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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2004 9:38 pm    Post subject: vmware 4.5.2 out Reply with quote

Hello

vmware 4.5.2 out. Experimental amd64 support included.
http://www.vmware.com/support/ws45/doc/releasenotes_ws45.html

pptp over nat now. Aiee.

Runs great here.

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ps: Now waiting for the new nvidia driver with 32bit support. :-)
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2004 11:45 pm    Post subject: Wheeeeeeeeeeeeee.... Reply with quote

Nice!

I have to try it one day. Damn but i am pretty busy right now.

ps: waiting for 32 bits nvidia driver too

ps2: waiting for broadcom bcm94306 wifi 64 bits windows drivers too for ndiswrapper. :P
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2004 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, is there any performance imporvemments ? cuz thats one thing that counts the most..

And the changelog rather looks kinda too short and umimportant considering how important vmware has become in recent days..

ppl need more speed ! :twisted:

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2004 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

arf, and I've just finaly managed to install 4.5.1 !!
By the look of the changelog, it seems that there is compatibility with 64 bits OS's ...
Well my version 4.5.1 is running just fine !
maybe I'll wait a little before installing a new one !
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2004 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ebuild is out marked ~x86 -amd64 ...

# *** Update ***
# EXPERIMENTAL support for amd64 has been added to this release. I am looking
# into this and will be tracking the progress in bug #53879. If you are
# interested in VMware on amd64, you should add yourself to the CC of that bug.

As my version 4.5.1 is working (almost) like a charm, at least for what I need, should I try to upgrade it as 4.5.2 is supposed to have an experimental support form amd64 ...

I used vmware-any-any-update68-x8664.tar.gz to get it to work and appart from the USB, everything is ok, and stable (i.e. it never crashed while I was using it).

Now that vmware-any-any-update68-x8664.tar.gz is obsolete and vmware-any-any-update70.tar.gz is out, well has any of you succeeded it compiling it ?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2004 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With my cutting edge config (2.6.7-rc2-mm1, GCC34) it won't compile the modules even with any-any70.

I'm back now to gcc3.3.3 and 2.6.5-rc1-gentoo and at last the modules compiled fine and vmware-config has setup the networking. I'm at a ssh connection so haven't tried more.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2004 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a gcc-3.4 compilation fix is here:
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=53879
although it's still an unstable POS, hope you have more luck with it than me.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2004 9:40 pm    Post subject: Re: vmware 4.5.2 out Reply with quote

himpierre wrote:
Hello

vmware 4.5.2 out. Experimental amd64 support included.
http://www.vmware.com/support/ws45/doc/releasenotes_ws45.html

pptp over nat now. Aiee.

Runs great here.

regards
Thomas

ps: Now waiting for the new nvidia driver with 32bit support. :-)


So could 32bit programs run in the virtual envoirment?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2004 2:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...ugh, that's disappointing. From the messages in bug #53879 it sounds exactly like before, same bugs, same everything.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2004 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've emerge the new kernel 2.6.7, and following this I've decided to emerge vmware 4.5.2, everything is going fine, but ... the bridge networking on /dev/vmnet0 doen't come up ... so at the end it's not working !!
The "old" 4.5.1 that wasn't made at all to work under 64bits OS, was indeed working just great, I'm going to switch back ... and hopefully it will work !
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2004 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it's seems that the problem is comming for the 2.6.7, as it won't compile the vmnet driver ... gotta downgrade to 2.6.5r1 ...
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2004 12:29 am    Post subject: Fix for vmmon in 2.6.7 Reply with quote

For vmmon I needed to change "count" to "_count" in compat_mm.h.

diff -r 2.6.6/vmmon-only/include/compat_mm.h 2.6.7/vmmon-only/include/compat_mm.h
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< # define page_count(page) atomic_read(&(page)->count)
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> # define page_count(page) atomic_read(&(page)->_count)
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2004 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's working just fine with kernel 2.6.5-r1 ... so I'll stick with this one until something else is out
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2004 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi ...

I just emerged vmware-4.5.2 form the portage tree. I made a vmwar-config.pl. There I have this error:
Quote:

Virtual machine monitor done
Virtual ethernet done
Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0 failed
Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet8 (background) done
NAT service on /dev/vmnet8 done


When I start vmware I get this error.
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Gdk-WARNING **: locale not supported by Xlib, locale set to C

Gdk-WARNING **: can not set locale modifiers
Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified


Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: :0.0


Can anyone help ? I just emerged emul-linux-x86-xlibs and ...-baselibs.

Greetings Marc[/quote]
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2004 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I emerged vmware-workstation 4.5.1
which gives me this (virtual thingie created):
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root@spirit messages # vmware                                                                                     

Gdk-WARNING **: locale not supported by Xlib, locale set to C

Gdk-WARNING **: can not set locale modifiers
SSLLoadSharedLibrary: Failed to load library /opt/vmware/lib/bin/libcrypto.so.0.9.7:/opt/vmware/lib/bin/libcrypto.so.0.9.7: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory


VMware Workstation Error:
VMware Workstation unrecoverable error: (vmui)
SSLLoadSharedLibrary: Failed to load library /opt/vmware/lib/bin/libcrypto.so.0.9.7:/opt/vmware/lib/bin/libcrypto.so.0.9.7: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
A log file is available in "/tmp/vmware-root/ui-21257.log".  Please request support and include the contents of the log file.  We will respond on the basis of your support entitlement.

Press "Enter" to continue...

root@spirit messages #


logfile:
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Jun 30 15:34:25: vmui| Log for VMware Workstation pid=21257 version=4.5.2 build=build-8848 option=Release.4.5.2
Jun 30 15:34:25: vmui| Using log file /tmp/vmware-root/ui-21257.log
Jun 30 15:34:25: vmui| Msg_Reset:
Jun 30 15:34:25: vmui| [msg.dictionary.load.statFailed] Unable to get information about file "/usr/lib/vmware/messages/en/tip_list.vmsg": No such file or directory.
Jun 30 15:34:25: vmui| ----------------------------------------
Jun 30 15:34:25: vmui| Cannot load message dictionary "/usr/lib/vmware/messages/en/tip_list.vmsg".
Jun 30 15:34:25: vmui| VmhsHostDevPopulateCDROM: unable to determine type of device: cdroms/cdrom0
Jun 30 15:34:30: vmui| SSLLoadSharedLibrary: Failed to load library /opt/vmware/lib/bin/libcrypto.so.0.9.7:/opt/vmware/lib/bin/libcrypto.so.0.9.7: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Jun 30 15:34:30: vmui| Backtrace:
Jun 30 15:34:30: vmui| Backtrace[0] 0xffffc378 eip 0x80e4060
Jun 30 15:34:30: vmui| Backtrace[1] 0xffffc398 eip 0x8053a88
Jun 30 15:34:30: vmui| Backtrace[2] 0xffffd3e8 eip 0x8154c7b
Jun 30 15:34:30: vmui| Backtrace[3] 0xffffd418 eip 0x8154d06
Jun 30 15:34:30: vmui| Backtrace[4] 0xffffd438 eip 0x81558d2
Jun 30 15:34:30: vmui| Backtrace[5] 0xffffd588 eip 0x811334a
Jun 30 15:34:30: vmui| Backtrace[6] 0xffffd6d8 eip 0x8058eb8
Jun 30 15:34:30: vmui| Backtrace[7] 0xffffd958 eip 0x8054ba1
Jun 30 15:34:30: vmui| Backtrace[8] 0xffffd978 eip 0x8053eb8
Jun 30 15:34:30: vmui| Backtrace[9] 0xffffd9c8 eip 0x8053a50
Jun 30 15:34:30: vmui| Backtrace[10] 0xffffd9f8 eip 0x5588d34d
Jun 30 15:34:30: vmui| Backtrace[11] 00000000 eip 0x8053841
Jun 30 15:34:30: vmui| Msg_Post: Error
Jun 30 15:34:30: vmui| [msg.log.error.unrecoverable] VMware Workstation unrecoverable error: (vmui)
Jun 30 15:34:30: vmui| SSLLoadSharedLibrary: Failed to load library /opt/vmware/lib/bin/libcrypto.so.0.9.7:/opt/vmware/lib/bin/libcrypto.so.0.9.7: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Jun 30 15:34:30: vmui| [msg.panic.haveLog] A log file is available in "/tmp/vmware-root/ui-21257.log".  [msg.panic.requestSupport.withLog] Please request support and include the contents of the log file.  [msg.panic.response] We will respond on the basis of your support entitlement.
Jun 30 15:34:30: vmui| ----------------------------------------


emerging 4.5.2:
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Calculating dependencies ...done!
>>> emerge (1 of 1) app-emulation/vmware-workstation-4.5.2.8848 to /
>>> md5 src_uri ;-) VMware-workstation-4.5.2-8848.tar.gz

!!! No message digest entry found for file "vmware-any-any-update73.tar.gz."
!!! Most likely a temporary problem. Try 'emerge sync' again later.
!!! If you are certain of the authenticity of the file then you may type
!!! the following to generate a new digest:
!!!   ebuild /usr/portage/category/package/package-version.ebuild digest


/usr/portage/category does not excist ...
what can I do?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2004 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tuinslak wrote:
Code:
Calculating dependencies ...done!
>>> emerge (1 of 1) app-emulation/vmware-workstation-4.5.2.8848 to /
>>> md5 src_uri ;-) VMware-workstation-4.5.2-8848.tar.gz

!!! No message digest entry found for file "vmware-any-any-update73.tar.gz."
!!! Most likely a temporary problem. Try 'emerge sync' again later.
!!! If you are certain of the authenticity of the file then you may type
!!! the following to generate a new digest:
!!!   ebuild /usr/portage/category/package/package-version.ebuild digest


/usr/portage/category does not excist ...
what can I do?

Greets.

It means ebuild /usr/portage/app-emulation/vmware-workstation/vmware-workstation-4.5.2-8848.ebuild digest :wink:
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2004 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ooooooow, yeah that worked :P

I have found I needed to start it (/etc/init.d/vmware start)

which said I needed to config it
Did this
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Starting VMware services:
   Virtual machine monitor                                             done
   Virtual ethernet                                                    done
   Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0                                  failed

   Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet1 (background)                    done
   Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet8 (background)                    done
   NAT service on /dev/vmnet8                                          done


Normal?
And I had a question:
How can I now install, for example windows ?

ow, and even after configuring it; it tells me this:
"blabla is installed but not configured for your running kernel" uh ?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd try typing "rm /etc/vmware/not_configured"

I believe that's the name of the file. If not, it's something very damn much like that.

*sighs and waits for VMWare to stop sucking balls on amd64*

Anyone tried to compile the vmware modules using the same kernel in a 32-bit environment and copying the necessary files to the 64-bit environment? I mean, bloody hell, this all sounds like a mess. I'm probably just going to have my girlfriend's penguin be 32-bit and install VMWare the good ol' fashioned way.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2004 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm running with kernel 2.6.7-gentoo-r11, and vmware 4.5.2 build 8848. Found no problems at all so far.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2004 12:00 am    Post subject: me too Reply with quote

Have had no problems with the later 2.6.7 kernels and this version of vmware, even got the sound working. I can finally stop booting into windows! In fact, running matlab 7 in vmware, the 'bench'mark shows it is only marginally faster in windows than in vmware (there is some latency sometimes, tho not nearly as bad as vmware 3). I wouldn't really want to upgrade this now that is working perfert , but if someone starts reporting huge speed gains I would be tempted (would love to see windows running *faster* in vmware).[/i]
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 3:11 am    Post subject: vmware 4.5.2 / linux 2.6.7 working for the most part... Reply with quote

I have vmware 4.5.2 running on top of 2.6.7. Unfortunately, it craps itself everytime on startup. I need to keep a "snapshot" to revert otherwise it renders my hard drive "unconfigured" according to vmware.

Any thoughts or ideas?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2004 12:35 pm    Post subject: It will not start Reply with quote

Code:

 * VMware Workstation is installed, but it has not been (correctly) configured
 * for the running kernel. To (re-)configure it, invoke the
 * following command: /opt/vmware/bin/vmware-config.pl.
 * VMware is not properly configured! See above.                          [ !! ]


But I have configured it...
I tryed rm /etc/vmware/not_configured, it allows me to start the service, but when I start vmware (the app) I get that msg agin, and the file /etc/vmware/not_configured come back...
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2004 1:54 pm    Post subject: /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.* and vmware-config.pl Reply with quote

I got this problem when manuall inserting the vmware modules to be loaded at boot time. Apparently the vmware startup script doesn't like it when you autoload the modules.

So,:

1. If you have the modules listed to autoload on startup, remove them and run modules-update
2. Run /opt/vmware/bin/vmware-config.pl

And your problem should go away.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2004 6:52 pm    Post subject: Re: /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.* and vmware-config.pl Reply with quote

rkrenzis wrote:
I got this problem when manuall inserting the vmware modules to be loaded at boot time. Apparently the vmware startup script doesn't like it when you autoload the modules.

So,:

1. If you have the modules listed to autoload on startup, remove them and run modules-update
2. Run /opt/vmware/bin/vmware-config.pl

And your problem should go away.


I don't autoload them... all did was running the script, I didn't edit any thing!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2004 8:06 pm    Post subject: I finaly get it working Reply with quote

On http://linuxforum.hu/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=6470
I did understand that it says on the site, but i found a script that did the job, modified it so a normal user, that kan do sudo, can exec it.

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#!/bin/bash
if ps aux | grep "vmnet"; then (sudo rm /etc/vmware/not_configured; vmware &); e
lse (sudo rm /etc/vmware/not_configured;sudo /etc/vmware/init.d/rc3.d/S90vmware
start; vmware &); fi


I dos what many says that have to bee don, rm /etc/vmware/not_configured... only dif is that it does every time
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