VMware issue

David Vincent dvincent at sleepdeprived.ca
Fri Aug 17 00:02:06 UTC 2007

marc wrote:
> Hi,
> VMware server is, for the most part, working fine. I have Windows 2000, 
> various Linux incantations and some 3rd-party VMs all running - it's a 
> marvelous thing
> However, whenever, I reboot, and then try to run a VM, VMware server 
> fails to load the VM with:
>   Unable to change virtual machine power state. The process exited with 
>   an error: End of error message.
> Which is rather uninformative.
> Now, if I:
>   aptitude reinstall vmware-server
> then things start working as normal.
> Can anyone help? Thanks?

Check the permissions on ~/.vmware and the files within.  Do they belong 
to you or root?  Did you install VM from the Canonical Commercial repo 
or from the source downloaded from VMWare?


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