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Old 10-12-2008, 11:31 AM   #1
jonaskellens
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installed VMWare Server succesfully and now ?


Fedora 9
I'm logged in as normal user.
I've succesfully installed VMWare Server 64bit as root (was necessary).

Normally I should find VMware Server under Applications > System Tools > VMware Server Console.

But this is not the case.

Question : how do I start VMWare Server now ?? Can I add this to Applications > System Tools ??
 
Old 10-12-2008, 12:50 PM   #2
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open a termenal
su
locate vmware or find / -name vmware*

create a menu shortcut and you are off...
 
Old 10-12-2008, 01:09 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by watcher69b View Post
open a termenal
su
locate vmware or find / -name vmware*

create a menu shortcut and you are off...
locate vmware gives hundreds of results as does find...


Code:
[root@localhost bin]# pwd
/usr/bin
[root@localhost bin]# ls | grep vmware
vmware
vmware-config.pl
vmware-mount
vmware-ping
vmware-uninstall.pl
vmware-uninstall-vix.pl
vmware-vdiskmanager
vmware-vim-cmd
vmware-vimsh
vmware-watchdog
[root@localhost bin]# ./vmware
Launching VMware Web Access using /usr/bin/xdg-open
[root@localhost bin]# 
(firefox:23628): GnomeUI-WARNING **: While connecting to session manager:
Authentication Rejected, reason : None of the authentication protocols specified are supported and host-based authentication failed.
The page that opens up in my firefox is a page where I need to log in. I know the user needs to be 'root', but no password is correct...

Also I think this web-interface is not the way to start VMWare Server... how the hell can I install virtual machines in a web browser ?!
 
Old 10-12-2008, 01:24 PM   #4
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I suppose you have VMWare Server 2.0 which has only web based interface. Try to find vmware executable (which vmware) and run it from terminal. It should open web interface within your default browser.
 
Old 10-12-2008, 01:30 PM   #5
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I suppose you have VMWare Server 2.0 which has only web based interface. Try to find vmware executable (which vmware) and run it from terminal. It should open web interface within your default browser.
Which version than has more than only a web interface ??

Code:
[root@localhost Download]# which vmware
/usr/bin/vmware
[root@localhost Download]# /usr/bin/vmware
Launching VMware Web Access using /usr/bin/xdg-open
[root@localhost Download]# 
(firefox:24669): GnomeUI-WARNING **: While connecting to session manager:
Authentication Rejected, reason : None of the authentication protocols specified are supported and host-based authentication failed.
and webinterface opens... but like I said earlier I cannot log in. I'm looking now for info on how to create users to be able to log in.
 
Old 10-12-2008, 02:40 PM   #6
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Now I want to install a previous version of VMWare Server (1.0.7) to have the server console for managing the virtual machines.

I have the following problem :

Code:
None of the pre-built vmmon modules for VMware Server is suitable for your 
running kernel.  Do you want this program to try to build the vmmon module for 
your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)? [yes] 

Using compiler "/usr/bin/gcc". Use environment variable CC to override.

What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
kernel? 
[/lib/modules/2.6.26.5-45.fc9.x86_64/build/include] 

Extracting the sources of the vmmon module.

Building the vmmon module.

Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.26.5-45.fc9.x86_64/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.26.5-45.fc9.x86_64'
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:146: error: unknown field ‘nopage’ specified in initializer
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:147: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:150: error: unknown field ‘nopage’ specified in initializer
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:151: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.26.5-45.fc9.x86_64'
make: *** [vmmon.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only'
Unable to build the vmmon module.

For more information on how to troubleshoot module-related problems, please 
visit our Web site at "http://www.vmware.com/download/modules/modules.html" and
"http://www.vmware.com/support/reference/linux/prebuilt_modules_linux.html".

Execution aborted.
Code:
[root@localhost tmp]# uname -r
2.6.26.5-45.fc9.x86_64
[root@localhost tmp]# yum install kernel-h*
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
Package kernel-headers-2.6.26.5-45.fc9.x86_64 already installed and latest version
Nothing to do

Last edited by jonaskellens; 10-12-2008 at 02:42 PM.
 
Old 10-13-2008, 06:34 AM   #7
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did you compile your own or use a rpm to install vmware the 1st time? if you used a rpm them try to remove it before installing the older version.

Just so you know I have just started using 2.0 (on windows 64) and i cant say as im to impressed with the web interface...

here is the link for the linux VMware rpm

http://download3.vmware.com/software...91891.i386.rpm
 
Old 10-13-2008, 06:47 AM   #8
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same problem, can;t pass the login form on vmware 2.0 using fedora 9.

I had google it n no clue, it seems abug on several forum.

so, i downgrade it to lower version, same problem too, but i had solved it.

Try to remove v 2.0 first.

then follow below link to patch it.

http://jon.limedaley.com/plog/archiv...-2.6.25-kernel

it works for me.

hope help friend.
 
  


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