx[0x8147e29]
/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx[0x84066af]
/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx[0x82a07f8]
/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx[0x82aa950]
/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx[0x8493875]
/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx[0x83fa3b4]
/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx[0x840838b]
/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx[0x829d9d3]
/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx[0x807bd05]
/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx[0x824ee68]
/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx[0x811ed19]
/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx[0x811f48d]
/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx[0x8290769]
/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx[0x829d89e]
/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx[0x80ca258]
/lib/tls/i686/cmov/libpthread.so.0(+0x596e)[0xb776396e]
/lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(clone+0x5e)[0xb7568a4e]
======= Memory map: ========
08048000-08690000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 3705428    /usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx
08690000-086aa000 rwxp 00648000 08:02 3705428    /usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx
086aa000-0899e000 rwxp 00000000 00:00 0 
09eeb000-0a1d5000 rwxp 00000000 00:00 0          [heap]
b5700000-b5721000 rwxp 00000000 00:00 0 
b5721000-b5800000 ---p 00000000 00:00 0 
b58ed000-b58ee000 ---p 00000000 00:00 0 
b58ee000-b59ee000 rwxp 00000000 00:00 0 
b59ee000-b59ef000 rwxs 00c62000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b59ef000-b59f0000 rwxs 00c61000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b59f0000-b59f8000 rwxs 00c59000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b59f8000-b59f9000 rwxs 00c58000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b59f9000-b59fa000 rwxs 00c57000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b59fa000-b59fe000 rwxs 00c53000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b59fe000-b59ff000 rwxs 00c52000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b59ff000-b5a00000 rwxs 00c51000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b5a00000-b5a01000 rwxs 00c50000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b5a01000-b5a02000 rwxs 00c4f000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b5a02000-b5a03000 rwxs 00c4e000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b5a03000-b5d03000 rwxs 0094e000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b5d03000-b5d43000 rwxs 0090e000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b5d43000-b5d44000 rwxs 0090d000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b5d44000-b5d45000 rwxs 0090c000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b5d45000-b5d46000 rwxs 0090b000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b5d46000-b5d47000 rwxs 0090a000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b5d47000-b5d4f000 rwxs 00902000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b5d4f000-b5d57000 rwxs 008fa000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b5d57000-b5d58000 rwxs 008f9000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b5d58000-b5d59000 rwxs 008f8000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b5d59000-b5d5a000 rwxs 008f7000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b5d5a000-b5d5b000 rwxs 008f6000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b5d5b000-b5ddb000 rwxs 00876000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b5ddb000-b5fdb000 rwxs 00676000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b5fdb000-b605b000 rwxs 005f6000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b605b000-b6187000 rwxs 00000000 00:04 2031635    /SYSV00000000 (deleted)
b6187000-b618f000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 3519703    /usr/lib/libXcursor.so.1.0.2
b618f000-b6190000 r-xp 00007000 08:02 3519703    /usr/lib/libXcursor.so.1.0.2
b6190000-b6191000 rwxp 00008000 08:02 3519703    /usr/lib/libXcursor.so.1.0.2
b619d000-b619e000 ---p 00000000 00:00 0 
b619e000-b629e000 rwxp 00000000 00:00 0 
b629e000-b669e000 rwxs 001f4000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b669e000-b679e000 rwxs 000f4000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b679e000-b6846000 rwxs 00043000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b68db000-b68df000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 3519699    /usr/lib/libXfixes.so.3.1.0
b68df000-b68e0000 r-xp 00003000 08:02 3519699    /usr/lib/libXfixes.so.3.1.0
b68e0000-b68e1000 rwxp 00004000 08:02 3519699    /usr/lib/libXfixes.so.3.1.0
b68e1000-b68e2000 rwxs 00042000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b68e2000-b68e5000 rwxs 00000000 00:05 40606      /dev/vmmon
b68e5000-b6904000 rwxs 00023000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b6904000-b6905000 rwxs 00022000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b6905000-b6906000 rwxs 00021000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b6906000-b6907000 rwxs 00020000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b6907000-b6908000 rwxs 0001f000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b6908000-b6909000 rwxs 0001e000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b6909000-b690a000 rwxs 0001d000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b690a000-b690b000 rwxs 0001c000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b690b000-b690c000 rwxs 0001b000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b690c000-b690d000 rwxs 0001a000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b690d000-b6911000 rwxs 00016000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b6911000-b6927000 rwxs 00000000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b6982000-b699f000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 1433655    /lib/libgcc_s.so.1
b699f000-b69a0000 r-xp 0001c000 08:02 1433655    /lib/libgcc_s.so.1
b69a0000-b69a1000 rwxp 0001d000 08:02 1433655    /lib/libgcc_s.so.1
b69ad000-b69ae000 ---p 00000000 00:00 0 
b69ae000-b6bae000 rwxp 00000000 00:00 0 
b6bae000-b6bb2000 rwxs 00e6c000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b6bb2000-b6bb3000 rwxs 00e6b000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b6bb3000-b6bb9000 rwxs 00e65000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b6bb9000-b6bbb000 rwxs 00e63000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b6bbb000-b6dbb000 rwxs 00c63000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b6dbb000-b6dc5000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 1434856    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libnss_files-2.11.1.so
b6dc5000-b6dc6000 r-xp 00009000 08:02 1434856    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libnss_files-2.11.1.so
b6dc6000-b6dc7000 rwxp 0000a000 08:02 1434856    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libnss_files-2.11.1.so
b6dc7000-b6dcf000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 1434862    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libnss_nis-2.11.1.so
b6dcf000-b6dd0000 r-xp 00007000 08:02 1434862    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libnss_nis-2.11.1.so
b6dd0000-b6dd1000 rwxp 00008000 08:02 1434862    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libnss_nis-2.11.1.so
b6dd1000-b6de4000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 1434850    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libnsl-2.11.1.so
b6de4000-b6de5000 r-xp 00012000 08:02 1434850    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libnsl-2.11.1.so
b6de5000-b6de6000 rwxp 00013000 08:02 1434850    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libnsl-2.11.1.so
b6de6000-b6de8000 rwxp 00000000 00:00 0 
b6de8000-b6dee000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 1434852    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libnss_compat-2.11.1.so
b6dee000-b6def000 r-xp 00006000 08:02 1434852    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libnss_compat-2.11.1.so
b6def000-b6df0000 rwxp 00007000 08:02 1434852    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libnss_compat-2.11.1.so
b6df0000-b6df3000 rwxs 00e71000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b6df3000-b6df4000 rwxs 00000000 00:05 40606      /dev/vmmon
b6df4000-b6df5000 rwxs 00e70000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b6df5000-b6df6000 rwxs 005f5000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b6df6000-b6df7000 rwxs 005f4000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b6df7000-b6df8000 rwxs 000f3000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b6df8000-b6df9000 rwxs 000f2000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b6df9000-b6dfa000 rwxs 000f1000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b6dfa000-b6dfb000 rwxs 000f0000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b6dfb000-b6dfc000 rwxs 000ef000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b6dfc000-b6e3c000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 3866893    /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libssl.so.0.9.8/libssl.so.0.9.8
b6e3c000-b6e40000 rwxp 0003f000 08:02 3866893    /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libssl.so.0.9.8/libssl.so.0.9.8
b6e40000-b6f68000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 3866858    /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libcrypto.so.0.9.8/libcrypto.so.0.9.8
b6f68000-b6f7e000 rwxp 00127000 08:02 3866858    /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libcrypto.so.0.9.8/libcrypto.so.0.9.8
b6f7e000-b6f81000 rwxp 00000000 00:00 0 
b6f81000-b7453000 r-xs 00000000 08:02 3874896    /usr/lib/vmware/icu/icudt38l.dat
b7453000-b7476000 rwxp 00000000 00:00 0 
b7476000-b747a000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 3518676    /usr/lib/libXdmcp.so.6.0.0
b747a000-b747b000 r-xp 00003000 08:02 3518676    /usr/lib/libXdmcp.so.6.0.0
b747b000-b747c000 rwxp 00004000 08:02 3518676    /usr/lib/libXdmcp.so.6.0.0
b747c000-b747d000 rwxp 00000000 00:00 0 
b747d000-b747f000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 3518674    /usr/lib/libXau.so.6.0.0
b747f000-b7480000 r-xp 00001000 08:02 3518674    /usr/lib/libXau.so.6.0.0
b7480000-b7481000 rwxp 00002000 08:02 3518674    /usr/lib/libXau.so.6.0.0
b7481000-b7499000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 3518678    /usr/lib/libxcb.so.1.1.0
b7499000-b749a000 r-xp 00017000 08:02 3518678    /usr/lib/libxcb.so.1.1.0
b749a000-b749b000 rwxp 00018000 08:02 3518678    /usr/lib/libxcb.so.1.1.0
b749b000-b75ee000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 1434770    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc-2.11.1.so
b75ee000-b75ef000 ---p 00153000 08:02 1434770    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc-2.11.1.so
b75ef000-b75f1000 r-xp 00153000 08:02 1434770    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc-2.11.1.so
b75f1000-b75f2000 rwxp 00155000 08:02 1434770    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc-2.11.1.so
b75f2000-b75f5000 rwxp 00000000 00:00 0 
b75f5000-b7608000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 1433846    /lib/libz.so.1.2.3.3
b7608000-b7609000 r-xp 00012000 08:02 1433846    /lib/libz.so.1.2.3.3
b7609000-b760a000 rwxp 00013000 08:02 1433846    /lib/libz.so.1.2.3.3
b760a000-b7616000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 3519707    /usr/lib/libXi.so.6.1.0
b7616000-b7617000 r-xp 0000c000 08:02 3519707    /usr/lib/libXi.so.6.1.0
b7617000-b7618000 rwxp 0000d000 08:02 3519707    /usr/lib/libXi.so.6.1.0
b7618000-b7619000 rwxp 00000000 00:00 0 
b7619000-b7621000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 3519651    /usr/lib/libXrender.so.1.3.0
b7621000-b7622000 r-xp 00007000 08:02 3519651    /usr/lib/libXrender.so.1.3.0
b7622000-b7623000 rwxp 00008000 08:02 3519651    /usr/lib/libXrender.so.1.3.0
b7623000-b7629000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 3519711    /usr/lib/libXrandr.so.2.2.0
b7629000-b762a000 r-xp 00005000 08:02 3519711    /usr/lib/libXrandr.so.2.2.0
b762a000-b762b000 rwxp 00006000 08:02 3519711    /usr/lib/libXrandr.so.2.2.0
b762b000-b7639000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 3518682    /usr/lib/libXext.so.6.4.0
b7639000-b763a000 r-xp 0000d000 08:02 3518682    /usr/lib/libXext.so.6.4.0
b763a000-b763b000 rwxp 0000e000 08:02 3518682    /usr/lib/libXext.so.6.4.0
b763b000-b763f000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 3520046    /usr/lib/libXtst.so.6.1.0
b763f000-b7640000 r-xp 00003000 08:02 3520046    /usr/lib/libXtst.so.6.1.0
b7640000-b7641000 rwxp 00004000 08:02 3520046    /usr/lib/libXtst.so.6.1.0
b7641000-b775a000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 3518680    /usr/lib/libX11.so.6.3.0
b775a000-b775b000 r-xp 00118000 08:02 3518680    /usr/lib/libX11.so.6.3.0
b775b000-b775d000 rwxp 00119000 08:02 3518680    /usr/lib/libX11.so.6.3.0
b775d000-b775e000 rwxp 00000000 00:00 0 
b775e000-b7773000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 1434872    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libpthread-2.11.1.so
b7773000-b7774000 r-xp 00014000 08:02 1434872    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libpthread-2.11.1.so
b7774000-b7775000 rwxp 00015000 08:02 1434872    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libpthread-2.11.1.so
b7775000-b7778000 rwxp 00000000 00:00 0 
b7778000-b777a000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 1434776    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libdl-2.11.1.so
b777a000-b777b000 r-xp 00001000 08:02 1434776    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libdl-2.11.1.so
b777b000-b777c000 rwxp 00002000 08:02 1434776    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libdl-2.11.1.so
b777c000-b77a0000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 1434786    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libm-2.11.1.so
b77a0000-b77a1000 r-xp 00023000 08:02 1434786    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libm-2.11.1.so
b77a1000-b77a2000 rwxp 00024000 08:02 1434786    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libm-2.11.1.so
b77a2000-b77a3000 rwxs 000ee000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b77a3000-b77a4000 rwxs 000ed000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b77a4000-b77a6000 rwxs 000eb000 08:02 1269865    /tmp/vmware-ibmserver/ram0 (deleted)
b77a6000-b77a7000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 3541024    /usr/lib/locale/it_IT.utf8/LC_MESSAGES/SYS_LC_MESSAGES
b77a7000-b77ae000 r-xs 00000000 08:02 3521053    /usr/lib/gconv/gconv-modules.cache
b77ae000-b77b0000 rwxp 00000000 00:00 0 
b77b0000-b77b1000 r-xp 00000000 00:00 0          [vdso]
b77b1000-b77cc000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 1433657    /lib/ld-2.11.1.so
b77cc000-b77cd000 r-xp 0001a000 08:02 1433657    /lib/ld-2.11.1.so
b77cd000-b77ce000 rwxp 0001b000 08:02 1433657    /lib/ld-2.11.1.so
bf7d5000-bf81c000 rwxp 00000000 00:00 0          [stack]
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osde_info
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

have you updated your kernel since installing vmware player ? try a uninstall and reinstall of vmware player

regards clive http://vizz.info
fabio_mm
Contributor
Contributor

No updates or changes, just a system reboot and... the crash!

I've just do something to try to solve it in this order:

1) I updated VMWPlayer 3.1.0 to 3.1.4.

2) I've created a blank VM, but it also fails to start up

3) I've already removed and re-installed vmware-player without keeping configuration files.

4) I ran an apt-get upgrade

5) I ran an apt-get dist-upgrade - here there was a kernel update

6) trying to export "VMWARE_USE_SHIPPED_GTK=force vmware"

Nothing 😞

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