mapryan
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VMWare player won't start and no errors

Hi,

I'm running Suse Linux 10.1 (2.6.22.17-0.1 kernel) 64 bit. VMware-player has been working fine, but I rebooted over the weekend and it's completely stopped working. When I try to start it, it just does without any kind of error message. I've got a feeling that it maybe something slese I've installed, but without any kind of error it's difficult to know where to start. Does anyone know of any kind of tools I can use to verify where or what the problem might be? I've also tried re-installing the RPM

This is what I get when I try to start it up:

  1. vmplayer

Logging to /tmp/vmware-root/setup-5520.log

(vmware-modconfig:5520): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "clearlooks",

filename: /lib/modules/2.6.22.17-0.1-default/misc/vmmon.ko

author: VMware, Inc.

description: VMware Virtual Machine Monitor.

license: GPL v2

vermagic: 2.6.22.17-0.1-default SMP mod_unload

depends:

srcversion: 96CBF0250D0FB3F01BFBFFC

filename: /lib/modules/2.6.22.17-0.1-default/misc/vmnet.ko

author: VMware, Inc.

description: VMware Virtual Networking Driver.

license: GPL v2

vermagic: 2.6.22.17-0.1-default SMP mod_unload

depends:

srcversion: 6B003CA83CD311898EEFEFB

filename: /lib/modules/2.6.22.17-0.1-default/misc/vmblock.ko

author: VMware, Inc.

description: VMware Blocking File System

license: GPL v2

version: 1.1.2.0

vermagic: 2.6.22.17-0.1-default SMP mod_unload

depends:

srcversion: 768B08090715A2D8C721BF3

parm: root:The directory the file system redirects to. (charp)

filename: /lib/modules/2.6.22.17-0.1-default/misc/vmci.ko

author: VMware, Inc.

description: VMware Virtual Machine Communication Interface (VMCI).

license: GPL v2

vermagic: 2.6.22.17-0.1-default SMP mod_unload

depends:

srcversion: F400DF976CFE388EBC1A0A2

filename: /lib/modules/2.6.22.17-0.1-default/misc/vsock.ko

author: VMware, Inc.

description: VMware Virtual Socket Family

version: 1.0.0.0

license: GPL v2

vermagic: 2.6.22.17-0.1-default SMP mod_unload

depends: vmci

srcversion: EC2E0BE1F6FB039D1109ADB

filename: /lib/modules/2.6.22.17-0.1-default/misc/vmmon.ko

author: VMware, Inc.

description: VMware Virtual Machine Monitor.

license: GPL v2

vermagic: 2.6.22.17-0.1-default SMP mod_unload

depends:

srcversion: 96CBF0250D0FB3F01BFBFFC

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The logfile is also similarly unhelpful:

Nov 03 07:47:17.836: app| Log for VMware Workstation pid=5520 version=6.5.0 build=build-118166 option=Release

Nov 03 07:47:17.836: app| Host codepage=UTF-8 encoding=UTF-8

Nov 03 07:47:17.836: app| Logging to /tmp/vmware-root/setup-5520.log

The vmware service appears to have started without error, and the following modules have been loaded

mnet 78276 13

vmblock 33480 3

vmci 68656 0

vmmon 88656 0

Thanks in advance for any help

Kind Regards

Mike

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mapryan
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Found the solution here:

http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-260213.html

I changed the version of libdbus as I was trying to get Java going with Firefox. To get this to work I did the following:

export LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib64/libdbus-1.so.3:$LD_PRELOAD ; /usr/bin/vmplayer /vm/MY-WS/MY-WS.vmx

Cheers

Mike

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