[ubuntu-uk] VMWare on gutsy

Dave Morley davmor2 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 17:40:11 BST 2007


On Wed, 2007-10-24 at 17:23 +0100, Michael Wood wrote:
> 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
> 
Try Virtualbox-ose instead if your having major problems.
-- 
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