[ubuntu-uk] VMWare on gutsy

Michael Wood admin at x3n.me.uk
Wed Oct 24 17:23:53 BST 2007


Michael Holloway wrote:
> Hey guys
>
> Has anyone managed to install vmware on a gutsy server yet? I've been
> going around in circles for ages now, i think every package from the
> repo is now installed :) From what i have been able to google,
> apparently libx11 causes this probably when its not install but i have
> done that and still nothing. Any ideas?
>
>
> And all i get is the following:
>
> //*******
> The correct version of one or more libraries needed to run VMware Server
> may be
> missing.  This is the output of ldd /usr/bin/vmware:
>         linux-gate.so.1 =>  (0xffffe000)
>         libm.so.6 => /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libm.so.6 (0xb7fa6000)
>         libdl.so.2 => /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libdl.so.2 (0xb7fa2000)
>         libpthread.so.0 => /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libpthread.so.0
> (0xb7f89000)
>         libX11.so.6 => /usr/lib/libX11.so.6 (0xb7e98000)
>         libXtst.so.6 => /usr/lib/libXtst.so.6 (0xb7e93000)
>         libXext.so.6 => /usr/lib/libXext.so.6 (0xb7e85000)
>         libXt.so.6 => not found
>         libICE.so.6 => not found
>         libSM.so.6 => not found
>         libXrender.so.1 => not found
>         libz.so.1 => /usr/lib/libz.so.1 (0xb7e6f000)
>         libc.so.6 => /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6 (0xb7d25000)
>         /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0xb7fd1000)
>         libXau.so.6 => /usr/lib/libXau.so.6 (0xb7d22000)
>         libXdmcp.so.6 => /usr/lib/libXdmcp.so.6 (0xb7d1c000)
>
> This program cannot tell for sure, but you may need to upgrade libc5 to
> glibc
> before you can run VMware Server.
> //*******
>
> and then further on
>
> //*******
> /usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx: error while loading shared libraries:
> libXt.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
> The serial number XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX is invalid.
> //*******
>
>
>   
I have vmware player installed,  in my experience using the package from 
vmware[1] has a higher success rate. I used the source package from 
vmware's website in my case: VMware-player-2.0.1-55017.x86_64.tar.gz the 
ran the vmware-install.pl script

I think you will need the package build-essential installed before you 
run the install script for the script to compile the kernel module.


[1] http://www.vmware.com/download/player/player_reg.html (you have to 
enter some details annoyingly)

Regards,

Michael



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