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Old 07-10-2013, 01:43 PM   #1
mupandaa
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Failure to open VMware player after installation on debian 7.0 wheezy


Hullo collegues as u may notice am totally new to the linux world but i realy want to be apart of it.

here is my problem, i recently installed debian wheezy 7.0 on my machine planning to later installed vmware player where i can install microsoft windows for doing my usual staff as am getting used to the linux world. but after installation as i tried to lauch vmware i got amassage tht "before you can run vmware player several modules must be compiled and loaded into the running kernel" and when i clicked install option most modules compiled but the virtual network device failed and then finally the machine didint start getting an error "tht unable to start services"

Can anyone help me to solve this? Please bear in mind that I am new to this and so would appreciate being told in plain English what I need to do or where I need to start. thank you in advance
 
Old 07-11-2013, 12:24 AM   #2
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Hi,

I think you may have a much easier time if you use virtualbox (comes with wheezy) instead of trying to use vmaware. See http://wiki.debian.org/VirtualBox for instructions.

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Old 07-11-2013, 07:05 AM   #3
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I had the same problem once. There were few patches available for Vmware Products. I guess you might be using vmware <9 products. Try updating to the latest version.

Else. Please post the log vmware refers while reporting errors.
 
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Question virtualbox not properly confirgured on debian wheezy

thanks Evo2 i followed your advise, but i still have some issues. i installed the latest version virtualbox-4.2_4.2.16-86992~Debian~wheezy_amd64.deb from oracle virtual box not the virtualbox OSE tht comes with wheezy.

i added myself to the vboxusers and installed guest additions and everything works well until i reboot system.
everytime i start virtualbox it gives me an error msg thts The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv. Please reinstall the kernel module by executing

'/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup'

as root. Users of Ubuntu, Fedora or Mandriva should install the DKMS package first. This package keeps track of Linux kernel changes and recompiles the vboxdrv kernel module if necessary. but when i check the necessary packages i.e dkms, build essentials, linux-headers are all installed. am stuck wht can i do next? kindly awaiting your response.
 
Old 07-17-2013, 09:38 PM   #5
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Hi,

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Originally Posted by mupandaa View Post
thanks Evo2 i followed your advise, but i still have some issues. i installed the latest version virtualbox-4.2_4.2.16-86992~Debian~wheezy_amd64.deb from oracle virtual box not the virtualbox OSE tht comes with wheezy.
The main reason I suggested virtualbox is because there are packages made by Debian. The Debian ose packages are well tested and should work seamlessly: the same can not necessarily be said for the packages from Oracle. Is there any reason you can't use the virtualbox packaged by Debian? Version 4.2.10 is available for wheezy in backports. See http://packages.debian.org/wheezy-backports/virtualbox

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i added myself to the vboxusers and installed guest additions and everything works well until i reboot system.
everytime i start virtualbox it gives me an error msg thts The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv. Please reinstall the kernel module by executing

'/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup'

as root. Users of Ubuntu, Fedora or Mandriva should install the DKMS package first. This package keeps track of Linux kernel changes and recompiles the vboxdrv kernel module if necessary. but when i check the necessary packages i.e dkms, build essentials, linux-headers are all installed. am stuck wht can i do next?
Sorry I don't know what is going on here... I've never used the proprietary version of virtualbox. Have you checked it the module really is loaded? Have you checked if /dev/vboxdrv exists and what its permissions are?

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