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Old 06-14-2005, 09:42 PM   #1
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VmWare


hi

i just installed vmware, and in order to run it, i must configure it the first time by running /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl
but it gives me:
bash: /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl: Permission denied

in both root and normal user

anyone knows how to make it work?

i wasn't successful with wine, so i wanted to try this way

thanks
 
Old 06-14-2005, 10:50 PM   #2
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Vmware is very expensive software and I'll doubt you'll find many people here using it.
Most people go with the free alternative qemu.

Of course since you paid so much money for the software it seems that they should have
a support staff willing to help you out.

Zack
 
Old 06-14-2005, 10:53 PM   #3
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Is /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl executable ?
Code:
chmod u+x /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl
might help if not.

Cheers,

mj
 
Old 06-15-2005, 12:38 AM   #4
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i tried making it executable, but it still won't run, it gives me:


Code:
Making sure services for VMware Workstation are stopped.

sh: line 1: /etc/rc.d/init.d/vmware: Permission denied
Unable to stop services for VMware Workstation

Execution aborted.
 
Old 06-15-2005, 12:40 AM   #5
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and i'm a newbie on linux, so i sometimes don't want to try complicated stuff, like a processor emulator, i suppose you have to do some kernel compiling and other stuff to get it working

i tried installing drivers for my video card and sound card, and wasn't exactly successful with them. so now i'm stuck with the basic video operations and no midi support
 
Old 06-15-2005, 01:26 AM   #6
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Sounds like you may have a whole pile of files with incorrect permissions... This could be due to in incorrect installation, or installation of a version of vmware not intended for whichever distro it is that you're running.

Compilation is at the heart of linux, so my advice is to play around with it (or your video/sound card drivers) to get them working. For the latter, you'll probably need a properly configured kernel source, at the very least. I do agree with zackarya though, in that you may as well use an OSS version of the same thing.

Cheers,

mj
 
Old 06-15-2005, 01:41 AM   #7
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Try re-installing it. Post each step of the installer and anything you typed or selected. I installed it multiple times. No, you do not have to re-compile your kernel, but you do need the headers or source code that matches your kernel and you need perl.

zackarya, The cost of VMware may seem that it is expensive, but the amount of uses it has is like drinking water for certain tasks throughout the day. It beats WINE and qemu on reliability, stability, and features.

mjrich, OSS is Open Sound System.
 
Old 06-15-2005, 03:58 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by Electro
OSS is Open Sound System.
With all due respect...

dict OOS:
OSS -- To prophesy; to presage. [R. & Obs.] --R. Edgeworth. [1913 Webster] (Collab. Int. Dict. Engl.).
OSS -- Operator Service System (VERA, 2002)
OSS -- Open Source Software (VERA, 2002)
OSS -- Written-only acronym for "Open Source Software" (see {open source}). This is a rather ugly {TLA}, and the principals in the open-source movement don't use it, but it has (perhaps inevitably) spread through the trade press like kudzu (Jargon)

Admittedly, I am certainly not a 'principle in the open source movement' by a country mile, though I do use it for all of my day to day work

Cheers,

mj
 
Old 06-15-2005, 04:09 PM   #9
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i don't know how to uninstall it to install it again?

btw i got the vmware for free, and is says it's under GPL, so i don't think it's a problem

i remember that during the install it asked me where to install certain files, like usr, bin, share, etc, i selected al the defaults
 
Old 06-15-2005, 04:41 PM   #10
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Hi Electro, I agree that vmware is well worth the money for professionals. I was just
saying from the perspective of a hobbyist it's very expensive.

NightKids,
vmware is not free. The GPL says nothing about whether things cost money or not.
They do have a 30 day free trial version though. Maybe that's what your talking about.
If you installed it via rpm you should just be able to do
rpm -e packagename.rpm // This should uninstall it.
rpm -i packagename.rpm // Should install it again.

You could try to force update it as well but uninstall/reinstall is probably the way to go.

Hope that helps.

Zack
 
Old 06-15-2005, 09:34 PM   #11
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i installed it with the source code so i can't force it to reinstall on top of it

also, i don't think i have the trial version, but i downloaded it from a torrent, so it must be cracked or something
 
Old 06-19-2005, 10:14 AM   #12
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anyone can get this to work please?
 
Old 06-19-2005, 10:41 PM   #13
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The file for VMware is just a full version. What sets trial from the full (paid) version is the serial number. I suggest downloading VMware only from VMware web site.

VMware is not just for professionals. I use it to test out SAMBA configuration, test web site layout, playing simple games, using devices like USB scanners and printers that not yet supported in Linux, using, desktop production programs like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and many more without taking the time to stop what I'm doing and reboot.

NightKids, you need to run /etc/init.d/vmware as root. You can use xterm, gterm, konsole, rxvt and many others to login as root, but DO NOT run GUI as root. To login to root, type su or su -. If you already have vmware installed, you can run vmware-config.pl. This will redo the setup and it will also help you compile the two modules that VMware requires to be loaded in order for it to run a virtual machine.

If you get the message "Permission denied" for a perl file then you need to set the file in extecute mode. Also it could be that the very first line that tells bash to run perl is the incorrect path or you just do not have perl installed. You will need perl and kernel headers or kernel source code. If you are using kernel version 2.6.x, you have to use VMware version 4.5.x or the latest version.
 
Old 06-20-2005, 11:06 PM   #14
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thx for the reply Electro

i tried to run the program, then it tells me that it was installed, but i needed t reconfigure it. after reading the license agreement, i came upon compiling vmmon with the kernel source. it says that i'm running linux-2.6.8.1-12mdksmp but i have linux-2.6.8.1-24mdk in /usr/src

i know i upgraded the kernel source files with urpmi a while ago
and there used to be the old -12 folder somewhere, but i can't find it now, and i don't remember if i might've deleted it or not

do i need to try upgrading the kernel source again?
 
  


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