virtualmess
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Can't start the Network Editor and receive a a 'Virtual ethernet=failed" message when recompiling

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Hi,

I'm having this weird error -that I never had when running VMWare in Windows XP- in VMWare 6.5 Linux on Kubuntu 9.04 that can't open the Network Editor, just after I type my user password in the gksudo window the network editor crash and refuse to launch. I'm having this issue in a clean Kubuntu 9.04 installation with all patchs with 2.6.28-15-generic kernel.

Any help welcomed

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KevinG
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Try starting Workstation from the command line using the following syntax to see if you still have the issue

VMWARE_USE_SHIPPED_GTK=force vmware

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KevinG
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When you start VMware Workstation, the "Help" menu will tell you the location of the UI log file.

Make note of the location and name, since the name changes with each new start up of the application.

Post the UI log file after you reproduce the issue

virtualmess
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Hi Kevin, thank you for your quick and kind reply.

This is the dump you requested:

Sep 09 18:08:11.637: vmui| Log for VMware Workstation pid=22777 version=6.5.3 build=build-185404 option=Release

Sep 09 18:08:11.637: vmui| Host codepage=UTF-8 encoding=UTF-8

sep 09 18:08:11.662: vmui| LOCALE es_AR.UTF-8 -> NULL

sep 09 18:08:11.797: vmui| Using log file /tmp/vmware-surfinmdq/ui-22777.log

sep 09 18:08:11.813: vmui| HAL05LoadHALLibraries: dlopened libhal.so.1.

sep 09 18:08:11.813: vmui| HAL05LoadHalLibraries: dlopened libdbus-1.so.3.

sep 09 18:08:11.814: vmui| HAL05LoadGlibLibrary: dlopened libdbus-glib-1.so.2.

sep 09 18:08:11.852: vmui| Unable to classify bus of cdrom: /dev/sr1 (/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/storage_model_DVDRW_LH_18A1P). Using SCSI.

sep 09 18:08:11.858: vmui| Unable to classify bus of cdrom: /dev/sr0 (/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/storage_model_CDDVDW_SH_S202J). Using SCSI.

sep 09 18:08:11.882: vmui| Unable to classify bus of disk: /dev/sdb (/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/storage_serial_SATA_WDC_WD6400AAKS__WD_WMASY7800639). Using SCSI.

sep 09 18:08:11.889: vmui| Unable to classify bus of disk: /dev/sda (/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/storage_serial_SATA_Maxtor_7L250S0_L5AF4AKG). Using SCSI.

sep 09 18:08:11.897: vmui| Unable to classify bus of disk: /dev/sdc (/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/storage_serial_SATA_HDS728080PLAT20_PFD202S2C3Z55G). Using SCSI.

sep 09 18:08:12.122: vmui| HAL05Init: HAL05 Initialized successfully.

sep 09 18:08:12.402: vmui| UUID: Unable to open /dev/mem: Permiso denegado

sep 09 18:08:12.402: vmui| UUID: Valid gethostid routine. Value = 7F0101.

sep 09 18:08:12.436: vmui| SMBIOS: can't open /dev/mem: Insufficient permissions to access the file

sep 09 18:08:12.436: vmui| VmhsHostInfoPopulateSystem: Could not get information from smbios to populate VMDB.

sep 09 18:08:12.436: vmui| UUID: Unable to open /dev/mem: Permiso denegado

sep 09 18:08:12.437: vmui| HOSTINFO: Seeing Intel CPU, numCoresPerCPU 1 numThreadsPerCore 1.

sep 09 18:08:12.437: vmui| HOSTINFO: This machine has 1 physical CPUS, 1 total cores, and 1 logical CPUs.

sep 09 18:08:12.654: vmui| System libcrypto.so.0.9.8 library is older than our library (90807F < 9080BF)

sep 09 18:08:12.958: vmui| Foundry Init: setting up global state (0 threads)

sep 09 18:08:12.958: vmui| Vix_InitializeGlobalState: Use Preference. vixLogLevel = 0

sep 09 18:08:12.958: vmui| Vix_InitializeGlobalState: vixDebugPanicOnVixAssert = 0

sep 09 18:08:12.958: vmui| Vix_InitializeGlobalState: vixLogRefcountOnFinalRelease = 0

sep 09 18:08:12.958: vmui| LOCALE es_AR.UTF-8 -> NULL

sep 09 18:08:12.958: vmui| VixHost_ConnectEx: version -1, hostType 3, hostName (null), hostPort 0, options 515

sep 09 18:08:13.029: vmui| readlink /var/run/vmware/586b324f4eb1db69194ec3c633ec1029: No such file or directory

sep 09 18:08:13.029: vmui| readlink /var/run/vmware/%2fhome%2fsurfinmdq%2fvmware%2fWindows%20XP%20Professional%2fWindows%20XP%20Professional%2evmx: No such file or directory

sep 09 18:08:13.029: vmui| readlink /var/run/vmware/586b324f4eb1db69194ec3c633ec1029: No such file or directory

sep 09 18:08:13.030: vmui| readlink /var/run/vmware/%2fhome%2fsurfinmdq%2fvmware%2fWindows%20XP%20Professional%2fWindows%20XP%20Professional%2evmx: No such file or directory

sep 09 18:08:13.030: vmui| readlink /var/run/vmware/494795ff61f419ca2462001aaa51637a: No such file or directory

sep 09 18:08:13.030: vmui| readlink /var/run/vmware/%2fhome%2fsurfinmdq%2fVMWare%2fWindows%20XP%20Professional%2fWindows%20XP%20Professional%2evmx: No such file or directory

sep 09 18:08:13.030: vmui| readlink /var/run/vmware/494795ff61f419ca2462001aaa51637a: No such file or directory

sep 09 18:08:13.030: vmui| readlink /var/run/vmware/%2fhome%2fsurfinmdq%2fVMWare%2fWindows%20XP%20Professional%2fWindows%20XP%20Professional%2evmx: No such file or directory

sep 09 18:08:13.031: vmui| readlink /var/run/vmware/586b324f4eb1db69194ec3c633ec1029: No such file or directory

sep 09 18:08:13.031: vmui| readlink /var/run/vmware/%2fhome%2fsurfinmdq%2fvmware%2fWindows%20XP%20Professional%2fWindows%20XP%20Professional%2evmx: No such file or directory

sep 09 18:08:13.031: vmui| readlink /var/run/vmware/494795ff61f419ca2462001aaa51637a: No such file or directory

sep 09 18:08:13.031: vmui| readlink /var/run/vmware/%2fhome%2fsurfinmdq%2fVMWare%2fWindows%20XP%20Professional%2fWindows%20XP%20Professional%2evmx: No such file or directory

sep 09 18:08:13.574: vmui| Printing loaded objects

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware loaded at 8048000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6 loaded at B7EEB000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libXau.so.6 loaded at B7EE7000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libXdmcp.so.6 loaded at B7EE2000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libXcursor.so.1 loaded at B7ED9000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libXrandr.so.2 loaded at B7ED1000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libXrender.so.1 loaded at B7EC7000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libpthread.so.0 loaded at B7EAD000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libX11.so.6 loaded at B7DBE000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libXext.so.6 loaded at B7DAE000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libXi.so.6 loaded at B7DA4000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libXinerama.so.1 loaded at B7DA1000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libexpat.so.0/libexpat.so.0 loaded at B7D81000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libfontconfig.so.1 loaded at B7D54000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libfreetype.so.6 loaded at B7CDD000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libXft.so.2 loaded at B7CC9000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0 loaded at B7C11000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libgmodule-2.0.so.0 loaded at B7C0B000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libgobject-2.0.so.0 loaded at B7BCD000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libgthread-2.0.so.0 loaded at B7BC7000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libatk-1.0.so.0 loaded at B7BAC000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libpango-1.0.so.0 loaded at B7B69000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libpangoft2-1.0.so.0 loaded at B7B3F000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libpangoxft-1.0.so.0 loaded at B7B37000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libpangox-1.0.so.0 loaded at B7B2A000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0 loaded at B7A9D000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0 loaded at B7A83000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 loaded at B76D1000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libsigc-2.0.so.0 loaded at B76CA000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libglibmm-2.4.so.1 loaded at B7673000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libglibmm_generate_extra_defs-2.4.so.1 loaded at B766D000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libatkmm-1.6.so.1/libatkmm-1.6.so.1 loaded at B762D000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libpangomm-1.4.so.1/libpangomm-1.4.so.1 loaded at B7604000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libgdkmm-2.4.so.1/libgdkmm-2.4.so.1 loaded at B75C1000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libgtkmm-2.4.so.1/libgtkmm-2.4.so.1 loaded at B72BF000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libart_lgpl_2.so.2 loaded at B72A8000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libxml2.so.2 loaded at B716C000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libglade-2.0.so.0 loaded at B7153000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libgnomecanvas-2.so.0 loaded at B7122000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libgnomecanvasmm-2.6.so.1/libgnomecanvasmm-2.6.so.1 loaded at B70E2000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/librsvg-2.so.2 loaded at B70AF000

sep 09 18:08:13.575: vmui| Object /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libview.so.2/libview.so.2 loaded at B7056000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libsexymm.so.2/libsexymm.so.2 loaded at B703D000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libsexy.so.2 loaded at B702E000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /lib/libz.so.1 loaded at B7018000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libpangocairo-1.0.so.0 loaded at B700C000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libcairo.so.2 loaded at B6F92000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libcairomm-1.0.so.1/libcairomm-1.0.so.1 loaded at B6F7B000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libXfixes.so.3 loaded at B6F76000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libpng12.so.0 loaded at B6F50000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libvmwarebase.so.0/libvmwarebase.so.0 loaded at B684D000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libvmwareui.so.0/libvmwareui.so.0 loaded at B5C19000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libgvmomi.so.0/libgvmomi.so.0 loaded at B589B000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /lib/libgcc_s.so.1 loaded at B588C000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6 loaded at B5729000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /lib/ld-linux.so.2 loaded at B7FF9000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libm.so.6 loaded at B5703000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libxcb.so.1 loaded at B56E9000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libdl.so.2 loaded at B56E4000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libexpat.so.1 loaded at B56BD000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /lib/libpcre.so.3 loaded at B568B000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /lib/tls/i686/cmov/librt.so.1 loaded at B5682000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libXcomposite.so.1 loaded at B567D000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libXdamage.so.1 loaded at B567A000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libgio-2.0.so.0 loaded at B560C000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libgailutil.so.18 loaded at B5603000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libgsf-1.so.114 loaded at B55CB000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libcroco-0.6.so.3 loaded at B5597000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libpixman-1.so.0 loaded at B5553000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libdirectfb-1.0.so.0 loaded at B54ED000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libfusion-1.0.so.0 loaded at B54E4000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libdirect-1.0.so.0 loaded at B54CF000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libxcb-render-util.so.0 loaded at B54CA000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libxcb-render.so.0 loaded at B54C1000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libcurl.so.4/libcurl.so.4 loaded at B547F000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /lib/libselinux.so.1 loaded at B5465000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /lib/libbz2.so.1.0 loaded at B5453000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /lib/i686/cmov/libssl.so.0.9.8 loaded at B540C000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /lib/i686/cmov/libcrypto.so.0.9.8 loaded at B52C0000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libnss_compat.so.2 loaded at B7FE6000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libnsl.so.1 loaded at B5288000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libnss_nis.so.2 loaded at B7FDB000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libnss_files.so.2 loaded at B527C000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /usr/lib/gconv/UTF-16.so loaded at B5115000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/engines/libqtcurve.so loaded at B50C3000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libhal.so.1 loaded at B5096000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /lib/libdbus-1.so.3 loaded at B505E000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libsmbios.so.2 loaded at B4FC8000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libdbus-glib-1.so.2 loaded at B4FAA000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libcrypto.so.0.9.8/libcrypto.so.0.9.8 loaded at B4E6D000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libssl.so.0.9.8/libssl.so.0.9.8 loaded at B4E29000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/loaders/libpixbufloader-png.so loaded at B50BD000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /usr/lib/gio/modules/libgvfsdbus.so loaded at B4119000

sep 09 18:08:13.576: vmui| Object /usr/lib/libgvfscommon.so.0 loaded at B50A9000

sep 09 18:08:13.577: vmui| Object /usr/lib/gio/modules/libgioremote-volume-monitor.so loaded at B41C4000

sep 09 18:08:13.577: vmui| Object /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/loaders/svg_loader.so loaded at B52A2000

sep 09 18:08:13.577: vmui| Object /usr/lib/pango/1.6.0/modules/pango-basic-fc.so loaded at B4105000

sep 09 18:08:13.577: vmui| End printing loaded objects

sep 09 18:08:13.615: vmui| VmdbVmCfg_HashConfigFile: using input path in place of canonical path

sep 09 18:08:13.615: vmui| FILE: CreateEntryDirectory creation failure on '/home/surfinmdq/VMWare/Windows XP Professional/Windows XP Professional.vmx.lck': No existe el fichero ó directorio

sep 09 18:08:13.615: vmui| Cmd /host2/#_client/util/vm/cmd/##9a/op/manageVM/ failed: The configuration file for this virtual machine cannot be found. It might be missing from the virtual machine directory, or the path specified to access this virtual machine might be incorrect.

sep 09 18:08:13.615: vmui|

sep 09 18:08:13.615: vmui| Configuration file: /home/surfinmdq/VMWare/Windows XP Professional/Windows XP Professional.vmx

After my post I continued searching for a solution but came across a website when another user using my own distribution (Linux Mint 7 wich in fact is a Kubuntu 9.05 clone) had the same problem.

I appreciate if you read the log but seems I'm already fried trying to run VMWare on Linux Mint 7KDE Smiley Sad

Thanks anyway for your time!

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KevinG
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Try starting Workstation from the command line using the following syntax to see if you still have the issue

VMWARE_USE_SHIPPED_GTK=force vmware

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virtualmess
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Hi Kevin,

that solved problem, however there's an erratic behaviour from time to time.

Finally I moved to a Gnome based distro (Linux Mint 7) and VMware runs wonderfully!!

Thank you very much for your time! :smileygrin:

Martín

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