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VMware Tools skipping X drivers

[re-posting from the "Not Answered" thread, https://communities.vmware.com/thread/416544] When trying to build VMware Tools, I get the following message: Detected X server version 1.11.4 ...
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How to get clipboard working for shared VMs on VMWare Workstation

You can connect to shared VMs running on VMWare Workstation 8 if you configured your VMWare correctly. Host and client are both Windows 7. One disadvantage of shared VMs is: The clipboard feature ...
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Stop VMWare moving the mouse cursor to the center

I'm using a dual-monitor setup and in one of the monitors I have a maximized VMWare virtual machine. Everytime the virtual machine's window receives focus it moves the mouse to the center of that ...
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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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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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Best way to share guest folder with host computer

I am running a Ubuntu VM on my MacOS X (host) using VMWare Fusion. I have found a lot of information about sharing the host partition with the guest VM but not much on sharing the guest ...
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How to share VPN established in VMware guest VM with host

Is there a way to share a VPN connection which is established in a VMware guest running Windows 7 with the host running Ubuntu 14.04? I tried NAT and Bridge, but I cannot seem to access VPN endpoints ...
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Ubuntu VM Hangs on Boot

I'm trying to boot to a Linux virtual machine in VMWare Workstation 10 for some web development work. I had some problems with the VM I was using. I tried reinstalling Ubuntu in a new VM, and after ...
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How to share Internet connection of VMWare guest with host in VMWare Player 10?

I am running a kali Linux using VMware Player 10 on a Windows 8.1 host AND i want to share my guest kali linux wireless internet with host Windows 8.1 How to do this?
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Sending a non-maskable interrupt to a virtual machine with VMware Fusion

I'm using a virtual machine to do kernel debugging on Mac OS X because it's cheaper and more convenient than another computer. Unfortunately, contrary to the Windows equivalent, it's not possible to ...
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Bridging my VM with an OpenVPN adapter

Beginner user here,I start to slowly learn about networks, virtual machines and so. Here is my set up. I have a host system, running Windows 8.1. On my host system is installed OpenVPN, with a ...
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how do I restart the support tool process for VMWare Player in Windows?

I'm having trouble getting copy from Windows and paste to Ubuntu (guest) working correctly or consistently. I can copy from guest to host fine, but not the other way, at least not consistently. It ...
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How to fix file system errors in VMware

My VMware server behaves strangely recently. It turned out to be a file system error. I ran the following command: voma -m vmfs -f check -d /vmfs/devices/disks/naa.600508e00000000075b722086590fd04 ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 is very slow under VMware / VirtualBox running in a Windows 8.1 host

I am the recent owner of a new Levono Yoga 2. The specs of this are: 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4500U Processor (1.80GHz 1600MHz 4MB) Intel® HD Graphics 4400 8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600 MHz ...
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VMWare guest does not automatically resize even with Tools installed

I'm resizing the window, but the guest does NOT automatically resize. How can I make it? Guest OS is Windows XP, Host is Debian 6, WM is i3, and I'm using Player 5.0.2.
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When I install win xp in a virtual machine in vmware it stops at “Windows XP setup - please wait” screen with 100% CPU use

When I install win xp in a virtual machine in vmware it stops at "Windows XP setup - please wait" screen with 100% CPU use. I've waited for more than 1 hour and nothing changes, what might be the ...
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Getting event 57:The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur

I have a weird issue with my Windows7 desktop. There are two separate disks, C: (system) and D:. Both are encrypted with TrueCrypt. Every once in awhile I am getting following issue: all writes to ...
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How to get current snapshot name via vim-cmd on ESXi VMware hypervisor?

I'm trying to get a snapshot id which current machine state connected to. I logged to ESXi server via ssh. Here is an example of vim-cmd vmsvc/snapshot.get <VMID>: Get Snapshot: |-ROOT ...
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VMware Workstation upgrade

I'd like to upgrade VMware Workstation 7 to the latest version to run Windows 8 (test flight). However, I'd like to use Easy Install. Should I simply run the installer over the old version or shall I ...
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Uninstall VM Workstation 9.0 in Ubuntu 12.10

I can't uninstall VM from my PC. I run from the command line sudo vmware-installer --uninstall-product vmware-workstation but the installer shows me this message vmware installer could not shut ...
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Access a windows dynamic hard drive through a virtual machine on ubuntu?

I have a Windows 7 OS and am thinking about transitioning to a dual boot set up with Ubuntu 12.04. From what I recall, it is not possible to natively access Dynamic Windows Partitions in a Linux OS. ...
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Unable to bridge network connection to any hypervisor

I have a Virtual-PC hard drive that I need to run with bridged networking so that it gets an IP address on the same network the host OS is running on. However, on this particular computer, I am ...
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When I click Shutdown in Ubuntu inside of VMware Player, nothing happens

I don't even get an error message, nor does anything freeze. All I can do is press Escape to get out of the Shutdown dialog and use VMware Player to forcably shut down Ubuntu. When I use sudo ...
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Is there a way to see a separate taskbar for the VM in VMWare Unity?

The question's in the title - I'd like to have a separate taskbar for my VM, preferably one that I can dock to a different part of the screen (but at all would be nice). Third-party utilities are ...
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Can't use copy&paste while using VMWare unity

I'd like to use vmware unity function, which all screens in same place,so I don't need to switch between vmware and windows. But when using unity, I can't copy text from the original windows window to ...
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Deleting Snapshots from LinkedClone Corrupts other LinkedClones

I am currently having a problem in which I have 3 LinkedClones created from the same parent snapshot. The tasks I do consists of creating a lot of snapshots per virtual machine, therefore having the ...
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In VMWare Workstation 8, can I print from DOS guest to Windows 7 host's XPS Writer or similar soft printer?

VMWare insists on connecting virtual printer in guest to the serial port and naturally nothing works. Windows allows assigning legacy LPT1 port but it exposed only to DOS on the host and VMWare ...
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How to use UUID for Physical Drives When Bypassing Host: VMWare Workstation on Win7

I have a Linux guest on a Win7 VMWare Workstation host. I route physical drives from the host directly into the VM. I've noticed in the vmdk for these disks that the mapping in the vmdk to a physical ...
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VMware Workstation is not grabbing input on click

I'm running VMware Workstation and I'm finding that the program is not grabbing mouse inputs on click or on Ctrl+G input, both options are set to on in preferences. If I manually connect either the ...
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Win2k8R2 + Hyper-V + MacPro = Virtualized OSX Allowed?

I have an older (2007 or 2008 i think) Mac Pro. Its a Dual Dual Xeon 2.6 with 12Gb RAM, and i installed Windows 2008 R2 Server on it with HyperV. Apple have something in their license that specifies ...
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Windows within OSX VMWare Fusion not able to access mac partitions

when I run my bootcamp Windows 7 natively, I installed macdrive and it can see all of the HFS+ partitions as windows drive letters. Read/Write performance is great. When I run my bootcamp Windows 7 ...
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disable IPV6 on specific interface with redhat on vmware

I tried to disable IPv6 on specific interface using IPV6INIT=no on the interface script. its working great on all server accept ones that run on Vmware. any idea? im using redhat 5.2, on vmware ESX
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Error while VMware Converter for creating virtual machine for Vmplayer

I'm using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone version=4.0.1, build=build-161434 to hot clone the linux partition on my laptop. It has a partition with Windows Xp pro and another with Opensuse 11.0. ...
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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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SSD wear for rMBP mid 2015 15" with running VMware Fusion

I have the rMBP mid 2015 15" with a 512GB SSD. I will be running VMware Fusion for my Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and Redhat virtual machines. Most of the time I will be using my Windows 8.1 virtual ...
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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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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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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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How do I get the VM Menu in VMWare Player?

Here is VMware Player, it happens to be 'playing' a Ubuntu VM. I'd like to take a snapshot but I see no VM Menu. How do I make the VM Menu appear? Added I now see how to make a snapshot.. one ...
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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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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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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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How to run VMWare and VirtualBox on OSX with Bridged Networking

So here's the issue. I'm running OSX Mavericks as host OS. I've had VirtualBox for a while, and I typically use bridged networking for the VMs I run on Vbox. Had no problems there. I recently ...
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Trying to get Bridged Networking mode in VMWare Player - Fedora Host

I'm fairly new to Linux, having played with it for a while back in 2002-2003. I recently set up Fedora 21 on a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga, and so far so good. I'm having issues with VMware Player. I have a ...
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SMB response, STATUS_INSUFF_SERVER_RESOURCES

I have a Windows 7 vm running in VMWare workstation, it has 4 cores and 4 GBs of RAM assigned. Currently 3 clients connect to this windows 7 vm to access a shared folder. I noticed when the clients ...
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Does VMware 11 provide real GPU up to 2GB memory allocation or just facilitates allocating the same VRAM that comes from the allocated RAM?

Their advertisement is pretty confusing: Graphics-intensive applications can now be given an additional boost by allocating up to 2 GB of video memory per virtual machine. I just want to confirm if ...
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vSphere 5.5 Can't tick “connect” for VM Networks

We are using vSphere 5.5.0. Using the vSphere Web Client, when I create a new VM or add a new NIC to an old VM, if I tick "connect" for the VM nentwork, the task is completed without error. But when I ...
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Why I can't see “thin” option in VMWare vCenter Converter Standalone?

The help and many web pages shows me screenshots of VM conversion process. But I can't see disk resize options when run it. VM's power is down. No snapshots. VM compat is Workstation 9.0 virtual ...
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Autostart a Virtual Machine

I've recently installed VMWare Workstation 10.0.3 and decided I'd much prefer to remote desktop to my virtual machine rather than using VMWare's interface. I therefore marked my Virtual Machine as a ...
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Fix an ESXi configuration issue with the Rescue System

I have described the context of the problem in great detail, however if you just want to get to the point, read only the last paragraph. I was experimenting with ESXi on a box rented from Kimsufi. ...