VM Server v.2 failed on fedora!

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Hi all,

I'm trying to run windows XP through fedora in Virtual machine server v.2. While compiling the modules I got an minor error but I ignored it. I don't want to start the process again. I typed #rmmod. etc and edited the configuration file from terminal.

Still facing this error.

Please help! Thanks.

Failed to initialize monitor Device

Failed to

initialize monitor


Answered By 0 points N/A #123169

VM Server v.2 failed on fedora!


Sorry to say but you'll have to do everything once again by following this:

  • Download desired VMWare Server in .tar.gz and unzip it.
  • Browse to your unpacked directory and execute VMware-install.pl.
  • If the installation / compilation stops with any error or Popup then get VM Server Modules and unzip the same in the previously unzipped directory i. e. from which you had executed VMware-install.pl.
  • Now execute vmserver-xxxxxx-modules-xxxxx-fix.sh.
  • Then delete this folder/ directory /usr/lib/vmware/modules/binary.
  • Re-execute vmware-config.pl.
  • Now you’ll be able to have running VM Ware.

In case of any error, you’ll have to repeat the whole procedure and do the following manually:-

Delete all VMware Modules by using:

  • rm -rf /usr/lib/vmware/modules/ or
  • rm -rf /lib/modules/xxxxxxxxx-server/misc/vm

Incase vmware-config.pl terminates due to any reason manually terminate all VM ware processes.

  • kill -9 $( ps -ef | awk '/vm/ { print $2 }' )

Start from the scratch and if it asks to do anything with “/usr/bin/vmware-config.pl“ just reject it with no. Execute the VMware modules patch and then /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl.

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