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Old 01-31-2013, 01:03 AM   #1
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starting vmware


I installed vmware per the userguide given for Mint and everything went okay and I got the message "installation was successful" however, there is no entry for it in Menu -> System Tools or anywhere else that I can find.
here are some items from my /usr/bin folder:

vmrun
vmstat
vmwarectrl
vmware-installer
vmware-uninstall-vix

but none of them run vmware directly. How do I run this program? Is there a way I can put the command to run it in my nice GUI menu?
 
Old 01-31-2013, 01:40 AM   #2
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well there's no such thing as "vmware", that's a software company. what actual product have you installed? outside of Player, there should be a service in /etc/init.d to run.
 
Old 01-31-2013, 02:12 AM   #3
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sorry, "player"

nothing in /etc/init.d that says vm* or *player* and nothing with today's date on it...

I am going to try to go through the installation again. Would therre be a log somewhere to see what directories were set up?
 
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I found this in a config file in /etc/vmware:

vmware.fullpath = "/usr/bin/vmware"

but that file wasn't in /usr/bin. I tried just reinstalling (without uninstalling), but the installer just told me everything was okay. I am thinking that uninstalling and reinstalling will just put me right back here.

/usr/bin is the right place to look, right?
 
Old 01-31-2013, 03:12 AM   #5
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Talking nevermind :o

um.. sorry to waste anyone's time. i had installed vmware "vix" which is some sort of API thing. I went and installed vmware player and everything is now fine.

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