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I. Could you provide more information:
1. Who is the user that initially was set to connect to WS Server: dave, dave2 or root? Note: only that user can connect to WS Server
2. When you open WS as "dave2", did you see the button "Connect" in the "Shared VMs" tab? You need to click this button to open "Connecting to Workstation Server" dialog. Then enter credentials of the user, who originally was assigned to access WS Server.
3. Please provide /var/log/vmware/hostd.log file
The initial user was dave, IIRC - however, I am seeing this same behavior on 2 different hosts (the other one is Debian.)
I don't know if it matters, but I actually have no Shared VMs; and I'm not sure how to create/change them if this dialog box isn't working right.
Logs provided - see attmt
Note: On Linux, the root user should be able to connect in all cases; otherwise, you're not following Teh *NIX Way, and then what's the good of being root?
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Thanks you very much for a provided information. However, could you answer the following questions, please:
1. If you start WS as the user "dave" do you see the same problem as in case with "dave2"?
2. If you start WS as the user "dave2" and select "Shared VMs" node in the Library, do you see the button "Connect" in the "Shared VMs" tab
3. Which user account do use at login "dave" or "dave2"
4. When it happened did you observe any core files in the working directory or in the /var/log/vmware/ folder?
5. Please provide /var/log/vmware/hostd.log (without any numbers in the file name) and /tmp/vmware-<user>/vmware-ui-****.log, and /tmp/vmware-root</vmware-ui-****.log
6. Please provide /etc/vmware/hostd/authorization.xml
are there any updates after your latest post?
Hi - sorry, I haven't been able to get to it yet. I may reinstall WSBETA on the slower box and see if it helps, but the original machine has problems with the host OS as well (Linux Mint 13) - broken sound. I think I'll reinstall it to Debian Stable over the weekend and see if the problem comes up again.
Thanks for inquiring
I think i may have found the problem ;-)
After reinstalling Debian 6.05--64 on host, I go to the workstation beta page and lo and behold, there is an extra download for VMware-WSX-1.0-754035 -- will try this and post back...
Yep, E worky OK now that did it.
I set the initial user to ' dave2 ' and did not get the error this time (after 1st installing the WSX package!)
Thank you very much for your efforts to make it working!
Yes; well, unfortunately my celebration was a bit premature; it appeared to work briefly (I couldn't convert any existing VMs to Shared, but had a menu entry for "Create a new VM" under the Shared tab), but now Vmware WS Beta is completely broken on my Debian 6.05--64 host after installing the proprietary ATI driver.
That's a showstopper for me - it literally SHOULDN'T be this hard to get a modern Linux system up and running with sound, accelerated graphics, and Vmware, even if it is a beta release. Uninstalling/Reinstalling Vmware WS Beta several times did not resolve the Vmware module issue - I can't even get a VM to power on.
And it *has* to be a software issue - the same host is dual-boot running WS 8.04 and Linux Mint 11--64 PERFECTLY on a stock Linux kernel. Sound works, accel graphics works, Vmware works on the Mint 11 side.
More details will be in this thread: (this current one won't be updated anymore.)