Fedora 8 and VMware

Robert L Cochran cochranb at speakeasy.net
Mon Nov 12 17:29:40 UTC 2007

Greg Sieranski wrote:
> Lonni J Friedman wrote:
>> On 11/12/07, Greg Sieranski <greg.sieranski at quoininc.com> wrote:
>>> When I try to open a virtual machine using either vmware workstation or
>>> vmware player, vmware crashes and exits. I am running 64 bit Fedora
>>> 8( and VMWare-Workstation 6.0.2-59824.x86_64 on a T60p. I
>>> ran the latest vmware-any-any update114. Has any one had this 
>>> problem or
>>> know of any possible causes?
>> The guest OS is crashing, or the VMware application is crashing?  Are
>> there any crash errors or messages?
> The application crashes with the following message:
> /usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware: symbol lookup error: 
> /usr/lib64/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/filesystems/libgnome-vfs.so: undefined 
> symbol: g_get_user_special_dir
I'm getting these messages in Fedora 7 x86_64, when logged in as myself, 
and running 'vmware &':

[rlc at bobcp4 ~]$ vmware &
[1] 3414
[rlc at bobcp4 ~]$ /usr/share/themes/Clearlooks/gtk-2.0/gtkrc:62: error: 
unexpected identifier `animation', expected character `}'
/usr/share/themes/Clearlooks/gtk-2.0/gtkrc:62: error: unexpected 
identifier `animation', expected character `}'

[1]+  Done                    vmware
[rlc at bobcp4 ~]$ uname -r

It looks like vmware crashes and freezes the entire system up, making a 
reboot of the machine necessary.


Bob Cochran

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