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VMware Player is a virtualization software available free of cost for Linux and Windows platforms.

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GNS3 VM machine closing itself in 18.04

I'm having an issue while attempting to run a GNS3 VM virtual machine on VMware Player on Ubuntu 18.04 (dual boot with Windows 10). The GNS3 version I'm using is 2.7.7. The process I've acomplished ...
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VMWare Player 15.5 - Ubuntu 19.10 - 3d acceleration

I'm trying to enable 3D acceleration in VMWare Player on Ubuntu but each time that I try to tick the checkbox I receive a warning message stating that my guest doesn't support 3D acceleration. I've ...
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Ubuntu in VMWare, it shut down properly but restart doesn't work

I installed Ubuntu on VMWare but recently i realized that when i restart it, it won't restart. Only a black screen appears. Shut down works properly. Any help is appreciated. Thank You. Edit: I used ...
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VMplayer closes on start of vm

I want to install ubuntu as a virtual machine on my ubuntu machine. The version of the host system is: Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS The iso I want to install is: ubuntu-18.04.4-desktop-amd64.iso So I downloaded ...
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Running vmware player 12 on ubuntu 18?

How can I run VMware player 12 on Ubuntu 18.04.3? I tried to patch VMware, like mentioned here VMware Workstation 12 does not run after ubuntu upgrade to 17.10, but the solution doesn't work anymore (...
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Accessing a Linux formatted SD card via Ubuntu VM machine

I'm a total Linux noob so please be gentle! I have a Linux formatted SD card inserted into my Win 10 based laptop. I'd like to access this within an ubuntu VM machine that I have on the laptop. I ...
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How to access Windows drives from 18.04 within a VMware guest?

I have not found a solution to this though there appear to be many similar Q's. I have a Windows 10 host. I have created a ubuntu 18.04 LTS guest inside a VMware workstation 15 player. The ...
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Installing LUBUNTU on vmware desktop showing ICON

I have installed LUBUNTU 14 in vmware. when launching the ubuntu in desktop it is showing the CDROM icon with OS na,e in it. Why it is showing that? Did I made any mistake in installation. Desktop ...
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Why is my ubuntu virtual machine freezing right before sign up?

I have a virtual machine in VMware12 I recently upgraded from ubuntu 16.04 to the latest Ubuntu LTS version. But it's freezing in startup. See picture, I have really important work in this virtual ...
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vmtools fail to install shareable folders as no gcc binaries are found

I tried to set up a x64 18.04.2 xubuntu on a windows 10 pro host machine using the VM Player 7. Installing xubuntu works fine. The Vmtools however are not able to set up the shareable folders between ...
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I/O warnings and external entities

when entering the input: sudo /usr/bin/vmplayer & I receive the following error in my terminal's verbose output: I/O warning: failed to load external entity "/etc/VMware/hostd/proxy.xml" So my ...
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VMWare Failed to start on Ubuntu 18.04

This is Error output from "systemctl status vmware" command : ● vmware.service - LSB: This service starts and stops VMware services Loaded: loaded (/etc/init.d/vmware; generated) Active: failed ...
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Issues with Displays on VMware. Scale missing + cannot permanently add resolution

I have already spent some time to find solutions for my issues looking into ubuntu forums and google, but no viable solution. I am using on Lenovo Ideacentre (with 4K display) VMware Player to run ...
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VMWare slowly freezing whole system

Background: I'm running Kubuntu 18.04 LTS and running Win 10 as guest for random MS specific apps OS on VMWare Workstation 15 Player. Everything appears to work really smooth and nice... for a while. ...
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E: Unable to locate package VMware-Player-15.0.2-10952284.x86_64.bundle [duplicate]

I'm trying to install VMWare Player. I've downloaded .bundle file in ~/Downloads. To install I switched to root account, changed directory to ~/Downloads and ran apt-get install VMware-Player-15.0.2-...
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Uninstallation of VMware Workstation Player from Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

Uninstallation of VMware Workstation Player from Ubuntu 16.04. The commands have been given which are required to answer the question
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Auto mount a shared folder using autofs service with VmwarePlayer

I'm running Ubuntu Budgie in a virtual machine using VMware Player. To mount the shared folder I use: sudo mount -t fuse.vmhgfs-fuse .host:/ /mnt/hgfs -o allow_other but I need to run the command ...
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vmware player turns off when I try to power on a VM

after having upgraded from lubuntu 16.04 to ubuntu 18.04 (which I installed on a new SSD), VMware player will not start my virtual machines. On klicking "power on", it simply vanishes. After that, a ...
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Errors while installing VMWare Player Tools

When I open VMWare player, I get a prompt to install VMWare Player tools. When I click on Download and Install, it shows this error: Failed to run /usr/lib/vmware-installer/2.1.0/vmware-installer '-...
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VMPlayer installer won't start in Ubuntu 18.04

I'm trying to install VMware Workstation Player on Ubuntu 18.04. It's a fresh installation of Ubuntu, so everything should be OK. When I try to run the installer, I get this: ./VMware-Player-14.1....
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I need help with this install error on VMWare player?

Failed to run '/usr/bin/vmware-modconfig' --icon='vmware-player' --appname='VMware' --gcc='/usr/bin/gcc' --headers='/lib/modules/4.13.0-45-generic/build/include' as user root
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Ubuntu 18.04 stuck at “verifying the installation configuration”

I am installing Ubuntu 18.04 desktop (64 bit) on vmware player 12.5.9 using windows 10. I was able to install Ubuntu 16, but 18 keeps hanging permanently at this step each time I try (I have left it ...
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VMware Player unable to start after upgrade linux kernel to latest version

VMware player is working properly on my computer before upgrading Linux kernel. After that, VMware player was unable to run and display error as below. Error message: Unable to start services. See ...
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Not able to launch VMware Player

Installing VMware Player 6.0.6 configuring... [#########################################################] 100% Installation was successful. root@shirishnag:/home/shirishnag/Desktop#vmware-installer -l ...
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VMware Workstation Player 14 + Ubuntu Mate 17.10 => Failed to lock page for guest RAM! [duplicate]

While running Windows 10 (ver. 1703) virtual machine, I got the following error message and VMware Player crashed. vcpu-0| I125+ Failed to lock page for guest RAM! My setup is as follows: OS: ...
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Ubuntu 16.04.1 opens to small window under VMWare

I've installed Xenial 16.04.3 under VMWare Workstation Player 14 (current version). Unfortunately, Ubuntu opens in a small window. I don't know how to expand it to full screen. I'm a newby, so please ...
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I am not able to install vmware on my pc with Kubuntu 17

When I try to install vmware it shows the license agreement on terminal instead of showing a GUI.
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Ubuntu boots on terminal only after installing ubuntu desktop, how do get GUI desktop

Same Question: Ubuntu boots on terminal only, how do I recover the GUI desktop? My System configuration Host System: windows 10 Vmware playstation 12.0 Ubuntu 17.04 64 bit earlier i have ...
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VMWare Player in Ubuntu 17.10 does not start

I successfully installed VMWare Player in Ubuntu 17.10. After that VMWare Player is not starting after clicking on the icon. Are there any more steps after running the .bundle? Please hep.
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Ubuntu 16.04 and VMWare 14: Unable to change virtual machine power state: Disconnected from virtual machine

I have installed VMWare 14.0 on Ubuntu 16.04 (both 64 bit versions) following instructions here. I made a new virtual machine to install a Windows 7 - 64 bit, but when I want to power it on to ...
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VM Player 12.5.7 does not accept gcc 7.2 on Ubuntu 14.04

Hello my dear Linux users, I run Ubuntu 14.04 and I have gcc-7 installed using the Toolchain test builds. When I start VM Player 12.5.7 build-5813279 it is asking for gcc 7.2. I point it to /usr/bin/...
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How to access your guest OS folders (ubuntu) from the host OS (windows 7)?

I am running VMWare Player. My host machine is running Windows 7 and the guest is Ubuntu 14.04. I want to specifically access my ~/Documents Ubuntu folder from the Host OS (Windows 7). I know how to ...
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VMware Player and disabling the Screen Saver

When I am using a guest OS in VMware, 16.04 is not seeing the keystrokes or mouse movements so the Screen Saver times out and my world goes black. Fortunately 16.04 is smart enough to grab the next ...
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How to confirm that isc-dhcp service works in Ubuntu server 16.04?

I have problem with restart ISC-DHCP service when I type command: **sudo service isc-dhcp-server restart**, it show nothing.I have no idea what is going on I use VIM as editor to my configuration: ...
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insserv: Service localfs has to be enabled to start service vmware-USBArbitrator

I have installed VMWare Player on my Ubuntu 16.04 system, which works fine. Lately I have been looking into how I can trim down the excess services running on my system, and I came across vmware and ...
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Desktop Icon text too small

Hardware and host OS: 2017 Dell XPS 13 laptop with 13.3” QHD+ (3200 x 1800) display. The host OS is windows 10 home edition. Problem: I have created a new Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop edition VM in vmware ...
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VMware Player ver. 6 & 7 failing to work on 16.04

After upgrading to 16.04 from 14.04, my VMware player stopped working. I suspect that installing the latest VMware Player software will fix this problem. I believe this because I checked the ...
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Accessing surveillance camera in VM

I downloaded Ubuntu 17 to run in a VM (VMWare player) on a WIN10 host to be able to test Linux video surveillance camera software. I can ping my gateway and one of the cameras (.155 below) but I can't ...
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VM Player cannot connect to Windows10 Host virtual device sata0:1

Cannot connect the virtual device sata0:1 because no corresponding device is available on the host. I tried this suggestion but it did not work : Unable to connect to the internet. This is to delete ...
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16.04: USB formatting interrupted - not seen in diskmgmt or lsblk

Previously working device in freshly-made VMware VM of 16.04 x64 on Win 8.1 x64 guest. While following the top answer in this thread, I was interrupted before I got a chance to write the changes ...
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VMware Player refuses to launch on 16.04 (VMware modules cannot compile into kernel)

I have been using VMware Player for a long time on 14.04. I updated to 16.04 about 3 months ago. Now I am trying to launch VMware Player for the first time since the upgrade, and it refuses to launch! ...
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Unable to connect to server on VM- No route to host

Using Win7 host, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS guest, VM Player4.0 and Datastax 4.8.11 Cassandra 2.1.17 My application on the same VM is unable to connect to a service running on the same VM. Everything was ...
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Unable to login into Ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 (On VM Player) but unable to login suddenly. I am entering the correct password, because if I enter wrong password it gives password error message, and not otherwise. It just ...
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Can't log in to Ubuntu 16.10 on VMware

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to 16.10. I'm using it on VMware Player on a Windows 10 host. After rebooting to finish installation, I am unable to login. I entered my password and hit Enter and ...
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Disabling auto capture/release on vmware with open-vm-tools-desktop

I'm running an Ubuntu server as a guest (console only no X so no point for mouse) is there a way to only install vmhgfs-fuse package so I can share files from host to guest without installing full ...
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No 3d support is available from the host, on all VMware guests

So I'm running VMware Workstation 12 Player on 16.04 host. And every guest i run complains that "No 3d support is available from the host" and "Hardware graphics acceleration is not available" "...
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VMware what to download for a webserver&workstation?

My question is two pronged.. I am trying to create a webserver on my local machine in a Virtual environment that I can roll to a production environment. My question is which version of Ubuntu should I ...
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How do I map guest OS to separate interface?

I have two physical interfaces on host (Ubuntu 16.04) is it possible to bridge one VM network to first interface, and the other to the second in VMware Player 12? I can add a Network adapter under ...
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how to migrate Ubuntu OS running on VMware on windows to virtualbox on a mac?

I have a windows machine, in which i have installed ubuntu OS(16.04) on VMWare. Now i am using a Macbook pro, i want to move the entire files of the virtualised OS and the settings of the OS from the ...
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Program “killed” in the Virtual Machine [Ubuntu 14.04 in Windows 8.1]

I am using VMware Workstation 12 Player (with host = Windows 8.1, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3632QM CPU @ 2.20GHz, 64-bit o.s., RAM = 8 GB) (and guest = Ubuntu 14.04-LTS). When I try to run a (particularly ...