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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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Linux windowed GPU passthrough

I've read that GPU passthrough on linux (ubuntu/mint) is possible with the correct types of hardware. I'm looking for a specific use case of passthrough and I'm wondering whether technology has ...
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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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Backup multiple virtual machines and save backups to host

I have linux centos server with multiple ( 10 ) virtual machines running on vmware. Is it possible to make backup on database and specific directory on each virtual machine via script and cronjob on ...
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CentOS 5.2, set up IP network

Good afternoon, I'm trying to get GCC installed on a CentOS 5.2 system, and I've been sent from UNIX/Linux forum to network engineering forum "http://networkengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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VMDK linux physical partition + windows

so since i just found out you can point a vmdk to a physical partition and virtualize, I want to try experimenting. The Plan: Windows 10 OS on own drive linux (likely ubuntu or mint) partition on ...
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Merge in snapshot vmdks in vmware workstation

Upon deleting all snapshots on a virtual machine, some delta vmdk's remained (main-000001.vmdk, etc.), with the vmware's harddisk pointing to those. How can I merge these deltas into the main vmdk ...
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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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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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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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No internet access on VM bridged to Hamachi network interface

I am using Windows 7 and am using a 3G USB adapter to connect to the internet.I set up a Windows XP virtual machine in VMWare and Hamachi on the Windows 7 PC. Hamachi works properly on the Windows 7 ...
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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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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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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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Vmware Player keyboard shortcuts

I'm wondering whether there is any possibility to configure keyboard shortcuts in Vmware Player. I'm mostly interested in: Cycle multiple monitors and cycling through running virtual machines.
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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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Launch VMWare virtual machine from another host

I have a triple-booting PC with Windows 10, Ubuntu 16.04 and Kali Linux 2016.1. I have installed VMWare 12.1 on Kali, which runs several VMs. Every VM's files are stored on an external HDD reachable ...
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CPU stolen time by VMware Guest SDK does not match CPU ready time

I'm using the VMware Guest SDK library to figure out the CPU ready time of the virtual machine running my application. According the VMware documentation, the method VMGuestLib_GetCpuStolenMs of the ...
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kali linux stuck in log in after veil-evasion install

I am running kali(4.3.0-amd64) guest in vmware.I need veil-evasion whose prerequities is wine32(if u don't know then just say it is an emulator to run window app). The prorblem i'm facing is after ...
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VMware failing to start network interfaces (vagrant)

On some routers, vagrant up fails with the following error (or similar, the vmnet* number might change): Vagrant failed to start the VMware network interfaces! The output of the failed command, if ...
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Unable to traceroute from RSA Authentication Manager to Windows Host Machine

I'm setting up my virtual environment for a virtual machine like this, Problem : Here, I need to test, whether my windows host browser and the RSA AM VM is able to connect or not. Try: For this ...
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Virtual Network adaptor which is always online

I'm not exactly sure how to word this, so please forgive me for lame wording. My situation is this: I have 2 identical docking stations, one at home and one at work. I run VMware Workstation 12, and ...
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Is it possible to activate a Windows 10 Pro virtual machine on the same keyed host?

I've built a couple computers for my kids, and naturally they want to play MineCraft and whatever other games. So, we purchased full versions of Windows 10 Pro. I don't really have time to "manage" ...
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Bluebeam licensing in a VMWare Horizon environment

We're starting the process to move our users over to a virtual desktop environment using VMWare Horizon client. All the Appvolumes we have set up are working great so far but there is one final ...
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How to configure Network for VPN in Lab on VMware

I want to configure home lab for VPN connections. I configure all of systems but I can't establish connection between computers. Now I don't add any Linux routers or etc. I have virtualized Ubuntu ...
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Is it possible to autostart a VMware virtual machine in background as a Linux service in Ubuntu, and shut it down elegantly when Ubuntu shuts down?

The host is Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I would like my virtual machine to start with Ubuntu in the background. I also hope the virtual machine can be shut down elegantly upon Windows shuts down. Is there any ...
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VMWare Horizon Client Scrambles Keystrokes

I am using VMWare Horizon Client to connect to a remote virtual computer and intermittently keystrokes get scrambled when I am typing. It occurs in a regular pattern, about every 90 seconds. For 5 ...
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How to restrict a vcenter user to only one resoure pool? with complete access to that resoure pool

I have been trying all permutations and combinations of the required privileges to be assigned to a role that have access to only one resource pool. My Requirement is that i have 2 ESXI hosts(not ...
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How come I cannot use a VMDK disk on with a Windows 7 guest on another machine

I am a bit baffled about what I just tried to do. I have a machine running Windows 8.1. I have VirtualBox installed. Let's call this MACHINE-A. On MACHINE-A I have a VirtualBox Guest that runs off ...
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Ssh Access to VMware Virtual Machine(NAT) From Host

I need to ssh into NAT based VMware Virtual Machines from host. What's the minimum requirement to do that? At first, it seems impossible to me, as NAT VMs have internal IP addresses (10.20.xxx), ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 kernel panic — not syncing attempted to kill the idle task

I just purchased a Lenovo W540 workstation with the following specifications: CPU i7-4810MQ (quad core) 32 GB RAM 2 TB SSD storage capacity Nvidia Quadro K1100M 2GB graphics card. Windows 7 Pro OS I ...
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How do I script the creation of Disposable Virtual Machines with vmware workstation?

I am Making a disposable (use for one task/website then delete) Virtual Machine (VM) it's a slow process to do it in VMware workstation. I want to automate it so it is like the quick ~5 second DispVM ...
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i5-4460 or amd fx-8350 for virtual machines (vmware)?

I am building a new desktop that will be used as server in my room - it will basically run 24/7 with 20 or 30 vmware virtual machines active (windows xp installed with 512mb ram, 10 gigs of ssd) - ...
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Ubuntu turns on webcam but black screen in cheese

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed in my VMware and when I turn on cheese the light of my integrated webcam turns on but nothing appears on the screen. I have gone through black screen issues in internet ...
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Unable to Boot Ubuntu OS of Cloned VM

Using VMware version 5.5.0, I cloned a virtual machine running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.13.0-24-generic x86_64). Prior to powering on the cloned machine, I disconnected it from network adapters. ...
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VMWare fills the host disk and it needs reboot of the host system

I am using VMWare to run 2 virtual machines. However, after some time, the available space on the hard disk (~200G) has been filled by VMWare. After a reboot the space is available again. This is a ...
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Port forwarding working on Virtualbox but not on VMware Workstation for Centos7 virtual machine

I'm running Windows 7. I created a Centos7 virtual machine originally through Virtualbox and successfully set up port forwarding with these rules to allow SSH and HTTP: Protocol: TCP | Host IP: 127.0....
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Error while installing VMWare plugin for TeamCity

I'm trying to install VMWare plugin for TeamCity. I followed all steps from https://confluence.jetbrains.com/display/TW/Cloud-VMWare+plugin to the point. However, when I try to run the client via ...
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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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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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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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Execute remote commands as admin (vmrun)

I am using vmrun.exe to execute commands from a master to my virtual machines. For instance, I would like to be able to change the IP address of my virtual machines (netsh.exe should be launched as ...