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Old 10-07-2003, 01:09 PM   #1
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Holland
Distribution: OpenBSD 3.6 - Arch Linux 0.7
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vmware not working properly after reboot


I installed vmware in order to use VBA for school. Works nicely; used the trick on this site somewhere to avoid troubles.

The thing is, everytime I reboot I have rerun the config script. I thought I had made the appropriate adjustments in my files. I am using Arch linux 0.5 and it uses devfs. Vmware doesn't seem to like that very much.

I made some adjustments in my rc.local file to load the vmware script and a script to create the vmnet device files.


# /etc/rc.local: Local multi-user startup script.
/etc/sysv-rc.d/vmware start

The vmware-device-nodes script looks like this:

#! /bin/sh -e

#Create device nodes for vmnet


`/bin/mknod --mode=600 /dev/vmnet0 c 119 0`
`/bin/mknod --mode=600 /dev/vmnet1 c 119 1`
`/bin/mknod --mode=600 /dev/vmnet2 c 119 2`
`/bin/mknod --mode=600 /dev/vmnet3 c 119 3`
`/bin/mknod --mode=600 /dev/vmnet4 c 119 4`
`/bin/mknod --mode=600 /dev/vmnet5 c 119 5`
`/bin/mknod --mode=600 /dev/vmnet6 c 119 6`
`/bin/mknod --mode=600 /dev/vmnet7 c 119 7`
`/bin/mknod --mode=600 /dev/vmnet8 c 119 8`
`/bin/mknod --mode=600 /dev/vmnet9 c 119 9`


exit 0

I also added this to /etc/devfsd.conf

# vmware monitor symlinking
REGISTER ^misc/vmmon$ CFUNCTION GLOBAL mksymlink $devname vmmon
UNREGISTER ^misc/vmmon$ CFUNCTION GLOBAL unlink vmmon

# vmware
REGISTER ^vc/(.*)$ CFUNCTION GLOBAL mksymlink &devname tty\1
UNREGISTER ^vc/(.*)$ CFUNCTION GLOBAL unlink tty\1

Does anybody have an idea what else I need to do?

Old 10-09-2003, 07:34 AM   #2
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Italy
Distribution: Slackware 9.1, Slackware 10
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I can only add that i have the same problem. I use Slackware 9.1 and i have to launch the config script every time I reboot... it seems that vmware can't start the virtual networks, or something alike...

thnx for any help
Old 10-09-2003, 10:28 AM   #3
Registered: May 2003
Location: Brazil
Distribution: Gentoo
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Me too... I use Gentoo.
Fortunately I almost never reboot my computer and the config script doesn't take long to run.

Last edited by Mirrorball; 10-09-2003 at 10:30 AM.
Old 10-28-2003, 07:18 PM   #4
Registered: Jan 2003
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Distribution: OpenBSD 3.6 - Arch Linux 0.7
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Running 2.6 test8 now and I don't have to run the script after each reboot.
Of course I did have to fix something first to get it to such thing as a free lunch

Download this:
Worked for me.



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