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Ok, I'm having an Issue with VMware 4 under Mandrake Linux 9.1
I installed VMware 4 fine, however, I can only running the Virtual Machine from Root. When I attempt to run it from another user the system reports that it can't open '/proc/cpuinfo'. I looked at the promissions for the /proc folder as well as the file itself and they are set to let only the root user read them. The permissions are editable but as most of you probibly know the cpuinfo file seems to change every moment so the changes don't hold.
I believe I will need to change some sort of sercurity setting so those files can be read by a group, but I don't know where to change that. I tried drake perm, but even taking all the restrictions away doesn't help.
Any ideas, suggestions, or what not?
As a side note, it also seems that I can't keep the security setting in drakperm any lower then Level 3. It will return to level 3 at reboot and I suspect that it will also snap back after a certain time. Probibly a Security check running.
Mandrake 9.1 is the host operating system, and I had already made it work just only as root. However, I found the problem. The Security was set to Higher when I installed the operating system and even though I reduced the security later, appearantly some settings just would not change. I sorta stumbled on to this by accident.
I was trying to resize a partition in harddrak and I messed up, blowing away the OS. So I reinstalled with just high security and all the VMware software worked when I installed it.