VMware Server 2.0.2-x On Ubuntu Server 10.04 With VMware Remote Console Plug-in - Page 2

Step three: Create virtual machines

On the client box, go to http://www.google.com/chrome/?hl=en, choose the right one, then download and install Chrome.

Open Chrome. Type (make sure you use the correct IP address!), then hit ENTER... Click Proceed anyway:

Login name: root
Password: 111111

Then follow my pictures to create a virtual machine (look at the mouse pointer):

It might happens that VMware kicks you out after some time. If this happens, refresh your browser and log in again to finish the creation of the virtual machine.

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From: Aaron at: 2010-10-02 04:10:09

When compiling the 4 modules, the first one comes up with some warnings:


Extracting the sources of the vmmon module

Building the vmmon module

Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.32-25-generic-pae/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.32-25-generic-pae'
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driverLog.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.o
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c:3601:2: warning: #warning current->cred->fsuid = 0;
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c:3608:2: warning: #warning current->cred->fsuid = fsuid;
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c:3626:2: warning: #warning cap_lower(current->cred->cap_effective, CAP_SYS_RESOURCE);
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c: In function âHostIFReadUptimeWorkâ:
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c:1862: warning: ânewUpBaseâ may be used uninitialized in this function
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/common/comport.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/common/cpuid.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/common/hashFunc.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/common/memtrack.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/common/phystrack.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/common/task.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/common/vmx86.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/vmcore/moduleloop.o
  LD [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/vmmon.o
  Building modules, stage 2.
  MODPOST 1 modules
  CC      /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/vmmon.mod.o
  LD [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/vmmon.ko
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.32-25-generic-pae'
cp -f vmmon.ko ./../vmmon.o
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only'
The vmmon module loads perfectly into the running kernel.


My thought is that it has something to do with the region/language settings on my system vs. the patches (just a guess). The warnings do not cause any issues as far as I can tell, I am successfully running several different operating systems that do not appear to have any problems. I was just wondering if there might be some kind of fix to correct the warnings. Thanks Aaron

From: Anonymous at: 2011-01-30 02:54:51

Awesome thank you so much. this works perfectly.

From: Prasanta Baruah at: 2011-05-24 12:57:36

Works great. Thanks for the good tutorial.




From: Gary at: 2011-06-21 14:26:17

This worked like a charm and saved my bacon. Many thanks!!!

From: Anonymous at: 2012-03-21 04:17:22

I blindly followed this guide and was a little confused when my network stopped working after the network interfaces file was updated.  The section says "paste this exactly as it is printed" which is basically just a DHCP command.  The thing is that you should check your ifconfig command first to verify that your network is running on eth0 and not something like eth1, eth2, etc.  My compter has eth0-eth5 (6 network connections - a large server).  My onbaord NIC that is connected for testing id eth2 and I didn't check this.  If you are a newbie and don't know what you are doing this will be a major roadblock for your.  So after the "apt-get install -y gcc" command and before the "nano /etc/network/interfaces" command you should type "ifconfig" and look and see what adapter your computer is running on.

From: Anonymous at: 2010-11-10 12:43:59

you can also take a look here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VMware/Server

there is also a installer script provided.

From: Anonymous at: 2010-11-05 00:50:22


Please advise if the patch are for 64-bit or only for i386? Great tuto! Thanks

From: Ron Sevet at: 2010-10-08 22:11:58

Great Guide, Highly appreciated! 

From: at: 2010-10-21 15:04:58

Just a quick note.  when trying to run the console I has to use ./vmware-vmrc rather than just vmware-vmrc.  Total Ubuntu novice so no idea why, but would like to know?

From: Anatoli at: 2010-12-01 20:56:44

My experience with VMWare Server 2.0.2 on Ubuntu 10.04 was that Host-Only networking does not work, and that is the fastest of the networks for intra-server communications (between VMs, or VM to server). What is your experience with Host-Only with 10.04?

From: at: 2011-03-17 05:15:30

consider /var/log/vmware/hostd.log

 [2011-03-17 15:49:36.799 'Libs' 139820924876544 info] HAL05LoadHALLibraries: Could not dlopen libhal.so.1.
[2011-03-17 15:49:36.799 'Libs' 139820924876544 info] HAL04LoadHALLibraries: Could not dlopen libhal.so.0.

how do I fix this you ask? 

 apt-get install libhal1

then the error moves to

 [2011-03-17 15:52:32.554 'Libs' 140456034952960 info] HAL05Init: Error getting DBus connection: Failed to connect to socket /var/run/dbus/system_bus_socket: No such file or directory.

and so

 apt-get install dbus

as if that would be the end of it :-)

 [2011-03-17 15:54:46.156 'Libs' 140456801642240 info] HAL05ClassifyAllDevices: Cannot classify devices. DBus Error: The name org.freedesktop.Hal was not provided by any .service files.
[2011-03-17 15:54:46.156 'Libs' 140456801642240 info] HAL05Init: HAL loaded succesfully, but not functioning, hald may not be running.

apt-get install hal

 now that bits look'n good we go down the file a bit further..

 [2011-03-17 15:56:40.183 'Libs' 140552185583360 warning] rasterScale: failed to load pixops library from /usr/lib/vmware//lib/libpixops.so.2.0.4/libpixops.so.2.0.4: /usr/lib/vmware//lib/libpixops.so.2.0.4/libpixops.so.2.0.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

true.. its not there.. google finds reference to it here


if we consider this file http://www.vmware.com/pdf/osp_install_guide.pdf (page 25) you can set up your apt get with  the correct values and install- esx version 4.0u2 :-)

apt-get install  vmware-open-vm-tools-xorg-utilities

which will put the files in 



cp  /usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libpixops.so.2.0.4 /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libpixops.so.2.0.4


 (I prefer this way, cause I dunno what the apt-get above is doing, and we only want one file in one folder)

you can get the right vmware-open-vm-tools-xorg-utilities file (x86 or x64) from the subfolder of here


expand the  vmware-open-vm-tools-xorg-utilities....deb and put the files in place.

From: Bruno Rico at: 2011-05-07 09:38:12

Thanks for the guide.

It solved my problem with the remote console on Ubuntu 10 64x

From: youval at: 2011-08-08 13:32:11

Thank You

I was searching how to solve the firefox 4 plug-in problem and you solve my problem. perfect solution.