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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:34 am    Post subject: vmware 6.0.5 crashes when entering serial [SOLVED] Reply with quote

What a pity !

I just uninstall vmware 5.5, installed vmware 6.0.5 build-109488, I click on the menu Help -> Enter Serial Number and the vmware crashes immediately without any error message ! (the serial popup does not appear at all, the whole application crashes)

I tried a revdep-rebuild, reboot (old reflex from windows), nothing in /var/adm/messages

The problem is that my old vmware images are already upgraded to the version 6 ! :x So, I cannot even just downgrade....

Did anybody of you encouter that issue ?

[edit] found a bug in bugzilla https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=207243. I will follow it [/edit]
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, there is a workaround, launch vmware like this :
VMWARE_USE_SHIPPED_GTK="yes" vmware
and you will be able to see the serial popup without crash.

After that, you will be able to run vmware normally.

Ouf !
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