View Full Version : VMware Workstation 4.5.2 on Fedora Core 9 Fails

6th June 2008, 05:14 PM
I have Workstation 4.5.2 patched with any-any-117 which has the modules compiled and loaded on Fedora Core 9 (2.6.25).
When vmware is started and I try to start a windows guest , vmware fails almost instantly with the following error:

May 28 11:40:05: vcpu-0| SVGA: Registering MemSpace at 0xfd000000(0xfd000000) and 0xfc000000(0xfc000000)
May 28 11:40:05: vcpu-0| ASSERT F(619):469 bugNr=6052

Does anybody have some ideas?


dan sawyer
28th June 2008, 07:40 PM
Did you ever resolve this? I am getting the same thing.

29th June 2008, 01:39 AM
Why are you using Workstation? I use vmware-server 1.0.6 with no issues. And I just checked:

Workstation 6.0.4 is there. You are using a very old release?

Mind sharing what's the benefit using Vmware Workstation compare to Vmware Server?

29th June 2008, 01:42 AM
Looks like Workstation is a pay-for-use. I'll sit with my freebie. vmware-server 1.0.6 requires no patching at this time.

1st July 2008, 05:18 PM

I tried free vmware server.
I got the following compiling error:

Configuring the VMware VmPerl Scripting API.
Can't locate ExtUtils/Embed.pm in @INC (@INC contains: /usr/lib/perl5/5.10.0/i386-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/5.10.0 /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.10.0/i386-linux-thread-multi /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.10.0 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.10.0/i386-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.10.0 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl .).
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted.
Use of uninitialized value $inc in substitution (s///) at /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl line 6775.
Use of uninitialized value $inc in substitution (s///) at /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl line 6776.
Use of uninitialized value $inc in substitution (s///) at /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl line 6776.
Could not find necessary components to build the VMware VmPerl Scripting API.
Look in your Linux distribution to see if there is a perl-devel package.
Install that package if it exists and then re-run this installation program.

I can start vmware, but I'm not able to get access to the host file system. I have a windows 2k guest.

1st July 2008, 05:35 PM
Ups, I forgot to install the vmware-tools from the vmware server package to my guest. Now it's working fine. So I can stop using vmware workstation 4.5.2.


dan sawyer
3rd July 2008, 04:14 AM
did you have to patch vmware-server with any-any to get config-pl to run?


3rd July 2008, 07:42 AM
No patching needed for vmware-server 1.0.6. If you are using 1.0.5 version, will need 117 patch.

3rd July 2008, 04:07 PM
Yes, the same here...

But one thing. They have removed the "shared folder" functionality because of security issues. :-(