Problem running vmware 6.5 in opensuse 12.3: Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module

I am on opensuse 12.3 64bit with KDE. I have installed vmware workstation by running as root: sh VMware-Workstation-6.5.5-328052.x86_64.bundle

When I try to run vmware I get this error:

Gtk-Message: Failed to load module “canberra-gtk-module”: libcanberra-gtk-module.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Logging to /tmp/vmware-laure/setup-5659.log

(vmware-modconfig:5659): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: “oxygen-gtk”,
/usr/bin/vmware: line 31: 5659 Segmentation fault “$BINDIR”/vmware-modconfig --appname=“VMware Workstation” --icon=“vmware-workstation”

All the following packages are already installed:

oxygen-icon-theme-large-4.10.5-1.92.1.noarch
gtk3-engine-oxygen-1.1.1-2.1.1.x86_64
gtk2-theme-oxygen-1.3.1-2.1.1.x86_64
gtk3-theme-oxygen-1.1.1-2.1.1.x86_64
oxygen-icon-theme-4.10.5-1.92.1.noarch
gtk2-engine-oxygen-32bit-1.3.1-2.1.1.x86_64
kde-oxygen-fonts-0.2-2.1.1.noarch
kdebase4-workspace-liboxygenstyle-4.10.5-1.107.3.x86_64
plasma-theme-oxygen-4.10.5-1.100.4.x86_64
gtk3-engine-oxygen-32bit-1.1.1-2.1.1.x86_64
kdebase4-workspace-liboxygenstyle-32bit-4.10.5-1.111.1.x86_64
gtk2-engine-oxygen-1.3.1-2.1.1.x86_64
oxygen-icon-theme-large-4.10.5-1.92.1.noarch

I really have no clue on what’s happening here. Any help will be useful, thanks!

                Laure

Sorry to say, but I doubt you can get a version that old to run on openSUSE 12.3.
I don’t think there is a patch for vmware 6.5’s kernel modules to compile on kernel 3.7.10.
At least I couldn’t already find any for earlier openSUSE/kernel versions.

You should install a newer version of vmware.

Or try out virtualbox, that’s already included in openSUSE, just install it using YaST and add your user to the “vboxusers” group.
This one can use vmware’s disk image files.

Thanks for the response. Yes, I will follow your suggestions.

I use actual WMware Player on openSuse 12.3 without any problem.

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