Thanks jameslin. I'll terminate the support case since that is, unfortunately and as usual, proving a waste of time.
I'll just be patient and sit tight till a release with the fix(es) comes out.
FWIW, the Workstaion 6.0.0 tarball contains kernel drivers for Ubuntu 7.04 (2.6.20-15 kernel, which is what I'm still using).
Any further word on the patch/fix?
I have same problem..
Any further word on the patch/fix?
bump -- any more news on an update to VMWare to fix this?
I am waiting for a fix as well.
Since I am running Vista 64 bit, I was hoping I could synchronize my iPhone with XP under VMware. I am having no luck. XP detects the device as a camera but iTunes either hangs or won't see the iPhone.
Appreciate any help.
I put in a support call with VMware and finaly got to talk to James.
Basically he said they are still working on the fix, and they will let us know when it will be available.
I am hoping it will be soon. Until then I am thinking about getting a Mac.
Thanks for talking to me James.
So what's happening?
One month and two days, no fix? Booting into Windows is not my favorite hobby.
What I want to say to VMware Inc. is that this is a bug that may make people jump on Zen and what not, and if they do, they may not come back. I think many people use VMware because you were free first, and that's what why we tell our bosses we want VMware, because it "works." Complacency is a bitch. I also notice VMware broke in Ubuntu 7.04, and that's now say four months ago since when it takes source code fixing to install. The fix shop has been closed for while?
It's annoying enough that this thing does not recognize when a new kernel is installed. The reconfigure program understands that the kernel won't work, while VMware itself just crashes. We call that user experience.
I think and hope VMware can do better!
One month and two days, no fix? Booting into Windows
is not my favorite hobby.
Sorry, it's still being worked on. I believe there's concern about breaking things for other USB devices...
notice VMware broke in Ubuntu 7.04, and that's now
say four months ago since when it takes source code
fixing to install. The fix shop has been closed for
What broke with Ubuntu 7.04? And do you mean Ubuntu 7.04 as a host? Which version of Workstation? Most of the Linux developers here use Ubuntu 7.04 as a host and aren't aware of any problems.
If your complaint is that you had to download the Linux headers and re-run vmware-config.pl to rebuild the modules for the newer kernel, then there should be an error message explaining that, but nothing should be crashing. If so, then that's a bug and certainly isn't the intended user experience.
The iPhone is obviously a high priority USB device for VMware to support. Unfortunately, there is little we can do with devices until they are released. We also don't want to push a fast fix out for a specific issue until we are sure that we haven't degraded the quality of the product. USB is particularly tough given the sheer number of devices out there (we may fix the iPhone, but break other USB devices).
Just to explain my unrelated issues, I will put them down here (hijacking this thread...)
a. I feel the non-agreement support process is inadequate. I believe it submits some sort of e-mail that cannot later be tracked or searched as opposed to these forums (I didn't report on the first Fusion due to this.) Is that a correct understanding?
b. Under Ubuntu Feisty 7.04, If kernel is upgraded since install, the command Gnome > Applications > System Tools > VMware Server Console just fails to start. Ignorant user must know the need to run vmware-config.pl as root to fix this issue and account for changed kernel modules.
(from memory, I don't have a system in this state as we speak...)
c. The install problem for vmware server on Ubuntu 7.04 Feistyu is described here http://satukubik.com/2007/06/01/installing-vmware-on-ubuntu-704/
d. And then this iPhone thing dzn't wrk.
I thought you guys were rolling in cash over there, hire more people!
(I'm on CentOS Ubuntu OSX XP Vista - making me a total fan of VMware)
I agree with your feeling that you want to test a fix completely before including it in a general release. However I believe that many people would accept the potential risks of breaking other devices, and willing apply a patch to overcome this issue.
Personally the iPhone is the only USB device I need to use, and therefore would not be concerned about breaking USB support in a short term fix. Lets face it, anything is an improvement to booting natively to Windows!
>Personally the iPhone is the only USB device I need to use, and therefore would not be concerned about breaking USB support in a short term fix. Lets face it, anything is an improvement to booting natively to Windows!
Personally, if you had 5-600 dollars to waste on a PHONE, you must have plenty of cash lying around to afford a phycial computer to use with it! I have a very nice $30 phone which I got for free from Sprint the last time I renewed my contract, and it does everythng I need to use a PHONE for.
Don't DARE do anything to the USB code just to fix this issue if you are going to break anything else. Many of us VMware users DO use lots of other USB devices!!!
I am not suggesting they release a general update that breaks USB. I mean that it would be helpful to provide patches that can be applied to to a common release.
And it is not a matter of what I can or can not afford to do. It is a matter of what is convenient for me. I only need windows to sync an iPhone, and I choose to not devote a complete system just for that. I have been very happy using VMWare to sync my ipod, and I would like to use the same setup for my iPhone.
There is no need to attack those people who choose to spend their money differently than you.
Thanks so much for the update. Could you please PM me the iPhone fix. I am aware it's not final. I do not use any other USB devices on my VM so I am willing to try it out. I'll post back results of the testing.