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    Default SUSE 11 and VMWARE Server 1.0.6

    I'm trying to install VMWARE server 1.0.6 (that latest none beta version) on SUSE 11 and I'm getting the following errors:

    /usr/share/applications/vmware-server.desktop: warning: value "vmware-server.png" for key "Icon" in group "Desktop Entry" is an icon name with an extension, but there should be no extension as described in the Icon Theme Specification if the value is not an absolute path
    /usr/share/applications/vmware-console-uri-handler.desktop: warning: value "vmware-server.png" for key "Icon" in group "Desktop Entry" is an icon name with an extension, but there should be no extension as described in the Icon Theme Specification if the value is not an absolute path
    Trying to find a suitable vmmon module for your running kernel.

    None of the pre-built vmmon modules for VMware Server is suitable for your
    running kernel. Do you want this program to try to build the vmmon module for
    your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)? [yes]

    Using compiler "/usr/bin/gcc". Use environment variable CC to override.

    Your kernel was built with "gcc" version "4.3.1", while you are trying to use
    "/usr/bin/gcc" version "4.3". This configuration is not recommended and VMware
    Server may crash if you'll continue. Please try to use exactly same compiler as
    one used for building your kernel. Do you want to go with compiler
    "/usr/bin/gcc" version "4.3" anyway? [no]



    Has anyone else managed to get this working? I installed gcc via YaST. Hs anyone else seen these errors, and what did you do to fix them?

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    Default Re: SUSE 11 and VMWARE Server 1.0.6

    Hi Scrib,

    At this time the gcc message is 'normal' when you are setting up vmware products in openSUSE 11.0. You can dismiss this and just go ahead and compile.

    As for the first errors '/usr/share/applications/vmware-server.desktop: warning: value "vmware-server.png" for key "Icon" in group... '. It doesn't ring any bells, but if the modules build call it a cosmetic error.

    As I've read 1.0.6 should build on the new kernel openSUSE 11.0 is shipped with, but if you run into build errors have a look for the latest vmware-any-any (version 117 and higher) patch that usually gets things running.

    Cheers,
    Wj
    Have a lot of fun!

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    Default Re: SUSE 11 and VMWARE Server 1.0.6

    Thanks for the advise Magic31. It installed fine and seems a lot faster under SUSE 11.

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    Default Re: SUSE 11 and VMWARE Server 1.0.6

    Good to hear Scrib,

    Thanks for the feedback

    Cheers,
    Wj
    Have a lot of fun!

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    Default Re: SUSE 11 and VMWARE Server 1.0.6

    Hi

    Is this product free?

    How does it differ from VMWare Workstation?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: SUSE 11 and VMWARE Server 1.0.6

    VMWare Server is free to use.

    It differs in a couple of ways with VMWare Workstation, the most prominent may be;
    -no integrated usb support
    -limited snapshot capability
    -less optimized for running it on a workstation (viewer is less snappier) - as a workaround RDP to you machine using tsclient or other RDP tool.

    Other than this it does do it's thing well. VMWare Server version 2.0 will be out soon and is further optimized in many ways. So keep an eye out for that release.

    A good alternative to using VMWare Server could be Virtualbox.

    Cheers,
    Wj
    Have a lot of fun!

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    Default Re: SUSE 11 and VMWARE Server 1.0.6

    Another way to look at comparing VMware Server and Workstation... VMware Server has a limited featureset but is targeted mainly for Production Deployment of pre-built VMs, and easily implements scriptable functions like auto-start on bootup and/or shutdown, and remote console management while Workstation is "Everything plus the kitchen sink" mainly targeted for building and testing. Workstation might not have common admin scripts built in, but it has all the tools to do hard work.

    I haven't noticed any significant performance issues using the two consoles.

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    Default Re: SUSE 11 and VMWARE Server 1.0.6

    Hello,
    I've installed the lastest vmware server 1.0.6 (VMware-server-1.0.6-91891.i386.rpm) on opensuse 11 and it seemed to compile and installed ok. When I execute the console, I get just a blank screen.

    I have removed the .vmware directory from my home directory but no luck. I ran the console via root and I have the same problem. Any suggestions?

    Thanks!!!

    Jose

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    Default Re: SUSE 11 and VMWARE Server 1.0.6

    Are you possibly also running with compiz enabled?

    Any errors when running the vm console from a terminal console?
    Have a lot of fun!

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    Default Re: SUSE 11 and VMWARE Server 1.0.6

    I upgraded to Suse 11 last week and am experiencing the same issue. I've tried to "bypass" the GCC error, but it still fails:

    Making sure services for VMware Server are stopped.

    Stopping VMware services:
    Virtual machine monitor done
    Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0 done
    Virtual ethernet done

    Configuring fallback GTK+ 2.4 libraries.

    In which directory do you want to install the mime type icons?
    [/usr/share/icons]

    What directory contains your desktop menu entry files? These files have a
    .desktop file extension. [/usr/share/applications]

    In which directory do you want to install the application's icon?
    [/usr/share/pixmaps]

    /usr/share/applications/vmware-server.desktop: warning: value "vmware-server.png" for key "Icon" in group "Desktop Entry" is an icon name with an extension, but there should be no extension as described in the Icon Theme Specification if the value is not an absolute path
    /usr/share/applications/vmware-console-uri-handler.desktop: warning: value "vmware-server.png" for key "Icon" in group "Desktop Entry" is an icon name with an extension, but there should be no extension as described in the Icon Theme Specification if the value is not an absolute path
    Trying to find a suitable vmmon module for your running kernel.

    None of the pre-built vmmon modules for VMware Server is suitable for your
    running kernel. Do you want this program to try to build the vmmon module for
    your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)? [yes] yes

    Using compiler "/usr/bin/gcc". Use environment variable CC to override.

    Your kernel was built with "gcc" version "4.3.1", while you are trying to use
    "/usr/bin/gcc" version "4.3". This configuration is not recommended and VMware
    Server may crash if you'll continue. Please try to use exactly same compiler as
    one used for building your kernel. Do you want to go with compiler
    "/usr/bin/gcc" version "4.3" anyway? [no] yes

    What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
    kernel? [/lib/modules/2.6.25.5-1.1-pae/build/include]

    Extracting the sources of the vmmon module.

    Building the vmmon module.

    Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
    make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only'
    make -C /lib/modules/2.6.25.5-1.1-pae/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.25.5-1.1-obj/i386/pae'
    make -C /usr/src/linux-2.6.25.5-1.1 O=/usr/src/linux-2.6.25.5-1.1-obj/i386/pae/. modules
    CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
    In file included from /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/./include/vmware.h:25,
    from /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:48:
    /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/./include/vm_basic_types.h:161: error: conflicting types for uintptr_t
    /usr/src/linux-2.6.25.5-1.1/include/linux/types.h:40: error: previous declaration of uintptr_t was here
    In file included from /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:20,
    from /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:49:
    /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:37:5: warning: "VMW_HAVE_EPOLL" is not defined
    /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:43:5: warning: "VMW_HAVE_EPOLL" is not defined
    In file included from /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:20,
    from /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:49:
    /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:60: error: conflicting types for poll_initwait
    /usr/src/linux-2.6.25.5-1.1/include/linux/poll.h:65: error: previous declaration of poll_initwait was here
    /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:147: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
    /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:151: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
    /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c: In function LinuxDriver_Ioctl:
    /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1659: error: struct mm_struct has no member named dumpable
    make[4]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o] Error 1
    make[3]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only] Error 2
    make[2]: *** [sub-make] Error 2
    make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.25.5-1.1-obj/i386/pae'
    make: *** [vmmon.ko] Error 2
    make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only'
    Unable to build the vmmon module.

    For more information on how to troubleshoot module-related problems, please
    visit our Web site at "http://www.vmware.com/download/modules/modules.html" and
    "http://www.vmware.com/support/reference/linux/prebuilt_modules_linux.html".

    Execution aborted.
    I found this site offering a solution beyond the "GCC bypass" but I'm unsure about using an unsupported solution as described there.

    Are there any other suggestions as to what I can do here?

    Thanks!

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