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Old 12-15-2003, 11:07 PM   #1
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: colorado springs. colorado
Distribution: Debian-Sid 2.6.24-rt1
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vmware can't find my browser

I've installed vmware without any real troubles except one. It can't find mozilla even though I've pointed it directly to it. If I enter /usr/local/mozilla/mozilla then the browser opens. According to the vmware instructions I have added

webBrowser = /usr/local/mozilla/mozilla %s

to ~/.vmware/config (which did not exist until I created it BTW) but satill I get the same error:

VMware Workstation could not find Netscape or Mozilla and is therefore unable to provide the information you requested. Please install either Netscape or Mozilla. If you wish to use a different Web browser, say `mybrowser', please place the following line in your "~/.vmware/config" file:
webBrowser = mybrowser %s

Any ideas? Thanks.

Old 12-16-2003, 04:11 AM   #2
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VMware is probably looking for netscape/mozilla in your environment path.
try creating a symbolic link in /usr/bin.

ln -s /usr/local/mozilla/mozilla /usr/bin/

P.S: the mozilla executable is usually named mozilla-bin

Last edited by theparadigm; 12-16-2003 at 04:13 AM.


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