[CentOS] VMWare hiccup on CentOS 5, 2.6.18-8.1.8

Mark Hull-Richter mhullrich at gmail.com
Tue Jul 31 01:45:08 UTC 2007


For reasons which escape me, my VMWare Server, which was working perfectly a
week ago when I shut down my machine for vacation, no loner comes up with
the formerly working Windows XP system - it just stays in the small window
where it normally boots and does nothing.

The vmware serverd log shows nothing particularly interesting, and I have
reconfigured the vmware twice to try and fix this (which interestingly
enough could not find the vmware modules for my os either time).

I am running CentOS 5.0 with all the latest updates through this morning,
plus a 2.6.18-8.1.8 kernel with NTFS file system support compiled in as a
module, and vmware server shows this:

$ vmware -v
/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware: /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libpng12.so.0/libpng12.so.0:
no version information available (required by /usr/lib/libcairo.so.2)
VMware Server 1.0.3 build-44356

(Not sure what that note about libpng12 means....)

Here is the server log's tail:

Jul 30 17:57:48: app| SP: Retrieved username: mhr
Jul 30 17:57:54: app| Adding to list of running vms: /F/vmware/Windows XP
Professional/Windows XP Professional.vmx
Jul 30 17:57:54: app| Attempting to launch vmx : /F/vmware/Windows XP
Professional/Windows XP Professional.vmx
Jul 30 17:57:55: app| New connection on socket server-vmxvmdb from host
localhost (ip address: local) , user: mhr
Jul 30 17:57:55: app| Connection from : /F/vmware/Windows XP
Professional/Windows XP Professional.vmx
Jul 30 17:57:55: app| Setting up autoDetect info.
Jul 30 17:57:55: app| VMServerdConnect: connecting to /F/vmware/Windows XP
Professional/Windows XP Professional.vmx
Jul 30 17:57:55: app| Connected to /F/vmware/Windows XP Professional/Windows
XP Professional.vmx

It is now 18:43 and the window is still hung.

Any suggestions or clues?  This is the first glitch I've had with vmware
server on CentOS 5.


Thanks.

mhr
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