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John
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« on: January 05, 2011, 10:21:41 AM »

I've been running VMPlayer 3.1 with no problems, I decided to try the Workstation version . having installed it I decided it wasn't worth the money so got rid of it.
I deleted (I think) all the files in"ect" on vmware and did a new install.
Now it won't run!!!

When I start VMplayer and click on "Play Virtual Machine" nothing happens
but I noticed that the verson is given as "Workstation 6.5-7.x virtual machine" Huh?
One thought came to mind- part of the new installation is "sudo mkdir /etc/rc{0..6}.d"
Now when I did the new installation I'm told "these files allready exist"
Could thes files have been altered by the Workststion version? if so how do I remove them?

 I have also tried to create a new virtual machine and I get the message
"Unable to create a new virtual machine: No permission to perform this operation" Huh?

Any ideas please
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2011, 13:09:23 PM »

Any ideas please
Maybe starting VMware Player from console with
Code:
/usr/bin/vmplayer
will give more info about the problem Huh?
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2011, 13:21:09 PM »

Playing around on my exrenal hard drive it appears the problem is un-installing VMWorkstation.
Going on the VMware site the only solution I can finf is this:-

Note: Log on to the host to the root account to execute the Terminal commands in this article. If running Ubuntu, the root account is not available by default. Prepend all commands with sudo or switch to the root using the command:

sudo su -

Warning: This command provides unrestricted access to the operating system. It is possible to cause damage the system when using this access level.

   1.
      Open a command prompt. For more information, see Opening a command or shell prompt (1003892). Type the commands as indicated in the following steps.
   2.
      Shutdown all VMware applications and services.

      /etc/init.d/vmware stop

   3.
      Verify that all processes have stopped:

      lsmod | grep vm

      Note: A zero must be listed beside VMware related modules to indicate that they are no longer running.

   4.
      Move the VMware libraries to the /tmp directory:

      cd /lib/modules/<kernel_version>/misc
      mv vm* /tmp

      Note: If the kernel has ever been updated you must check and move the files from multiple paths. Substitute the kernel version where indicated above.

   5.
      Unload the kernel modules:

      rmmod vmnet.o
      rmmod vmmon.o
      rmmod vmci.o
      rmmod vmblock.o
      rmmod vmppuser.o

   6.
      Remove the VMware startup scripts:

      RedHat and Most Distributions
      rm /etc/rc.d/init.d/rc2.d/*vmware
      rm /etc/rc.d/init.d/rc3.d/*vmware
      rm /etc/rc.d/init.d/rc5.d/*vmware
      rm /etc/rc.d/init.d/rc6.d/*vmware

      Ubuntu
      rm /etc/rc2.d/*vmware
      rm /etc/rc3.d/*vmware
      rm /etc/rc5.d/*vmware
      rm /etc/rc6.d/*vmware

      Note: If you are using a different Linux distribution, substitute the correct path in above commands.

   7.
      Remove the remaining VMware files and directories:

      rm -rf /etc/vmware*
      rm /usr/bin/vmware*
      rm /usr/bin/vmnet*
      rm -r /usr/lib/vmware-installer
      rm -r /usr/lib/vmware-vix 
      rm -r /usr/lib/vmware
      rm -r /usr/share/doc/vmware

   8.
      If an RPM package was used to install the VMware product, complete these steps to delete the RPM database entry:

      rpm -qa | grep VMware

      A list of VMware packages is presented. Copy the exact package name for the next step and paste it into the command where indicated.

   9.
      Remove the VMware packages:

      rpm --erase --nodeps <VMware_Package_Name>

Allthough this doesn't seem to work  Huh?
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2011, 14:27:45 PM »

Allthough this doesn't seem to work  Huh?
Is there a file vmware-uninstall (or similar) in your directory /usr/bin Huh?
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