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I have been using VMWare Player to run Windows XP and all went well until I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 (from 12.04). Now every time I start the vmplayer, win xp boots well, but after about a minute in the virtual machine freezes while outputting the following error:

*** Error in `/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx': malloc(): smallbin double linked list corrupted: 0x0000000001b5d300 ***
Unexpected signal: 6.

VMPlayer version 6.0.2 build-1744117

Host OS version 3.13.0-24-generic

How do I fix this?

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VMWare player, the prior version, is wonky in 14.04. I would purge it and then install the newest version; https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/desktop_end_user_computing/vmware_workstation/10_0

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Your link is VMware Workstation, not Player. –  bfrgzju May 12 at 1:40
    
@bfrgzju it includes the player as part of the install. –  C.Jacobs May 12 at 13:27
    
@user178322 The latest player vmware offers is 6.02, which is the version I have at the moment. my.vmware.com/web/vmware/free#desktop_end_user_computing/… –  Peter Raeves May 12 at 21:17
    
@PeterRaeves Not sure what to tell you other than I was having a similar issue after upgrading to 14.04 and it was resolved by uninstalling the standalone player and installing the workstation. It can't hurt to give it a try since your virtual machines won't be affected. Hopefully you find a resolution. –  C.Jacobs May 12 at 21:24
    
@user178322 How do I purge the player without losing my virtual machines? –  Peter Raeves May 12 at 21:28

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