Need help with Vmware

Christian Schoepplein chris at
Mon Jul 24 12:54:10 UTC 2006

Hi Christian,

On Sa, Jul 22, 2006 at 03:25:36 +0200, Christian wrote:
>I have been trying to install Vmware onto my Debian. Using the latest 
>daily build and have installed the suggested linux-headers and such. 
>The vmware installer warns me that my Kernel was compiled with Gcc 
>4.03, in my case 4.04 and that could cause VVmware to crash.

That message is also shown on my system. However, this message can be 
ignored, I had no trouble because of this reason so far.

>I created my Virtual machine under Windows, moved it and its entire 
>directory onto my LInux partition. Started the Vmplayer with 
>GNopernicus, located the vmx (config file) but Vmplayer seem to display 
>a question after I have pressed enter on that file which Gnopernicus 
>cant read.
>Any thoughts?

Start vmplayer directly from the console:

- Change into the directory where the files of your virtual machine are 
- Execute the following command in this directory:

  xinit /usr/bin/vmplayer -X <vm.vmx>

  Replace <vm.vmx> withe the filename of your vmx-file

If the virtual machine stops during bootup, just hit enter a few times. 
Depending on your hardwaresettings vmplayer shows messages on not found 
or not activated devices, but the virtual machine should come up at 




Christian Schoepplein <chris at>
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