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Comment by progormre
by progormre on Thu 25th Apr 2013 15:32 UTC
progormre
Member since:
2012-05-20

There's always something breaking with each ubuntu upgrade. Last time it was VMware. What will it be this time? VMware again?

Yeah, I have a grudge cause I lost a day worth of work to the lack of care from their part.

And that's when I switched to OSX.

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RE: Comment by progormre
by Alfman on Thu 25th Apr 2013 15:59 in reply to "Comment by progormre"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

progrormre,

Ubunutu upgrades have failed me in the past, but in your case without more details, is it possible that you are judging Ubuntu for what may be a third party problem? Vmware is after all a third party proprietary app you had to install from outside the repos.

The last time I installed vmware on linux, it needed to compile some kernel-specific extensions before it could run, that would very likely break during an OS upgrade. Of course I can understand why you want it to just work, but did you try to reinstall it? Just curious.

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RE[2]: Comment by progormre
by progormre on Thu 25th Apr 2013 16:52 in reply to "RE: Comment by progormre"
progormre Member since:
2012-05-20

The first thing I did was to install a stable version of centos (or maybe it was some other stable distro with VMware support, I can't remember), just to find that it did not support the filesystem I had used for the disk where all my files were stored... By that time I had already spent the morning and stress was going through the roof so I ran to the nearest apple shop.

Sure it was a linux kernel dev who changed an interface, perhaps not knowing it would break apps using the interface...Then all the testers in ubuntu forgot to test using vmware. That or they all knew VMware was broken but couldn't care less...I don't know, it just ended up on my desk being broken.

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RE: Comment by progormre
by groversonus on Thu 25th Apr 2013 17:20 in reply to "Comment by progormre"
groversonus Member since:
2009-03-07

Gosh!!! Only one Day and you gave up that quickly.. I'm laughing myself almost off my chair.

Seriously, that is nothing..

You must not have worked with MS Windows long enough then.

Aaah.. I should have just given up on Microsoft already and saved me all that lost time, mental anguish and pain.. Sigh.. all those lost years.....Waiting... Sigh..

:)

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RE: Comment by progormre
by ichi on Thu 25th Apr 2013 17:29 in reply to "Comment by progormre"
ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

Which VMware?

I've had VMware to break with a kernel update (I'm not sure if it was also an Ubuntu upgrade) but that was back with VMware server 1.x where you had to go patching the kernel modules.

VMware Player on the other hand has always run fine, not as featureful but enough for the odd times I need to boot a Windows machine on my laptop at work.

Edited 2013-04-25 17:32 UTC

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RE: Comment by progormre
by Wemgadge on Thu 25th Apr 2013 17:47 in reply to "Comment by progormre"
Wemgadge Member since:
2005-07-02

It is expected behaviour for VMware Workstation to break when you move to a new Kernel or new build of a distro, but it is not fatal. WS ships with precompiled binary kernel modules for the most popular distros available at time of release, however they can't take into account every linux kernel update in the repros. In the case of Linux hosting Workstation, the linux-headers are required to re-compile the kernel modules -- in this case, the kernel that ships with 12.10 is supported with a precompiled binary in WS 9.0.2 and it's sister product Player, but for the updated kernel, we need to make new modules. You should be able to successfully accomplish this as long as you have a sane build environment on your Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install linux-kernel-devel fakeroot kernel-wedge build-essential should do it. That will give you enough of a build environment to rebuild Kernel Modules. This is not a VMware specific issue. You would encounter the same issue if you had manually installed Video blobs (ATI or Nvidia installed via SH script instead of using .deb, for example would also break). Disclosure: I work at VMware and spent 3 years providing support for Workstation.

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RE[2]: Comment by progormre
by Wemgadge on Thu 25th Apr 2013 17:50 in reply to "RE: Comment by progormre"
Wemgadge Member since:
2005-07-02

Also: do a sudo apt-get install libgtkmm-2.4-1c2a to get WS to use your GTK theme. http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2012664

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RE: Comment by progormre
by Soulbender on Fri 26th Apr 2013 01:31 in reply to "Comment by progormre"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Yeah, I have a grudge cause I lost a day worth of work to the lack of care from their part.


What, it somehow screwed around with your vmware images causing a days worth of changes to the images to be lost? A likely story....
More likely is that vmware or, even more likely, you yourself screwed up.

Edited 2013-04-26 01:33 UTC

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