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Ssgelm
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 5:02 pm    Post subject: Vmware must re-run config at boot Reply with quote

I am running VMware 5.0 on kernel 2.6.11-gentoo-r4. It works, but everytime I reboot, the loading of the vmware init script fails (on the networking, I think) and I when I run vmware in says that vmware is not configured. I must rerun vmware-config.pl for vmware to work. Any suggestions?
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MK
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had that problem before, I think it's because of udev or something :)

Try deleting not_configured
Code:
rm /etc/vmware/not_configured


then we'll change the vmware startup script to create the dev nodes

Code:
nano /etc/init.d/vmware

and add this
Code:

        for a in `seq 0 9`; do
               if [ ! -c "/dev/vmnet$a" ]; then
                       mknod /dev/vmnet$a c 119 $a;
               fi
        done

at the beginning of the start() function like this
Code:
start() {
        for a in `seq 0 9`; do
               if [ ! -c "/dev/vmnet$a" ]; then
                       mknod /dev/vmnet$a c 119 $a;
               fi
        done


        test -x /etc/vmware/init.d/vmware || \
                eend 1 "vmware init script not found. Aborting" || return 1

        /etc/vmware/init.d/vmware start | vmware-prettify start
        return $?
}


and perhaps it will work better the next time you boot. I hope, it fixed my problems.
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eslackey
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

make sure you run the vmware start up script.
Code:
# /etc/init.d/vmware start

then try starting vmware.
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Ssgelm
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2005 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eslackey, that is already done. MK, that didn't work. Anyone else have any more suggestions? (BTW, I'm using devfs, not udev, but I could switch if you think that will make a difference)
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Desktop Environments to Duplicate Threads.
Moved in favour of https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-139278.html
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