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    Exclamation VMware Workstation 9 - OpenSUSE 12.2

    The install works fine and comes back with successes all the way around. When I try to start it by clicking on the icon nothing happens. When I try to start it via the command line I receive the following:

    Logging to /tmp/vmware-marshalls/vmware-modconfig-12920.log
    (vmware-modconfig:12920): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme directory 1256x256/apps of theme nuoveXT-2.2_KDE has no size field
    filename: /lib/modules/3.4.28-2.20-desktop/misc/vmmon.ko
    supported: external
    license: GPL v2
    description: VMware Virtual Machine Monitor.
    author: VMware, Inc.
    srcversion: E12A151CDE6AA8BAED8A886
    depends:
    vermagic: 3.4.28-2.20-desktop SMP preempt mod_unload modversions
    Aborted



    I've tried re-installing the modules and it still doesn't work. I cannot find anything in the logs to explain what's going on.

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    Default Re: VMware Workstation 9 - OpenSUSE 12.2

    This is not an answer, just a suggestion. I tried another VM(cannot recall which one probably from VMWare avaiable via Software Repositories) and failed and then searching for a solution I got to Oracle VM.
    Why don't you try to use the Oracle's VM? I was able to install it with the instructions written by swerdna https://forums.opensuse.org/content/...umbleweed.html
    If don't want to try this then please ignore my reply. Good luck!

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    Question Re: VMware Workstation 9 - OpenSUSE 12.2

    Quote Originally Posted by smrshl View Post
    The install works fine and comes back with successes all the way around. When I try to start it by clicking on the icon nothing happens. When I try to start it via the command line I receive the following:

    Logging to /tmp/vmware-marshalls/vmware-modconfig-12920.log
    (vmware-modconfig:12920): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme directory 1256x256/apps of theme nuoveXT-2.2_KDE has no size field
    filename: /lib/modules/3.4.28-2.20-desktop/misc/vmmon.ko
    supported: external
    license: GPL v2
    description: VMware Virtual Machine Monitor.
    author: VMware, Inc.
    srcversion: E12A151CDE6AA8BAED8A886
    depends:
    vermagic: 3.4.28-2.20-desktop SMP preempt mod_unload modversions
    Aborted



    I've tried re-installing the modules and it still doesn't work. I cannot find anything in the logs to explain what's going on.
    Could be problem specific to your desktop environment. Looks like GtK error and what are you running ? Try installing gnome and launching it see if your get the same result? Just a suggestion not sure what this error means.

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    Default Re: VMware Workstation 9 - OpenSUSE 12.2

    Looks like a problem related to your desktop theme.
    VMware can't figure out how to integrate it.

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    Default Re: VMware Workstation 9 - OpenSUSE 12.2

    FYI, OpenSUSE 12.2 is not officially supported by VMware Workstation 9. You could run into all kinds of version compatibility problems. If you really want to run VMware Workstation, I would stick with a supported host OS, like CentOS or Ubuntu.

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    Default Re: VMware Workstation 9 - OpenSUSE 12.2

    On Thu, 21 Feb 2013 02:46:01 +0000, TheRedZebra wrote:

    > FYI, OpenSUSE 12.2 is not officially supported by VMware Workstation 9.
    > You could run into all kinds of version compatibility problems. If you
    > really want to run VMware Workstation, I would stick with a supported
    > host OS, like CentOS or Ubuntu.


    In all the years I've used VMware Workstation, running it on SUSE or
    openSUSE has never caused me a problem that wasn't trivially resolved.

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    Default Re: VMware Workstation 9 - OpenSUSE 12.2

    On 2013-02-21 04:47, Jim Henderson wrote:
    > On Thu, 21 Feb 2013 02:46:01 +0000, TheRedZebra wrote:
    >
    >> FYI, OpenSUSE 12.2 is not officially supported by VMware Workstation 9.
    >> You could run into all kinds of version compatibility problems. If you
    >> really want to run VMware Workstation, I would stick with a supported
    >> host OS, like CentOS or Ubuntu.

    >
    > In all the years I've used VMware Workstation, running it on SUSE or
    > openSUSE has never caused me a problem that wasn't trivially resolved.


    Right.

    I have the same experience with vmware player.

    Not so with vmware server, which was abandoned and people managed to get
    it running for a year or two more using patches and tricks.


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    Default Re: VMware Workstation 9 - OpenSUSE 12.2

    On Thu, 21 Feb 2013 09:18:06 +0000, Carlos E. R. wrote:

    > Right.
    >
    > I have the same experience with vmware player.
    >
    > Not so with vmware server, which was abandoned and people managed to get
    > it running for a year or two more using patches and tricks.


    Yeah, I think since they made ESXi available for free, they didn't think
    it was necessary to continue to support server. That's a shame, because
    there certainly was a place in the market for the server product.

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    Default Re: VMware Workstation 9 - OpenSUSE 12.2

    > In all the years I've used VMware Workstation, running it on SUSE or
    > openSUSE has never caused me a problem that wasn't trivially resolved.


    ditto.

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