Questions related to Ubuntu and VMware Workstation, whether Ubuntu is the Host system or the Virtual(guest operating) system.

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OSD Notify problem with VMware workstation full screen

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with two monitors. The primary monitor is my laptop monitor (HP EliteBook 8570p) and the second one is 24' LG, which i use for my VMware Workstation 10 guest os. I noticed ...
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Vmware workstation 9 wont allow ubuntu installation configuration

Host machine OS: Ubuntu desktop 14.04 LTS I'm installing ubuntu-server 14.04 on vmware workstation, using recommended settings, install was successful but vmware won't allow me to choose the ...
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Ubuntu can't enter desktop environment

My OS is Ubuntu 14.04, and I also have windows 7 on my computer. Recently, I used Microsoft Office to edit some documents, after that, I can't enter my Ubuntu System. I have installed Nvidia-304 ...
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Enable 3D HW acceleration on VMWare Workstation 10 on Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to enable hardware accelerated 3D graphics in a Win 8.1 VM in VMware Workstation 10.0.3 on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (Trusty Tahr) to play the game Smite smoothly. I have checked that the HW ...
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Desktop displayed, but no icons or menus

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit as a virtual machine on VMWare 8.0 on a Windows 7 64 bit box. It worked fine. Today, on restarting the VM, it allows me to log in, then just presents the ...
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desktop taskbar and tital bar disabled (not visible) . vmware 10 ubuntu14

i has installed Ubuntu 14.4 64 bit as guest OS on windows 7 using vmware workstation 10. after installing i am not able to see task-bar (left) or title bar (top). please can you help.
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How to uninstall VMware Workstation 10.0.3 from Ubuntu 14.04

I want to uninstall VMware Workstation 10.0.3 from my Ubuntu 14.04. I used the '.bundle' file to install VMware Workstation.
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14.04: VMware Workstation + dual boot

I've successfully dual-booted Win 8.1 + Ubuntu 14.04. What I'd like to do at this point is run my Ubuntu partition in Workstation. I successfully booted the login screen, but after logging in the ...
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how to set a static ip on ubuntu 14.04 which is runing on wmware workstation 10. [duplicate]

i configured master and slave setup. but some times after restart the machines wired ip address changes. how to set a static ip step by step. please help me thank you.
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ubuntu 14.04 LTS had unknown display in VMware Workstation

Im new to Linux so please be patient with me, I decided to learn linux and loaded it into VMware workstation 10.0.0 b1379776. it works ok but the display is limited to 800x600. if I try to increase ...
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What's the difference between dual booting and a virtual installation?

I just want to know, what are the disadvantages of using Ubuntu in VMware rather than then dual booting it? Does Ubuntu get restricted somehow under VMware? And suppose if I install Code::Blocks for ...
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How to connect to sql server 2008?

I am using ubuntu 12.04, and i have a microsoft sql server 2008 which is running on a windows server 2008 on port 1433, but windows server 2008 is virtualized it is running on vmware and further this ...
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VMWare workstation 10 no 3d acceleration after many tries [duplicate]

I have a ASUS Zenbook UX31A and recently I've felt the need for VS2013 so I installed VMWare Workstation 10 because of it's Unity feature.Things have gone crazy since I made so many attempts in order ...
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Question about routing VMs with static IPs in Ubuntu (Unsolved)

I have a server with an external provider that is running Ubuntu 12.04. The server is having a static IP. I have installed VMware workstation and I am running some virtual machines, one of them is for ...
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Black Screen in Ubuntu 14.04

Today I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 using Vmware. The problem is that when I turn on the virtual Machine (Ubuntu 14.04) then it takes me to the console not the GUI , I searched through Google and ...
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Bizarre GUI repeat behavior

So, when I restarted my 14.04 VMWare Workstation 9 image the other day, I am confronted with repeating narrow bands with the launcher showing multiple times. It's not a display resolution issue. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 system hangs after installing pam module for ldap client with intel_rapl: no valid rapl domains found in package 0

I am running VMWare Workstation 10.0.2 on a Windows 8.1 host. I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 as a virtual machine. Everything works fine. All updates, upgrades and dist-upgrades are installed. After ...
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Menu is not visible on ubuntu using VMwareWorkstation 10 on windows 8

I am new to linux distribution. I installed ubuntu 14.04 on windows 8.1 (VMware Workstation 10). I have managed to successfully install it, however I do not see the menu when 3D is on in Workstation ...
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GTK module can only sometimes be found

When I try to install VMWare Workstation on Ubuntu 14.04 I get the following warnings: (vmware-installer.py): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "murrine" Gtk-Message: ...
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No space left on device - Ubuntu 12.04 Server on VMware Workstation

I have Ubuntu 12.04 Server installed and inside VMWare WorkStation 10 and have much space left. Even when I try to create a folder it says: - No space left on device I have much space allocated ...
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VMWare Windows 7 (host) Ubuntu 14.04 (guest) shared folder won't mount

I have a windows 7 with vmware workstation 9, and I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I configured the shared folder in the VM/settings menu, and I can see it in the Ubuntu when doing vmware-hgfsclient. ...
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Being disconnected from the internet in Ubuntu 14.04 in VMware Workstation

I am setting up a server with Ubuntu Server 14.04 running on VMWare Workstation 10. When the OS was first installed the internet worked fine. After following some tutorials on YouTube the internet ...
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Stuck in the shell prompt in ubuntu server 14.04

I have just installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 on VMWare Workstation and when I open it there is a shell prompt asking for username and password. After that it just says jkell311@ubuntu:`$ I want to ...
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No 3D acceleration in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with latest Vmware Workstation

I installed the latest version of vmware workstation (10.0.2) in ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I have the following problem: I use the open source driver "Radeon" (Galium 0.4) and Mesa 10.1.0. My graphics ...
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VMware Workstation 9 does not work in Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit

I get the error reported by those that install Workstation 10, but their fix of updating the filter.c does not work. The error occurs after installing. It has to compile modules the first time it is ...
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Error Installing Vmware Workstation On Ubuntu

I am trying to install vmware workstation 10.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 and I got following errors. How do i fix it ? Virtual machine monitor done ...
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VMware workstation 10.0.1 install won't work 14.04

So I switched to the new version of Ubuntu (14.04) and, as expected, I ran into some problems. Now I usually just go around on google and look for answers but since it's on 14.04 I didn't found any ...
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VMware Tools “Unable to start services”

I am unable to get vmware tools to work in xubuntu guest, on vmware workstation 10 on windows 8.1 host. I keep getting this message below: Disabling timer-based audio scheduling in pulseaudio. ...
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How to upgrade from VMware Workstation 6 to 10?

I have VMware Workstation 6 installed on Ubuntu 12.04, and I just downloaded the VMware Workstation 10 trial and I want to install it. What commands do I need to type in order to install it correctly? ...
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VMware Workstation 10 at startup vmmon error

Until yesterday I was having Workstation 9 startup with ubuntu (just added an entry in the Startup Applications GUI). When I start my ubuntu, workstation comes up and every thing runs fine. Then, I ...
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Installing Ubuntu server 12.04 on VMware Workstation 8 in an Ubuntu 12.04 desktop

I've got an Ubuntu desktop 64bit with a VMware workstation 8 installed on it and now I'm trying to install an Ubuntu server 12.04.2 64bit as a VM but it prompts error and stops. Here's the error: ...
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Unable to start VMWare Workstation after upgrade to 13.04

After upgrading to 13.04 I am unable to start VMWorkstation. I get the following message: Before you can run VMware, several modules must be compiled and loaded into the running kernel. ...
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Can't add serial code/activate VMware

I download latest VMware Workstation form VMW page, and install it in Ubuntu 13.04. When i run VMW it ask me for activation, so I click "Enter Licence Key" but nothings happen so I can't run machines. ...
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VMWare can't find linux headers path

I'm using ubuntu 12.10 with the kernel 3.7.0-7 from xorg-edgers fresh X crack. Now when I try to launch wmware workstation it asks for linux header path like shown here. I tried all the solutions on ...
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Why can't I access the virtual terminal tty1 under VMware Workstation?

I have Ubuntu installed inside VMWare Workstation 8. The host OS is Ubuntu 11.10. When I boot Ubuntu, and login, all is OK. But when I try to open console Ctrl+Alt+F1 it does not. I have VMWare ...
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VMware Workstation cannot create ~/.vmware directory

I just installed VMware Workstation 8.0.3 on ubuntu 12.04. Everytime it starts up it says that vmware needs ~/.vmware to save preferences and that it is unable to create ~/.vmware. But ~/.vmware is ...
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VMWare virtual machine won't boot after 12.04 upgrade

I was running an 11.10 virtual machine on VMWare Workstation 7.1.5 build-491717. I tried to upgrade the other day to 12.04. After everything was downloaded and installed, the system asked to be ...
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Cannot resize windows at lower right corner?

I'm running 12.04 inside VMWare Workstation. What is wrong with my installation so that I cannot resize the window at the lower right corner? The lower left does work, albeit it's really hard to get ...
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How do I uninstall VMWare Workstation?

After an update, I can no longer run VMWare Workstation, it fails to open. Trying to install it fails on the virtual network, the patch no longer works. How do I uninstall it completely so I can ...
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Unable to install VMWare Workstation v8

Installing VMware 8.0.2 64bit Ubuntu 12.04LTS 64bit BETA My Kernel version is: 3.2.0-20-generic pst007x@pst007x-Aspire-5741:~$ sudo sh VMware-Workstation-Full-8.0.2- 591240.x86_64.bundle Installs ...
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Where can I find VMware tools 8.7.0?

I have a VM installed using VMware Workstation 7.1.4 build-385536 running ubuntu 11.10. I'm trying to install VMware player on this ubuntu VM: gksudo bash VMware-Player-4.0.1-528992.x86_64.bundle ...