Problem with LSB: VMWare Tools Daemon

Every time I reboot or shutdown my laptop I see in the very end such words: “Failed to start LSB: VirtualBox Linux Additions kernel modules”. How do you think, if I will remove vmware-guest-kmp-desktop, will this problem solve? And is it safe?

Curious: Why would you have vmware-guest-kmp-desktop installed?

On 2012-09-23 10:06, KeJSaR wrote:
>
> Every time I reboot or shutdown my laptop I see in the very end such
> words: “Failed to start LSB: VirtualBox Linux Additions kernel modules”.
> How do you think, if I will remove vmware-guest-kmp-desktop, will this
> problem solve? And is it safe?

If your laptop is a real hardware, and not running inside a virtual environment, there is no
reason to be running the guest tools.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.1 x86_64 “Asparagus” at Telcontar)

I’m seeing the same problem described by OP. I want to remove the package to resolve the problem, but when I run zypper I get this:


% sudo zypper rm virtualbox-guest-kmp-desktop
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
Resolving package dependencies...

The following NEW packages are going to be installed:
  kernel-default virtualbox-guest-kmp-default 

The following packages are going to be REMOVED:
  virtualbox-guest-kmp-desktop virtualbox-guest-kmp-desktop 

2 new packages to install, 2 to remove.
Overall download size: 39.4 MiB. After the operation, additional 152.3 MiB will be used.

Why is it installing “kernel-default”? I already have a kernel installed so I’m worried my system might get messed; I aborted the command. Does this make sense to anyone?

I guess you also have virtualbox-guest-x11 and/or virtualbox-guest-tools installed. They require a virtualbox-guest-kmp, so when you try to uninstall virtualbox-guest-kmp-desktop, yast wants to satisfy this dependency and installs the other virtualbox-guest-kmp available (virtualbox-guest-kmp-default). This in turn requires kernel-default of course…

So you should also uninstall virtualbox-guest-x11 and virtualbox-guest-tools:

sudo zypper rm virtualbox-guest-kmp-desktop virtualbox-guest-x11 virtualbox-guest-tools

On 2013-05-05 19:36, ccin1492 wrote:
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> I’m seeing the same problem described by OP. I want to remove the
> package to resolve the problem, but when I run zypper I get this:

No, your problem is different. Related, but different. We normally
prefer each problem in a separate post.

I would try:


rpm --test --erase virtualbox-guest-kmp-desktop


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.1 x86_64 “Asparagus” at Telcontar)

Yes, that was it. Thanks a bunch.

We normally prefer each problem in a separate post.

I agree. I apologize for hijacking the thread.