0 Replies Latest reply on Nov 8, 2019 5:01 PM by Journyman16

    Linux Mint 19 VMware install problems

    Journyman16 Novice

      I have made multiple attempts to run VMPlayer on my Mint v19 host - it installs with multiple errors and will let me create a Win7 64 Bit client but then will not re-open the client once it is closed.

       

      Trying to Open a previous created VM causes empty this folder to be created. Closing the VMPlayer and reopen and folder isn't there until you again try to open the VM.

      Windows 7 x64.vmx.lck

       

      I've tried the umask solutions, setting umask to both 0002 and 0007 as suggested elsewhere and for both my user and root. No change.

       

      Double-click on the actual client .vmx file opens the client.

       

      VMware Tools is not available in the VMPlayer even when a download happens as the client is starting. Also the VMPlayer has no option to delete client machines, which seems odd.

      There is no hostd so can't be a 'proxy.xml' to change permissions on as suggested.

      markmcd@Ringworld:~$ vmplayer

      [AppLoader] Use shipped Linux kernel AIO access library.

      An up-to-date "libaio" or "libaio1" package from your system is preferred.

      [AppLoader] Use shipped Linux kernel AIO access library.

      An up-to-date "libaio" or "libaio1" package from your system is preferred.

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

       

      (vmplayer:7104): Gtk-WARNING **: 09:11:11.675: Inserting action group 'Base' into UI manager which already has a group with this name

       

      (vmplayer:7104): Gtk-WARNING **: 09:11:11.675: Inserting action group 'WindowActions' into UI manager which already has a group with this name

       

      I uninstalled and ran a fresh install then tried to open the in plave VM - zips of the logs are attached.

       

      Trying to Open a previous created VM causes empty this folder to be created. Closing the VMPlayer and reopen and folder isn't there until you again try to open the VM.

      Windows 7 x64.vmx.lck

       

      I've tried the umask solutions, setting umask to both 0002 and 0007 as usggested elsewhere and for both my user and root. No change.

       

      Double-click on the actual client .vmx file opens the client.

       

      VMware Tools is not available in the VMPlayer even when a download happens as the client is starting. Also the VMPlayer has no option to delete client machines, which seems odd.

       

      Linux Mint 19 Tara.

      VMware-Player-15.5.0-14665864.x86_64.bundle

      Virtualisation is active in BIOS. AMD CPU/MBoard.

       

      strace =

      root@Ringworld:/etc# strace -f /etc/vmware

      execve("/etc/vmware", ["/etc/vmware"], 0x7ffd58b5b238 /* 27 vars */) = -1 EACCES (Permission denied)

      fstat(2, {st_mode=S_IFCHR|0620, st_rdev=makedev(136, 0), ...}) = 0

      write(2, "strace: exec: Permission denied\n", 32strace: exec: Permission denied

      ) = 32

      getpid()                                = 19915

      exit_group(1)                           = ?

      +++ exited with 1 +++

       

      Any suggestions would be welcome.