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jorgesece
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Wrong installation in ubuntu 17.10

I can not run VMPlayer after a succesful installation in ubuntu 17.10.

It raises some warnings in the installation procedure:

(vmware-installer.py:16401): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "murrine",

(vmware-installer.py:16401): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "murrine",

(vmware-installer.py:16401): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "murrine",

Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module": libcanberra-gtk-module.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf", line 72: non-double matrix element

Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf", line 72: non-double matrix element

Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf", line 80: saw unknown, expected number

Then when I run wmplayer it raises this error:

$ vmplayer

I/O warning : failed to load external entity "/etc/vmware/hostd/proxy.xml"

Unexpected signal: 11.

VMware Player Error:

VMware Player unrecoverable error: (vmplayer)

Unexpected signal: 11.

A log file is available in "/tmp/vmware-jorge/vmware-vmplayer-20422.log". 

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I attach the log related to this error.

Can anybody help me?

Many thanks, Jorge

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continuum
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It may help to force VMplayer to use the GTK-modules that are buildin.
See for example
Mouse/Keyboard not responding on VMWare Player with Linux | Linux.com | The source for Linux informa...
That page has a workaround that may help in your case as well.


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Rsahi
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I fixed this by installing the module:

sudo apt-get install libcanberra-gtk-module 

Or if it's already installed and you still get the error:

sudo apt-get install libcanberra-gtk-module:i386

this is ubunto problem not vmware

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