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Offline dibl

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« on: 2012/08/25, 18:40:08 »
There's a VMWare Player upgrade available, to 5.0.0 -- DO NOT install it on siduction!

On a (expendable) 64-bit system, with a Win XP VM, the upgrade appeared to install correctly, and the kernel modules appeared to build without error. However, upon attempting to play the VM, it crashes silently, leaving only cryptic messages in /var/log/syslog.  Actually, by starting it in the terminal, I was able to get this much error output:

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don@delle6500:~$ vmplayer
Logging to /tmp/vmware-don/vmware-modconfig-15285.log
filename:       /lib/modules/3.5-2.towo-siduction-amd64/misc/vmmon.ko
supported:      external
license:        GPL v2
description:    VMware Virtual Machine Monitor.
author:         VMware, Inc.
srcversion:     64C0550742A16037B6524AD
depends:        
vermagic:       3.5-2.towo-siduction-amd64 SMP preempt mod_unload modversions

(vmplayer:15280): Gtk-WARNING **: removable-device-0: missing action removable-device-0

(vmplayer:15280): Gtk-WARNING **: removable-device-1: missing action removable-device-1

(vmplayer:15280): Gtk-WARNING **: removable-device-2: missing action removable-device-2

(vmplayer:15280): Gtk-WARNING **: removable-device-3: missing action removable-device-3

(vmplayer:15280): Gtk-WARNING **: removable-device-0storage1: missing action removable-device-0storage1

(vmplayer:15280): Gtk-WARNING **: removable-device-0-choose-image: missing action removable-device-0-choose-image

(vmplayer:15280): Gtk-WARNING **: removable-device-0-edit: missing action removable-device-0-edit

(vmplayer:15280): Gtk-WARNING **: removable-device-1-connect: missing action removable-device-1-connect

(vmplayer:15280): Gtk-WARNING **: removable-device-1-nic-bridged: missing action removable-device-1-nic-bridged

(vmplayer:15280): Gtk-WARNING **: removable-device-1-nic-nat: missing action removable-device-1-nic-nat

(vmplayer:15280): Gtk-WARNING **: removable-device-1-nic-host-only: missing action removable-device-1-nic-host-only

(vmplayer:15280): Gtk-WARNING **: removable-device-1-edit: missing action removable-device-1-edit

(vmplayer:15280): Gtk-WARNING **: removable-device-2connect: missing action removable-device-2connect
                                                                                                                                     
(vmplayer:15280): Gtk-WARNING **: removable-device-2-edit: missing action removable-device-2-edit                                    
                                                                                                                                     
(vmplayer:15280): Gtk-WARNING **: removable-device-3connect: missing action removable-device-3connect                                
                                                                                                                                     
(vmplayer:15280): Gtk-WARNING **: removable-device-3-edit: missing action removable-device-3-edit


However, googling one of these errors indicates they are informational warnings, and probably not relevant to the crash.

I see no online guidance to deal with it at this time, so we should wait to install it until we know how to patch it.
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VMware Player 5.0.0
« Reply #1 on: 2012/08/28, 20:10:41 »

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« Reply #2 on: 2012/08/28, 22:19:34 »
Mehhh -- I am missing something.  It didn't work for the upgraded player 4.0.4, so I installed a new player 5.0.0.  But it's not even trying to build the kernel modules now.

Did you use an upgraded workstation 8, that had the previous patches, or did you use a new workstation 9?
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« Reply #3 on: 2012/08/30, 18:13:50 »
I used a new Installation from Workstation 9.0.0

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« Reply #4 on: 2012/08/30, 18:26:46 »
Quote from: "mdh"
I used a new Installation from Workstation 9.0.0


OK thanks.  Was the patch you linked the only patch needed -- none of the previous patches were needed?
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« Reply #5 on: 2012/08/30, 19:09:02 »
OK, I got it.  Here is what works:

1. Use
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vmware-installer -u vmware-player to uninstall vmware.

2. Go to /usr/lib/vmware/modules and rm -rf everything below that.

3. Either unload the running vmware kernel modules, or reboot and don't load them.

4. Install 5.0.0 but don't try to run it.

5. Extract the two patch files out of the patch tarball that mdh linked above, and copy them to /usr/lib/vmware/modules.

6. chmod +x the "patch-modules_3.5.0.sh" file, then run it with "./patch-modules_3.5.0.sh".  It should finish all its operations with no error output, including starting the vmware services.

Now you should be able to launch vmware player from the icon. Since I already had run it from the current towo kernel, it did not need to build new kernel modules, and my VM opened up immediately when I played it.

Thank you very much, mdh!
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« Reply #6 on: 2012/08/30, 19:52:56 »
nice.
Thanks.
-Hinto

Edit: Works as advertised.