VMware Fusion is a virtualization software for the Mac platform. Use this tag when VMware Fusion is used as the virtualization and ubuntu is the guest operating system.

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No Desktop in VMware

Sorry I know this has been asked before, frankly the fact its a common bug is shocking to me. I am using OSX 10.9.5 with VMware Fusion 6.04 to run a 14.04 VM with Unity, which has been running well ...
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Ubuntu on VMware Fusion resolution not changeable from 800x600

On Ubuntu in "Systems Setting" --> "Display", I only see 800x600 resolution option. As I change the size of the VM window, it just expands/shrink accordingly, maintaining the same ratio (800x600) that ...
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X11 cannot write .ICEauthority file on a vmhgfs partition

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.4 in a virtual machine using VMWare Fusion. I changed my home folder so that it is shared with the host OS. I.e. /home/<user> is now mounted automatically at boot time ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: VMWare fusion 6.0.3 Share is getting removed after newest update and reboot

I have a mac book pro, and run VMWare fusion 6 on it to run ubuntu at the same time as OSx. When I first attemped to do this, I couldn't get the share to work after initial sudo apt-get update for ...
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VM can't ping LAN name but sees it via nslookup

I am trying to connect to a network resource from my 10.04.4 VM (VMware Fusion) but the destination is unreachable by name. What is weird is that the name is visible in DNS: >nslookup my.name ...
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VMWare Fusion shared folder does not appear in Ubuntu 10 guest

As per these instructions, I shared a host directory in my VM by going to Settings-->Sharing. My guest OS is Ubuntu 10.04.4, 64-bit and the host is MacOS. I restarted the VM but the shared folder ...
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Kwin effects worked 100% on kubuntu 12.04 but i cant get them all to work on 14.04

My VMware fusion 6.0.3 VM running kubuntu 12.04 LTS worked great when using all kwin effects, but I had to use a workaround. I put this following workaround text at the end of the 12.04 /etc/profile ...
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Opengl version problem on MESA

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Vmware Fusion 6 on my Macbook Pro Retina (which supports OpenGL upto version 4.1) I have installed MESA by using following command sudo apt-get install mesa-utils ...
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Unable to login first time, 12.04 LTS “Could not apply the stored configuration for monitors”

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 within VMWare Fusion for OSX Mavericks. I recently got a new external monitor that displays at 2560x1440, which I use in clamshell mode (laptop closed). Every time I login ...
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How can I install i3 wm on Ubuntu 13.10?

I just followed the instructions here to install i3 on a clean installed Ubuntu 13.10 on VMWare Fusion on OS X, however after selecting the i3 session from the login screen and logging in, all I see ...
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Ubuntu on VMWare (OS X) doesn't suspend when inactive

I'm running 13.10 as a virtual machine under VMWare Fusion 6.0.2 on OS X 10.8.5, and also have a Windows 7 VM. My computer is a bit flaky, unfortunately, and occasionally it freezes to the point that ...
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Change ownership of VMware Fusion shared folder

I'm trying to create a soft link of my Dropbox shared folder with: ln -s Dropbox ~/Desktop But I am not being successful. The link is created, but is broken and I can't access the folder through ...
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Static IP Address on Ubuntu 12.04 Virtual Machine

I've setup a VM running Ubuntu 12.04 specifically for local web development and am having some problems ensuring it has a static IP address. A static IP address is important as I'm using the IP ...
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accessing console for VMware Ubuntu machine

How can I access an Ubuntu Server 12.04.2's console if it's running inside a VMware Fusion 5 VM? I've tried following various guides online but when I run screen on the tty used by socat -d -d ...
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kernel dump using linux-crashdump under VMware?

I've followed the directions here for my 12.04.2 Ubuntu Server running in VMware Fusion 5, and everything looks good, so I do a echo c > /proc/sysrq-trigger as root. It panics the kernel as ...
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Running native ubuntu installation from fusion or parallels

my intention is to buy a macbook (retina) and triple boot it, with osX, w7 and ubuntu (>= 12.04, i still have to see which one offers the best compatibility). I found guides that explain how to do it ...
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Networking Disabled under VMWare Fusion on Mac OS X

I use MacBook with Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5. I have installed VMWare Fusion 5.0.2, under which Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS have been installed as virtual machines. Under Ubuntu vmware-tools-distrib ...
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Can ubuntu be installed on VMWare?

I have attempted to install both 12.4 and 12.10 on both Fusion 5 and VMware Player without anything related to success. With Fusion, it crashes at login attempt, with VMware Player, it crashes during ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 running on VMWare Fusion 3.1.1

Here is a picture of the problem: http://screencast.com/t/x0rpYrqa For some reason, Ubuntu 12.10 32-bit in VMWare Fusion 3.1.1 is showing multiple small screens. I am not aware if Ubuntu 12.10 is or ...
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ubuntu 12.04 in vmware can't detect the shared folders

I just installed ubuntu 12.04 via VMWare on MacOs 10.7.4. I assigned a shared folder and gave ubuntu the right to read/write it.But now I can't find this folder in ubuntu. I know in win7 I can find it ...
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Stuck at 'VMware easy install'

I have a Mac OS X and VMware Fusion. I did a fresh install of 12.04. I do not have VMware Tools installed. I read that I do not have to log in at the command window, that I have to wait for ...
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How do I type [ and \ with a Mac keyboard?

I am using a Mac with an Apple Wireless Keyboard - French. I have installed Ubuntu as virtual machine by VMware Fusion. The keyboard setting of Ubuntu is as follows: And the preview is not exactly ...
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3D acceleration is not possible for Ubuntu as virtual machine by VMware Fusion?

I have installed VMware Fusion 4.1.2 in my MacBook Pro, and installed Ubuntu 11.10 as a virtual machine. I have tried to enable the 3d acceleration, via Virtual Machine -> Settings -> Display ...
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Any way to get VMware Fusion's Shared Folders working with 11.04/Natty guest?

Just upgraded to Natty this morning. I know, I should have waited until VMware updated Fusion for it, but I was impatient. :-) I can't seem to get Shared Folders working now... anybody have this ...