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    Default Can't find where to uninstall vmware player.

    1. In Yast2-software manager: I search "vmware player", 0 result.


    2. I searched "vmware" and found several results so I uninstalled "vmware guest kmp desktop" but found I was forced to install "vmware guest kmp default".
    Now my resolution is all wrong. I am using a wide screen but I have only 4:3 choices. (openSUSE 12.2 running in a virtualbox). What's worse is that Vmware player is still not uninstalled.

    So where do I uninstall the software I installed? And how do I get back the wide screen resolution? I've already restored "vmware guest kmp desktop", which I don't know what it is. Still I can't have my wide screen resolution back.

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    Default Re: Can't find where to uninstall vmware player.

    On 2013-02-10 17:06, bonedriven wrote:
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    > 1. In Yast2-software manager: I search "vmware player", 0 result.


    As vmware-player is not installed via yast, but via a runable bundle,
    that is not surprising. However, there is a "vmware-uninstall" a script
    you could try.

    > So where do I uninstall the software I installed? And how do I get back
    > the wide screen resolution? I've already restored "vmware guest kmp
    > desktop", which I don't know what it is. Still I can't have my wide
    > screen resolution back.


    Now, the vmware guest tools run in the guest, whereas vmware player runs
    in the host. Please, clarify your situation.

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    Default Re: Can't find where to uninstall vmware player.

    Looks like I uninstalled vbox guest addition when I uninstall "vmware desktop". I reinstalled vbox guest addition now my screen resolution is back.

    Still, how do I uninstall vmware player I installed?

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    Default Re: Can't find where to uninstall vmware player.

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2013-02-10 17:06, bonedriven wrote:
    >
    > 1. In Yast2-software manager: I search "vmware player", 0 result.


    As vmware-player is not installed via yast, but via a runable bundle,
    that is not surprising. However, there is a "vmware-uninstall" a script
    you could try.

    > So where do I uninstall the software I installed? And how do I get back
    > the wide screen resolution? I've already restored "vmware guest kmp
    > desktop", which I don't know what it is. Still I can't have my wide
    > screen resolution back.


    Now, the vmware guest tools run in the guest, whereas vmware player runs
    in the host. Please, clarify your situation.

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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 12.1 x86_64 "Asparagus" at Telcontar)
    The openSUSE is installed in a virtualbox. I installed vmware player in openSUSE from clicking a bundle downloaded from their site. Now I dont' know how to uninstall it.

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    Default Re: Can't find where to uninstall vmware player.

    On 02/10/2013 07:06 PM, bonedriven wrote:
    > The openSUSE is installed in a virtualbox. I installed vmware player in
    > openSUSE from clicking a bundle downloaded from their site. Now I dont'
    > know how to uninstall it.


    is this right: you wanted to run VMWare in an openSUSE which was running
    in a VBox? if so, what was the actual operating system the VBox was
    running in?

    why so complicated? hmmmm....i never tried launching a VBox, installing
    openSUSE in it, and then load VMWare into that openSUSE....and, then do
    what? load Windows running in openSUSE running in VMWare running in
    something don't tell me you are running it all in a Mac, are you??

    and, i might as well ask: why did you not post this to the
    Virtualization forum, here http://tinyurl.com/8xrn2nt as that is where
    the largest number of VM gurus hang out..

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    Default Re: Can't find where to uninstall vmware player.

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2013-02-10 17:06, bonedriven wrote:
    >
    > 1. In Yast2-software manager: I search "vmware player", 0 result.


    As vmware-player is not installed via yast, but via a runable bundle,
    that is not surprising. However, there is a "vmware-uninstall" a script
    you could try.

    > So where do I uninstall the software I installed? And how do I get back
    > the wide screen resolution? I've already restored "vmware guest kmp
    > desktop", which I don't know what it is. Still I can't have my wide
    > screen resolution back.


    Now, the vmware guest tools run in the guest, whereas vmware player runs
    in the host. Please, clarify your situation.

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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 12.1 x86_64 "Asparagus" at Telcontar)
    Thanks. The script works.

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    Default Re: Can't find where to uninstall vmware player.

    On 2013-02-10 19:06, bonedriven wrote:
    > The openSUSE is installed in a virtualbox. I installed vmware player in
    > openSUSE from clicking a bundle downloaded from their site. Now I dont'
    > know how to uninstall it.


    I see you run the script and succeeded. Did you try to run vmware? I'm
    curious to know if it did run. I think it shouldn't, but maybe I'm wrong.

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    Carlos E. R.
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    Default Re: Can't find where to uninstall vmware player.

    Quote Originally Posted by bonedriven View Post
    Looks like I uninstalled vbox guest addition when I uninstall "vmware desktop". I reinstalled vbox guest addition now my screen resolution is back.

    Still, how do I uninstall vmware player I installed?
    Not exactly. From what you described you uninstalled functionality but it was also replaced eith the same functionality but for a different Linux kernel (thereby screwing things up).

    When you essentially re-installed the Guest additions, the installer probed your hardware identifying your kernel and then re-installed the proper functionality for the kernel you are using.

    Also, I don't know for sure but typically VMware additions should be installed <after> the main VMware application.

    TSU

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    Default Re: Can't find where to uninstall vmware player.


    > Also, I don't know for sure but typically VMware additions should be
    > installed <after> the main VMware application.


    Notice that there is frightful mixtup here.

    There is an unknown host running virtualbox server software, and inside
    is an openSUSE guest that has both the virtual box guest additions and
    the vmware player server bundle. This bundle is uninstalled now.


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