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Old 10-29-2008, 08:49 PM   #1
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How to Install Vmware on OpenSuse11.....?


I am having an issue configuring VMware-Workstation 6.5.0-118166.x86_64.rpm om OpenSuse11, I installed VMware and it said enjoy at the end, but when I run the vmware command I get the following message below


stanley@linux-qcct:~> vmware
Logging to /tmp/vmware-stanley/setup-8893.log

(vmware-modconfig:8893): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "qtcurve",
/usr/share/themes/Clearlooks/gtk-2.0/gtkrc:67: error: unexpected identifier `colorize_scrollbar', expected character `}'
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
stanley@linux-qcct:~> vmware-config.pl
bash: vmware-config.pl: command not found
stanley@linux-qcct:~>


C header files matching your running kernel were not found. Refer to your distribution's documentation for installation instructions.

Kerenl Headers 2.6.25.5-1-1-default were not found, if you installed them in a non-default path you can specify the path below
 
Old 10-29-2008, 08:56 PM   #2
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Here is what I am running

Linux linux-qcct 2.6.25.5-1.1-default #1 SMP 2008-06-07 01:55:22 +0200 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

so the headers appear to match the kernel...

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Old 10-30-2008, 05:35 AM   #3
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to install and configure workstation you need to be root.

instead of using the RPM you need to download the bundle version. opensuse11 is unsupported so you will need a full dev environment installed in order to build the modules.

* remove everything VMware you have installed.
* d/l the .bundle
* install as root
* configure as root
* post the log file here

- install missing libraries and try again from '*' no. 4.
 
Old 10-30-2008, 11:48 PM   #4
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Hey Thanks DanRaider, I uninstalled the RPM version and downloaded the 64bit bundle package as you suggested and it installed without a hitch or hiccup......

Running windows XP on it and it works great.

Thanks for the assist....

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to install and configure workstation you need to be root.

instead of using the RPM you need to download the bundle version. opensuse11 is unsupported so you will need a full dev environment installed in order to build the modules.

* remove everything VMware you have installed.
* d/l the .bundle
* install as root
* configure as root
* post the log file here

- install missing libraries and try again from '*' no. 4.
 
Old 10-31-2008, 12:09 AM   #5
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Even the sound works great with it running VNware 6.5....

Thanks Again...

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Hey Thanks DanRaider, I uninstalled the RPM version and downloaded the 64bit bundle package as you suggested and it installed without a hitch or hiccup......

Running windows XP on it and it works great.

Thanks for the assist....

d-1
 
Old 10-31-2008, 10:33 PM   #6
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Question to ask...

I installed my virtual operating system under "su" mode, question now, can I make it regular user, or is there a way to delete or uninstall and reinstall as regular user....?

I did not know (forgot) I was logged in as/under su...

d-1

Last edited by dolphans1; 10-31-2008 at 10:36 PM.
 
Old 11-01-2008, 06:39 AM   #7
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you install and configure Workstation as root but then you run as your regular user.

First, make sure the VM is powered off.

as root move your VM to the virtual machine folder in your own home folder, or where ever you want your VM.

then
chown -R UserName:users /home/UserName/VMware/virtualMachineFolder

(man chown if you are unsure what you are doing)

when you do a ls -l inside your folder with the VM in it you want all the files to be owned by yourself.

Now you have rights to read/write the vmdk and also execute on the vmx.

fire up workstation again as your regular user. Your VM won't be there so go file>Open, browse and find the .vmx file and your VM should boot just fine.

You may get a question if you want to change UUID, if the disk has been moved or copied. In most cases you can change UUID unless you have installed something in your VM that require the UUID to stay the same.

good luck.
 
Old 11-01-2008, 06:44 AM   #8
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forgot to mention,

VMware knowledge base at: http://kb.vmware.com/

VMware forums at: http://communities.vmware.com/

Both very good resources.
 
Old 11-01-2008, 11:03 AM   #9
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danraider, I am unsure of what I am doing, what do you mean these 2 lines?


1) (man chown if you are unsure what you are doing)

2) when you do a ls -l inside your folder with the VM in it you want all the files to be owned by yourself.

I am confused with Dolphin, because as regular user, I do not see the VMware folder, so I am not sure where VMware folder installed in root.

Is there a way to open Dolphin in super user mode to even see the folder?

With older kde3.5 you could run kdesu konqueror....

Thanks for your help....

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Originally Posted by danraider View Post
you install and configure Workstation as root but then you run as your regular user.

First, make sure the VM is powered off.

as root move your VM to the virtual machine folder in your own home folder, or where ever you want your VM.

then
chown -R UserName:users /home/UserName/VMware/virtualMachineFolder

(man chown if you are unsure what you are doing)

when you do a ls -l inside your folder with the VM in it you want all the files to be owned by yourself.

Now you have rights to read/write the vmdk and also execute on the vmx.

fire up workstation again as your regular user. Your VM won't be there so go file>Open, browse and find the .vmx file and your VM should boot just fine.

You may get a question if you want to change UUID, if the disk has been moved or copied. In most cases you can change UUID unless you have installed something in your VM that require the UUID to stay the same.

good luck.

Last edited by dolphans1; 11-01-2008 at 11:08 AM.
 
Old 11-01-2008, 12:20 PM   #10
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danraider,

I figured out how to open dolphin in superuser mode, so I manually dragged it over to my /home/name/ folder, and when I run vmware as regular user and I try to open windowsXP, it says I can't because I do not have owners permission.

Prior to moving it over I changed all the folders to read and write, then moved it over, but thus far, I can't open as regular user because of permission issue.

Thanks d-1
 
Old 11-01-2008, 07:55 PM   #11
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Hey danraider, I figured it out and have VMware running as regular user.

I had to go back as su and change permissions to all the folders to get it to work.

Thanks for your help....

d-1
 
Old 11-02-2008, 08:23 AM   #12
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hey man, glad you got it going.
 
  


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