[xubuntu-users] Problem with Xubuntu 12.04 in a VMware Player

Stephen P. Molnar s.molnar at sbcglobal.net
Mon Aug 26 18:31:21 UTC 2013

This may be a problem that should be addressed to VMware, but getting a 
reply from that source is a pain on the nether regions of the anatomy.  
So, allow me to apologize in advance for any unsuitability this missive 
may have to this group.

I have Xubuntu running in VMware Player v-5.0.2build 1031769 in Win 7 on 
my 64 bit laptop.  Everthing is fine until I shutdown the laptop (a 
fairly frequent occurrence).  When I want to open Xubuntu on rebooting 
the computer I get an error message form the VMware Player:

Error while powering on:  Transportation Transport (VMDB) error -44:
The VMware Authorization Service is not running.

The solution to the problem is found in MS Win 7 (wonder of wonders) and 
involves running services.msc.

Googling the error message gives rise to four hits, three of which are 
incomprehensible, at least to me. and the fourth is the Microsoft 
solution (not reboot the system, for a change)

If anyone has encountered, and solved, this problem I would be grateful 
for the information.
Thanks in advance.

Stephen P. Molnar, Ph.D.                  Life is a fuzzy set
Foundation for Chemistry                  Stochastic and multivariate
Skype:  smolnar1

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