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    Default vmware server Cannot connect virtual machine console

    Since a few weeks I cannot open a console in vmware server 2.0.2 anymore. I don't know exactly when this started because I use vmware only occasionally (I have only 1 program (an old Ashlar DrawingBoard) which does not run properly in wine). VMware server and the console have been working before without problems, but now I get the message "Cannot connect virtual machine console." and it times out. This is on Opensuse 11.1 with VMware Server on the same pc, Firefox and the guest is Windows2000.

    I have tried to disable all extensions in firefox 3.6, disabled the firewall, even created a new user (on the same pc) with a clean firefox, all without any result. However when I connect from a different computer which runs Internet Explorer under windowsXP, then I can get the console without problem.

    So, somewhere there is something wrong between Firefox and VMware server. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Charles

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    > Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Well, if it were me I'd try to get VMware Server 1
    working. 2x is far too bloated for your purpose.
    However, version 1 is getting problematic to install
    on the latest kernels so you may also want to investigate
    using Virtualbox. I haven't used it, but I hear good things.
    Frankly 2.x rarely works properly for me, the problem you
    describe sometimes crops up when CPU utilization is too high
    or disk swappage is occuring.

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    Thanks, I am installing VirtualBox and will let you know how it ends. So far, no problems. Besides, VirtualBox is about 40Mb, while vmware's rpm file is more than 500Mb.

    Charles

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    VirtualBox installed, configured and OK; vmware removed. Says it all!

    Charles

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    > VirtualBox installed, configured and OK; vmware removed. Says it all!

    Glad it worked out for you.


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