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Old 02-11-2010, 03:45 AM   #1
Kristian2
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anyone got vmplayer working on Slackware 13?


hi,
I installed vmplayer, run the bundle script, couldn't see what got installed where, just as in Windows so it seemed. There is no uninstall script
I started vmplayer and got a list of messages.

(vmware-modconfig:4131): Gtk-WARNING **: GModule (/usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/engines/libxfce.so) initialization check failed: Gtk+ version too old (micro mismatch)
(ten times)

(vmware-modconfig:4131): Gtk-WARNING **: GModule (/usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/engines/libxfce.so) initialization check failed: Gtk+ version too old (micro mismatch)
modinfo: could not find module vmmon
modinfo: could not find module vmnet
modinfo: could not find module vmblock
modinfo: could not find module vmci
modinfo: could not find module vsock
modinfo: could not find module vmmon
modinfo: could not find module vmnet
modinfo: could not find module vmblock
modinfo: could not find module vmci
modinfo: could not find module vsock
modinfo: could not find module vmmon
modinfo: could not find module vmnet
modinfo: could not find module vmblock
modinfo: could not find module vmci
modinfo: could not find module vsock
Fontconfig error: "conf.d", line 1: no element found
Fontconfig warning: line 84: unknown element "cachedir"
Fontconfig warning: line 85: unknown element "cachedir"

Some modules are missing in the generic kernel...
As well as a 'VMware module kernel updater' screen saying that the Kernel headers for version 2.6.29.5-smp were not found. They are clearly present..
Any ideas? (Or go for VirtualBox instead).
Edit: was able to remove it all right, still puzzled about the errors.

Last edited by Kristian2; 02-11-2010 at 03:59 AM.
 
Old 02-11-2010, 09:04 PM   #2
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Yeah, I'd go with Virtualbox.

You can get the OSE from SlackBuilds.org or the PUEL edition from http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads
 
Old 02-11-2010, 09:38 PM   #3
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Works fine here on 13.0 and -current. Newer kernels need a patch for the modules (http://www.google.com/search?aq=0&oq...+kernel+2.6.32). When you install VMware Player it is extremely difficult to miss what is happening as everything is prompted and detailed on the console, along with install logs (/var/log/vmware-installer). Did you follow the install instructions? And run /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl?

Not sure about your GTK error.
 
Old 02-12-2010, 02:15 AM   #4
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I will have a look at Virtualbox also.

As for vmplayer, I run the *bundle script and it did everything without asking questions (while I would prefer to install it under /usr/local). I did not look in the /var/log file however...

I am using Xfce as UI and did not install kde, but that has the Qt widget class. So complaining about gtk and the missing header files is rather weird to me.
 
Old 02-12-2010, 04:09 AM   #5
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Got me thinking, as I know I was prompted for the questions. Made me set up a fresh KVM Slackware64 -current and install VMware Player. You have to pass the --custom option to be prompted the questions. Sorry about that, it's been awhile since I went through the Player install, and must have been remembering the tools installation

Here's a couple of screen shots of the GTK installation, and the CLI installation. Both launched with sh VMware-Player-3.0.0-203739.x86_64.bundle --custom

Look at Virtual Box as well. Many people LOVE Virtual Box. It's great having a few Virtualization options, you can try each until you find the one that fits your needs the best!
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