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#1 2012-05-15 15:41:28

General_Tso
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Registered: 2012-05-15
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[solved] vmxnet Error, Can't Copy/Paste in Arch Guest (gtkmm needed)

Hello, folks.

I am running an Arch 32-bit guest in VMware Fusion 4 using open-vm-tools that I installed via the "Arch Linux in VMware" wiki.  So far, it is running great, but there are two issues that I can't solve.  The first is an error I keep getting at boot:

[3.999311] vmxnet 0000:02:01.0: eth0: set_features() failed (-1); wanted 0x0000000000004000, left 0x0000000000004800

My eth0 is working fine, but I keep getting this error.  I have tried blacklisting vmxnet, but that didn't have any effect.  For what it's worth, this error does not happen in a similar 64-bit Arch guest.  I am guessing 32-bit Linux guests use a different network adapter under Fusion.  I also tried commenting out the "open-vm-tools-modules.conf" in /etc/modprobe.d/, and that did not have an effect either.  What should I try next?

Also, copy and paste between the host and guest does not seem to be working.  Again, I followed the wiki.  For what it's worth, I am running LXDE.  Is there a package I am missing not listed in the wiki?  Am I missing a module?

Module                  Size  Used by
fuse                   59284  2 
ip6t_LOG                6842  4 
xt_hl                    917  6 
ip6t_rt                 1756  3 
nf_conntrack_ipv6       5316  7 
nf_defrag_ipv6          4913  1 nf_conntrack_ipv6
ipt_REJECT              1957  1 
ipt_LOG                 6422  5 
xt_limit                1415  12 
xt_tcpudp               1843  18 
xt_addrtype             2321  4 
xt_state                 963  14 
ip6table_filter         1032  1 
ip6_tables             10301  3 ip6table_filter,ip6t_rt,ip6t_LOG
nf_conntrack_netbios_ns      793  0 
nf_conntrack_broadcast      953  1 nf_conntrack_netbios_ns
nf_nat_ftp              1280  0 
nf_nat                 11908  1 nf_nat_ftp
nf_conntrack_ipv4       5347  9 nf_nat
nf_defrag_ipv4          1015  1 nf_conntrack_ipv4
nf_conntrack_ftp        4657  1 nf_nat_ftp
nf_conntrack           49000  8 nf_conntrack_ftp,nf_conntrack_ipv4,nf_nat,nf_nat_ftp,nf_conntrack_broadcast,nf_conntrack_netbios_ns,xt_state,nf_conntrack_ipv6
iptable_filter          1060  1 
ip_tables               9154  1 iptable_filter
x_tables               11893  13 ip_tables,iptable_filter,ip6_tables,ip6table_filter,xt_state,xt_addrtype,xt_tcpudp,xt_limit,ipt_LOG,ipt_REJECT,ip6t_rt,xt_hl,ip6t_LOG
vmsync                  2781  0 
vmhgfs                 49228  0 
vmblock                 9556  1 
pcnet32                28190  0 
ppdev                   4750  0 
parport_pc             26601  0 
parport                26479  2 parport_pc,ppdev
floppy                 49063  0 
btusb                  10047  0 
bluetooth             150114  1 btusb
rfkill                 12600  1 bluetooth
vmw_balloon             3506  0 
serio_raw               3709  0 
psmouse                69902  0 
pcspkr                  1423  0 
vmxnet                 15328  0 
snd_ens1371            16122  0 
snd_ac97_codec         89900  1 snd_ens1371
gameport                6680  1 snd_ens1371
ac97_bus                 874  1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_rawmidi            15014  1 snd_ens1371
snd_pcm                60499  2 snd_ac97_codec,snd_ens1371
mii                     3439  1 pcnet32
snd_page_alloc          5901  1 snd_pcm
snd_timer              15158  1 snd_pcm
snd_seq_device          4316  1 snd_rawmidi
snd                    45013  6 snd_seq_device,snd_timer,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_ac97_codec,snd_ens1371
soundcore               4986  1 snd
evdev                   7310  5 
joydev                  7663  0 
intel_agp               8688  1 
intel_gtt              11193  1 intel_agp
vmci                   73291  1 vmhgfs
shpchp                 22557  0 
pci_hotplug            21878  1 shpchp
processor              23476  0 
container               1929  0 
ac                      1796  0 
button                  3614  0 
autofs4                19511  1 
vmwgfx                 90720  1 
ttm                    46603  1 vmwgfx
drm                   166804  3 ttm,vmwgfx
agpgart                22159  4 drm,ttm,intel_gtt,intel_agp
i2c_core               16845  1 drm
ext4                  384604  3 
crc16                   1091  2 ext4,bluetooth
jbd2                   60590  1 ext4
mbcache                 4345  1 ext4
sr_mod                 13148  0 
cdrom                  30504  1 sr_mod
pata_acpi               2388  0 
ata_generic             2391  0 
usbhid                 31477  0 
hid                    66633  1 usbhid
sd_mod                 25867  5 
uhci_hcd               19712  0 
ehci_hcd               38640  0 
ata_piix               18616  0 
usbcore               122751  5 ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd,usbhid,btusb
usb_common               622  1 usbcore
mptspi                 11811  4 
scsi_transport_spi     16877  1 mptspi
mptscsih               17493  1 mptspi
mptbase                58928  2 mptscsih,mptspi
libata                145743  3 ata_piix,ata_generic,pata_acpi
scsi_mod              112765  6 libata,mptscsih,scsi_transport_spi,mptspi,sd_mod,sr_mod

Thanks so much!

Last edited by General_Tso (2012-07-17 19:07:24)

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#2 2012-05-15 17:43:21

General_Tso
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Registered: 2012-05-15
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Re: [solved] vmxnet Error, Can't Copy/Paste in Arch Guest (gtkmm needed)

Hey folks,

I was tinkering with the vmxnet issue and managed to fix it.  I deleted "open-vm-tools-modules.conf" altogether AND blacklisted vmxnet, and the error stopped.  Apparently, I had only done one at a time.  The "Installing Arch Linux in VMware (systemd)" wiki page gave me the idea.

I am still working on the cut and paste issue if anyone has any ideas.  Thanks!

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#3 2012-05-16 16:11:08

General_Tso
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Re: [solved] vmxnet Error, Can't Copy/Paste in Arch Guest (gtkmm needed)

Update:  I tried the suggestions listed in this thread including amending "/etc/xdg/autostart/vmware-user.desktop" and " /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc".  It seems that this is a bug, but if anyone else has an idea I would appreciate it.  Thanks!

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#4 2012-06-15 21:24:08

mrzeznicki
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From: Cracow, Poland
Registered: 2012-06-02
Posts: 31

Re: [solved] vmxnet Error, Can't Copy/Paste in Arch Guest (gtkmm needed)

General_Tso wrote:

Update:  I tried the suggestions listed in this thread including amending "/etc/xdg/autostart/vmware-user.desktop" and " /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc".  It seems that this is a bug, but if anyone else has an idea I would appreciate it.  Thanks!

Do you have gtkmm installed? It seems vmware-user depends on it and will not start properly if this is missing. This dependency is not listed among open-vm-tools dependencies so it is easy to overlook it. In my case it helped.

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#5 2012-06-15 22:10:51

General_Tso
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Re: [solved] vmxnet Error, Can't Copy/Paste in Arch Guest (gtkmm needed)

mrzeznicki wrote:
General_Tso wrote:

Update:  I tried the suggestions listed in this thread including amending "/etc/xdg/autostart/vmware-user.desktop" and " /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc".  It seems that this is a bug, but if anyone else has an idea I would appreciate it.  Thanks!

Do you have gtkmm installed? It seems vmware-user depends on it and will not start properly if this is missing. This dependency is not listed among open-vm-tools dependencies so it is easy to overlook it. In my case it helped.

That was it!  Thank so much! big_smile

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#6 2012-07-11 19:46:39

Texas
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Registered: 2010-09-10
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Re: [solved] vmxnet Error, Can't Copy/Paste in Arch Guest (gtkmm needed)

Can someone get gtkmm listed as a dependency?  I updated the wiki page to reflect this.

edit: spelling

Last edited by Texas (2012-07-11 19:54:15)

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#7 2012-07-17 19:10:04

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Re: [solved] vmxnet Error, Can't Copy/Paste in Arch Guest (gtkmm needed)

Texas wrote:

Can someone get gtkmm listed as a dependency?  I updated the wiki page to reflect this.

edit: spelling

Thanks for updating the wiki.  I see gtkmm has at least been added as optional now.

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