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#1 2013-05-15 14:48:51

darius
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VMware vmplayer aborts on startup

Hello everyone,

Today I attempted installing vmplayer following the instructions at: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/VM … stallation.
Basically I installed using the installer, then installed vmware-patch from the AUR, used it and created the symlinks in /sbin (ln -s /usr/bin/insmod /usr/bin/lsmod /usr/bin/modinfo /usr/bin/rmmod /sbin/).

When trying to start vmplayer it gives me this:

[darius@darius-laptop ~]$ vmplayer
Logging to /tmp/vmware-darius/vmware-modconfig-18761.log
filename:       /lib/modules/3.9.2-1-ARCH/misc/vmmon.ko
supported:      external
license:        GPL v2
description:    VMware Virtual Machine Monitor.
author:         VMware, Inc.
depends:        
vermagic:       3.9.2-1-ARCH SMP preempt mod_unload modversions 686 
Aborted (core dumped)

The log says:

[darius@darius-laptop ~]$ cat /tmp/vmware-darius/vmware-modconfig-18761.log 
2013-05-15T16:32:59.031+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Log for VMware Workstation pid=18761 version=9.0.2 build=build-1031769 option=Release
2013-05-15T16:32:59.031+01:00| vthread-3| I120: The process is 32-bit.
2013-05-15T16:32:59.031+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Host codepage=UTF-8 encoding=UTF-8
2013-05-15T16:32:59.031+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Host is Linux 3.9.2-1-ARCH Arch Linux
2013-05-15T16:32:59.029+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Msg_Reset:
2013-05-15T16:32:59.029+01:00| vthread-3| I120: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/usr/lib/vmware/settings": No such file or directory.
2013-05-15T16:32:59.029+01:00| vthread-3| I120: ----------------------------------------
2013-05-15T16:32:59.029+01:00| vthread-3| I120: PREF Optional preferences file not found at /usr/lib/vmware/settings. Using default values.
2013-05-15T16:32:59.030+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Msg_Reset:
2013-05-15T16:32:59.030+01:00| vthread-3| I120: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/home/darius/.vmware/config": No such file or directory.
2013-05-15T16:32:59.030+01:00| vthread-3| I120: ----------------------------------------
2013-05-15T16:32:59.030+01:00| vthread-3| I120: PREF Optional preferences file not found at /home/darius/.vmware/config. Using default values.
2013-05-15T16:32:59.031+01:00| vthread-3| W110: Logging to /tmp/vmware-darius/vmware-modconfig-18761.log
2013-05-15T16:32:59.189+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vmmon module.
2013-05-15T16:32:59.189+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vmnet module.
2013-05-15T16:32:59.189+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vmblock module.
2013-05-15T16:32:59.189+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vmci module.
2013-05-15T16:32:59.189+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vsock module.
2013-05-15T16:32:59.189+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Setting vsock to depend on vmci.
2013-05-15T16:32:59.189+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Created new pathsHash.
2013-05-15T16:32:59.189+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmmon".
2013-05-15T16:32:59.191+01:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 0.
2013-05-15T16:32:59.191+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmnet".
2013-05-15T16:32:59.193+01:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 0.
2013-05-15T16:32:59.193+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmblock".
2013-05-15T16:32:59.195+01:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 0.
2013-05-15T16:32:59.195+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmci".
2013-05-15T16:32:59.201+01:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 0.
2013-05-15T16:32:59.201+01:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vsock".
2013-05-15T16:32:59.205+01:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 0.

I'm completely lost and have no idea what to do next. Can anyone help me?

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#2 2013-05-15 16:22:51

init0
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Posts: 33

Re: VMware vmplayer aborts on startup

I can confirm this behavior (VMware Workstation 9.0.2 & Player 5.0.2). Was working well until a recent update of gtk2 stuff I guess!
I tried to get a stack trace from gdb but no luck so far...

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#3 2013-05-15 16:55:33

parpagnas
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Re: VMware vmplayer aborts on startup

Hello,

I confirm the same behavior. Note that i installed VMWare Workstation 9.0.2 because i had issues with Workstation 8 this morning, it couldn't compile vmci after the kernel upgrade to 3.9.2.

Thanks for your help!

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#4 2013-05-15 17:25:00

davehardy20
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Registered: 2012-08-12
Posts: 12

Re: VMware vmplayer aborts on startup

Same here VMWare Workstation 9.0.2 gui does not run.

Terminal output:

Logging to /tmp/vmware-root/vmware-modconfig-22702.log
filename:       /lib/modules/3.9.2-1-ARCH/misc/vmmon.ko
supported:      external
license:        GPL v2
description:    VMware Virtual Machine Monitor.
author:         VMware, Inc.
depends:       
vermagic:       3.9.2-1-ARCH SMP preempt mod_unload modversions
Aborted (core dumped)

Log file:

2013-05-15T18:21:59.960Z| vthread-3| I120: Log for VMware Workstation pid=22702 version=9.0.2 build=build-1031769 option=Release
2013-05-15T18:21:59.960Z| vthread-3| I120: The process is 64-bit.
2013-05-15T18:21:59.960Z| vthread-3| I120: Host codepage=UTF-8 encoding=UTF-8
2013-05-15T18:21:59.960Z| vthread-3| I120: Host is Linux 3.9.2-1-ARCH 2013.04.01
2013-05-15T18:21:59.959Z| vthread-3| I120: Msg_Reset:
2013-05-15T18:21:59.959Z| vthread-3| I120: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/usr/lib/vmware/settings": No such file or directory.
2013-05-15T18:21:59.959Z| vthread-3| I120: ----------------------------------------
2013-05-15T18:21:59.959Z| vthread-3| I120: PREF Optional preferences file not found at /usr/lib/vmware/settings. Using default values.
2013-05-15T18:21:59.960Z| vthread-3| I120: Msg_Reset:
2013-05-15T18:21:59.960Z| vthread-3| I120: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/root/.vmware/config": No such file or directory.
2013-05-15T18:21:59.960Z| vthread-3| I120: ----------------------------------------
2013-05-15T18:21:59.960Z| vthread-3| I120: PREF Optional preferences file not found at /root/.vmware/config. Using default values.
2013-05-15T18:21:59.960Z| vthread-3| W110: Logging to /tmp/vmware-root/vmware-modconfig-22702.log
2013-05-15T18:21:59.973Z| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vmmon module.
2013-05-15T18:21:59.973Z| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vmnet module.
2013-05-15T18:21:59.973Z| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vmblock module.
2013-05-15T18:21:59.973Z| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vmci module.
2013-05-15T18:21:59.973Z| vthread-3| I120: Reading in info for the vsock module.
2013-05-15T18:21:59.973Z| vthread-3| I120: Setting vsock to depend on vmci.
2013-05-15T18:21:59.973Z| vthread-3| I120: Created new pathsHash.
2013-05-15T18:21:59.973Z| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmmon".
2013-05-15T18:21:59.974Z| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 0.
2013-05-15T18:21:59.974Z| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmnet".
2013-05-15T18:21:59.977Z| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 0.
2013-05-15T18:21:59.977Z| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmblock".
2013-05-15T18:21:59.980Z| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 0.
2013-05-15T18:21:59.980Z| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmci".
2013-05-15T18:21:59.983Z| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 0.
2013-05-15T18:21:59.983Z| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vsock".
2013-05-15T18:21:59.987Z| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 0.

I have rolled back the recently updated gtk2/3 apps but VMWare GUI still doesn't run

It appears that the vmware services are running:

systemctl status vmware, gives:

vmware.service - VMware daemon
   Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/vmware.service; enabled)
   Active: active (exited) since Wed 2013-05-15 18:04:13 BST; 20min ago
  Process: 586 ExecStart=/etc/init.d/vmware start (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
   CGroup: name=systemd:/system/vmware.service
           ├─1772 /usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmblock-fuse -o subtype=vmware-vmblock,default_permissions,allow_other /var/run/vmblock-fuse
           ├─1787 /usr/bin/vmnet-bridge -s 6 -d /var/run/vmnet-bridge-0.pid -n 0
           ├─1796 /usr/bin/vmnet-netifup -s 6 -d /var/run/vmnet-netifup-vmnet1.pid /dev/vmnet1 vmnet1
           ├─1847 /usr/bin/vmnet-dhcpd -s 6 -cf /etc/vmware/vmnet1/dhcpd/dhcpd.conf -lf /etc/vmware/vmnet1/dhcpd/dhcpd.leases -pf /var/run/vmnet...
           ├─1857 /usr/bin/vmnet-natd -s 6 -m /etc/vmware/vmnet8/nat.mac -c /etc/vmware/vmnet8/nat/nat.conf
           ├─1859 /usr/bin/vmnet-netifup -s 6 -d /var/run/vmnet-netifup-vmnet8.pid /dev/vmnet8 vmnet8
           ├─1892 /usr/bin/vmnet-dhcpd -s 6 -cf /etc/vmware/vmnet8/dhcpd/dhcpd.conf -lf /etc/vmware/vmnet8/dhcpd/dhcpd.leases -pf /var/run/vmnet...
           └─1922 /usr/sbin/vmware-authdlauncher

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Dave

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#5 2013-05-15 17:38:50

init0
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Posts: 33

Re: VMware vmplayer aborts on startup

parpagnas wrote:

Hello,

I confirm the same behavior. Note that i installed VMWare Workstation 9.0.2 because i had issues with Workstation 8 this morning, it couldn't compile vmci after the kernel upgrade to 3.9.2.

Thanks for your help!

The kernel modules of Workstation 9.0.2 compiles and loads just fine with linux 3.9.2 on my machine!
I still suspect we have some high level library issue (gtk2, glib, etc...)

Proof: When you remove your gtkmm package VMware will load its own outdated version and you'll get some ugly looking gui running smile

Last edited by init0 (2013-05-15 17:40:58)

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#6 2013-05-15 17:53:29

davehardy20
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Re: VMware vmplayer aborts on startup

I figured it might be something to do with gtkmm, but I have dependencies so couldn't remove it

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#7 2013-05-15 18:07:04

init0
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Re: VMware vmplayer aborts on startup

Going back to gtkmm-2.24.2-2 solved it for me.

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#8 2013-05-15 19:13:30

FrankCastle
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Registered: 2012-04-20
Posts: 5

Re: VMware vmplayer aborts on startup

init0 wrote:

Going back to gtkmm-2.24.2-2 solved it for me.

That fixed it for me to. Thanks.

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#9 2013-05-15 19:19:00

elster
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Re: VMware vmplayer aborts on startup

init0 wrote:

Going back to gtkmm-2.24.2-2 solved it for me.

solved ist for me too

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#10 2013-05-15 19:54:59

davehardy20
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Posts: 12

Re: VMware vmplayer aborts on startup

I don't have gtkmm-2.24.2-2 in /var/cache/pacman/pkg. Where can I get x86_64 version of package?

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#11 2013-05-15 20:13:44

davehardy20
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Posts: 12

Re: VMware vmplayer aborts on startup

Found the file here: http://arm.konnichi.com/2013/01/05/extr … pkg.tar.xz

via this wiki article https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Do … er_version

Thanks to all for this fix

Dave

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#12 2013-05-16 07:55:05

flypixx
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Re: VMware vmplayer aborts on startup

Right! The downgrade to gtkmm-2.24.2-2 solved this problem to me, too.

I still remember a similar problem crashing weeks ago due to a new release of "curl" package. The solution was the "curl" package downgrade.

Thanks to everyone finding out the solution.

     flypixx.

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#13 2013-05-16 11:03:47

kokoko3k
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Re: VMware vmplayer aborts on startup

Quick and dirty workaround to fully update your system

sudo pacman -Suy #update everything

sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/lib/gtkmm && cd /usr/local/lib/gtkmm 

sudo wget http://arm.konnichi.com/2013/01/05/extra/os/x86_64/gtkmm-2.24.2-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
#sudo wget http://arm.konnichi.com/2013/01/05/extra/os/i686/gtkmm-2.24.2-2-i686.pkg.tar.xz #The bug affects i686 too.

sudo tar -xvf ./gtkmm-2.24.2-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
#sudo tar -xvf ./gtkmm-2.24.2-2-i686.pkg.tar.xz  #The bug affects i686 too.

LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib/gtkmm/usr/lib/ vmplayer #start it with old libraries

Last edited by kokoko3k (2013-05-16 11:05:56)

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#14 2013-05-16 11:46:24

darius
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Re: VMware vmplayer aborts on startup

That was quick! Downgrading gtkmm did the trick, thanks for your help. Should this be reported as a bug somewhere?

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#15 2013-05-17 19:49:23

init0
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Posts: 33

Re: VMware vmplayer aborts on startup

Here is the Arch bug report: https://bugs.archlinux.org/?project=1&c … ring=gtkmm

Besides you could report to gtkmm upstream and/or to VMware.
I don't even know whether VMware is wrongly using the API or the gtkmm devs introduced a new bug in their latest release.

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#16 2013-05-19 13:29:52

marcio
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Re: VMware vmplayer aborts on startup

Downgrading to gtkmm-2.24.2-2 solved it for me too.

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#17 2013-05-20 13:38:40

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Re: VMware vmplayer aborts on startup

Same issue here, downgrading gtkmm solved it!


Every time I see some piece of medical research saying that caffeine is good for you, I high-five myself. Because I'm going to live forever. -- Torvalds, Linus (2010-08-03).

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#18 2013-05-20 20:28:11

Proofrific
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Re: VMware vmplayer aborts on startup

Downgrading to gtkmm-2.24.2-2 worked for me, too.

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#19 2013-05-21 06:56:23

kokoko3k
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Re: VMware vmplayer aborts on startup

init0 wrote:

Here is the Arch bug report: https://bugs.archlinux.org/?project=1&c … ring=gtkmm

Besides you could report to gtkmm upstream and/or to VMware.
I don't even know whether VMware is wrongly using the API or the gtkmm devs introduced a new bug in their latest release.

...seems that gtkmm is somehow broken.
I've had crashes with another application compiled from aur with the latest gtkmm and that app never crashed before. (guitarix-git).
It even seems that some apps refuses to build with that lib version.

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#20 2013-05-21 12:23:00

Clouseau
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Posts: 95

Re: VMware vmplayer aborts on startup

It is definitely broken and can also confirm this, on VMware Vsphere Web Remote console plugin. Although the web gui works (with noticable unresponsivness) the launch console is broken, it just hangs saying connection and then popups the Error regarding NPObject. When gtkmm is downgraded, everything works.

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#21 2013-06-11 11:22:05

guy
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Registered: 2012-08-25
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Re: VMware vmplayer aborts on startup

+1 for downgrading  to gtkmm-2.24.2-2. Thanks to all

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#22 2013-06-14 11:34:47

zouyunce
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Registered: 2010-07-10
Posts: 6

Re: VMware vmplayer aborts on startup

困扰了我一个晚上的问题,终于解决了,多谢上面的朋友

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#23 2013-06-14 12:40:27

Thomas_Do
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Posts: 54

Re: VMware vmplayer aborts on startup

zouyunce wrote:

困扰了我一个晚上的问题,终于解决了,多谢上面的朋友

The problem puzzled me for a night, finally solved, thank you friends above. (correct?)

Last edited by Thomas_Do (2013-06-14 12:40:49)

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#24 2013-07-10 12:07:17

antigluk
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Posts: 1

Re: VMware vmplayer aborts on startup

Just wondering does someone in VMware think about fixing this? Even in 2013 the problem fixes with downgrading gtkmm ...

Anyway, solved this problem. Thanks guys.

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#25 2013-07-14 10:32:35

kokoko3k
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Re: VMware vmplayer aborts on startup

It is fixed since some weeks by the gtkmm update, you don't need to downgrade anymore, i think.
It is not a vmware issue.

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