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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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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 won't work after Ubuntu Upgrade

I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.10 and now if I want to open VMware Player it doesn't do anything. I also uninstalled and installed it again, still nothing. What can I do?
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Why don't shared files show up in HGFS?

Sharing files between my Guest Kubuntu OS and Host Windows has become a real headache. So, far I have done the steps below: GUEST LINUX OS VM -> Settings -> Options -> Shared Folders. And added my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS hangs on boot after latest dist-upgrade in VMware

I ran apt-get dist-upgrade as follows: Calculating upgrade... Done The following NEW packages will be installed: linux-headers-3.19.0-51 linux-headers-3.19.0-51-generic ...
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vmhgfs module not compilable for VMware Tools 9.9.0 (Fusion7.1) after Ubuntu Linux kernel update to 3.13.0-46-generic?

vmhgfs module not compilable for VMware Tools 9.9.0 (Fusion7.1) and VMware Tools 9.9.2 (Fusion7.1.1 Build 2496486) after Ubuntu Linux kernel update to 3.13.0-46-generic (Febr. 2015) (Shared Folder ...
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VMware Workstation 10 on Windows 7 throws “internal error” when powering on ubuntu desktop 12.04 64-bit guest VM [closed]

Running VMware WS 10 on Windows 7. EASY-installed Ubuntu desktop 12.04 64-bit. Windows Task Manager seems to say VMware is running 32 bit, but I have a FreeBSD 64-bit guest running, and a Windows 8 ...
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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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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't get 1920 x 1080 in Ubuntu via VMWare

I just installed Ubuntu and typed in sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools I can change my resolution to 1920 x 1200, but not 1920 x 1080. Any ideas? I've tried this, and this but no luck. The second ...
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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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Ctrl+Alt+[Left/Right] not working in Ubuntu in VMWare

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 as a VMWare Virtual Machine. I like to switch between my Workspaces using the Ctrl+Alt+ArrowKeys but it doesn't work. It works on my other system with the "Proper" install. ...
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“Line 302 Permission Denied” error while installing VMware Player

The Problem For an Operating Systems Architecture course at University, we are required to use VMware Player 3.1.4 for class assignments. I currently run 64-bit Ubuntu 11.04, and have recently ...
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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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Extra mouse buttons not working in virtualization (VMware/VirtualBox, ubuntu host)

I'm trying to run VMware Workstation and/or VirtualBox on Ubuntu. The virtual machines are working perfectly in both applications, except for the extra mouse buttons (forward/backward). In Ubuntu the ...
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“you do not have the hardware required to run Unity” on VMware

On Ubuntu 2010.10 I installed VMware. Then I installed the 2011.04beta1 in VMware. Evrything worked fine, but after updating packages and rebooting I got the following popup: It seems that you do ...
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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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VMware no longer compiles after upgrade

I used VMware on ubuntu 10.04 for quite a while. When 10.10 was released I did a clean install. I tried to reinstall VMware, but after installing, I wasn't able to compile the modules. Does anybody ...
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Unity, VMWare Workstation and the Super (Windows) key [closed]

I frequently run Windows 7 and Mac OS X as guest OS in VMWare Workstation on Ubuntu 11.10. Whenever I hit the Super (Windows) key in Windows/Mac OS the Unity launcher is activated. Even if I'm running ...
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asynchronous logging via rsyslogd(8) and write buffer increase

On a pretty high traffic web site running in virtual containers (VMware) and lacking local storage, we've managed to increase throughput (requests per second) significantly by switching from logging ...
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VMWare Unity Mode with Ubuntu 12.10

This is a very difficult thing to search for, and find an answer to because of the unfortunate choice VMWare and Ubuntu both having something called "Unity". My host operating system is Windows 7 - 64 ...
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What is better: Win7 host running VMware with Ubuntu guest or visa versa?

I need both running on one computer
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Ubuntu inside virtual machine: ntpd or ntpdate or ??? to avoid clock drift

Problem: ntpd, when installed on a virtual machine running Ubuntu (I've had this on hosts with a variety of hypervisors such as KVM and VMware ESX) seem to be prone to severe clock drift. I haven't ...
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VMWare Player 7.1.0 on Ubuntu 15.04 (kernel: 3.19.0-10-generic) app loading

I downloaded the latest version of the VMWare player (v 7.1.0) from here. Installed the bundle, and the installation went through fine. Post-installation, when I tried to launch VMWare Player, but ...
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How do I run Windows 8 via virtualization?

I would like to run Windows 8 within a virtual machine under Ubuntu. My quick attempt with VMware failed. Has anyone reached to run Windows 8 on Ubuntu? ps: Microsoft just released a public preview ...
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Which kernel to use for server VM running on ESX

We run several ubuntu virtual machines on ESX server. In ubuntu, there are various kernels available: linux-generic-pae linux-generic linux-server linux-virtual Which one is the best choise for ...
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How to run.vhd file ( virtual PC image ) in ubuntu 11.10

How to run a .vhd file (VirtualPC image) in Ubuntu 11.10 and which software can be used to run it?
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Add Windows programs from VirtualBox to the Ubuntu programs menu

I have been using Ubuntu for years now, but for a few months I got my hands on a shiny new iMac, while I had it I messed around with Parallels Desktop and fell in love with many of its features. One ...
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How to reset lost user password on a guest on VMWare server?

I have a ubuntu 10.10 VMWare image that I set up a while back and have forgotten the login details. Normally I'd boot into single user mode to fix this, but I'm having trouble doing this on the ...
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Wired USB Ethernet Connection disconnecting sporadicly

first, I'm not a Linux Pro, so please forgive me if I write any nonsence :) So I have quite an unusual constellation. I'm running a Ubuntu 14.04 Virtual Machine on my Mac Pro using VMWare Fusion 6. ...
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How do I stop my iPhone from being automounted?

I'm trying to stop my Ubuntu desktop from automatically mounting my iPhone when I connect it/plug it in. This causes my Vmware workstation to not mount the iphone for syncing. I have used ...
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15.04 VMWare Player “unable to start services” error

I recently did a fresh install to 15.04. I downloaded and installed vmware player, but when I go to launch it, I receive a message saying "vmware workstation several modules must be compiled and ...
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how to disable kvm for installing VMware player

when i was going to install VMware player a massage has shown You can not install a system with KVM enable. My processor is amd phenom ii x6 1100t. so how can i disable KVM on my system. I am ...
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Kernel error on VMWare after upgrading to 12.10 from 12.04

I upgraded to 12.10 from 12.04. I have removed the old kernel 3.2.21 in 12.04. On start up, I get an error before login, such as vmware .... In 12.04, I have installed VMware 9.0 and now in 12.10, ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 disconnects from virtual networks after wakeup

After upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04, I see the same behavior with VirtualBox and VMWare Workstation. After the system is waked up from suspend, there's neither vboxnet0 nor vmnet8 devices in the output of ...
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How do I work around sudo 'segmentation fault' on basic bash commands?

I am sure the answers are out there, but alas there are too many answers (here and elsewhere) to other questions stopping me from finding them. I just encountered something substantially similar to ...
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Can't login into GNOME Shell, running it always shows fallback mode

EDIT: I'm running VMware 7.1 currently. I'm having major issues getting GNOME3 working on Ubuntu 11.10. Using Synaptic, I've installed the following: gnome-shell and it's dependencies ...
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GTK error in VMware Player for 12.04 LTS

Installing VMware Player for 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadplayer I get these errors: $ sudo sh VMware-Player-6.0.0-1295980.x86_64.bundle Extracting VMware ...
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Not getting GUI mode on ubuntu 12.04 desktop edition after installation on vmware workstation 7

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 desktop edition on my PC using VMWare workstation 7. I assigned 1GB RAM and 20 GB Hard disk to Ubuntu. While starting Ubuntu virtual machine, It is not starting up with GUI ...
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Unable to run Vmware workstation 11 - failed to build vmnet

I am using ubuntu 14.04 LTS and vmware workstation 11. When I tried to open vmware it told me that serval modules must be compiled and loaded into the running kernal (my kernal version is ...
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“Failed to build vmnet” for kernel 3.19

Because this answer is only for kernel 3.13, so I'd like to share a solution for the problem Failed to build vmnet for kernel 3.19 and earlier versions. Thus this is not my actual problem and is only ...
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How do I convert a multiple-part VMDK disk image to qcow2?

I have a VMDK disk image that exists as multiple files: 2.0G guest-s001.vmdk 1.8G guest-s003.vmdk 128K guest-s005.vmdk 2.0G guest-s002.vmdk 1.7G guest-s004.vmdk 4.0K guest.vmdk When running ...
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configure a network interface into promiscuous mode

I am working on ubuntu 12.04 lts server on vmware workstation. I need to configure my network interface to work in promiscuous mode. This is my configuration auto eth1 iface eth1 inet manual up ip ...
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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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How to create a minimal installation in VMware Player for browsing?

I am trying to build a minimal vmware image to use for private browsing (also called a browser appliance). I have tried using images for other small linux distros, most of them are either too heavy (I ...
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Is running ubuntu with a Virtual machine, like VMware, Virtualbox, same as just running normally without? (functionality and experience wise)

I mean not performance wise, or hardware wise. Any good config PC will run them on VMs. I mean functionality wise n experience wise. Is one able to install and run Ubuntu linux applications just ...
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How to increase the disk space of an Ubuntu VMWare guest, without the cd?

I powered off the VM and on the VMware side increased the allocated disk space. I did this by Edit Virtual Machine Settings -> Hard Disk -> Utilities and so forth. It then warned me that I should ...
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How to do I connect a VMWare guest to the internet?

I use WinXP on VMware inside Ubuntu 12.04. Need connect VMware XP box to internet with some reliable algorithm through Host-only, NAT, or with Bridged connection. Please suggest me any right way ...
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Increase Ubuntu partition size under virtual machine

I use MacBook with Mac OS X 10.9.1. I have installed VMWare Fusion 6.0.2, under which Ubuntu 12.04 LTS has been installed as virtual machine. Now I need to increase the size of the disk of Ubuntu. ...
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Ubuntu Phone OS on Virtual Machine [duplicate]

Good afternoon. I want to try Ubuntu Phone OS. Is it possible to put the emulator on Ubuntu or Windows? Something like vmware or virtualBox. Thank you.