Vmwaregutsyhardyupgrade

This page is dedicated to getting VMWare going after upgrading Ubuntu from Gutsy to Hardy. There is a simple patch you must download and install, which is outlined very well at the post listed at the bottom of this page.

  • Make sure you have the correct kernel header packages:
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`
  • Download, extract and install the VMWare 'any-any' patch:
wget http://uruz.org/files/vmware-any-any-update-116.tgz
tar -xvzf vmware-any-any-update-116.tgz
cd vmware-any-any-update116
sudo ./runme.pl
  • Reconfigure VMWare:
sudo vmware-config.pl

URLs:

Ubuntu forums post explaining upgrade procedures

  • If you are getting a similar error as the one below, on the shell while trying to launch 'vmware':
/usr/local/lib/vmware/bin/vmware: /usr/local/lib/vmware/lib/libgcc_s.so.1/libgcc_s.so.1: version `GCC_3.4' not found (required by /usr/lib/libcairo.so.2)
/usr/local/lib/vmware/bin/vmware: /usr/local/lib/vmware/lib/libgcc_s.so.1/libgcc_s.so.1: version `GCC_4.2.0' not found (required by /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6)
/usr/local/lib/vmware/bin/vmware: /usr/local/lib/vmware/lib/libgcc_s.so.1/libgcc_s.so.1: version `GCC_3.4' not found (required by /usr/lib/libcairo.so.2)
/usr/local/lib/vmware/bin/vmware: /usr/local/lib/vmware/lib/libgcc_s.so.1/libgcc_s.so.1: version `GCC_4.2.0' not found (required by /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6)
/usr/local/lib/vmware/bin/vmware: /usr/local/lib/vmware/lib/libgcc_s.so.1/libgcc_s.so.1: version `GCC_3.4' not found (required by /usr/lib/libcairo.so.2)
/usr/local/lib/vmware/bin/vmware: /usr/local/lib/vmware/lib/libgcc_s.so.1/libgcc_s.so.1: version `GCC_4.2.0' not found (required by /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6)

Simply remove the offending file from vmware lib directory - in this example, the command would be:

sudo rm /usr/local/lib/vmware/lib/libgcc_s.so.1/libgcc_s.so.1
  • If you are having issues with your keyboard in X11 while/after using VMWare (such as your CTRL/ALT/SHIFT keys not working, things like Terminal crashing when you try to type into it, etc.), issue the following command to reset your keyboard in X11 without restarting X:
/usr/bin/setxkbmap

(Thanks to http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/susenovell-60/keyboard-malfunction-in-suse11-after-using-vmware-server-657297/ for this workaround)
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