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    Default I can not connect my Tom-Tom to vmware player guest


    Hi,

    follow-up tho the thread here Vmware migration and testing (sorry, I
    don't know how to search for a thread in the web side of things, it simply
    doesn't work)

    I have an XP guest for the purpose of connecting to the tom-tom device. It
    worked fine when I had vmware server, but it fails with the player version.

    I upgraded the machine per this recomendation:

    <http://communities.vmware.com/thread/278581>

    I get some messages boxes when connecting the tom-tom:


    The specified device appears to be claimed by another driver (usb-storage)
    on the host operating system which means that the device may be in use. To
    continue, the device will first be disconnected from its current driver.

    Ok.

    The device "Elecom GO 750" was unable to connect to its ideal host
    controller. An attempt will be made to connect this device to the best
    available host controller. This may result in an undefined behavior for
    this device.

    Ok

    The specified device appears to be claimed by another driver (usb-storage)
    on the host operating system which means that the device may be in use. To
    continue, the device will first be disconnected from its current driver.

    Ok


    What I get is a disk, that doesn't work. The "TomTom home" software says
    there is no device connected. How come?



    On the other hand, my Nokia phone via bluetooth does work on the same
    virtual machine.


    What can I do to get my tom-tom working? It is a pain not having linux
    support. :-/



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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.4 x86_64 "Celadon" at Telcontar)

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    Default Re: I can not connect my Tom-Tom to vmware player guest

    On 2011-07-02 15:33, Carlos E. R. wrote:
    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > follow-up tho the thread here Vmware migration and testing (sorry, I
    > don't know how to search for a thread in the web side of things, it simply
    > doesn't work)
    >
    > I have an XP guest for the purpose of connecting to the tom-tom device. It
    > worked fine when I had vmware server, but it fails with the player version.



    Definetely, oS 11.4, with VMware player, and a fresh XP installed (I
    reinstalled another XP to try) can not see a TomTom device. It connects,
    but does not see the storage media.

    (the tom-tom is fine, it works with another computer with a real W7)

    And it worked before with oS 11.2 and VMware Server.

    This reduces the usability of VMware player by half for me.

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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.4 x86_64 "Celadon" at Telcontar)

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    Default Re: I can not connect my Tom-Tom to vmware player guest

    On 2011-07-03 01:03, Carlos E. R. wrote:
    >> I have an XP guest for the purpose of connecting to the tom-tom device. It
    >> > worked fine when I had vmware server, but it fails with the player version.

    >
    > Definetely, oS 11.4, with VMware player, and a fresh XP installed (I
    > reinstalled another XP to try) can not see a TomTom device. It connects,
    > but does not see the storage media.


    I've just installed another guest, for testing, Vista, and this one also
    fails to see the tom-tom. It finds it, a disk device appears, but with no
    media "inside". It prompts me to put some media on it.

    Definitely, there is something wrong here.

    Linux can see the tom-tom filesystem, but the VM Player guest can not.

    Maddening. I have to use a real windows. We are going backwards. :-/

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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.4 x86_64 "Celadon" at Telcontar)

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