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#1 2013-02-08 15:34:28

tsykora4
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vmware workstation doesn't start

At first sorry for my English, ;-(

i'am trying start vmware workstation after system update (Linux NTB2 3.7.6-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Feb 4 09:15:13 CET 2013 x86_64 GNU/Linux). Kernel wasn't updated, kernel modules are loaded.

#Start from terminal
vmware
Logging to /tmp/vmware-tomas/vmware-modconfig-1616.log
filename:       /lib/modules/3.7.6-1-ARCH/misc/vmmon.ko
supported:      external
license:        GPL v2
description:    VMware Virtual Machine Monitor.
author:         VMware, Inc.
depends:       
vermagic:       3.7.6-1-ARCH SMP preempt mod_unload modversions
zsh: abort (core dumped)  vmware

#Log file
#Nothing special i think...
cat /tmp/vmware-tomas/vmware-modconfig-1616.log
2013-02-08T14:55:14.517+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Log for VMware Workstation pid=9738 version=9.0.1 build=build-894247 option=Release
2013-02-08T14:55:14.517+01:00| vthread-3| I120: The process is 64-bit.
2013-02-08T14:55:14.517+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Host codepage=UTF-8 encoding=UTF-8
2013-02-08T14:55:14.517+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Host is Linux 3.7.6-1-ARCH 2013.08.02
2013-02-08T14:55:14.516+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Msg_Reset:
2013-02-08T14:55:14.516+01:00| vthread-3| I120: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/usr/lib/vmware/settings": No such file or directory.
2013-02-08T14:55:14.516+01:00| vthread-3| I120: ----------------------------------------
2013-02-08T14:55:14.516+01:00| vthread-3| I120: PREF Optional preferences file not found at /usr/lib/vmware/settings. Using default values.
2013-02-08T14:55:14.516+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Msg_Reset:
2013-02-08T14:55:14.516+01:00| vthread-3| I120: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/home/tomas/.vmware/config": No such file or directory.
2013-02-08T14:55:14.516+01:00| vthread-3| I120: ----------------------------------------
2013-02-08T14:55:14.516+01:00| vthread-3| I120: PREF Optional preferences file not found at /home/tomas/.vmware/config. Using default values.
2013-02-08T14:55:14.517+01:00| vthread-3| W110: Logging to /tmp/vmware-tomas/vmware-modconfig-9738.log
2013-02-08T14:55:14.544+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vmmon module.
2013-02-08T14:55:14.544+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vmnet module.
2013-02-08T14:55:14.544+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vmblock module.
2013-02-08T14:55:14.544+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vmci module.
2013-02-08T14:55:14.544+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vsock module.
2013-02-08T14:55:14.544+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Setting vsock to depend on vmci.
2013-02-08T14:55:14.544+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Created new pathsHash.
2013-02-08T14:55:14.544+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmmon".
2013-02-08T14:55:14.547+01:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 0.
2013-02-08T14:55:14.547+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmnet".
2013-02-08T14:55:14.550+01:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 0.
2013-02-08T14:55:14.550+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmblock".
2013-02-08T14:55:14.553+01:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 0.
2013-02-08T14:55:14.553+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmci".
2013-02-08T14:55:14.555+01:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 0.
2013-02-08T14:55:14.555+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vsock".
2013-02-08T14:55:14.558+01:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 0.

And here you can download strace: http://temp.ucko.eu/strace.log

Thanks for Your help!

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#2 2013-02-09 02:57:30

mxx
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Registered: 2012-11-23
Posts: 27

Re: vmware workstation doesn't start

I have the same issue after todays pacman -syu. kill(12741, SIGABRT)

For me, apart from kde 4.10 packages, only xcb, perl, kerberos, openssl, curl, flashplugin, firefox, gimp, gzip, chromium, soprano, and vim got upgraded.
3.7.5-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Jan 28 10:03:32 CET 2013 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Last edited by mxx (2013-02-09 02:59:08)

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#3 2013-02-09 09:14:30

tmircea
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Re: vmware workstation doesn't start

Same problem here (vmware workstation 9.0.1, x86_64).
Solution: downgrade curl package from curl-7.29.0-1 to curl-7.28.1-1 (works for me).

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#4 2013-02-09 11:42:27

sku
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Registered: 2012-08-24
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Re: vmware workstation doesn't start

The same thing. Downgrade of curl has helped to me too. Thanks, tmircea.

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#5 2013-02-09 11:58:24

tsykora4
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Re: vmware workstation doesn't start

Thanks, work for me too.

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#6 2013-02-09 15:40:11

Alambre
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Re: vmware workstation doesn't start

thanks, tmircea

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#7 2013-02-09 15:43:22

mxx
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Re: vmware workstation doesn't start

tmircea wrote:

Same problem here (vmware workstation 9.0.1, x86_64).
Solution: downgrade curl package from curl-7.29.0-1 to curl-7.28.1-1 (works for me).

Thank you very much! Was really missing my vms smile

brebs wrote:

Here's the Gentoo bug report, in case it's useful.


Thanks smile

Last edited by mxx (2013-02-09 15:44:11)

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#8 2013-02-09 15:43:25

brebs
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Re: vmware workstation doesn't start

Here's the Gentoo bug report, in case it's useful.

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#9 2013-02-09 21:29:45

bam211
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Registered: 2012-01-22
Posts: 11

Re: vmware workstation doesn't start

it seems there is a patch without downgrading.
https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/33779?p … &sort=desc
works for me.

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#10 2014-03-13 14:51:28

ashbreeze
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Re: vmware workstation doesn't start

Looking for help!

VMware Workstation version=10.0.1 build=build-1379776
won't start on
Linux 3.13.6-1-ARCH 2013.12.01

____________________________________________________
I have installed the patch found here:
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/vmwa … setlang=hr
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I have done everything found here:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/VMware

3.13 kernels - patch for Netfilter-enabled systems (optional)
Systems that have enabled the network packet filtering framework (Netfilter or CONFIG_NETFILTER) on 3.13 kernels (found in: Networking Support → Networking Options) will fail to build the vmnet module.
This isn't included in the Arch stock kernel, but for custom kernels a patch can be found here:
$ curl http://pastie.org/pastes/8672356/download -o /tmp/vmware-netfilter.patch
$ cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source
# tar -xvf vmnet.tar
# patch -p0 -i /tmp/vmware-netfilter.patch
# tar -cf vmnet.tar vmnet-only
# rm -r vmnet-only
# vmware-modconfig --console --install-all


Issues with Linux 3.13
You need to patch some file if you wan't compile again
$ git clone https://github.com/bawaaaaah/vmware_patch.git
$ cd vmware_patch
vmnet:
$ tar -xvf /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmnet.tar
$ patch -p1 < vmnet-patch-kernel-3.13
$ tar -uf vmnet.tar vmnet-only
# cp vmnet.tar /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/
vmblock:
$ tar -xf /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmblock.tar
$ patch -p1 < vmblock-patch-kernel-3.13
$ tar -uf vmblock.tar vmblock-only
# cp vmblock.tar /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/
________________________________
Have done:

vmware-modconfig --console --install-all -k $(uname -r) $(vmware-modconfig --console --get-gcc) /usr/lib/modules/$(uname -r)/build/include
vmware-modconfig --console --build-mod -k $(uname -r) vmblock $(vmware-modconfig --console --get-gcc) /usr/lib/modules/$(uname -r)/build/include

Here is the output from /etc/init.d/vmware restart

Stopping VMware services:
   VMware Authentication Daemon                                        done
   VM communication interface socket family                            done
   Virtual machine communication interface                             done
   Virtual machine monitor                                             done
   Blocking file system                                                done
Starting VMware services:
   Virtual machine monitor                                             done
   Virtual machine communication interface                             done
   VM communication interface socket family                            done
   Blocking file system                                                done
   Virtual ethernet                                                    done
   VMware Authentication Daemon                                        done
   Shared Memory Available                                             done
____________________________________________
clue (crash when simply asking for help):

$ vmware -h
vmware: tpp.c:62: __pthread_tpp_change_priority: Assertion `new_prio == -1 || (new_prio >= __sched_fifo_min_prio && new_prio <= __sched_fifo_max_prio)' failed.
Aborted (core dumped)

____________________________________________
clue (try to start but won't come up here):

vmware
Logging to /tmp/vmware-mark/vmware-modconfig-29257.log

cat /tmp/vmware-mark/vmware-modconfig-29257.log

2014-03-13T09:35:33.225-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Log for VMware Workstation pid=31259 version=10.0.1 build=build-1379776 option=Release
2014-03-13T09:35:33.225-06:00| vthread-3| I120: The process is 64-bit.
2014-03-13T09:35:33.225-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Host codepage=UTF-8 encoding=UTF-8
2014-03-13T09:35:33.225-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Host is Linux 3.13.6-1-ARCH 2013.12.01
2014-03-13T09:35:33.225-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Msg_Reset:
2014-03-13T09:35:33.225-06:00| vthread-3| I120: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/usr/lib/vmware/settings": No such file or directory.
2014-03-13T09:35:33.225-06:00| vthread-3| I120: ----------------------------------------
2014-03-13T09:35:33.225-06:00| vthread-3| I120: PREF Optional preferences file not found at /usr/lib/vmware/settings. Using default values.
2014-03-13T09:35:33.225-06:00| vthread-3| W110: Logging to /tmp/vmware-mark/vmware-modconfig-31259.log
2014-03-13T09:35:33.230-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Obtaining info using the running kernel.
2014-03-13T09:35:33.230-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Created new pathsHash.
2014-03-13T09:35:33.230-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Setting header path for 3.13.6-1-ARCH to "/lib/modules/3.13.6-1-ARCH/build/include".
2014-03-13T09:35:33.230-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path "/lib/modules/3.13.6-1-ARCH/build/include" for kernel release "3.13.6-1-ARCH".
2014-03-13T09:35:33.230-06:00| vthread-3| I120: using /sbin/gcc for preprocess check
2014-03-13T09:35:33.236-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Preprocessed UTS_RELEASE, got value "3.13.6-1-ARCH".
2014-03-13T09:35:33.236-06:00| vthread-3| I120: The header path "/lib/modules/3.13.6-1-ARCH/build/include" for the kernel "3.13.6-1-ARCH" is valid.  Whoohoo!
2014-03-13T09:35:33.284-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vmmon module.
2014-03-13T09:35:33.284-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vmnet module.
2014-03-13T09:35:33.284-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vmblock module.
2014-03-13T09:35:33.284-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vmci module.
2014-03-13T09:35:33.284-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vsock module.
2014-03-13T09:35:33.284-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Setting vsock to depend on vmci.
2014-03-13T09:35:33.284-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmmon".
2014-03-13T09:35:33.285-06:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 0.
2014-03-13T09:35:33.285-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmnet".
2014-03-13T09:35:33.287-06:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 0.
2014-03-13T09:35:33.287-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmblock".
2014-03-13T09:35:33.288-06:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 0.
2014-03-13T09:35:33.288-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmci".
2014-03-13T09:35:33.290-06:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 0.
2014-03-13T09:35:33.290-06:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vsock".
2014-03-13T09:35:33.292-06:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 0.

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#11 2014-03-14 18:18:26

operandx
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Registered: 2013-05-09
Posts: 2

Re: vmware workstation doesn't start

So I upgraded my system (pacman -Syu), and also uninstalled some orphaned packages.
Then spent several hours trying to figure out why my VMWare workstation 10.0.1 fails to load.

Finally I found the solution.
I looked in the old AUR package for vmware-workstation 9.0.2, and re-installed the dependencies noted there:

yaourt -S at-spi2-core curl desktop-file-utils fuse gtkmm hicolor-icon-theme lib32-glibc libglade libpng12 librsvg libsm openssl098 startup-notification

Now it works!

good luck.

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#12 2014-03-16 20:25:13

TobalJackson
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Registered: 2014-03-16
Posts: 7

Re: vmware workstation doesn't start

Thank you operandx, this helped me.  Specifically applying both the vmnet and vmblock patches along with reinstalling all the above mentioned packages (minus the openssl098 - I couldn't find a package like that, just openssl) ended up getting my VMware workstation to launch successfully again.

Thanks!

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#13 2014-03-22 18:48:13

ashbreeze
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Registered: 2014-03-02
Posts: 9

Re: vmware workstation doesn't start

I too got all working with a similar upgrade and another full upgrade after about a week. I have added linux-lts (as I should have long ago) for an alternate path to success in the future during upgrades.

Thanks.

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#14 2014-03-26 18:25:27

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Re: vmware workstation doesn't start

ashbreeze, please do not necrobump old threads

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fo … Bumping.22


Also use [ code ] tags when posting snippets.

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