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Webcam not working in Ubuntu in vmware virtual machine

I want to use a Logitech Webcam C210 in Ubuntu, using the virtualising system of VMware Player 6.0.5 in Windows 7 but the problem is that although I have the webcam connected and Ubuntu identifies it, ...
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Create bootable image of virtualbox

I want to setup a Ubuntu install on a virtualbox and then use this later to install onto a machine. I know I can create clones of partitions using something like Clonezilla, but is something similar ...
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Sending keystrokes to an application with a file as the source

I've had numerous times that I've needed to transfer a batch file or other text to a remote computer (not on the same network) that doesn't support copy/paste or have a "chat"/file transfer feature (...
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VMWare - Reference vmdk from a different datastore

I was trying to move the files of a VMWare ESXi-5.1.0 virtual machine from one datastore to another. All files were moved, except a large one (200GB+) - VMNAME-flat.vmdk. Is there a way to change ...
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Created a VM image, now need to deploy them over network

I've created a freshly installed version of Windows 8.1 "not yet activated" with all necessary software packages on VMWare Workstation. This image is considered the baseline for any computer within ...
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VMware terminology & home usage

Some while ago, I dabbled in VMware virtualization. It must have been around version 4 or 5 of the Workstation product, and it was never more than an idle curiosity - meaning that I know next to ...
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Is there a way to zerofill the page file once for VM compaction?

I know it's not good practice to completely disable the page file even with seemingly sufficient amounts of RAM. I have a number of Windows VMs that naturally have a page file enabled at the default ...
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VMware ESXi: best practices for running off USB thumb drive?

I'm running VMware ESXi 5.5 (and 6.0) on my servers off of a SanDisk Cruzer Fit 16GB flash drive. The VMs are stored on a RAID array of internal physical drives on the server. If that flash drive ...
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What are the advantages of installing vmware tools on a non-gui linux distro?

I know this software is usefull when using a gui OS because it adds some features such as auto size screen. But what features are added to a non-gui distro?
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Issue: Guest OS (Debian 3.0, 32-bit ) loads with read-only file system immediately upon booting in VMware Workstation 10 (Host OS: Windows 7, 32-bit)

Issue Summary: A guest 32-bit Debian 3.0 virtual machine is opened using VMware. The guest OS loads a read-only file system on startup. Despite root access no file changes can be made to the virtual ...
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Port is reachable on telnet locally, but browser shows connection reset

I am running a web application server locally in an Ubuntu guest VM on a Windows host. I could not connect to the service in any web browser. Chrome reported ERR_CONNECTION_CLOSED. The result is the ...
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VMware broke host Wifi connection

I have already seen a lot of questions similar to this one, but none of their solutions worked for me. My issue is very similar to this. I bought a new laptop, Lenovo Yoga 15 with Windows 8.1, and ...
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AltGr not working properly on vMware

I don't know if that question should be really here (I read the StackOverflowHelp, the AskUbuntuHelp and the LinuxAndUnixHelp but I don't think the question fits in any of them so I post it here as ...
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Pages appearing in black on Firefox Developer Edition

I just installed the latest Firefox Developer's Edition (40.0a2) on one of my VMs, and most web pages are showing up on it (images included) as one big black page of nothing. (It works fine on my host ...
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Find Hostname of Host from inside a virtual machine?

Scenario: I connect to VM with IP 10.1.1.1 with hostname NODE. I need to find out the IP or hostname of the host this VM is running on. Is this possible?
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Is VMware NSX a SDN solution?

VMware refers to the software defined data center. Their brochure for NSX, their platform for network virtualization, does not include the term SDN (Software Defined Networking). However, their final ...
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How to format VMFS drive as NTFS?

I have a 1TB SSD, which I used from new as a datastore in VMWare ESXi 5.1.0. It has a VMFS 5.58 file system. I'd now like to store HyperV machines on it, so I inserted it in a Windows 8 machine, ...
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how does vswitch work with the physical nic in vmware?

It is known that VMs, through their vNIC connect to vSwitch which is in turn connected to the physical machine or ESXI host's network adapter (vmnic). The vmnic is then connected to an actual L2/L3 ...
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Stale output in nagios for Esxi check

I have written a simple shell script that detects the invalid login attempts on Esxi(5.1) server and prints the output on screen as IPs with no of connections with failed attempts. The script is ...
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Find the IP address of a VMware ESXi host

I have an IP address of a Guest virtual machine running on an VMware ESXi host. I don't know the IP address of this VMware host. How can I find the IP address of this VMware host? I have vSphere ...
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Adobe PDF Preview Handler Error in Windows Explorer

I virtualized the installation of Adobe Acrobat Pro XI v11.0.11 together with Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 v14.0.7015.1000 x86, carried out on Windows 7 Enterprise v6.1.7601 x64, making use ...
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Can't boot from CD-ROM

I have resized a VMware Fusion disk but the partition has not been resized. I need to do a very simple thing: boot from the CD-ROM to expand the partition. But when I boot from the CD-ROM these are ...
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VMWare Workstation on Windows7, Firewall Issues

I have a Ubuntu image running under VMWare Workstation 11.1 on a Windows 7 pro machine. This VM image is there in part to serve some files over TFTP to a number of hosts on a network. The tftp server ...
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Deleting VMware image does not free up hard disk space

I recently found out that I am low on hard disk space and am unable to allocate new hard disk space for my virtual machines. Upon realising this, I proceeded to delete a few of my virtual machines ...
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vmware work station 10 - how to make it faster?

What are general strategies to make vmware workstation faster? I am running Fedora 10 inside it and recently it has become very slow. I have allocated around 1.4 GB ram for virtual machine. My ...
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Get iso file from virtual machine

I have VMWare inside which I am running fedora. I want to make a copy of this virtual machine .iso file - so that I can run this image on another computer. e.g. Basically I want to run instance of ...
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Sharing Internet connection from a Linux VM to Windows

I'm looking for a way to share Internet connection from a Linux operation system like Ubuntu or Kali to Windows 8.1. what i'm trying to achieve is to use one of these open-source based WAN ...
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vmware changes usb data structure

I have vmware on my Windows 7 and I connected my usb device to my virtual machine (win 7) but some functions of my usb device don't work correctly on vm so I analyzed my usb output data using Putty ...
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Windows 7 keeps turning off Aero theme, how to disable such annoyance [duplicate]

I run my daily work load in Windows 7 inside a VMware Workstation 11.1 VM, with 3 monitors(VM using all 3 monitors in full screen mode). The graphics performance inside VM is not so fast, and quite ...
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Mount VMWare Disk Images Under Linux

Is it still possible to mount VMWare disk images under Linux? I found the following two articles, both of them recommend to use kpartx -av diskimage-flat.vmdk. However both the articles are old and, ...
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Remote desktop with vmware and usb connexion

I have a windows server 2012 with vmware installed , I have 3 vms ( win xp recomanded because of a software compatibilty ) , I access to those 3 vms from Itium 4030 thin clients over RDP , I have 1 ...
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Private host with static ip on VMware

I have an Ubuntu virtual machine that I run on my Windows 7 laptop with VMware player 7.1.0. Here is the setup: Virtual Machine Settings > Network connection : Bridged. Settings of the Ubuntu ...
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Can't stretch VMware guest OS? 4k res on host OS = screwed up resolution in VM

I'm basically trying to figure out if there's a way to just "scale" my VMware guest OSes to stretch across my screen, as opposed to also modifying their resolutions by default and having everything ...
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Does putting virtual machines in separate partition affect performance?

I have a 500 GB HDD in a laptop. I partitioned it into two drives so I could leave the C drive for windows and the other drive E for virtual machines. I run CrystalDisk benchmark on the C drive and ...
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IW and IWCONFIG reveals different wireless interface results

I am using VMWare Fusion with Ubuntu 14.04 as guest system upon the OSX host system. The question is that when I plugged in the USB Wifi adapter (TP Link WN725N in my case), The commands iwconfig, ...
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Can not ping the Router in GNS3 via vmnet1

I have installed GNS3 on CentOS6.2. And on GNS3, f0/0 of c3725 connects to CentOS6.2 via vmnet1. I mannually assign 2001:cafe::1/64 to f0/0 of c3725 while I assign 2001:cafe::2/64 to vmnet1. Here ...
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vmware workstation Cannot change network to bridged

i'm using vmware workstation 8. I can not bridge my network adapter. I reinstalled a virtual machine and chose Bridged. When i view Virtual network editor, there is no bridged vmnet. I have NAT ...
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VM - Bridged connection only works in the office

I am using VMware with Debian on it and I can not get Internet connection when I am at home, unless I change Network Adapter settings to NAT. However, at work, I have no issues using Bridged ...
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Guest OS crashes after installing VMware Tools

I've enabled VT-d in BIOS setting, and run VMware Workstation as root. Everything went well before installing VMware Tools into it. After installing VMware Tools, the guest OS (Windows XP and 7) was ...
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How to configure a gaming host

Hi I have a system that has an internet ip address. I currently have installed debian on the system. What I would like to do is also install vmware workstation or another virtual management system ...
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How do I find out which process is using so much of my RAM?

I am running a cassandra instance on a server with 16GB RAM. The process has crashed after an OutOfMemory error. Now, when I check the memory usage, 11GB out of 16GB is used. total ...
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VMware View clipboard redirection / PCoIP and Virtual channels

I'm having an issue with clipboard redirection on Horizon View. Here are the GPO settings I'm using: Copy/Paste between the virtual machine and physical workstation doesn't seem to work still ...
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VMWare Fusion 7 Pro Networking Issue

My problem is very simple: IF USING WIFI, only the my mac can ping the VM running locally... other machines on the network can't. Suggestion? Ideas? tests to run? Details: Bridged Connection is ...
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How could an old worm infect my computer on VMWare?

My current computer is on Windows 8.1, and using Norton. I've started to gain interest in old viruses, and therefor I've created an virtual machine using a software called VMWare (Workstation 11) ...
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Win2K8R2 dcpromo DSRM Password causes critical failure

I have a Win2K8R2 domain controller on an ESXi host. I have a second ESXi host on which I have created a new Win2K8R2 Server to be a secondary domain controller. The second server was added to the ...
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How to access a server on VMware from the web? [duplicate]

Here's what I have done: I set up an apache server on Ubuntu in VMware. I used the NAT config. I set up port forwarding. Now on the host machine, I can access the server using localhost. It ...
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PuTTY “Incoming packet was garbled on decryption” and other errors

I've got Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed in VMPlayer 6 on Windows XP SP3 - I created this using the mini.iso + OpenSSH Server. I can successfully SSH in via its NAT VMNet8 address 192.168.181.128. After a ...
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Core2Duo T5870 unable to run 64bit Vmware Guest

I currently own a Core 2 Duo T5870. People said that its a 64 bit processor, and I am able to install and run 64 bit Windows 8.1 on it. But when I try to run Ubuntu 14.05 64 bit on VMware Workstation ...
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VMWare for 32-bit?

I want to run VMWare for Windows and I tried to install VMWare 11, but it seems to only work on 64-bit. Where can I find the 32-bit version installer?
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how to convert vmware to hyperv live without downtime?

Anyone know how to live convert a vmware vm (5.5, vmx3, latest vmtools) to a hyperV format without stopping the source vm? Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.0 powers the server down after un ...