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marvin67
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vmware 9.0.2 core dumps under ubuntu 13.10 as normal user but works fine as root

When I run vmware at the command line as a normal user, it flashes the window and shows that it aborted.  When I try using sudo, it works fine.  But I really don't want to run vmware as root.

I've got the vmware patches applied for kernel 3.11. 

Any ideas?

mfrederickson@artemis2:/tmp/vmware-mfrederickson$ vmware

Logging to /tmp/vmware-mfrederickson/vmware-modconfig-15414.log

filename:       /lib/modules/3.11.0-18-generic/misc/vmmon.ko

supported:      external

license:        GPL v2

description:    VMware Virtual Machine Monitor.

author:         VMware, Inc.

srcversion:     371FC822A8256C65D5E700F

depends:       

vermagic:       3.11.0-18-generic SMP mod_unload modversions

Aborted (core dumped)

The log file:

2014-03-06T11:42:39.397-09:00| vthread-3| I120: Log for VMware Workstation pid=15414 version=9.0.2 build=build-1031769 option=Release

2014-03-06T11:42:39.397-09:00| vthread-3| I120: The process is 64-bit.

2014-03-06T11:42:39.397-09:00| vthread-3| I120: Host codepage=UTF-8 encoding=UTF-8

2014-03-06T11:42:39.397-09:00| vthread-3| I120: Host is Linux 3.11.0-18-generic Ubuntu 13.10

2014-03-06T11:42:39.397-09:00| vthread-3| I120: Msg_Reset:

2014-03-06T11:42:39.397-09:00| vthread-3| I120: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/usr/lib/vmware/settings": No such file or directory.

2014-03-06T11:42:39.397-09:00| vthread-3| I120: ----------------------------------------

2014-03-06T11:42:39.397-09:00| vthread-3| I120: PREF Optional preferences file not found at /usr/lib/vmware/settings. Using default values.

2014-03-06T11:42:39.397-09:00| vthread-3| I120: Msg_Reset:

2014-03-06T11:42:39.397-09:00| vthread-3| I120: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/home/mfrederickson/.vmware/config": No such file or directory.

2014-03-06T11:42:39.397-09:00| vthread-3| I120: ----------------------------------------

2014-03-06T11:42:39.397-09:00| vthread-3| I120: PREF Optional preferences file not found at /home/mfrederickson/.vmware/config. Using default values.

2014-03-06T11:42:39.398-09:00| vthread-3| W110: Logging to /tmp/vmware-mfrederickson/vmware-modconfig-15414.log

2014-03-06T11:42:39.405-09:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vmmon module.

2014-03-06T11:42:39.405-09:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vmnet module.

2014-03-06T11:42:39.405-09:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vmblock module.

2014-03-06T11:42:39.405-09:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vmci module.

2014-03-06T11:42:39.405-09:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vsock module.

2014-03-06T11:42:39.405-09:00| vthread-3| I120: Setting vsock to depend on vmci.

2014-03-06T11:42:39.405-09:00| vthread-3| I120: Created new pathsHash.

2014-03-06T11:42:39.405-09:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmmon".

2014-03-06T11:42:39.408-09:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 0.

2014-03-06T11:42:39.408-09:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmnet".

2014-03-06T11:42:39.410-09:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 0.

2014-03-06T11:42:39.410-09:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmblock".

2014-03-06T11:42:39.413-09:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 0.

2014-03-06T11:42:39.413-09:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmci".

2014-03-06T11:42:39.415-09:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 0.

2014-03-06T11:42:39.415-09:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vsock".

2014-03-06T11:42:39.417-09:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 0.

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unoabalto
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Marvin,

I'm getting this same thing but with Workstation 8.0.6 on Fedora 20/Kernel 3.14.5. But it works as sudo. Problem running under sudo (which I prefer not too anyway) is you can't add a license key. Not sure what is going on. here is gdb output.

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.

curl_multi_add_handle (multi_handle=0x55555599fab0, easy_handle=0x5555568d1260) at multi.c:440

440    last->next = data;

Full backtrace:

#0  curl_multi_add_handle (multi_handle=0x55555599fab0, easy_handle=0x5555568d1260) at multi.c:440

#1  0x00007fffe38fd563 in ?? () from /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libgvmomi.so.0/libgvmomi.so.0

#2  0x00007fffe38fdaea in ?? () from /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libgvmomi.so.0/libgvmomi.so.0

#3  0x00007fffe38fdb15 in ?? () from /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libgvmomi.so.0/libgvmomi.so.0

#4  0x00007fffe38f27c1 in ?? () from /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libgvmomi.so.0/libgvmomi.so.0

#5  0x00007fffe3905d96 in vmodl_vmomi_core_property_collector_create_filter () from /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libgvmomi.so.0/libgvmomi.so.0

#6  0x00007fffe38f7de0 in ?? () from /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libgvmomi.so.0/libgvmomi.so.0

#7  0x00007fffe38f7f80 in ?? () from /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libgvmomi.so.0/libgvmomi.so.0

#8  0x00007fffe2bd7fba in cui::inventory::RegisteredInventory::LoadChild(cui::inventory::FolderNode*, Glib::RefPtr<Glib::Object>) () from /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libvmwareui.so.0/libvmwareui.so.0

#9  0x00007fffe2bda2c0 in cui::inventory::RegisteredInventory::OnLoadInventoryDone(Glib::RefPtr<Glib::Object>) () from /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libvmwareui.so.0/libvmwareui.so.0

#10 0x00007fffe2bde092 in sigc::internal::slot_call0<sigc::bind_functor<-1, sigc::bound_mem_functor1<void, cui::inventory::RegisteredInventory, Glib::RefPtr<Glib::Object> >, Glib::RefPtr<Glib::Object>, sigc::nil, sigc::nil, sigc::nil, sigc::nil, sigc::nil, sigc::nil>, void>::call_it(sigc::internal::slot_rep*) () from /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libvmwareui.so.0/libvmwareui.so.0

#11 0x00007fffe2d205fc in gvmomi::Listener::OnSuccess(_GVmomiListener*, gvmomi::Listener*) () from /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libvmwareui.so.0/libvmwareui.so.0

#12 0x00007ffff46f44c7 in _g_closure_invoke_va (closure=closure@entry=0x5555568b8cc0, return_value=return_value@entry=0x0, instance=instance@entry=0x555556727580, args=args@entry=0x7fffffffd450,

    n_params=0, param_types=0x0) at gclosure.c:840

#13 0x00007ffff470d749 in g_signal_emit_valist (instance=0x555556727580, signal_id=<optimized out>, detail=0, var_args=var_args@entry=0x7fffffffd450) at gsignal.c:3238

#14 0x00007ffff470e3af in g_signal_emit (instance=<optimized out>, signal_id=<optimized out>, detail=<optimized out>) at gsignal.c:3386

#15 0x00007fffe38f77df in ?? () from /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libgvmomi.so.0/libgvmomi.so.0

#16 0x00007ffff46f44c7 in _g_closure_invoke_va (closure=closure@entry=0x5555568e3f00, return_value=return_value@entry=0x0, instance=instance@entry=0x555556727600, args=args@entry=0x7fffffffd810,

    n_params=0, param_types=0x0) at gclosure.c:840

#17 0x00007ffff470d749 in g_signal_emit_valist (instance=0x555556727600, signal_id=<optimized out>, detail=0, var_args=var_args@entry=0x7fffffffd810) at gsignal.c:3238

#18 0x00007ffff470e3af in g_signal_emit (instance=<optimized out>, signal_id=<optimized out>, detail=<optimized out>) at gsignal.c:3386

#19 0x00007fffe38f2c71 in ?? () from /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libgvmomi.so.0/libgvmomi.so.0

#20 0x00007fffe38fc659 in ?? () from /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libgvmomi.so.0/libgvmomi.so.0

#21 0x00007fffe276a531 in ?? () from /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libvmwareui.so.0/libvmwareui.so.0

#22 0x00007ffff63b7e43 in g_timeout_dispatch (source=source@entry=0x555556a96d40, callback=<optimized out>, user_data=<optimized out>) at gmain.c:4451

#23 0x00007ffff63b72a6 in g_main_dispatch (context=0x55555598b6f0) at gmain.c:3066

#24 g_main_context_dispatch (context=context@entry=0x55555598b6f0) at gmain.c:3642

#25 0x00007ffff63b7628 in g_main_context_iterate (context=0x55555598b6f0, block=block@entry=1, dispatch=dispatch@entry=1, self=<optimized out>) at gmain.c:3713

#26 0x00007ffff63b7a3a in g_main_loop_run (loop=0x55555654d9a0) at gmain.c:3907

#27 0x00007fffec652c27 in IA__gtk_main () at gtkmain.c:1257

#28 0x00007fffe154820b in main () from /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libvmware.so/libvmware.so

#29 0x0000555555571158 in main ()

If someone could help I'd be much appreciative. I was able to get all of the kernel modules built which was a task in itself. Now this. Ug.

Edit:

Looks like this bug has been reported on Arch forums: https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/36589.

However, I'm having problems downgrading. maybe it'll help you though marvin.

Tristan

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