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SOLVED: Building VMware Workstation modules on Linux 2.6.32

Monday, January 18th, 2010
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I use a lot of VMware Workstation here to manage my development and testing, as well as virtualizing my work environment. Since my daughter crashed my laptop (quite literally, by accidentally dropping it on the floor), I had to rebuild it. The new build is running Ubuntu 10 (“Lucid”), and with it comes the 2.6.32-10-generic […]

VMware fix for USB Palm connectivity

Sunday, November 30th, 2008
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If you’re like me, you use VMware Workstation heavily. I use it for testing, development, cloning and all manner of other things. One thing that has nagged me since upgrading to the 6.x series of Workstation is that native USB Palm synchronization stopped working. I can sync over Bluetooth to Windows XP running inside the […]

VMware “undefined symbol: g_get_user_special_dir” error SOLVED

Sunday, November 18th, 2007
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If you’re using the latest version of VMWare Workstation, and try to configure it to boot to an ISO image file, VMWare will crash with the following error message: /usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/filesystems/libgnome-vfs.so: undefined symbol: g_get_user_special_dir To solve this problem, simply launch VMWare with the following variable in your environment: VMWARE_USE_SHIPPED_GTK=no vmware Now you’ll […]

FIX: VMware VMW_HAVE_EPOLL error message with current distributions

Monday, August 7th, 2006
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If you’ve tried installing VMware on a recent Linux distribution (such as Ubuntu Edgy Eft), you’ve probably seen the following: Using 2.6.x kernel build system. make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only’ make -C /lib/modules/2.6.17-5-686/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.17-5-686′ CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o In file included from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:20, from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:49: /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:37:5: warning: “VMW_HAVE_EPOLL” is not defined […]

SuSE 10.1 in VMware “No catalogue found” error SOLVED

Saturday, June 10th, 2006
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It seems that quite a few people (including myself) ran into trouble trying to get SuSE 10.1 GM to install from DVD in VMware. The exact error you’ll get will be: No catalogue found at dvd:///?devices%3d%2fdev%2fhdc After a bit of tinkering with the DVD image, I realized that it was a problem with the .iso […]

VMware Tweaking

Friday, January 18th, 2002
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RoUS, VMware is something I know a great deal about, inside and out. I can probably help you. I’ve gotten many unsupported USB devices working, regularly sync my Palms over USB, Ir, and serial into and out of vmware guest images, and have no problems with NAT or DVD playback. Hit me up in email […]

HOWTO: Run multiple Zwift sessions on the same PC (Windows only)

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Many people have asked me to write this up and I’m happy to be the first person to push Zwift this far with multiple, simultaneous sessions. I can say with confidence that up to this point, I’m actually the only person who has this working correctly without overwriting or clobbering critical logs and data files. […]

Quick tip for Users Hosting TurnKey Linux Images for Public Consumption

Thursday, December 25th, 2014

I host lots of internal infrastructure for friends, colleagues, the Open Source community, my LUG and others and much of the recent need I’ve seen has been with easy-to-contain images like those provided by the TurnKey Linux project. These are very small, light, lean VMs and app containers you can deploy on your servers, baremetal, […]

Updating Legacy Fedora Linux Distributions to Use Archive Repositories

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

I run a VMware ESXi server here that hosts ~500 separate VMs, clones, templates and test builds of operating systems for testing, development, personal playground and other roles. Some of these VMs are older Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian and various other Linux distributions. Since those distributions are no longer active, maintained by the community, the update […]

HOWTO: Configure Tor + SASL + irc to connect to Freenode

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
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I fought this problem on the train into the city today, because my MiFi‘s hostname was not correctly reversing to it’s given IP (verified by dig) and Freenode was denying the connection; it looked like this: Mar 22 06:51:41 * Looking up irc.freenode.net Mar 22 06:51:41 * Connecting to chat.freenode.net (86.65.39.15) port 6667… Mar 22 […]

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