aaronharrison
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Autofit Guest Not Working Fedora 9

Hi

I have a Fedora 9 VM in which I've installed VMware tools, but the autofit guest function doesn't work...

Using my extremely rudimentary Linux skills, I've figured out that there is an extra vmware-user process running. The process that launches when I log in seems unhappy, in that the process ID changes regularly. If it then kill the oldest process, autofit immediately springs to life.

So - question is: what launches the first process, and how can I prevent that from happening?

Thanks All

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mbogdanovFSU
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After my upgrade to 7.1.4 build-385536, I too am having this problem on Ubuntu 10.10

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AWo
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Please post the output from "ps -e | grep vm" and "lsmod | grep vm".

AWo

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mbogdanovFSU
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Thanks for your response:

mbogdanov@localhost:~$ ps -e | grep vm
  491 ?        00:00:00 vmmemctl
1421 ?        00:00:12 vmtoolsd
1675 ?        00:00:20 vmware-user-loa
mbogdanov@localhost:~$ lsmod | grep vm
vmblock                12995  1
vmhgfs                 56887  0
vmware_balloon          4799  0
vmci                   31639  1 vsock
vmxnet                 18712  0
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AWo
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Have you tried to set the start of the VMware Tools to a later point? Increasing the script number of the init start script.

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mbogdanovFSU
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I did and it did not make a difference, but the following commands fixed it:

> sudo apt-get remove xserver-xorg-video-vmware
> sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-vmware
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