VMware “undefined symbol: g_get_user_special_dir” error SOLVED

Sunday, November 18th, 2007 at 11:47 pm | 4,884 views | trackback url
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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: 
undefined symbol: g_get_user_special_dir

To solve this problem, simply launch VMWare with the following variable in your environment:


Now you’ll get proper, working VMWare Workstation, using your native GTK+ on the system.

Last Modified: Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 @ 13:43

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