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Unable to install all modules.See log /tmp/vmware/vmware-{Host}-vmware-14067.log for details.(Exit code1)

To use the VMware modules with newer kernels, you need some patches applied to the modules to be compatible. There is a repository that keep track of the needed patches and published them https://...
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How can I increase the resolution of Kubuntu 20.04.4 LTS in VMware Workstation Pro 15?

It is caused by a bug in kscreen with Kubuntu 20.04. The fix is to disable kscreen by executing in the terminal ("Konsole") (command source): qdbus org.kde.kded5 /kded unloadModule kscreen ...
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Accessing settings of an imported VM using VMWare throws "Could not get the dataFileKey" error

Had the same issue, Edit the VMX file for the VM, and set virtualHW.version = "20" to virtualHW.version = "19" For some reason when at version 20 , which is VMWare 17, it crashes
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Unable to install all modules.See log /tmp/vmware/vmware-{Host}-vmware-14067.log for details.(Exit code1)

From: ubuntu 22.04 install vm workstation error This is what helped me cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source git clone https://github.com/mkubecek/vmware-host-modules cd vmware-host-modules git checkout ...
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What is this 200 GB VMWare file?

It very much appears as if it could be a Snapshot file. A Snapshot is the original VM file with changes you have made. That is why they are so big. I also think more changes (more Snapshots) can make ...
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Multiple monitors not working VMware 16 Player

Workaround: Go to File -> Preferences and select Light as your color theme. You should now be able to use the Choose a monitor layout menu as expected. I tested this workaround on different ...
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"Unable to connect to the MKS: Too many socket connect attempts" when trying to launch a virtual machine in VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.1

I fixed the error as follows: Open "Services" Console via Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Administrative Tools\Services, OR press win + R to open run prompt and type services.msc. ...
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kali linux not taking keyboard input at login page when running on vmware

Pragya, I experienced the same issue. Are you able to send keyboard commands to the VM during boot? If so--try the following: Reboot the VM Select Advanced Boot Options Boot the VM in recovery mode ...
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Some Virtual Machines can't co-exist with WSL

When WSL2 is enabled, the "Virtual Machine Platform" feature is turned on in Windows. This is a subset of Hyper-V functionality, which enables a type 1 hypervisor. Once this is enabled, ...
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Backup a virtual machine without snapshots

You can just copy the entire folder for the machine to a backup location. I use VMware and this is how I do it. Note: If you have a snapshot (snapshots are NOT backups), then combine it first to ...
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Backup a virtual machine without snapshots

The simplest way to backup a VMware VM is simply to copy its entire folder. Of most importance are the .vmx and .vmdk files, but the other files can help you stay in exactly the same state for the VM. ...
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Unable to boot linux from USB CF card reader on vmware

The operating system on your CompactFlash card is most likely not USB-bootable. When put inside a PC, the CompactFlash card appears as a regular IDE hard drive. You put it in a CF card reader so it ...
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Cannot extend volume for Windows 10 VM after allocating extra space?

The EFI partition is located below the C: partition. To append the Unallocated space to C: requires it to be located following C:. You cannot move the EFI partition via Disk Management. You will need ...
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Is it possible to use a wifi network adapter in a Linux (guest) in a Virtual Machine in monitor mode?

I have the latest Workstation Pro and it still doesn't have a wireless NIC type, so direct wireless hardware access is out. For a network adapter of type USB, USB Passthrough requires Workstation Pro. ...
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Configure VMware ESXi Host to broadcast its domain name like Avahi on Linux?

ESXi does not have built-in mDNS support. Though the OS appears to be sufficiently POSIX-like that you probably could compile and run actual avahi-daemon or another mDNS responder on it. You can make ...
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Will there be any issue if I change default subnet to 2.2.2.0 and 3.3.3.0 for NAT and Host only in my Virtual Network Editor of VMWare Workstation?

Yes, it could cause a problem, but only for you. If you wanted to browse to a site that is hosted in (real) 2.2.2.0/24 or 3.3.3.0/24, this would not be possible. 2.2.2.0/24 is owned by Orange, a ...
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Multiple monitors not working VMware 16 Player

I confirm Dugnom answer, VMware player does not remember vms on close when host theme is selected, nor can it extend display when set to dark. This is messed up
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VPN vs VMs and Windows Sandbox

VMs can use the host's vpn in general, but it depends on the configuration. Especially if the VPN creates its own network adapter If the sandbox or VM vswitch is bridged or NAT-ed to the internet-...
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Message boxes in chrome don't display properly in VMware

The (temporary?) solution to this problem is to disable hardware acceleration in Chrome alone or to disable "Accelerate 3D graphics" as a whole in the Display settings of the VM. EDIT: ...
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VMWare Workstation Pro 15.0 rolling back setup on Windows 7

I'm really sorry that I wasn't looking for answers here, because before I received any answer here, I managed to do what I intended to do. The thing is, you can install VMWare Workstation 15.0 x86 ...
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VMWare Workstation Pro 15.0 rolling back setup on Windows 7

If you have Win 7 SP1, you'll need to get the 15.5 installer. See: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2129859 This table lists the supported host operating systems for VMware Workstation Pro 12.x, 14.x,...
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Why can I not copy win console application to linux ubuntu?

I solved it. The issue was that the file exceeded 65 mb in size which was the max allowed for copying. A workaround is to mount a shared directory and pass the files through that way.
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How to uninstall VMware tools for VMware Workstation 16 Pro VM

How to uninstall VMware tools for VMware Workstation 16 Pro VM One way to uninstall VMware Tools is to stop the VMware Tools Service (Task Manager, Services) before trying to uninstall. Then, with ...
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Version of the guest operating system in VMware ESXi/vCenster

VMware will configure different default/recommended virtual hardware settings during VM creation depending on OS/distribution versions. You will get different recommended settings and sometimes ...
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What is this 200 GB VMWare file?

You don't say what the file type/extension is, but it's most likely the (base) virtual disk for your VM. Do NOT delete it unless you want to render your VM useless. Since it's a Windows VM, if the VM ...
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Unable to boot linux from USB CF card reader on vmware

As some others said, the Red Hat from almost 20 years ago probably cannot boot from USB. Considering the "Red Hat nash 3.4.42" output, it seems you do have Red Hat Linux 9 (from 31 March ...
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Windows 95 VM not booting on VMware

I have Windows 95 running on VMware Workstation Pro V16.2.3 and it works fine. Make sure you do not try to overpower the Windows 95 Guest. Memory: 256 MB. More not really needed. 512 MB will likely ...
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"Unable to connect to the MKS: Too many socket connect attempts" when trying to launch a virtual machine in VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.1

The error indicates that the VMware Workstation UI (normally an unprivileged vmware.exe process) cannot connect to the MKS (normally run as part of the privileged vmware-vmx.exe process). (The MKS is ...
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Ping Linux virtual machine from Win10 host

In Wmware Network settings I chose host only. VMware Host Only is an isolated machine. Change your networking to NAT and Ping and Connections should work. VMware Workstation 16.2.2 on Windows 10 Pro ...
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