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Xerionn
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:40 pm    Post subject: [Solved]VMware-server problem Reply with quote

Hey Guys,

I seem to have problem to run vmware-server.I am emerging the vmware-server found in the portage and it drags along the vmware-modules as a dependency...So far so good. I am running the vmware-config.pl to configure it and everything goes well.

So when i give vmware-server as root in the console the gui never starts and it seems that it does not exists at all...

Quote:
bash: vmware-server command not found


By the way i have added the root user to the vmware group but this does not matter for now heh


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s.hase
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. Don't use root for this.
2. Run "vmware", not "vmware-server".

PS: What's so hard to do an "ls /opt/vmware/server/bin"?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was reading the outdated gentoo-wiki for some info and it did not mention any problem about running it as root. Furhtermore i tried as a normall user and i got

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/opt/vmware/server/bin/vmware: line 85: /etc/vmware/locations: Permission denied
/opt/vmware/server/bin/vmware: line 177: /lib/wrapper-gtk24.sh: No such file or directory
/opt/vmware/server/bin/vmware: line 177: exec: /lib/wrapper-gtk24.sh: cannot execute: No such file or directory


So i said i should first get hold of it as root and then trying to sort it out for any user.

As normal user it failed to start

However if i run it as root but giving whole path /opt/vmware/server/bin/vmware it seems ok ...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is your user in the vmware group? I'd imagine not. Try adding the user to the vmware group, and make sure your use has access to the files in /opt/vmware/server...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes indeed i was and i managed to run vmware in the end but as a user i could not create a virtual machine due to permissions.It was easy to sort it out but i did not bother as it was just easier to run as root :D

Should have added Solved but i seem to have forgotten it this time :/
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