VMWare, Inc. is a company that provides cloud and virtualization products and services. Use this tag if you are using VMware's products along with the tag for the software you are using; either [vmware-player] (for VMware Player) or [vmware-workstation] (for VMware Workstation) or [vmware-fusion] ...

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Is VMware 8 compatible with Ubuntu 12.04?

I am using VMware 8.0.4 and want to install Ubuntu 12.04, but I have not been able to do so successfully. Can you suggest compatible versions of VMware and Ubuntu? In particular, will Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Ubuntu 2D working fine, but not Ubuntu virtual machine in VMWare Workstation 9 Windows 7 Host

I'm using Windows 7 as the host machine with VMWare Workstation 9. I created a virtual machine Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS 64 bit version. There are two options for log in, Ubuntu and Ubuntu 2D. Whenever ...
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VMware 9 install not opening after extraction on 13.04

A bit of a linux noob here, I'm trying to get VMware installed and I've finally gotten to the point where I can leave terminal and do the easy work lol, but now I'm stuck again. I followed these ...
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How to fix “Unable to start services” in VMware Player 4.0.3. on Ubuntu 12.04 32 Bit

I just updated to Ubuntu 12.04 and installed the lastest VMware (4.0.3). When it starts it shows "Before you can run VMware, several modules must be compiled and loaded into running kernel". After ...
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vmware player compile issue

VMware worked OK before I updated to Ubuntu 12.04, when I try to run Vmware Player it says that it needs to compile and load into the running kernel, using VMware Kernel Model Updater. It successfully ...
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How to save vmware player library?

Using Ubuntu 11.10 and Vmware Player 4.0. Every time when I open the vmware player, the last library was not there (it was just blank). I can manually add it and it is working then. Anyone ...
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Align windows with keyboard shortcuts? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a shortcut to tile windows to left or right side of the screen? I'm running 12.04 inside VMWare Workstation. Windows 7 provides a very useful feature: use ...
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How do I get VMware Workstation 8.0.4 working on Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit?

I've bought VMware Workstation 8 just today. After the installation I launched it and the application noticed me that "several modules must be compiled and loaded into the running kernel". During the ...
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How to obtain and install VMware Player? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install VMware Player? I am new to Ubuntu/Linux and I want to install VMWare Player in my Ubuntu 12.04. Can anyone please guide me step by step how to install ...
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Can I run ubuntu with VMware?

Hi I was looking to install this with or under VMware on windows 7 64bit, is this possiable and where can I find instructions on how to do so? I have searched the site and can not find anything for ...
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Problems running Ubuntu 12.10 in VMWare Player 5 [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 in VMWare Player 5. My pc is running Windows 7. The installation seems to go okay, but when I boot up ubuntu, although it starts up and I see the desktop, I can't ...
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How to make Ubuntu not to lock the screen while running VMware in fullscreen?

I am running Windows XP inside VMware Player. I have two monitors and I keep VMware in fullscreen on the second monitor. The problem is that if I work long enough in inside Windows XP, Ubuntu locks ...
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How to install VMware Player? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to obtain and install VMware Player? I want to install VMware Player 4.0.2 on my Ubuntu 11.10, but I don't know how. Can someone help me with a step by step ...
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Unable to run VMware - Failed to build vmnet

I am unable to run vmware and below is the error log as to why. Any idea, though and suggestions are appreciated. Thank you. 2014-02-03T16:32:00.904+08:00| vthread-3| I120: Log for VMware ...
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VMWare shared folders not working, vmware-tools issue?

I'm having trouble getting VMWare to enable shared folders between the host and vm as every time I try to enable it, I get the following error dialog: VMWare Player Unable to update run-time folder ...
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Enabling 3D acceleration VMware 9 Ubuntu 13.04

I've run the intel-linux-graphics-installer updated my drivers. I've installed DRI and enabled S3TS Texture Compression. (solved problem on Ubuntu 12.04 machines) I've looked for fixes on multiple ...
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How can I uninstall VMware-Player?

How can I uninstall VMware-Player? It is not listed in Ubuntu Software Centre or Synaptic Package Manager I am using version 3.1.4
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Cannot install vmware-view-client on 13.04 amd64

New install 13.04 amd64 OptiPlex-7010:~$ sudo apt-get install vmware-view-client [sudo] password for xxxxxxxx: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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after installing ubuntu 12.10 the desktop does not display correctly

I've installed vmware player on my windows 7 in order to run ubuntu 12.10.. The ubuntu installation went well with no errors or display faults, but after restarting the vm at the end of the ...
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VMware Workstation: Error, modules must be compiled… - how to fix?

when I try to launch VMWARE-WORKSTATION, I get the following error: Before you can run VMware, several modules must be compiled and loaded into the kernel CANCEL / INSTALL No errors, when I ...
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Can I virtualize a pre-installed Windows 7?

I am considering buying a new computer with Windows 7 (64-bit) pre-installed. Would it be possible to install Ubuntu (preferably 64-bit) dual-boot on such a machine, and then, using VirtualBox / ...
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Compile OpenGL Program (Missing GL/gl.h)

I am a complete Linux/Ubuntu noob, so I apologize for any dumb portions of this question or follow up ones. I am trying to get a program that my software engineering class's group wrote onto my home ...
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How to make the clock sync automatically after suspension of a Virtual Machine

I run Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit as a guest OS on a VMWare Player machine over Windows 7. I have the clock displayed in the panel and the location set to my time zone. Occasionally, I close VMWare Player ...
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VmWare Workstation 9

Guys im having problem with changing the license key of VmWare Workstation 9 on ubuntu. The terminal commands i found doesnt work neither which gives me the error saying that no such location found. I ...
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Unable To Install VMware WorkStation 8 on ubuntu 12.04

Installing VMware 8.0.2 32bit Ubuntu 12.04LTS 32bit BETA My Kernel version is: 3.2.0-20-generic vendettaowner@vendettaowner-desktop:~$ sudo sh VMware-Workstation-Full-8.0.2-591240.i386.bundle ...
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Are there any advantage using Wine over VM to run Windows programs? (or Vice Versa)

I was wondering how Wine compares to VM when running Windows applications and what the pros and cons are for each?
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Create keyboard shortcut to open home folder (Nautilus)?

I'm running 12.04 inside VMWare Workstation. I'd like to have the shortcut Windows-E to open my home directory (Nautilus). I tried it two ways, but none worked: Going to System Settings / Keyboard ...
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Not all updates can be installed: partial upgrade

I'm trying to update my vmware player Ubuntu vm to Saucy Salamander via the Software Updater app. Sadly while it was installing packages vmware player gave this really weird error I've never seen ...
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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 sharing folders between Win7 (host) and Ubuntu (guest)

What is the best way to share a folder between Win7 64bit (host) and Ubuntu 10.10 (guest) in VMware player? I can setup the sharing just fine (using vmware-tools), but all shared files are root:root ...
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Creating & running Windows virtual machines?

What's the recommended way to run virtualised Windows environment on top of Ubuntu nowadays? I need to create new Windows virtual machines too, not only use existing ones, so, to my understanding, ...
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Corrupted graphics on Kubuntu 14.04 under VMware

After updating my Kubuntu 13.10 VM to 14.04, there is some graphics corruption. The image seems to repeat horizontally every 800 pixels: I have tried: using a different guest resolution disabling ...
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No extra mouse buttons in 12.10 vmware guest

Windows Vmware Workstation 9 host. No extra mouse buttons in 12.10 guest as verified with xev. This is working in 12.04. Neither setup use xorg.conf. No special setup needed to get extra mouse buttons ...
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Shared folder settings do not persist in Ubuntu 12.04 guest on VMWare Player/Windows [closed]

Using VMWare Player 4.0.3 on Windows 7 64bit, with Ubuntu 12.04 as my guest OS. I installed open-vm-tools, based on the instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VMware/Tools. I had to create ...
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Is it possible to setup a DHCP server only for local virtual machines?

I have a quick question. I have a bunch of virtual machines (VMWare Workstation) running on an Ubuntu server and have found that VMWare NAT (DHCP) service is unreliable and slow. I have to use NAT ...
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Sharing directories are not shown

I use Ubuntu on my Mac with VMWare Fusion. I setup share folders. However, I don't have anything in /mnt/hgfs I did have the shared directories, but they're not there. What's wrong with this, ...
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VMPlayer installation error on ubuntu

when I try to install VMWare Player on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS I get the following error: Unable to build kernel module. I saw in other similar questions that a suggested solution is to do the ...
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Virtual Machine Ubuntu 13.04 is Very Slow

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 in my VMWare (I'm using Windows 7); the problem is it's quite slow; it doesn't response quickly as opposed to native installed OS. I also installed CentOS & WinXP; they're ...
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How to enable scrolling in Virtual Machine?

I am using a virtual Machine in VMware Player 5.01 of Ubuntu 12.04 without a graphical interface and I don't have scroll enabled is there any way to enable it ? Or to use something like a key combo to ...
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How to share files between Windows7(Guest) and Ubuntu 12.04(Host)?

I searched on the internet but all issues have Ubuntu as the Guest. I have VMWare Workstation 8 wherein Windows 7 is installed.
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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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Switch to a different workspace while using a VM

I'm using Vmware Workstation 8 on an Ubuntu 11.10 host. Is there a way I can exclude certain inputs from going to the virtual machine and instead direct those inputs to the host? Ideally what I'd ...
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Guest OS daemon failed. Any idea why?

I am running a guest Ubuntu 11.10 on top of a host Windows OS. When installing the VMware tool set, somehow the execution is aborted. I realized that the Guest operating system daemon failed to ...
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VMWare Workstation 6.5.5 (64-bit) on Ubuntu 10.04 (64-bit) Odd Problem

I managed to successfully install VMWare Workstation 6.5.5 (64-bit) on Ubuntu 10.04 (64-bit). It works in principle but there is one issue that forced me to stick with Ubuntu 8.04 (for now): When the ...
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Unable to share a folder between Windows 7 and Ubuntu (running in VMWare)

I have installed vmware toolbox in Ubuntu (guest OS). I tried to share a location from the settings of the virtual machine. But when I click Ok, the following error in thrown in the host (Win 7) OS. ...
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VM player error at startup

VM Player starts up with Vmware kernel module updater on Ubuntu 12.04 Message : Before you can run VMware, serveral modules must be compiled and loaded into running kernel. How do I disable this ...
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How do I merge 2 VMware disks in to a single one?

I have installed an Ubuntu server on a VMWare workstation with a space of 20GB storage as seen below: After the installation I've attached another 40GB worth storage to the existing Ubuntu server ...
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How can I fix internet connection problem?

I am using Ubuntu-12.04.3, installing it on VMware player. For a few weeks right after the installation, the internet connection was fine and working well. But recently the internet connection has ...
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How do I import my music and photos to Ubuntu installed on VMWare Virtual Machine?

I have installed Ubuntu in VMWare, and I want to import all my movies, music and photos, to VMWare Ubuntu. How do you guys suggest I should do this?
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How to install VMware 8.0 (not 8.0.2) in Ubuntu 12.04

I installed Vmware 8.0 in ubuntu 12.04, after installation process when i click on vmware icon nothing happens! even don't display any kind of error, what am i supposed to do? does 12.04 support ...