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    Default VMware player 5.0.1 on Suse 12.1

    Hi,

    VMware Player 5.0.1 installed successfully - at least it said so - but i cannot run vmware-modconfig --console --install-all
    Can´t find it anywhere on my machine.
    also i expected it to create a link for its gui somewhere under System > More Programs > or System > virtualization
    nothing there.

    Any idea how to get it set up ?

    Many thanks

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    Smile Re: VMware player 5.0.1 on Suse 12.1

    Please hold off on any comments till I move this to the right forum.

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    Smile Re: VMware player 5.0.1 on Suse 12.1

    This message thread is now open for business. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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    Default Re: VMware player 5.0.1 on Suse 12.1

    Quote Originally Posted by donseppo View Post
    - but i cannot run vmware-modconfig --console --install-all
    This was a workaround for the first-run error explained in the how-to I wrote some time ago. I believe this error was due to a mismatch between opensuse-packed sources and what vmplayer 4.0x expected to find when compiling it's modules. Since then I installed vmplayer 4.0x in two systems with oS 12.1 this error didn't occur anymore, so I believe it's fixed, and you should just run vmplayer and it should work.

    Note I haven't tried 5.x yet.

    I couldn't update the how-to as it's blocked, although apparently anyone on NNTP can post, so you may find some extraneous comments in that thread.

    To see if the vmware-modconfig is still part of the package, check /usr/bin/. That's where it used to be:

    Code:
    :/usr/bin> ls -a vmw*
    vmware-acetool  vmware-fuseUI  vmware-gksu  vmware-installer  vmware-modconfig  vmware-mount  vmware-networks  vmware-ping  vmware-uninstall  vmware-unity-helper  vmware-usbarbitrator
    :/usr/bin>

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    Default Re: VMware player 5.0.1 on Suse 12.1

    Also note that the first run should be as root (run su - from the commandline, then vmwareplayer), so the modules can be compiled, but DO NOT create your vm while running as root. Exit vmplayer and restart it as a normal user.

    IINM version 4.0x would create a menu entry in Applications>System>More Programs. But an icon is packed with the bundle, just find it and create the entry manually (or use any other icon of your liking).

    Good luck.

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    Default Re: VMware player 5.0.1 on Suse 12.1

    I´m afraid the install went wrong. i can´t find vmwareplayer nor start it.
    however when i run VMware-VIX-1.12.1-894247.x86_64.bundle again it says "The system is up to date. Nothing has been modified"

    Is the following, what i should see ?

    # ./VMware-VIX-1.12.1-894247.x86_64.bundle --list-products
    Extracting VMware Installer...done.
    Product Name Product Version
    ==================== ====================
    vmware-vix 1.12.1.894247

    Tower:/home/josef/Downloads # ./VMware-VIX-1.12.1-894247.x86_64.bundle -t
    Extracting VMware Installer...done.
    Component Name Component Long Name Component Version
    ========================================== ================================================== ====================
    vmware-installer VMware Installer 2.1.0.799910
    vmware-vix-legacy VMware VIX Legacy Libraries 1.12.1.894247
    vmware-vix-lib-Workstation800andvSphere500 VMware VIX Workstation-8.0.0-and-vSphere-5.0.0 Lib 1.12.1.894247
    vmware-vix-core VMware VIX Core for Linux 1.12.1.894247
    vmware-vix-lib-Workstation900andvSphere510 VMware VIX Workstation-9.0.0-and-vSphere-5.1.0 Lib 1.12.1.894247
    vmware-vix VMware VIX for Linux 1.12.1.894247

    Also i wonder, where i should find an executable "vmwareplayer"

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    Default Re: VMware player 5.0.1 on Suse 12.1

    AFAIK vmware VIX is something else. You have to download the vmware player bundle.

    Did you actually read the how-to instructions on downloading it? In a quick google search I found it here:

    https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/fre...are_player/5_0

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    Default Re: VMware player 5.0.1 on Suse 12.1

    Stupid me, clicked two lines below for download.
    chose the right one (VMware-Player-5.0.1-894247.x86_64.bundle) and there it is

    However i ran into this Kernel headers issue

    installed a bunch of modules including
    kernel-desktop-devel
    kernel-xen-devel

    now it works

    Thanks to all !

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