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    Re: Jaunty 9.04: How do I get VMware tools working?

    There is a fix to make the vmhgfs-module working. This is all described here: http://laptopbisnis.blogspot.com/200...re-fusion.html

    The page is originally for fusion-users, but it works also for Workstation 6.5.2 (that's what I'm using). You have to extract the vmghfs-only folder and edit the page.c file as described. After re-taring the whole thing you run the install script. If you get an error message saying something about having to delete some files, do it. In my case it's:
    Code:
    sudo rm /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/misc/vm*
    After that you can run the installer without problems and all the modules build and work.

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    Re: Jaunty 9.04: How do I get VMware tools working?

    Thanks Anicka, but apparently the fix is only for the version of VMWare tools that gets copied over when you try to install it from VMWare. The open-vm source from the Ubuntu 9.04 repository does not have the line that they tell you to modify in the link.

    In my case, the relevant sections in /modules/open-vm/modules/linux/vmhgfs/page.c (contained within /usr/src/open-vm.tar.bz2):

    [Lines 84-92]

    /* HGFS address space operations structure. */
    struct address_space_operations HgfsAddressSpaceOperations = {
    .readpage = HgfsReadpage,
    .writepage = HgfsWritepage,
    .prepare_write = HgfsPrepareWrite,
    .commit_write = HgfsCommitWrite,

    #ifdef HGFS_ENABLE_WRITEBACK
    .set_page_dirty = __set_page_dirty_nobuffers,
    #endif

    The errors were:

    /usr/src/modules/open-vm/modules/linux/vmhgfs/page.c:88: error: unknown
    field "prepare_write" specified in initializer
    /usr/src/modules/open-vm/modules/linux/vmhgfs/page.c:88: warning:
    initialization from incompatible pointer type
    /usr/src/modules/open-vm/modules/linux/vmhgfs/page.c:89: error: unknown
    field "commit_write" specified in initializer
    /usr/src/modules/open-vm/modules/linux/vmhgfs/page.c:89: warning:
    initialization from incompatible pointer type

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    Re: Jaunty 9.04: How do I get VMware tools working?

    I was having the same mouse issue where the xorg driver was installed, but the mouse was still captured in vmware. I tried open-vm tools and reinstalling the xorg drivers, but nothing worked. finally I found this and it seems to work for me. Look at the xorg.conf section and comment out the extra lines in yours.
    http://digfor.blogspot.com/2009/04/u...-sluggish.html

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    Question Re: Jaunty 9.04: How do I get VMware tools working?

    PLEASE HELP.....I have the same issue...i am running jaunty on a VMware workstation behind vista home pre. I have the vmware package mounted inside my jaunty station but as i run sudo commands i continue to get this error no matter what i try.....


    "faint@Faints-Ubuntu-VM:~/vmtools/vmware-tools-distrib$ sudo apt-get install vmware-installer.pl
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Couldn't find package vmware
    faint@Faints-Ubuntu-VM:~/vmtools/vmware-tools-distrib$"

    PLEASE TELL ME WHAT I AM DOING WRONG!!!!

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    Re: Jaunty 9.04: How do I get VMware tools working?

    Quote Originally Posted by stlsaint View Post
    PLEASE HELP.....I have the same issue...i am running jaunty on a VMware workstation behind vista home pre. I have the vmware package mounted inside my jaunty station but as i run sudo commands i continue to get this error no matter what i try.....


    "faint@Faints-Ubuntu-VM:~/vmtools/vmware-tools-distrib$ sudo apt-get install vmware-installer.pl
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Couldn't find package vmware
    faint@Faints-Ubuntu-VM:~/vmtools/vmware-tools-distrib$"

    PLEASE TELL ME WHAT I AM DOING WRONG!!!!
    The installer script doesn't use apt-get. The correct command is "sudo ./vmware-install.pl"
    Make sure that you have installed the package build-essential (that you install as normal with apt-get) before running the vmware installer.

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    Re: Jaunty 9.04: How do I get VMware tools working?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoide7777 View Post
    Thanks Anicka, but apparently the fix is only for the version of VMWare tools that gets copied over when you try to install it from VMWare. The open-vm source from the Ubuntu 9.04 repository does not have the line that they tell you to modify in the link.

    In my case, the relevant sections in /modules/open-vm/modules/linux/vmhgfs/page.c (contained within /usr/src/open-vm.tar.bz2):

    [Lines 84-92]

    /* HGFS address space operations structure. */
    struct address_space_operations HgfsAddressSpaceOperations = {
    .readpage = HgfsReadpage,
    .writepage = HgfsWritepage,
    .prepare_write = HgfsPrepareWrite,
    .commit_write = HgfsCommitWrite,

    #ifdef HGFS_ENABLE_WRITEBACK
    .set_page_dirty = __set_page_dirty_nobuffers,
    #endif

    The errors were:

    /usr/src/modules/open-vm/modules/linux/vmhgfs/page.c:88: error: unknown
    field "prepare_write" specified in initializer
    /usr/src/modules/open-vm/modules/linux/vmhgfs/page.c:88: warning:
    initialization from incompatible pointer type
    /usr/src/modules/open-vm/modules/linux/vmhgfs/page.c:89: error: unknown
    field "commit_write" specified in initializer
    /usr/src/modules/open-vm/modules/linux/vmhgfs/page.c:89: warning:
    initialization from incompatible pointer type
    Sorry for not being clear on that. I'm not using the open-vm, so I haven't looked for any fix on that. However, I saw that there are a couple of bug reports with open-vm and the kernel 2.6.28.

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    Re: Jaunty 9.04: How do I get VMware tools working?

    I found this website useful regarding this issue: http://chrysaor.info/?page=faq#ubuntu904_tools. It offers a script that does the installation automatically. Even shared folders (using the hgfs module) works.

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    Re: Jaunty 9.04: How do I get VMware tools working?

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert B View Post
    I found this website useful regarding this issue: http://chrysaor.info/?page=faq#ubuntu904_tools. It offers a script that does the installation automatically. Even shared folders (using the hgfs module) works.
    Thanks so much! That worked perfectly.

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    Re: Jaunty 9.04: How do I get VMware tools working?

    I had the same problem as outlined in this thread and I could not get it to work with the VMWare tools for VMWare Workstation 6.03 or Workstation 6.5.1. I also tried using the open version of the tools, but it gave the same problems.

    I was not thrilled about downloading a script from an unknown site and plug it into my kernel, but I ran out of ideas. I looked through the script and the only fishy thing is that it downloads a precooked VMWare tools for Ubuntu 9.04 from this website so any modifications could have been made in the code. It solved all my problems, but I feel a bit uncomfortable with this. Does anyone
    know what changes have been made to the code and if it is safe?

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    Re: Jaunty 9.04: How do I get VMware tools working?

    Thanks for that script... was what I was looking for


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