5 Temmuz 2011 Salı

VMWare player error: Could not open /dev/vmmon

i got the following error when i tried to reopen vmware on Opensuse 11.2 host:

1. error screen
Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory.
Please make sure that the kernel module `vmmon' is loaded.
2. error screen
Failed to initialize monitor device.
3. error screen
The virtual machine is busy.

here (http://communities.vmware.com/thread/245998) explains the reason as :
From what I've read, this happens on OpenSUSE. VMware comes with some pre-built binaries which somehow don't work on this OS. So you're deleting them, and by running that tool they are built again, this time for your system.

and the solution is to execute following commands:
sudo mv /usr/lib/vmware/modules/binary /usr/lib/vmware/modules/binary.old
sudo vmware-modconfig --console --install-all --appname="VMware Player" --icon="vmware-player"

4 yorum:

  1. I realize I am a Johnny-come-lately here....

    I hit this problem today using Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) and VMPlayer 4.0.2.  Indeed, it is very annoying.  Judging by the greif that some have posted here and elsewhere (specifically that it keeps bloody occuring), I created a script to apply the fix on an as-needed basis (attached).

    System Details:

    #    Description: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    #    Codename: precise
    #    Linux watson 3.2.0-24-generic #39-Ubuntu SMP Mon May 21 16:52:17 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    #    VMware Player 4.0.2 build-591240 

    Download from the VMWare forums:
    > http://communities.vmware.com/servlet/JiveServlet/download/2054422-89610/vmware-player-console-rebuild.tar.bz2

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  3. I came here for the same reason as Mr. Rich Ubuntu 12.04 and found your information very helpful. I notice the post is from last year and so it is possible you have already changed this in newer posts but I would like to suggest using codeboxes when posting terminal commands. I am not as familiar with terminal as I am sure most of your readers are but I ended up trying to make the two lines into four because of wordwrap on your blog.

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