After upgrading to Artful, I can not get any virtual machine to work in VMplayer and when I try to run any of my old machines I get this message :
Not enough physical memory is available to power on this virtual machine with its configured settings. It is possible that native applications and/or services have locked down memory which could be preventing the virtual machine from launching. Shutting down unnecessary applications or services may free enough memory to launch this virtual machine. If you were able to power on this virtual machine on this host computer in the past, try rebooting the host computer. Rebooting may allow you to use slightly more host memory to run virtual machines.
N.B: Memory usage : 2.74G/7.67 (I have 8G of memory).
After that message is displayed the VMplayer crashes.
I have done some research in the Internet but most posts are treating this problem in Windows.
I tried this few solutions:
- Searched for .lck files to remove them, find none.
- Searched for .vmss files find and remove them all.
- Edited all my .vmx files go to section
checkpoint.vmState = "", and remove text between quotes.
- And finally uninstall, purge and reinstall application. To unistall I find this command :
sudo vmware-installer -u vmware-playerbecause
sudo apt-get remove VMplayerdidn't do anything, and to reinstall i downloaded and ran the latest version :
- Create new virtual machine.
None of the above solution seems to fix the problem, I am stuck with VirtualBox which I can't get USB to work again.