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    VMWare Configuration File - Where do i find it?

    Hello Guys,

    When im trying to enter my license key the last step is to register the product. When i do this, i get following error message (screen also attached):

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    VMware Workstation could not find a suitable default 
    browser and is therefore unable to provide the information 
    you requested. Please install FireFox, Mozilla or Netscape. 
    If you wish to use a different web browser, please place 
    the following in your ~/.vmware/preferences file:
    
    pref.webBrowser = "/path/to/browser"
    I am using Chromium and would like to edit this setting in the preferences file. I know it directs me to a path, but i somehow can't reach it, neither by bash or the GUI filemanager.

    How can i edit this?

    Would be grateful for any input... Regards Joakim from Sweden
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    Last edited by mixim; April 8th, 2012 at 09:06 PM.

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    Re: VMWare Configuration File - Where do i find it?

    Quote Originally Posted by mixim View Post
    Hello Guys,

    When im trying to enter my license key the last step is to register the product. When i do this, i get following error message (screen also attached):

    Code:
    VMware Workstation could not find a suitable default 
    browser and is therefore unable to provide the information 
    you requested. Please install FireFox, Mozilla or Netscape. 
    If you wish to use a different web browser, please place 
    the following in your ~/.vmware/preferences file:
    
    pref.webBrowser = "/path/to/browser"
    I am using Chromium and would like to edit this setting in the preferences file. I know it directs me to a path, but i somehow can't reach it, neither by bash or the GUI filemanager.

    How can i edit this?
    Code:
    gedit ~/.vmware/preferences
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    Re: VMWare Configuration File - Where do i find it?

    Quote Originally Posted by dcstar View Post
    Code:
    gedit ~/.vmware/preferences
    I did try that before, i. But all it does is open an empty file. Seems that VMWare never created any preferences file.

    This confused me in the beginning, but i realized that maybe there is simply no configuration file created by default.

    So for other novices, i did this (im using leafpad instead of gedit):

    Code:
    sudo leafpad ~/.vmware/preferences
    added this line (im using chromium):

    Code:
    pref.webBrowser = "/usr/bin/chromium-browser"
    Saved, and it worked.

    Thanks for the feedback, u confirmed that I was on the right path =)
    Last edited by mixim; April 9th, 2012 at 05:24 PM.

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    Re: VMWare Configuration File - Where do i find it?

    Quote Originally Posted by mixim View Post
    ...........
    Saved, and it worked.
    Then mark the thread.
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